Can you really prep for the Great Tribulation? What are the chances if it was so?
This world has gone stark crazy! My husband and I like to joke and say that we’re living in the Matrix, but I wonder if there’s some truth to that. Since world powers and entities have designed such a state of panic and chaos over the very soil God gave us dominion over, it has birthed widespread pandemonium! In response, thousands have begun to prep for The Great Tribulation mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
What does it mean to “prep”? It simply means to prepare. But an important question must be asked, “Can you really prep for the Great Tribulation considering its severity?” And more importantly, “Did Jesus tell us to prep for it?” Let’s dive into it.
If You Plan to Prep for the Great Tribulation, Consider the Following:
Military Can See Through Walls
It’s true! Within the past 10 years, MIT and a Czech radar manufacturer have developed high-end technology that can detect, walking, limb movement, and even breathing behind walls. You may be thinking, “Well, not behind concrete!” But oh, touché, they can! As of 2011, it’s gone public and is now in the hands of the military.
So, if you’re hoping to hide out off-grid for seven years during the Great Tribulation, and build yourself a nice sturdy compound in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, you may be out of luck.
Living Off-Grid Has Become Illegal
Since we’re on the topic of off-grid living, did you know that living off-grid is now illegal? Well, in the
Divided United States it is.
There are some people who just want to live a life away from all of the hustle and bustle; therefore, they choose to live with nature. Building their own homes, growing their own food, chopping their own wood while enjoying the ease of having solar panels for energy—this has become good enough for them. But since these are the End Times—based on the Word of God and the fulfillment of prophecy, these God-given human rights have come under attack.
An 81-year-old man named David Lidstone from New Hampshire was recently arrested and placed in jail for living in the woods, off-grid for 27 years. The cabin that had been his home for almost three decades is in grave jeopardy of being demolished. But this is only one of many stories!
Therefore, if you’re planning on living off-grid during the Great Tribulation, more than likely you will be sought out, as it’s now (pre-Tribulation) criminal to keep your private residence…private! An existence without government knowledge will be far more illegal than it is now.
I’m not certain on this one as of yet, therefore, it’s hearsay. But there’s been chatter about body scanners that will detect if a person has been injected with the COVID19 “jab”. Whether it’s true or not, it’s an idea that’s out there. If it’s already out there, that means it’s likely a consideration.
I personally believe that the “jab” is a precursor to the Mark of the Beast. (No, I do not believe the current vax is the “mark”.) Remember, the devil is the great imitator. Just like God does dress rehearsals, the enemy copies. What am I saying here? If there’s talk of body scanners for the “jab”, then there will more than likely be body scanners for the Mark of the Beast. Therefore, if that would be the case, it would be extremely difficult to fake the “mark” if that would be a part of your prepping plan.
Comparable to WWII, the Nazis had dogs trained to smell out those hiding in complex places and spaces, and this included underground shelters and bunkers. Some dog breeds can pick up scents and odors 40 feet deep. So, if you were thinking about hiding underground for seven years, you’re going to need more than your standardized shovel.
Sure, you’ve got your firearms ready, you may even know a little martial arts, but ask yourself, “Would bullets and Kung Fu be able to stop robotic policemen and dogs with unbelievable strength?” That’s already been established.
One of the most popular End Time words floating around nowadays is “prep”. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with prepping, especially for known upcoming shortages or possible emergencies. I have friends who are prepped with enough water, food, and firewood for a year, and I’m impressed! Our family stocks up as well, it doesn’t hurt—but would it hold during the Great Tribulation?
Let’s weigh it based on the Holocaust of the 1930s thru the 1940s. During the reign of Adolf Hitler, Nazi soldiers were ordered to go door-to-door looking for Jews. If they were found, they were taken from their homes (most times) unwillingly. Not only were they, themselves ripped from their houses, but their belongings were confiscated, as well.
People can prep for the Great Tribulation until the cows come home, but if that time period will be the worst the world will ever experience, then the Holocaust would be minuscule compared to what’s to come. Therefore, everything you’ve prepped for will eventually be in the possession of the anti-Christ. Whatever was done during WWII will be repeated, enhanced, and polished for the devil’s inevitable “field day” on earth.
With all that being said, you cannot prep for the Great Tribulation, unless you:
- Take the Mark of the Beast with zero chance of making it to Heaven
- Plan on getting decapitated
- Somehow, skillfully figure out how to make it through seven years of the most dangerous times in history
- Be ready for Jesus Christ to rescue you instead of having to go through the Great Tribulation
All hands on deck, I choose #4!
When I read through the Old Testament of when the Lord rescued Noah and his family from the Great Flood after warning them to be ready, and how God sent his angel to snatch Lot and his family from Sodom and Gomorrah after warning them of its destruction, I fell in love with Jesus all over again!
He never goes outside of His character and neither does He change. The fact that He rescued the righteous while giving them a “heads up” coincides with what He also instructs us to do in Matthew 24:42-44:
“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord will come. But know this, that if the owner of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for in an hour when you least expect, the Son of Man is coming.”Matt. 24:42-44
We are instructed to watch and be ready for Jesus to take us to be with Him. If you’re are prepping for the Great Tribulation, you’re looking for the anti-Christ instead of the Christ.
The Bible says the children of God aren’t subject to God’s wrath (1 Thess. 5:9), which is why we aren’t the ones crying out, “Hide us from the wrath of the Lamb”, in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 6:12-17). Jesus urged us to pray that we are found worthy to escape the horrors to come (Luke 21:36).
Don’t forget that Jesus also assured us that, “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am” (John 14:3). That’s His promise to us that He’s going to take us to be with Him to a place He’s prepared for us.
All throughout scripture, the Lord has a great track record of protecting and withdrawing His children from great catastrophes. I was amazed when I read the surety of Isaiah 26:19-21 when the Lord tells us to come into His chambers for a little while until the indignation passes. And who can forget the famous scripture:
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.1 Thess. 4:17
And it’s concluded with, “Comfort one another with these words” (1 Thess. 4:18). There’s no comfort at all in going through a real-life horror show for seven whole years! But Jesus Christ promised us an escape, a way out, and that is only through Him. We don’t want to be like the five foolish virgins who didn’t make it into the chambers of the Bridegroom (Matt. 25:1-13). We want to be the ones always watching, waiting, ready, and prepping for His promise to gather us up in the sky with Him. (It doesn’t sound crazy when you remember that Enoch, Elijah, and Jesus were raptured up, too.)