Will There Be Any “Safe” Places to Hide from the Antichrist?

The great tribulation is going to be an unprecedented time of difficulty on Earth. The Antichrist and his followers will seek to eliminate virtually anyone who opposes him and his one-world government, economy, and religion.

Regardless of what your position on the Rapture is, there will be some people on Earth at that time who will oppose the Antichrist and will try to seek refuge from the extreme persecution that will take place on Earth at that time.

  • The intent of today’s article is to provide my thoughts on whether there will be any safe places for people to hide from the Antichrist and his followers during the great tribulation in hopes that it will give people who may be on Earth at that time something to think about.

First, I’ll preface this article by making clear that it will be very difficult for the opponents of the Antichrist that are on Earth during the great tribulation to avoid persecution unscathed. Here are some important reasons why it will be very difficult for an opponent of Antichrist to completely avoid persecution:

  • The Mark of the Beast system will make it difficult for an opponent of the Antichrist to buy or sell items without risk getting caught. The followers of the Antichrist will be required to get a mark (Revelation 13:16-17), so a person who is an opponent of the Antichrist will be distinguishable by not having one. Consequently, a person without a mark is at risk of being identified as an opponent of the Antichrist during a transaction if/when the counterparty in the transaction checks to see whether the person has the required mark to make the transaction.
  • The great tribulation is likely going to be a time when some families and friends will turn against each other as Christ mentioned in Matthew 24:12, Mark 13:12, and Luke 21:16. It’s not unreasonable to think that some opponents of the Antichrist will be turned into the authorities by their own family members or friends.
  • The Antichrist and his followers are likely going to be equipped with advanced technology to hunt for people and to monitor/spy on the movements of people.  In addition, the Antichrist could have a high-tech reporting system to enable his followers to quickly report that they’ve encountered an opponent of the Antichrist.
  • Another consideration is the presence of Satan’s angels on Earth after they are cast out of Heaven with Satan (Revelation 12:9). These angels would be available to aid the Antichrist’s efforts to find and eliminate his opponents. For example, some of these angels could play a role as the false Christs and false prophets mentioned by Christ to draw people out from hiding:

  • Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
  • Mat 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
  • Mat 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

There may be a few locations which could provide opponents of the Antichrist some refuge from the intense persecution. The first location is the Judean Mountains as Christ told those who will be in Judea at the time the abomination of desolation is established to flee to the mountains.

Mat 24:15  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Mat 24:16  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Mat 24:17  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Mat 24:18  Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
Mat 24:19  And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Mat 24:20  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
Mat 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 
Mar 13:14  But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
Mar 13:15  And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
Mar 13:16  And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
Mar 13:17  But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Mar 13:18  And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
Mar 13:19  For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
Luk 21:20  And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
Luk 21:21  Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
Luk 21:22  For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
Luk 21:23  But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.

The following is a map of Judea and the Judean Mountains.  If you cannot see the image below, you can access it at the following link

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Another relatively safe location may be the wilderness area of Revelation 12 since Revelation 12:6, 14-16 mentions that the “woman”, whom I think is connected to Israel in some manner, will be able to find nourishment at the wilderness area for 3 ½ years (time, and times, and half a time).

  • Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

  • Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
  • Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
  • Rev 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

The location of this wilderness area is subject to debate, but I believe Edom, Moab and Ammon are the primary locations which will comprise the wilderness area mainly because Daniel 11:41 suggests that each of these locations will escape an attack by the Antichrist:

  • Dan 11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

(More on why I believe Edom, Moab and Ammon are the primary locations which will comprise the wilderness area mentioned in Revelation 12 can be found at the following link).

Finally, I would not rule out the possibility for some opponents of the Antichrist to encounter individuals who will be willing to provide them a place of refuge. Christ implied that there will be individuals (the sheep) who will provide help to those in need during His discussion about the Sheep & Goat Judgment:

  • Mat 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
  • Mat 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
  • Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
  • Mat 25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
  • Mat 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

I don’t think a lot of opponents of the Antichrist will find these types of individuals, but they are possible to find.

I hope people found this article informative. Feel free to comment if you have anything you like to add.

26 comments: (+add yours?)

Amanda Reilly said...

Did you get my email on a video i asked you to look at? if not look up walid shoebat video i really would like to hear your take on it.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

Yes, I watched the whole thing the day you sent it to me (November 8) and I wrote a reply immediately afterwards. My Gmail account shows I sent a reply (perhaps it ended up in your Junk Mail for some reason). If you like I can try to send the reply again.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

Thank you for reading, commenting, and the prayers!

One thing which I did not mention in the article, but I'll bring up now is that Bible commentators I read think that Luke 21:21 contains a warning to depart out of Jerusalem when the abomination of desolation is established/when the city of Jerusalem is compassed with armies (where it says "let them which are in the midst of it").

Luk 21:20  And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 
Luk 21:21  Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 

DoUwant2go2heaven? said...

Yeah you have to flee Israel all together when the AOD happens. Right when a person witnesses the event, they are to run straight for the mountains. If one were to hesitate for even a split second they will be captured and made supreme examples of what is about to take place on the earth.

