Do you ever think that all you have to do to survive the end times is to wait for Elijah's call, much like how most Christians simply wait for a “pretrib Rapture?” If so, think again. God's end time safe haven from Wormwood and the Antichrist has a curve ball: the possibility of death by the Holy Spirit. Just like Ananias and Sapphira (Act 5:1-11), if you go into God's community run by a prophet without taming your typical manipulative, prideful, grumbling, or gossiping Christian character, you may end up dead all the same. Find out why this will happen (again), how to tell if you are at risk, and how to change yourself now to avoid this for you and your loved ones who indeed likely will ride your coattails to safety.
A New End Time Warning I've Never Shared Before
Longtime readers know what to expect from me. They can count on me to speak the hard truth, in love (Eph 4:15):
- I'll tell you there is no pretrib rapture (sorry, wish there was).
- I'll tell you why the latest “sign in the sky” invented prophecy theory is false.
- I'll tell you that we have to be mentally prepared to leave our home countries by faith when Elijah calls us (Joel 2:32=Mal 4:5)...
- ...before America is destroyed...
- ...and before the terrible Wormwood object flies by dangerously close...
- all the while stressing that God is good, he has a plan and there is no reason for those who love God and want to serve him to fear missing out on his escape plan.
True to form, I'm going to share something new that may make you uncomfortable at first. I do so because I know it is better for you to learn this now rather than later when you will have less time to act on it, or even worse, never learning until you find out the hard way...potentially when you "wake up dead."
As much as I want you all to get excited about expecting the coming of Elijah and his call to flee to safety in Israel where we live on a kibbutz together for a few years, I have to caution you. If you go into that community unprepared or you don't really belong and fit in there, it can cost you your life.
Where do I get this from? From related stories in both the OT and NT.
The Most Traumatizing Story in the Bible For Christians – Acts 5
I've often said that the scariest prophecy for Christians in the Bible is where Jesus predicts many Christians will be told “Depart from me, I never knew you” when they are rejected at the rapture (Mt 7:21-23). Now I'm going to tell you what is perhaps the runner up nightmare scenario for Christians from an incident that already happened 2000 years ago.
I'm talking about the Acts 5 story of the death of Ananias and Sapphira. I include it here in full for you in case you are unfamiliar with it:
Acts 5:1-11 (NIV2011) — 5 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.
3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”
5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.
7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”
“Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”
9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”
10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
Can you imagine? How can a good God put believers to death for something so benign and trivial? That's not so easy to answer.
Indeed, most believers not only cannot understand this story, they lose their faith over it seeing believers like them killed by God. They have to skip over it like some do with Matthew 7:21-23 or the entire Book of Revelation. If you check the Wikipedia article on Ananias and Sapphira, you'll find there is quite a bit of confusion and disagreement on why God did this...if he did it (?). Definitely no comforting answer that takes it at face value and makes God still good.
The story is challenging to all including me when I was a new Christian. Nevertheless, many years later after studying the Old Testament and end time prophecy in depth, I was able to make sense of it. (I included the explanation in my book Know the Future in 2005.)
Higher Accountability in God's Presence
The key is to focus in on Peter's statement “you have not lied not to men, but to God” (Acts 5:3) combined with an understanding of the principle of accountability that Jesus taught (Luke 12:47-48). Under normal circumstances when you lie, deceive and try to make yourself look better than you are, like Ananias and Sapphira did (by claiming they sold a property and donated all the proceeds, withholding nothing for themselves), you're only messing with a fellow child of God who are there for us to practice on and learn with. We all practice on each other in a safe environment and hopefully find out through trial and error that our self-centered ways do not work. You're not immediately accountable for your mistakes in this environment. Judgment is withheld until judgment day, whenever that comes for you.
However, this "low-acountability, few stripes" expectation is no longer applicable when you find yourself in one of the very rare times and places in history where a proven representative of God is in authority over you. The prophets like Moses and the apostles like Peter were like that. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and did miracles and signs to prove that God had selected them to deliver revelation and commands to those under them. This puts you into a "high accountability, many stripes" situation. To then disobey them or challenge them therefore comes at a much higher price as Korah found out with Moses (Num 16:32). So did Moses' brother Aaron and sister Miriam (Num 12:10). Same goes for anyone trying to pull the wool over the eyes of such a leader to gain favor or make yourself look good.
