It is time for those who want to shun the dangers of city living, especially the large cities near the ocean or other large bodies of water, to move into the rural and especially the mountainous regions.
Those who are followers of Christ should take heed to His prophecies and warnings that are coming to pass today.
The warning that particularly impresses my mind is this:
"And there shall be signs...upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear,..." Luke 21:25-26
Did you catch that? Jesus said that "the sea and the waves" would be "roaring."
In light of the recent disasters around the world, especially the Tsunamis that have killed hundreds of thousands of people in recent years, how can those who claim to be Christians ignore Christ's words and warnings. According to the Bible these events are going to keep increasing in frequency and intensity. (See 1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Obey Jesus and Live!
An amazing example of the importance of heeding the instructions of Jesus is found in the historical account of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD.
||Not one Christian perished in the destruction of Jerusalem. Christ had given his disciples warning, and all who believed his words watched for the promised sign. “When ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies,” said Jesus, “then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out.”Luke 21:20, 21
After the Romans under Cestius had surrounded the city, they unexpectedly abandoned the siege when everything seemed favorable for
an immediate attack. The besieged, despairing of successful resistance, were on the point of surrender, when the Roman general withdrew his forces, without the least apparent reason. But God's merciful providence was directing events for the good of his own people. The promised sign had been given to the waiting Christians, and now an opportunity was afforded for all who would to obey the Saviour's warning. Events were so overruled that neither Jews nor Romans should hinder the flight of the Christians. Upon the retreat of Cestius, the Jews, sallying from Jerusalem, pursued after his retiring army, and while both forces were thus fully engaged, the Christians had an opportunity to leave the city. (Watch a Video Here)
Friends, today may be your last opportunity to get out of the cities, do you hear God's voice speaking to you through His Word? We encourage you to prepare for the coming disasters, judgments, and the great crisis that is soon to take the world by overwhelming suprise.
Pray about the matter, counsel with brethren, make wise plans, and move step by step as God opens the way.