I believe the reason why God tells His people to go to Israel after the fall of Babylon is because of the wilderness deliverance. God gives specific instructions for a reason. And God has continually placed it on my heart that my destiny is in Israel. So i'm just going to follow His commands.

On a side note there appears to be something interesting in Ezekiel 39.

"13Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
14And
they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the
land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon
the face of the
earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. 15And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog."

When Gog is destroyed on the mountains of Israel, which I believe will coincide with the fall of Babylon and which will be wrapped up in the first 4 seal judgments of Revelation 6, men are separated for the continual task of burying the bones of all those who died in the invasion. The "passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth" may be those who have fled to Israel. Just an interesting observation I believe. I also see that the search doesn't start until 7 months after the invasion. So there will be plenty of time for those who are still alive and are seeking the Lord to go to Israel.

Jeremiah 50:4-5 says that the whole house of Israel will seek the Lord after the fall of Babylon

"4In
those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel
shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping:
they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.
5They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten."


So the whole climate of the world will be changed once the day of the LORD starts. God is going to make a way for His people to go to Israel and receive salvation. If there is no rapture the only a place of safety in the last days will be the wilderness deliverance of Revelation 12. And I believe that the only way to be part of that deliverance is to be in close proximity to Israel, seeing that the LORD Jesus Christ gives specific instructions for where to flee to when the event, the AOD that leads to the deliverance, happens.


Amen.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

Just a heads up, I plan on addressing the placement the
fulfillment of those verses you mentioned (Ezekiel 39:13-15 and Jeremiah
50:4-5) in the series of articles I’m working on concerning Ezekiel 38 &
Ezekiel 39.  

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I copy and pasted the reply I sent to you and resent it to you. I hope you receive it

Connie said...

Am I correct in understanding that you feel Babylon's annihilation will come before the 7 years begin?  I get that from what you wrote. " fall of Babylon and thus the beginning of the day of the LORD.  Which is the end of this age, the last 7 years!"  If that is so, then do you see the antichrist coming to power before the 7 years begin?  Because he would have to come to power with the 10 before then in that case, as it is this group which destroy Babylon. Revelation 17:12-13, 16 "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received
no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the
whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh,
and burn her with fire." Possibly I read wrongly what you wrote.  I'm just looking for clarification. 

Amanda Reilly said...

hi  Wayne sorry but there si no email stil.l i have looked at my spam / junk its not there.  must be a prob at my end thanks anyway

DoUwant2go2heaven? said...

I'll be looking forward to it. I keep seeing a link to the Gog and Magog invasion with the destruction of Babylon the great. Just using my natural observation from world events as we know them today, I can see how it is related.

1) I firmly believe Babylon is America and right now this country is the only country that supports Israel. Thus we are a major (carnal/physical) deterrent to thwarting any attempts by foreign nations to over-run Israel like the Gog invasion will do.

2) But when Babylon is destroyed by the 10 kings, who will be led by Russia, the lone super power of the world will be wiped off the map instantly.

"How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!" Jeremiah 50:23

With the hammer of the earth being taken out of the way, there will be no opposition for the armies of the north to finally attempt to over-run Israel.

3) Russia is getting real antsy now a days and is letting the world know that they are fed up with America. With Putin coming back into power, I believe he will take the lead in hatching the plot to destroy Babylon.
Putin hates the west and deep down in his soul he wants to annihilate America. You can see it in his eyes. It's extremely obvious to me.

4) Ezekiel 38:13 and Ezekiel 39:6 pop out to me. God is saying something here that relates to other nations who are in the background of this invasion. If anybody has any revelations about who those countries are in Ezekiel 38:13 and who the coastlands appear to be in Ezekiel 39:6, please share.

5) Ezekiel 39:8 appears to speaking about the day of the LORD to me. Many nations will now that God exists when this invasion is defeated by God super-naturally. Thus I see it tied up with the sneak attack on Mystery Babylon and ultimately tied up in the first 4 seals of revelation. The day of the Lord starts with blackness, darkness, gloominess, and destruction. It starts with war! The prophets all make that clear. It's sudden destruction and it will come upon all the world, beginning with the annihilation of Mystery Babylon.

The prophet Zephaniah describes the day of the Lord and the sudden destruction that accompanies it perfectly


"14The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. 15That day is
a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and
desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick
darkness,
16A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
17And
I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men,
because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be
poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
18Neither
their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of
the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of
his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that
dwell in the land." Zephaniah 1:14-18


The destruction that comes against the fenced cities and the high towers sound like what will take place when Babylon is destroyed.

"Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her." Jeremiah 50:15

and

"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be
utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the
people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be
weary." Jeremiah 51:58


The word of God paints one complete picture and it the beginning of the day of the Lord starts with the total destruction of Babylon the great.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I'm not sure how long it will take to get the series articles completed. There are so many verses and chapters to account for. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more than 50 lengthy articles about Ezekiel 38 & Ezekiel 39, Babylon the Great, etc when the series of articles is finally complete.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

Is there another way I can send you the reply? I don't know if there's enough to turn my reply into an entire article.

