The Return of Jesus Christ

Coming soon… to a town near you.

20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. Isaiah 26:20-21 (KJV)

1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. Isaiah 57:1 (KJV)

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:36-37 (KJV)

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Matthew 25:13 (KJV)

33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. Mark 13:33 (KJV)

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:3 (KJV)

9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5:9 (KJV)

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (KJV)

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (KJV)


Rapture’s coming


I have no doubts.

What day will it be? It’s transitioned from a feeling of “tomorrow” to “today”. Every day, I keep thinking, “This is it. We can’t get much closer.” I mean, I used to think that it was seven years from now. I wasn’t date setting, just that kind of, “It’s soon, but not today.”

Then it became, “Man, I hope we make it to the end of the year. I’ve got a blog series half written!”

Now, I wonder if I’ll get to finish a sentence.

If you don’t believe in a pre-trib rapture, then we’re going to have the funniest experience shortly, when you come up to me in Heaven, and you say, “Man! I used to call you the worst names because you kept talking about the Rapture!”

And we’ll laugh.

If you are saved, then the greatest experience that mankind will know is going to happen shortly. When? No idea. Thirty seconds from now, an hour, maybe five years, maybe right after I die – but I doubt that. I mean I feel like the archangel is holding the trumpet and getting ready to blow.

If you’re not saved – then you’re about to undergo seven horrid years on this earth, the odds of surviving are very low. The population of the earth when Jesus returns will possibly be millions, not billions.

Get saved now. Do not put this off.

I’m begging you. I don’t want you to live through the horrors of the tribulation.

First Steps To Gog

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Recently the king of Saudi Arabia visited Moscow.
Yeah… that’s the first step towards Gog and Magog.

I place Gog and Magog right before the rapture, like Thomas Ice and Tim Laheye do/did. I think it happens shortly before the Rapture, but we don’t know the interval between Gog and the Rapture.
So, if two of the key players are suddenly acting just like Scripture said they would…

Then if there’s anything you want to do for the Lord, you’d better do it soon!

Christian Survivalism 4

Tools. Here’s where everyone gets big eyed. There’s a lot of survival tools. I’m going to go out on a limb and say… learn to use them.

SURVIVALISM credo – “Two is one. One is none.” Technically, if I only have one folding shovel, I have to consider myself as not owning one!
Paracord. Lots of uses. You need three times more than what you think.
Multitool. Gerber or Leatherman. I got one from walmart last year, and it was a cheap one. Not bad, but the knife blade turned out to not be that good. So you do get what you pay for to a certain extent.

Folding Shovel. Heavy. And the waterproof container it comes in makes things stink. DON’T keep this in your survival tub. It will make everything smell like… fish. Keep this in your backpacks.
Folding saw. A must have.
Survival knife. This is not a pocket knife. This is something with a longer blade, several inches long. You’ll need it for many things.
Pocket knife. I just got one, a Tac Force 764 assist open knife. It seemed to me like whenever I needed a knife, I always have one hand pulling something tight, or one hand full. Click the button, knife opens. These are illegal in some states. You can use a Balisong (”butterfly knife”) in those states where the assist open knife is illegal. Use the survival knife for big jobs, the pocket knife for the little ones.

Whetstone. You need this to sharpen your knives and hatchet.
Signal Mirror and whistle. For communication and rescue. Three of anything is an emergency sign. Three whistle calls of equal length is a distress call.
Compass. You need one, and need to learn to use. Trust me, these things are important.
Flint striker. I just buy Coughlans stuff. It’s inexpensive and good quality. I use a magnesium stick and a flint striker. Both work.
Waterproof ponchos. Again, when disaster strikes, it’s rarely a warm sunny day.
Survival blankets. A million uses. You can use them to insulate as well as keep warm.
Tent. I can make a survival shelter out of branches, and also out of tarps. But nothing beats a good waterproof tent. Coleman’s sells large capacity camping tents. Get the waterproofing kits. You can use tarps to help insulate for winter survival. Buy them when they’re onsale. Like…Christmas.
Tarps. You need more than you think.
Sleeping bags or cots. Or both.
Trash bags.
Camp Axe. Really, these are hatchets. I have a Coleman’s, and I’m going to get a Coughlan’s as well.
Candles, lanterns, flashlights.
Empty soup cans and spoons. Do you live in a state with bears? The United States had a bear shortage years ago. Suddenly they’re everywhere! If you make a German Noisemaker (no kidding, they did this in WWII), the sound often scares the bears off when they blunder into them, If not… now you’re awake. I’ll just mention Timothy Treadwell’s name about why you don’t want to be asleep when a bear finds you. Before you make jokes, Treadwell lived among Alaskan brown bears for years without incident until that last night. Truly horrendous.

Do you really need all this? I have most of this, and will be getting the rest soon. If you’re caught in a survival situation where you have to GO and Go NOW… you’ll wish you had all this.

Christian Survivalism 3

Okay, now that the mindset is explained, what do you buy?