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That's the situation that Ananias and Sapphira found themselves in among the saints under the apostles' leadership: a theocracy. Peter had healed many people, cast out demons, and done signs and wonders. If you didn't know God was with Peter, you were living in a cave. To still practice deceit on this person who the Holy Spirit speaks to and works through was equivalent to tempting and provoking God. God is holy. If it's impossible for even righteous mortals to see God and live, there also must be a penalty for tempting someone who the presence of God is in so strongly as it was with Peter or Moses.
As God summed it up to Miriam and Aaron when they accused Moses of misconduct:
Numbers 12:6-8, 10 — 6 he said, “Listen to my words:“When there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.7 But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. 8 With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” … 10 When the cloud lifted from above the tent, Miriam’s skin was leprous[a]—it became as white as snow.
Peter was not quite on par with Moses, but you can see how the same principle would apply given the miracles that were done at his hand like Moses' hand.
Beware: God's Safe Place Will Be A Theocracy, Too
What this means for us is that when Elijah comes and calls workers to God's kibbutz in Judea starting in 2022, it will again be one of these historically rare situations of a high accountability theocracy; a camp run by leadership by God under Elijah and other prophets that will no doubt be created then (Joel 2:28). That makes it very costly to behave in certain ways that under normal circumstances you may at worse only classify as a “learning experience” and move on.
Given that, we need to beware. The typical Christian plan to just wait until the pretrib rapture comes with no individual, personal effort at investigating or learning how to actually do what Jesus said could be trouble. I have written about this same issue in my article on the Rapture Requirements. I explained how Christians think Jesus is so extremely impressed when someone simply accepts him, that they think it's enough for him to grant them salvation. Christians generally don't realize that the title "Lord" means it's someone you obey. Because believing in/accepting Jesus is not enough to make the rapture, this explains why so many will hear “depart from me” from Jesus (Mt 7:23). They had not learned to do the “will of the Father” (Mt 7:21). Religion proved no substitute for personal Bible research.
Just like with the rapture, you will need more than to show up where Elijah says to go if you want to make it. You'll need to prepare yourself.
The good news is the preparation is nothing more than what you should have been doing all along if you call Jesus Lord. Now you have an extra pointed reason to get serious about being about the Lord's business. Those who come to the rapture unprepared go on to weep and gnash their teeth. In the camp you could die from your present unloving, faithless, rebellious, complaining habits that you share with other unprepared Christians waiting for the rapture in vain.
You don't want to end up “out of the frying pan and into the fire” when you run to where Elijah says to go, last minute, without any soul-searching and spiritual preparation. Get to work on now on finding out what Jesus said and do it (Lk 8:21).
Good News: Your Loved Ones May Come After All, But Will They Be Safe?
This goes double for your loved ones who, despite how it appears to you now, I am telling you have an excellent chance of following you there. I say this here because one of the most common concerns I hear from my readers is their failure to reach friends and family members. They just won't listen to them.
My comforting answer to this concern is that God knows how distracted, hardhearted and hurt most today are. He also knows what it takes to get their attention. They may not listen to you, Tim McHyde or my writings, but Elijah will be much more convincing. He must be pretty convincing to break through all the psychological barriers in God's modern, rich, lukewarm, Laodicean church-era saints (Rev 3:16-17).
Plus, as your loved ones see other people leave for Judea, people they respect more, they may experience FOMO or “fear of missing out.” What if they're wrong and end up paying the ultimate price? Besides, if others they know are going, it won't be so scary to tag along. This will tip many on the fence over the edge to coming.
For these reasons, I confidently reassure readers that they will be surprised to see who ends up going that does not look like they will now. Likewise they will be surprised who ends up not going (lots and lots of mainstream Christians who may seem solid to them). Like Jesus said about the “sinners” compared to the Bible-based religion-followers of his culture: “the last shall be first and the first shall be last.”
Bad News: They May Be Most "At Risk"
That said, I worry about these people who decide to come last minute for less than ideal reasons like the rest of us who go early and excitedly. According to the historical precedents in OT and NT this type could be "at risk." They are going in with less preparation of how to behave respectfully and fit in.
