Therefore, we are taking a fresh look at the warnings of Jesus to His disciples. Today's warning: you may have to evacuate! Tom Petty sang, "You don't have to live like a refugee". Jesus said you might have to!
"Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes." (Matthew 24: 16-18)
You say, "That's nice, but I ain't in Judea & won't see the Abomination of Desolation." True! But the principle's the same. See, no one can buy or sell without the Mark of the Beast: means you can't pay your bills, rent, mortgage, taxes, insurance, or whatever! You're gonna have to leave! Because they're going to kill anyone who refuses to take the mark! Jesus instructed us: "...when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another..." Matthew 10:23
The Lord said not to go back and get anything out of your home. May I add, don't bring your devices either? Cell phones, Ipads, nav systems; your credit & debit cards as well: anything they can track you with!
Escape! Question is, could you do it? Would you? Will you? Could you leave your house & all your stuff for Jesus? Or would you keep your stuff & take the mark of the Beast?
"Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"
Mark 8: 34-37
Remember, many are called but few are chosen. What is the criteria? Jesus asked Peter three questions- really the same question each time:
DO YOU LOVE ME?
This is what it comes down to, folks. One day, you'll have to choose between your stuff and your Saviour! Settle it in your hearts now, what matters more to you? You've been warned.