Food. 3 days minimum. 7 days better. Canned goods are heavy. Just a warning. MRE’s and survival type foods such as Mountain House and Wise foods are lighter, but they seem to not really count 3+ meals as being a “Day’s rations”. Rather, they intend for you to eat twice a day. That’s not going to work in a survival situation. I recommend peanut butter, and survival bars. By the way, those “one day” survival bars really have two days’ calories in them. Learn to ration. If you’re going on foot (how do you carry the stuff? I’ll explain soon…) break off some of the survival bar, stick it in the peanut butter, and eat. Remember to close the bar wrapper and the peanut butter, and put it back between mini-meals! (ONE SURVIVAL BAR PER PERSON PER DAY = 6 bars in my house). Remember, they’re sugary. You can’t eat just these indefinitely!

Canned foods are good – in moderation. Get cans from the scratch and dent aisle. Be prepared to constantly review. I’d make a list and keep it in Evernote. Everything must be in backpacks and waterproof tubs. Sodas for travel energy, and that’s it.

Water. As I explain in the Surviving the Tribulation website, water is INCREDIBLY HEAVY. 2 water bottles equals 21/2 pounds of weight added to whatever you’re carrying!1 pint of water per person per day is MINIMUM survival rations. Better instead to LEARN some water purification techniques and carry emergency water bags. They come deflated, and as you purify water, you can add it to the bags. It’s as simple as taking a t-shirt, sand and charcoal. Where do you get charcoal from? Make it! Start a fire, burn wood, don’t let it burn all the way. Crumble it into a t-shirt. Add sand. Add more charcoal. Add sand. Add charcoal. Add sand. Scoop water, and pour it through that. Socks work really good for this. By the way, scooping damp sand into a sock turns the sock into a sipping device. Just… carry clean, dry socks in your back pack. You don’t want to take the sock on your smelly foot, and…

Boiling Water is the primary method of purifying the water. What do you boil it in? Swiss Army Mess Kit is the coolest invention ever. I bought one years ago, and we’ve used it when we’ve been without power to boil water and make coffee. You can also use a Coughlans or Coleman’s Camp Coffee pot, or even a Coughlans or Coleman’s Enamel Coffee cup (You want one anyway, to replace your knife sharpening stone if you lose it!). Boil the water, pour it into the bags at your camp site.

Backpacks we covered yesterday.

Waterproof plastic tubs we covered yesterday.

Transportation. Car, Boat, cart or travois. No kidding, I can build a simple device in ten minutes using tree branches and 500 pound Paracord that I can load my stuff on if my car got knocked out, and drag it. I have a swiss army knife with a corkscrew that can make life really liveable, if you find flat wood, perhaps broken off of something from a storm. Use the corckscrew to make screw holes, open up the flat blade and screw the pieces of wood together (assuming you have drywall screws! And I have some in my survival kit!). If not… take two long branches and lash them together (use a slip knot… make a loop, wind the paracord around something, slip it through the loop, pull tight, now begin tying it off – use twice as much cord as you think you need) at the TOP. Now, add ladder rungs from other tree branches, so that it;’s shaped like a capital A. This is called a travois. Now tie EVERYTHING onto the travois, Start walking.
My wife and I began to think about inflatable rafts this year. These are not cheap. Not at all.. Expect to pay about $125-150. But floods are happening where they’ve never happened before. You retreat to the second floor of your house as flood waters begin to rise. Now you have a choice as the water begins to reach the second floor… get into the attic (better have a tire iron or crowbar, or you can drown!), or open a window, tie the raft in place, push the raft out the window, inflate, get in it, cut the line, go!
Get into the habit of never letting your cars get below half a tank. I write this, and I’m under that right now. Get determined, get ready, and make it a habit.

Clothing. Keep extra clothing in your backpack or tub. Learn to ROLL tightly the clothing. Clothes, underwear, socks. You’ve already seen that socks have extra uses besides clothing, as does t-shirts. Put pants, shirt socks and underwear (in that order), and ROLL tightly into a roll. Stuff in the tub, and pack things around it.

Tools… we’ll discuss tomorrow!



Christian Survivalism 2

Mobile thinking. The first thing you need to change is the mindset. Having survival closets is a good idea, until you’re in a “stay/go” decision.

“Stay/go” is a big decision. The wife should understand her job is to ask every six hours from the announcement of a coming disaster” stay/go?” The husband should look at the situation and decide. “Stay.” “Go.”

By the way, if you’re seeing storm surge from a hurricane, the decision is now taken from you. You now must stay. Let’s say you see an inch of water at the foot of your driveway, and you decide to “Go.” You run to the car, leave everything behind, start the car, back out… and the car is dead. The floodwaters from storm surge are now so high you can’t get out. The water has choked out the car engine, and it’s too late. Now getting back into the house is becoming life threatening.

“Stay/go” is a crucial decision, and it’s a gamble.