What especially makes me think of this is, according to the Torah, in one instance where many died from God's plague (Nu 11:33-34), the complaining (Nu 11:1) that led to this judgment began with the rabble of Egyptians who came with Israel at the exodus (Nu 11:4). They were craving meat and other things they left behind in Egypt and began complaining against Moses and the manna (Nu 11:4-6).
Examples of Sins Resulting In Divine Death or Curse
What do I recommend you do about this? My blanket instruction, of course, is to seek to understand and do the Word of God, especially Jesus' words, just as he himself said (Lk 8:21). That's what I did to get to see the things I'm sharing. Personally, I began by quitting church because as long as I depended on my pastor to research the Word and teach it to me, I was not taking my salvation into my own hands, or working it out myself (Php 2:12). But your path may follow a different course.
Beyond that, there are many Biblical precedents for specific sins that have proven divinely deadly or accursed. I will give you a list of several of them to reflect on. It may help you see yourself or your attitudes to work on specifically:
- Achan – Swallowed alive by the earth. This is an example of simple direct disobedience to a command from the prophet.
Lesson: Obeying those over you is not optional or something you always learn from in a theocracy. Think about this if the Israelites who were slaves had trouble being obedient to God after seeing his miracles.
- Onan – Slain by God. Did not obey his father Judah (and the later Levirate law) to impregnate his dead brother Er's widow, which would have economically hurt him to have half of the inheritance he would have had his older brother not have an heir. Notably, no prophet was even involved here as the disobedience to Judah was enough.
Lesson: Onan's selfishness led to his disobedience and punishment from God.
- Korah – Burned by fire from Heaven. Korah essentially asked God's chosen leader Moses, “what makes you so special?” which led to a rebellion because Korah felt God was also with himself. (By the way, after publishing my 2022 dream-based insights, I literally received this same question from a reader. I told him I'm not claiming to be special and that Joel 2:28 says dreams would come to many.)
Lesson: Many Christians get dreams and think they hear words from God. That's OK, maybe confusing today. In the camp ahead, it can lead you to think the leaders are wrong and want to take over because God's speaking to you differently. I have had many prophets write me warnings saying I'm wrong for not listening to them or for "mocking" them (by debunking their invented prophecy theories). I expect these types to become the modern Korahs in Judea.
- Miriam — Cursed with divine leprosy (until Moses prayed for her healing). Miriam along with Aaron accusing their brother Moses of misconduct regarding his wife.
Lesson: Coming from our Western democracies with freedom of speech, we expect to have an opinion and/or a say on everything. But that's not how it works in a theocracy or even a monarchy (Ecc 10:20) and we'll all need to adjust to this and control our tongues (Jas 3:2).
- Gehazi – Cursed with divine leprosy like Miriam. He lied to take the prophet's gift for a healing because of resentment against the foreigner who received it. He also was second-guessing the decision of his prophet leader in not accepting the gift.
Lesson: "Justifiably" taking matters into our own hands "to fix things/make things right" contrary to what leaders said
- Ten Spies of Canaan — Killed by God. Moses sent twelve spies into Canaan and ten came back with a discouraging, negative, false report about the giants being too big to defeat. This led to crying, complaining and refusal to obey God and take the land. Many died as a result.
Lesson: Faithless, negative, pessismistic gossiping about the camp like we see at church about the leaders can have serious consequences.
- Ananias & Sapphira – Killed by God. As covered above, they tried to look good, more generous than they were, perhaps to gain acclaim or position among the saints, like Barnabas had, by giving the proceeds of the land he sold.
Lesson: This story makes me think of the big tithers at churches. They use their money to impress and get standing, position and influence. When they leave their home church and country, they lose their status they had and may crave having it again. When they come to Judea and see the uncomfortable conditions, they may be like, “Where do I sign up for the VIP status/treatment here? How much do I have to give (or look like I'm giving)?”
I hope the examples above give you some helpful food for thought.
Update: A newer article details ten obstacles that may work against preventing you from even making it to Judea.
What To Do Now
Bottom line, all the ugly behavior that Christian culture is known for and we today put up with at church, the judgmentalism, sectarianism, gossiping, accusations, rebellion, religious-policing (saying we must keep this or that doctrine as they understand it), etc. These behaviors won't work for us anymore in the camp of the saints and are sure to have much bigger consequences than they do now.
