This article is a response to some salient points in prophetic utterances by a sister that the Great Tribulation has begun. That believers should not engage in new investments in the cities, but rather purchase food, close their accounts and withdraw their wards from schools and retire to safe havens in the forests and to engage in subsistence existence. I do not feel comfortable reproducing these prophecies here as I will not be able to respond to all of them.
The counsels given in this post are generally necessary at some points in the end times. In substance, they are reasonable. The issue is the time of implementation. As our brother Dr Jeminusi’s has said, they relate generally to the 70th week of Daniel. If we start out too early we may become frustrated, get frazzled, fizzle out or experience a born out. So, a fairly good knowledge of the sequence of events of the End Times, especially events in the 70th week of Daniel are germane to our preparations.
We do not advise anyone at this time to sell off one’s property, close one’s account and lodge in the bush. On the other, there is nothing wrong with starting out early to provide a safe haven for ourselves and loved ones. One can acquire a piece of land far away from the cities, towns and even villages, set up a temporary structure and engage in subsistence farming. We can do this on weekends, or once or twice a month. We have mentioned in the past that the fact that one has set up a safe haven does not translate in its entirety to safety. For instance, one’s secret location can be discovered and looted by hoodlums, criminals, armed robbers and Fulani herdsmen. This probability however does not preclude prior preparations. Our brother Engr Odigue Ejere has a farm in his village. He has experienced some of these nefarious acts of brigandry by hoodlums and bandits.
So, it is too early to drop out of the society altogether. By the way, we still need some believers in the cities, towns and villages in the midst of the Great Tribulation to preach the Gospel. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”(Matt.24:14). Some believers may survive in the cities, towns and villages. It all depends on God’s providence. Some will not bother to hide at all but go about persuading others not to take the Mark Of The Beast and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. This will be a personal choice based on the leading of the Holy Spirit. Some who take this risk may be martyred while a few may survive even in captivity till the Rapture which occurs way into second half of the 70th week of Daniel.
The only way we can know from the biblical point of view that the 70th week of Daniel has started is when the antiMessiah brokers a 7-year peace agreement or treaty between Israel and seven of its Arab and Islamic neighbors. (The other way would be when the antiMessiah occupies the seat #666 in the European Parliament in Brussels which up to date is unoccupied though 665 and 667 are occupied. That will not be particularly biblical, but based on geopolitics).
All These nations generally encircle Israel. Because of existential threat, Israel will need protection from the most powerful world leader at that time. The nations involved are, from Africa(Cushitic or Hamitic) Sudan and Libya. Israel now has full diplomatic relations with these two nations stemming from the Abraham Accords which so far includes nations which are not part of the the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan, namely, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Other Arab and Islamic nations in the works to join are, Yemen, Oman, Morocco and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(KSA). None of these are part of the ten nation confederation of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan. There is on-going secret talks behind the scene between Israel and Syria, and between Israel and Lebanon. The other five Arab and or Islamic nations which will be part of the ten nation confederation are Iraq(Babylon: Semitic), Iran(Persia or Tiras: Japhethic ), Turkey and Azerbaijan(Gomer and Togarmah) both of Japhethic origin, and Greek Syria(mixed ancestry: Arabs, Greeks, Kurds, and Turkmen) which is modern day Syria. Gomer and Togarmah(Turkey and Azerbaijan) are Turkmen. All these are Islamic nations in the Middle East. For details see the Table Of Nations in Gen.10 & 11; cp Rev.13:2; Ezek.38:1-6.
Right now Iran seeks the destruction of the Jewish State. Turkey under Tayyip Recep Erdogan is no friend of Israel. Israel has friendly relations with Azerjaiban and is reported to have supplied missiles to Azerjaiban in the war against ethnic Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorno Karbak. The Azerjaibanis are ethnic Turkmen. So, there are a whole lot of issues and lose ends to be tied up in the world political scene before the 70th week of Daniel can commence.