Here’s a question… I keep seeing states where a lot of people who own boats and all the boats are crushed from the storm, in one giant pile. Doesn’t anyone ever think of loading their boat and getting out of dodge, rather than risk being stranded on the highway? Florida has two highways. In evacuations, they end up with cars stuck, moving a few inches at a time. So.. Why not take your boat? Go up the coast in a straight line? Avoid the storm?

Putting tons of cans into cupboards and leaving them there means when you decide “we go”… usually it means you have to leave all that behind. Waterproof tubs, and a couple of backpacks. I’ll say it again. Waterproof tubs and a couple of backpacks! Three hurried running trips to the car, grab the backpack and toss it in the back seat, and GO!

By the way, a defensive driving course is a good idea prior to this.

So.. What do you need? A lot. Let’s talk about the Bug out bag. We inherited a GREAT bug out bag from someone after 9/11, and we added our own stuff to it. I have literally almost two dozen soaps and shampoos from various hotels across the southeast United States, tucked into ziplock bags in my survival kit. Ziplock bags… why?
For some reason, impending disasters always seem to have some kind of moisture falling from the skies. Rain or snow. Waterproof your backpack, and keep everything wrapped and rolled!

There’s several kinds of backpacks. DO NOT BUY THEM FROM THE THRIFT STORE! Meth users often create mobile labs by buying backpacks and putting their “Gear” inside, and walk to the meth house wearing them. If you buy one of those from a thrift store and throw your survival stuff in them, then guess what? You’re an addict to crystal meth all of a sudden. You’ll know because you’re zoning out, and you keep feeling like something under your skin is moving.

Buy your backpacks from BJ’s Wholesale, Walmart, Amazon. There’s two schools of thought on this – Tacti-cool and Gray Man.
Tacti-cool is often the best solution. You get a Molle Gear type backpack. It holds a lot, is tough, has a waist strap (good when you’re carrying 65 pounds of survival stuff), and you can strap stuff to the outside when you’ve got bulky stuff inside it like food and clothes. Water bottles, flashlights etc can be strapped to the outside.

Gray Man is in the “breakdown of civilization” mode. In that situation, walking out of town wearing all cammo clothes, a boonie hat, and a cool tactical Molle military backpack will get you mobbed. Everyone knows you’ve got stuff, and they think they want it. And if you don’t give it, you’ll die. “Gray man” tells you look like everyone else. Regular clothes, regular backpacks. Walk in the same direction as everyone else. If they look like a riot’s about to break out, look angry. Until you can duck out and head a different way, and get AWAY from everyone else.

Which decision you make is up to you. I live in an area where probably30% of the population literally owns MOLLE tactical military backpacks, because 30% of the population in my area literally is Military!

Are you from Egypt?

Here’s a fun little fact!
Someone from Egypt visits my blog every now and then.
This is about to be an exciting time for you.
Because Egypt is shortly going to be going nuts for the Lord Jesus Christ.

You’re going to start seeing Egyptians switching from calling the country Egypt, to Mitzraim.

“Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, And Assyria the work of my hands, And Israel mine inheritance.” (Isaiah 19:25, KJV)

You’re going to see your own countrymen getting saved, turning to Jesus Christ. And it’s going to be drastic. Because they’re going to start speaking Hebrew.
Egyptians will begin praying to the God of the Bible, using the phrase Adonai Tse’vaot, the Lord of Hosts.

“In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt Speak the language of Canaan, And swear to the Lord of hosts; One shall be called, The city of destruction. In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, And a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: For they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, And he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. And the Lord shall be known to Egypt, And the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day, And shall do sacrifice and oblation; Yea, they shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and perform it.” (Isaiah 19:18–21, KJV)

This is important.
Because this saves your country from a huge mistake.
A large number of countries are about to band together with Russia to attack Israel. And Egypt will have no part of it.
When this starts to happen, and you know someone who’s going to go leave and join that army, dissuade them strenuously. Because seriously – that army is going to be wiped out painfully, agonizingly, by the Lord God.
It’s going to be a visible sign.
This is prophesied in the Bible. Don’t resist it. God is calling you!
The God of the Bible, not some other false god, not some minor moon god. But the God of the Bible, who brought the ten plagues on Egypt.
That God. He’s about to be on your side. You just have to turn to him, accept Him.
Because He came to earth 2,000 years ago, and paid the penalty for your sins – so that you and all other Egyptians could dwell in Heaven forevermore, with Him!
God calls Egyptians “my People”. It’s not just the Jews!
Did you know that some Jews today are the descendants of Egyptians who left with the Israelites after the 10 plagues? They converted to Judaism and left with the Israelites.
So when you hear other Egyptians cursing Israel, remind them of that.

“And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men. And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians. And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.” (Exodus 12:33–38, KJV)

Those Egyptians who went with them believed that God was with Israel. So they joined them.
The same God is calling you today.
Don’t wait. Accept Him today.
And let Biblical Prophecy concerning Egypt start with you personally.