In the past we have all had the time and freedom to play around and work on our bad habits at our own pace. I'm sorry to say time is running out for procrastination. It's time to start working on what you've been putting off. Like myself, you probably already have some ideas of where you need to focus. You may not know how yet. God knows. Go to prayer and tell him you read this article and don't want to procrastinate anymore but you need his help to know what to do and how to do it until you overcome it. Rinse and repeat.
I suggest claiming these words of Paul:
Philippians 1:6 — For I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
That means God will help you to do this work if you are serious and ask.
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All the law and the prophets can be summed up into “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.” Rahab, the prostitute of Jericho, took a big risk when she lied about the spies in her attic, but was greatly rewarded since it showed faith in the God of Israel. As for Abrahm, Sarai was his half-sister and so he didn’t really lie, though he did hide the truth. He clearly felt threatened by his powerful neighbors once they knew of Sarai’s beauty, and God was not giving him a lot of guidance. Do you think you would have done differently? And also for Peter, the pressures of the moment proved too much for him to keep his hasty declaration to go to prison or death for Jesus, but he was rewarded for loving the Lord so much as to make such a promise. We are weak people, and until we are faced with life-or-death situations, we don’t know how we are going to act, but God knows the intents of the heart rather than our imperfect actions.
Now compare that to Ananias and Sapphira, who were not in a life-or-death situation, but thought they could gain advantage for themselves by lying, demonstrating a complete lack of faith in God to know or do anything about it. Clearly God know the difference, and if were were to examine ourselves and our affections for God, we would too.Reply
I can very much relate to Acts 5:1-11 I was raised in a family where telling “white lies” were commonplace, We did it to keep secrets, to impress others. I was raised as “trailer trash”, the stigma that goes with that is harsh, so yeah we lied. I get beat up by the boyfriend, lie about it. 3 kids, raised by a single mom, each of us has a different dad, we lied about that. and the list goes on and on.
It eventually just became a habit, part of who I am. I have now learned to try and keep my mouth shut because i know that at least half of what I say is pure crap.
And yes it scares me that I might not be able to break that bad habit of telling falsehoods. It is something that the Lord has been working with me on, but its not easy.
How do you suppose those with money , such as the USA residents, will be able to come to Israel and bring their wealth. Do you suppose when they get to the kibbutz, they will have to drop off all they own to be used by the community as a precondition?Reply
Timothy, If you’re thinking of the custom of Acts 2-5, even there it was not mandatory. People who were richer with lands to sell and rich in faith in the Good News of the Kingdom that God would take care of their needs (Mt 6:33) did it. Remember, the Good News makes sense most to the poor, not to the rich. You don’t need to give anything but in integrity what you have to contribute: skills, time, money, babysitting, whatever. That’s God’s way like Paul said if you do not work you do not eat, assuming you are able-bodied.Reply
Thanks Tim for another exciting and revealing message of preparation for the end times. Please comment on how to guide young converts to Christ, raised by a sister above. God bless you and your family. Obiajulu Echedom.Reply
What do you you “remember the sabbath and keep it holy”, as in doing no work?
Trisha, what I say or do regarding Sabbath doesn’t count as I’m not one of prophets, priests, Levites or judges that the ancient Israelites were given as part of the covenant to answer such questions with authority for them. (Remember, they were stoned for breaking Sabbath!). With them gone since 70AD, it’s completely between you and God in how you attempt to emulate ancient Israel on what Moses commanded them. That said, there is no Torah command to do anything on Sabbath but rather to not do something =).Reply
You may be right, but you may be wrong. Christians need to be extremely wary of pseudo-theologians that set dates for End Time Events. THEY ARE ALWAYS PROVEN WRONG.
I am certain your heart is in the right place, but you’re beginning to sound like one of those cult leaders who ultimately compel their followers to drink Kool-aid. You seem to imagine yourself as a modern-day Moses ordained to lead the next exodus.