Believers who opt out of the society now will impose on themselves and their loved ones especially their children longer period of hardship than necessary. What about the education of their children? Will they live in seclusion for an indefinite period without formal education? If we don’t invest or establish new businesses, we may not be able to foot the family bill and give our children good education. What if things don’t work out as quickly as we think or envisage? We may have truncated the education of our children and subjected our families and loved ones to untold hardship unnecessarily. Our preparatory actions may be counterproductive and have reverse adverse effects if we start out too early. The children we are trying so hard to protect may rebel against us under such hardship if they do not see any obvious reasons for it. Remember that this sort of lifestyle brings in its wake a whole lot of psychological problems. It is emotionally traumatizing. The author lived in seclusion for 25 years. Without the grace and providence of God, it would have been practically impossible. Very many times, I suffered mental, emotional, and physical exhaustions. The author was a child under the age of ten in Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War. We slept in the bush for a while. We did not rebel because we did see it was all necessary. The crackle of gun shots, the whizzing of bullets in the air, the air raids, the bombs and exploding shells, dead soldiers, civilians killed by stray bullets from the war fronts, all gave evidence of the dangers of the time.
Besides, some are destined to be killed and to go into captivity no matter what precautionary measures they take. There is no need to be unnecessarily overprotective. Therefore, our end time counter measures must be properly timed. Proper timing of these precautionary measures are informed by accurate knowledge of the sequence of events of the end times.
“He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”(Rev.13:10 KJV).
A better and more literal translation would be: “If anyone is destined to go into captivity, into captivity the one goes. If anyone is destined to be killed with the sword, with the sword the one shall be killed. Here is the patience and faith of the saints.”
Besides, there is a complement of believers to be martyred before the termination of the Great Tribulation. These are fifth seal martyrs under the Golden Altar Of Incense in the Holy Place of the Temple of God in Heaven.
“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”(Rev.6:9-11 KJV).
So, no matter how cautious we may be, some believers will die during the Great Tribulation through no faults of theirs. The other extreme will be to be so complacent as to do nothing while glibly parroting the providence of God. Our words must be matched with corresponding actions. Faith without corresponding actions is dead(Jam.2:26). We can begin now to prepare safe havens in the forests, but to completely drop out of the society altogether at this time may not be the wisest thing to do. Is this sister living in the bush at this time? I doubt very much. Why? Because at 2 am in the morning, she is online on WhatsApp. Is there network coverage for her in the bush in Nigeria? Your guess is as good as mine. If out networks are so wonderful in the cities where we have antennas in the day time, how glorious will they be in the bush at night?
The Abraham Accords may be a precursor to the real deal. Acccording to the tenor of the words in Hebrew, the covenant of apostasy may be the ratification of an existing treaty, for example the Abraham Accords(Dan.9:27). The covenant of or with death or covenant of apostasy(Isa.28:14-18) will jumpstart the 70th week of Daniel. It has not been instituted let alone ratified. So, we are not yet in the 70th week of Daniel. The antiChrist who will broker this treaty is not yet in site. Donald Trump who brokered the Abraham Accords is no longer in power. Had he continued in power, one might have a good reason to speculate he could be the antiMessiah because the antiMessiah will ab initio pose as a friend and lover of Israel and the Jewish people. The antiMessiah will also be a Magogite, that is of Germanic or Western European descent(Ezek.38:1-3). Trump is. He will be the leader of the three power base nations of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan, Magog, Meshech, and Tuval[Roman and iron base(Ezek.38:1-3)]. Trump is not. He was at loggers with the EU. The seven secondary nations constitute the clayey part(Dan.2). He will also have Jewish blood for him to be acceptable to the Jews as their Messiah. A Gentile cannot be the Messiah of Israel. Trump does not have Jewish blood. What this means is that the antiChrist will be a mongrel Jew. The antichrist is the “another” that will come in his own name whom the Jews as a nation will receive. One of the appellatives of the antiChrist is “another that will come in his own name.”
“I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if ANOTHER shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.”(John 5:43 KJV). Here our Lord Jesus spoke about the antiChrist.
Donald J. Trump though of Germanic descent does not have Jewish blood. He is only related to Jews by the marriage of his daughter to a Jew, Jared Kushner, an observant Orthodox Jew. So far Donald Trump has not exhibited any antisemitic behavior. He moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem and recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. He also stated that Israel needs to maintain control over the Golden Heights to survive.