You may be right, but you may be delusional. If you’re wrong come 2022, your credibility is finished.Reply
George, the prophets of the Bible set dates, so date-setting is not wrong no matter how many Christians approach it wrong. Like the prophets, I don’t follow Christianity but I follow the Word of God AND my date setting is not the result of arcane Bible calculations but revelation from God. If 2022 is wrong and I misunderstood the revelation, I’ll call it off well in advance, unlike those Christian date-setters who believe up until the date comes every time. Those who listen to me will have learned how to repent and prepared themselves for the end spiritually and have no regrets about that and having more time!Reply
Tim, such rich deep meat of the Word that is so nourishing and satisfying to one’s Spirit. If only every Pastor was teaching these truths in the church. The truth that not everyone who is born again will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. And that it’s a great danger to mishandle those God has called as leaders in the Kingdom. I heard that same teaching elsewhere this week, by a cutting edge Pastor in the USA. God is truly trying to get the attention of His people so more can be prepared and aligned to the path ahead. I’m so grateful that you and Katrina accepted the mandate of God to live by faith and experience all you have, in order to be strong voices and examples for others to follow. Those who have been guided to your ministry are very blessed indeed.
I believe God to continue to raise up support for you and your family and keep you strong and healthy to do His will in the end times. I encourage you and other readers to read Proverbs Chapter 3 soon. It speaks of the benefits that come to those who walk in the wisdom of God. They will not experience defeat or disaster. These are great promises to walk in daily in the end times. Regardless of what happens around us in the future, if we are walking fully in all we know, we are protected. It’s a peace others will see in us and know there is something very different about us. God has been having me minister to a muslim family, who now seek me as a spiritual mother and one they come to for prayer. They told me this week, please don’t stop praying for us. There is a rich harvest out there. I pray each of us will do all we can to guide others into the Kingdom so they can begin to grow and walk in all God has for them in the end times.
God bless you and your family always in Jesus name.Reply
I have followed you some by email and know some of yoir teaching and the no pretrib rapture is the same as mine. It is no something I thought of or learnt yesterday it was some thing that become a revelation to me 40 years ago. I am now 62. I was raised in a little mountain church that had such moves of God from the 1930’s until the 1980’s that people vame from all ober the USA there to visit. The church was started in the 1930’s on my grandparents land. It held maybe a 100 people if everyone squeezed into the old oak pews. It had outside johns and still does. The people prayed for hours before church and during church. Services would last until midnight and a few times until 2am. Revivals could last weeks to months. I was born and raised in the fire by people who lived a holy life by the Spirit of God. Now most of what see in many places I visit and espeically TV is all smoke and mirrors. I have seen and heard some of the most anointed words come from a man come from a old farmer or mountain man who had been fasting and praying for days. People the world would look at as nobody. But they had fire and power and it spread without advertising it all ober this country.
I say all that to say this. This “going to this safe place” I am guessing in the Middle East somewhere is biblical and even possible? I have never had that revelation nor heard it spoken. That is a lot of risk to put thst much faith in somebody elses “revelation.” If I was one to do that I would be pretrib? There are saints all know all through the mountains in the south and out west. Some old now and live from day to day. Most never have been out of their county much less state or country. Never been on a plane. No passports. No money….and these people who make most christain lives today look fake will be left here for the antichrist and the rest you speak of hope is not in a pretrib rapture anymore but a escape to a place of protection lead by “holy men”? God bless you and lead you in the right direction. I am sure you mean well and believe what you say. So do many I have know for years but were wrong. I dont want a debate. I am old enough and been around enough to know what I believe and why. I am satisfied with what I know and what I know I dont know, Shalom.Reply
Ken, yes an escape plan to one place is Biblical and possible. See all my articles about it.Reply
Hi Tim . I emailed you sometime back. Have you checked out the prophet of the Lord Dr Prophet Owuor. He has reported he is the Elijah who was to come. A man accredited by God through many many miracles warning the church to enter the highway of holiness and has said he will be on the other dspensation of tribulation. After the church is taken away. He has met Daniel, John the Baptist and Moses. Study him at least and see what you come up with.Reply
Isaiah, please reread my article on the fact that when Elijah comes, he will not be so obscure that we people will have to ask if they have heard about him (and find out no)…Reply
Not only has he been accused of sexual misconduct by many women, there are also many other scandals that he is accused of.Reply
“Ananias & Sapphira – Killed by God. As covered above, they tried to look good, more generous than they were perhaps to gain acclaim or position among the saints, like Barnabas had.”
Tim, my reading of the relevant verses has Ananias keeping some of the money for himself, not adding to it to impress.Reply
Robert, “adding to it?” There was no addition, only subtraction! =) They claimed to have given the full sale proceeds while keeping some for themselves to look good and generous like the esteemed Barnabas before them had done. They wanted the esteem and praise without the sacrifice.Reply
Ananias wasn’t able to be 100% honest with himself and the Holy Spirit inside himself. Lies kill. That’s a big lesson we all learn overcoming things like alcohol and other addictions and issues life throws our way. Problems never go away until we get truthful with ourselves. Then we can finally be honest with others.Reply
Such a good article…thank you so much, Tim. Oh, the pressure. Good.Reply
God is a Just God and he expects us to keep his words and Principles. He is the only person I fear because he can destroy both the soul and the body. He commands us to walk in his ways. I remember a few years ago in a dream I discerned a figure like Jesus and he handed me an object saying I AM GIVING YOU THE MOSAIC TABLET, NOW KEEP IT. It was a command but at that time I did not realize that the word Mosaic was associated with Moses the deliverer of the Ten Commandments until I googled the word Mosaic and found out the association. I was stunned because I had heard of and have even done mosaics in art class but never associated the two words. God expects a high standard from us. Again in another dream a man threw a black book at me with force and said in a commanding voice, READ THIS BOOK, or TAKE THIS BOOK, I don’t quite remember the exact phrase but I discerned it to be the Bible. The emphasis in all these is that they were commands which God expects us to adhere to. So Tim is correct, Christians will be held to a higher standard because our God is Just and Righteous.Reply
To those who think the punishments for the above sins mentioned seem extreme. Just ask what happened to Israel when they didn’t nip evil in the bud. Oh they got conquered by the Babylonians and later driven out by the Romans. If evil isn’t nipped in the bud it eventually corrupts all of society. So Abba can’t let that happen and it is better to amputate a limb than have the whole body die.Reply
Brother, this article that you’ve written here, “How God’s End Time Protection Could Also Kill You,” might just be the most ground-breaking and important teaching you’ve given yet.
I am in full agreement that there is a strong likelihood that we will have a kibbutz scenario like you describe, with prophets, including those two who have the spirit of Moses and Elijah, that demonstrate signs and wonders and play the role of the apostles to this end times community in the Middle East. I hope I am privileged to participate, through God’s calling on my life.
I don’t think that all faithful believers will be called to be in the refuge in the Middle East. Why do I say that? Well, I guess it’s because, generally speaking, that’s the way things play out. Some are martyred and some escape (Rev 6:9). [snip]Those that don’t come, I don’t believe are necessarily staying home out of faithlessness. I think God might intend for some of His people to stay home.
I am a home health nurse. I serve some great saints of God, people who are disabled, confined to their homes, and suffering pain every day. Will God heal them, put them on their feet, free them from dependence on medications, and bring them to His refuge? Possibly. But if God doesn’t do this, if these saints remain in their homes and perish because of the wrath of satan and the antichrist, I won’t at all think they have been neglected by God or cursed in any way. I will know that God, in His goodness, has appointed that fate for them. [snip] What do you think? When people worry whether or not their family will join them in the kibbutz, is it right to say that God might call some believers to stay home?Reply
Nanette, going to Judea is not just for physical salvation (Joel 2:32) but, as my dreams have shown, and common sense bears out, also a minimum four year period of great training and instruction for those headed to rule in the Kingdom. Those who overcome have a greater reward according to Jesus so going brings greater blessing too.
Revelation 18:4 and Joel 2:32 both record a command and call of God’s people to safety. I don’t see a command anywhere giving a condition to that or telling people he’s trying to recruit martyrs for plan B. Any volunteers?
He won’t need to recruit. Because it will take such high level faith, discernment and love of the truth (2Th 2:10) only around 1 out of 10,000 will go. Most, yes, nearly all, of present believers will not have the faith and discernment to ignore the pastors, secular world and astronomers telling them Elijah is crazy and just provably wrong about a threat from space and obey the call to go anyway. There’s your martyrs.
They are not neglected or cursed of God; in fact I’m sure God will work with them in his “permissive will” through Wormwood and up until they have to choose to take the mark or be martyred. I certainly won’t think less of them because I know how hard it is in this Laodicean age to develop radical faith and discernment.