This sister told us Joe Biden would win the American presidential election, and he did. Or was Donald J. Trump rigged out? She also told us, Obama is the antiMessiah and that Joe Biden will be the False Prophet. May well be true but there is no objective way we can verify these assertions at the moment. Majority of those who predict the future advance the Pope as the False Prophet. She also said the Great Tribulation has begun as far back as January 2020. That cannot be true because the 70th week of Daniel has not yet commenced because the covenant of apostasy has not yet been signed. And we know that the Great Tribulation will begin at the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel when the antiMessiah breaks the covenant of apostasy, makes his debut at the rebuilt Third Jewish Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, unveils himself as a dead man comeback to life and demands worship of all men(Dan.9:27; 2 Thess.2:3,4). He will also station a protection force in Israel which will act as bridgehead to his invasion of Jerusalem three and half years later at the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel. Where is the Jerusalem campaign and the Abomination Of Desolation(Matt.24:15; Mk.13:14; Luk.21:20)? But there is no Third Jewish Temple yet on the Temple Mount, and therefore no animal sacrifice, no grain or drink offerings. Though the Sanhedrin has been reconstituted and a Cohen Gadol(High Priest of Israel) appointed, there is no sacrifice and no oblation of grain and drink offerings let alone being stopped. So, we are NOT yet in the 70th week of Daniel and the Great Tribulation has NOT yet started. We do not know how many years it will take before the 70th week of Daniel starts though the general consensus of opinion is that we are not far from its commencement. My counsel is that brethren should avoid the vaccine as she said because of the risk of death and severe adverse reactions and complications, and the danger of hybridization which renders the recipient unrapturable even though he or does not die from the vaccine.
This sister also prophesied that China and Russia will invade the USA and that Donald J. Trump will be murdered. These have not yet happened and there is no biblically explicit way to verify these because they are not clearly annunciated in the Scriptures. If Obama is the antiChrist and Joe Biden the False Prophet and the Great Tribulation has begun, what are they still doing in Washington DC? They should have relocated to their tactical headquarters at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, there is no temple yet for the antiMessiah to desecrate(Matt.24:15). And the Temple Mount is still under the custody of the Islamic Waqf and not Israel. And most importantly, Obama would has been unveiled as dead man come back to live who ruled over one of the seven previous Beast Empires of Satan(Rev.17:8). He would also have demanded that men worship him(2 Thess.2:4; Rev.13:8). And he has not yet demanded that men worship him. Yes, Obama talked about a world leader to whom men will give allegiance, but he has not identified this world leader nor claimed to be the one.
I do not know her personally. I have sent her on WhatsApp my article, “A concise Sequence Of Events Of The End Times.” Link: https://mtzionheritageministries.com/2019/09/01/a-concise-outline-of-the-sequence-of-events-of-the-end-times/.
Obviously she went to the link. Whether or not she studied it, I have no idea. Did it make any impart on her? I doubt very much. Why? Because it does not seem to have affected her recent utterances.
Improper timing of her prophetic utterances might put her, her family and some believers who follow her counsels in some unnecessary difficult situations.
We do not live our Christian lives based on prophecies from some prophets but on the written word of God. The “rhema”(spoken word) is dependent on the “logos”(written word), and not vice versa. To the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word(logos) it is because there is no light in them(Isa.8:20). If we master the sequence of events of the End Times, we will know what actions to take per time under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. One principle I learned in the Bible School 🏫 is if you teach believers the correct interpretation, they will make the correct applications. If we learn the correct interpretation, you will make the correct applications. There is only one interpretation but several applications. We do not need to depend on prophecies from anyone for guidance. God has not set prophets in the church ⛪️ to guide the Church but to inspire, exhort, comfort and edify(1 Cor.14:3). Guidance through prophets was an OT role because not every Israelite had the Holy Spirit within him or her to give him or her guidance. The prophet in the NT functions differently. The church is to be guided by the word of God and the Holy Spirit not by some prophet.
I firmly believe she will be useful to the body of Christ in the End Times if she can streamline her prophecies with the sequence of events of of the End Times and avoid some outlandish utterances. There is nothing to gain from saying so is the antiChrist. If he turns out not to be, one would have portrayed oneself as a false prognosticator and futurologist or even worse still a false prophet. When the antiChrist brokers a peace deal with Israel and her Arab and Islamic neighbors, we will know assuredly who he is. We shall also know that the game is up. We shall have three and one half years to prepare before the Great Tribulation commences. At that point, there will be nothing to lose by withdrawing our children from school and lodging in the bush. There is every assurance from the word of God that it will be only three and one-half years before the Great Tribulation begins from the commencement of the 70th week of Daniel. Agape. Shalom! Maranatha.