HTH – TimReply
I see what you are saying. It makes sense. I will be reading the Scriptures and thinking it through. God is telling many believers to “Come out of Babylon” and most of us don’t have any idea how to do that. I trust that He will show us the way. I will be praying that we all have strength to escape — strength of faith and strength of courage. Our hearts may fail, but God is the strength of our heart.Reply
Thank you for another great article! I am glad that you expanded on the dangers of a complaining with examples to remind us. Sometimes when my husband and I catch ourselves complaining we joke about being on the lookout for any quail that might come our way. But in all seriousness, we may be excited about the prospect of having a place of safety to flee to but we may not consider much beyond that.
In the beginning it may be easy to be appreciative of having a place of safety, but over the course of time complaining could quickly become second nature if life becomes mundane or we only have a few staple foods to eat.
Many of us are accustomed to going out to eat a meal when you don’t feel like making one at home.
And we all have been guilty of complaining about taking direction or being under authority of another imperfect human being. So our faith will certainly be tested at times having to heed direction from another human being that God has assigned as a leader.
So thank you for your time & love you both invest in these spiritual treasures for us to keep us on the narrow path.Reply
Tim, I believe what you are saying about Christians gathering in Israel. I can attest to this and my husband can tell you how for years now my heart yearns to visit Israel, but want to do so as a family of four. I may also be part Jewish born in Jamaica as purported by older relatives, maybe that’s why my heart aches for Israel so much, but whatever the reason I know someday my family and I will get there. This will be so exciting to walk where my Lord Jesus walked! God Bless you and your family.Reply
Hi Tim.First I hope that your son is getting well…Hundreds of millions of Christians and converted Jews living in Aamerica do not believe that America is Mystery Babylon as you identified with details and mostly the majority did not read your study and if they do,they would be shock first the difficulty to leave what they possess materially and spiritually specially they have been teached first since the 16th century that the catholic Church is Mystery Babylon and secondly they are going to be rapture with new resurrected bodies and go to heaven.Anything other than that they will not take it. My question is who are “come out of her my people in Rev 18:4. Are they Christians,converted Jews or Jews or just the ones who already lived a good moral life whether they are Jews,converted Jews or Christians for they have been teached for hundreds of years to come out of the Catholic Church and not out of America.To these people would be a disaster for them,in addition what would be the consequences of falling in the guilt of bashing each other and others falsely and this is happening every day in all America since a long time among believers.Is in America lost tribes of Israel who are the object or after the restoration by Elijah the three above combined are the “My people”. At the end I appreciate what you did about revealing the true Mystery Babylon and I know how it was difficult for me to tell my relatives and friends from the Middle East living in America who are Orthodox,Catholics and Protestants about America and apparently they all have swallowed a drug to sleep!! My personal interpretation is that the believers in Rev 3:14-22 are the ones who have been deceived (it seems no one knows how) and who pretend to know but they know nothing,blinds and naked are the target for they are invited!!Reply
Souheil, Rev 18:4’s “my people” is anyone who serves God and responds to his call to all nations to come out to safety from WW3 and Wormwood (Joel 2:30). We know this because of Joel 2:30 telling in parallel that “all who call upon Yehovah’s name.” Only God’s servants call on his name, whether they are Jew or Gentile.Reply
Thank you and I hope that you continue your work to reach innocent and ignorant people about the coming events specially regarding Mystery Babylon.Reply
Wow. Just Wow. Thank you for caring enough to give us these teachings.Reply
I do not understand, Tim…Weren’t you the one who wrote the “Left Behind” series and even movies. Are you saying that you’ve changed your position on the rapture?Reply
Darlene, that would be the other Tim **H-y-e = Tim LaHaye, not Tim McHyde. But I figure God has corrected him by now up in Heaven on the rapture so that he has changed his position to post-trib like the Bible teaches =).Reply
I have always felt troubled by God’s immediate judgement on Ananias and Sapphira for their lies. Were they punished only to made as examples? There have been many other “Godly” men who have lied in the Old and New Testaments, namely Abraham (when he was still Abram). Every city he ventured into he had his wife Sarai lie for him saying that she was his sister so they wouldn’t attack him. God never punished him for those lies, but instead would bring judgement on the leaders who took Sarai to be their wife only because they were misled to believe she was Abram’s sister. Abram was never even punished for his cowardly behavior. Remember even Peter lied when he had denied knowing Jesus. Different consequences for different believers, some seem to even get away scot free. I know that we are commanded not to lie and God does not contradict himself, but it still does appear confusing when you read about different examples of disobedience and how they are treated (or not).Reply