Connie said...

I guess I was puzzled by your explanation, as I don't perceive the Scriptures as outlining it that way.  I see the ten horns and the beast getting their power at the same time, but they defer their power to the beast.  The way I understand, it is at some point after this that they destroy Babylon.  I don't see it happening that they destroy Babylon then come to power.  I see them coming to power, then at the right time, destroying Babylon.  And I don't see antichrist coming to power until the middle of the 70th week of Daniel.  He may be around, but he doesn't take over in power until the midpoint of the week.  His reign is only 1260 days, the second half.  But naturally everyone is entitled to their own view.  While I agree that there is a time when those who are left are to flee Babylon and go to Jerusalem, I see it as happening at a different time than you.  But you must do what you feel is correct.  Let us know how that goes.  When is your target date for moving?

Amanda Reilly said...

face book privet msg. the reason i want to hear your take on it is because im still new at been saved so i need feed back incase you found some thing i missed i dont want to fall for b.s and i trust your understanding of the bible more then mine, Thanks again. 

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I sent it. I hope you are able to receive it.

DoUwant2go2heaven? said...

I'm more than open to re-evaluating my position if scripture agrees with the interpretation.  I just wonder how you account for the antichrist and the 10 kings rising up together, when the word of God makes specific distinctions between the timing of their rise? Daniel indicates that the 10 horns rise at a time before the "little horn" rises. Why would God make such a distinction if they , the 10 kings and the "little horn" both rise up together?

Also how do you account for 3 of the 10 kings being put down when the "little horn" arises in your end-time view? And at the same time reconciling the fact that the 10 kings are the ones who hate Babylon and destroy? So I guess I would need your explanation of when do you see Babylon being destroyed in your end-time view as well?


Yes. I agree that the antichrist isn't revealed until the midpoint of the tribulation. But I do see the antichrist working behind the scenes during the first half of the tribulation. God describes the antichrist as as being a deceitful worker who will use flatteries and promises of peace at the onset of his world-wide quest for total domination. I believe he is the rider on the horse that is seen when the first seal is broken.


As for the timing of my move from Babylon, God hasn't revealed it to me yet. There are still 2 major signs that have to be fulfilled before the 10 kings strike Babylon. The earthquake sign and the rumor sign. So when those 2 signs are fulfilled it will definitely be time to flee this country. Both signs are on the immediate horizon, particularly the rumor sign. That sign will see it's fulfillment next year. I also suspect that the earthquake is coming very soon as well. God is sending earthquakes to the Midwest for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or coincidence. The recent earthquakes that have been going on in Oklahoma are wake up calls for that region that something is brewing. The New Madrid fault will produce the coming earthquake and it will be devastating. So when you see that happen, know that the time to flee Babylon is near.

Connie said...

I don't think that we need to get into a whole long dissertation on our disparate beliefs here.  I simply don't read the Scriptures the same way you do.  For instance the rumor thing.  I don't see that defined in Scripture as being the Y2K thing or the 2012 thing.  I'm sure you have spent as much time coming to your own conclusions as I have, (several decades of research) and no two people are ever going to agree on everything no matter who they are.  I wish you the best in your move and hope things work out for you.  As for fleeing Babylon, it is not that a lot of us don't understand the directive, but we are not being called by God to do so at this point. (And not everyone is convinced Babylon is America, although I do agree with you on that point at this time until I see differently.) So until God calls us in His timing, (and it may not be His will that we escape either) we are not going to let anyone push us into going out of irrational fear when it is not God's plan for us.  Disobedience could cause us more problems than not. Remember, God has different strokes for different folks.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I don't see Y2K or 2012 referenced in Jeremiah either, but the onus will be on me to explain why. I'll attempt to do that in these series of articles.

moemsie said...

For the mesmerized world to be impressed with the anti -christ, a wondrous time of peace and stability has to befall the planet. I think we will see him before all the chaos.  He will `correct` the chaos that is presently about.  Just think if there is a system in place that no one can steal, kill or do warfare via RFID `s -this world will be tranquil? Untill such time the system netted the sheeple?

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I'm not sure how much peace and stability we'd see. perhaps relative stability would be enough to impress people?

Boy said...

The phrase "the antichrist" is NOT in the bible. Do a search yourself.

We have:

"antichrist" and "antichrists" I John 2:18
"antichrist" I John 2:22
"the spirit of antichrist" I John 4:3
"an antichrist" 2 John 1:7

The word "antichrist" does not EVER refer to a single individual to arise in the end times.

The Beast, on the other hand, appears to be a single individual, but
still there are mention of many different beasts in prophetic scriptures.

So when speaking of the individuals to appear in the end times, we have the Beast and the False Prophet who are mentioned together. Never do the scriptures refer to "the antichrist" with either of
these entities. These points are very clear from scripture and we
should have all realized this by now. Let me suggest that using the
term "the antichrist" simply confuses people and distracts
from what the scriptures say about prophecy.

Let's not show ignorance regarding this any longer. The beast is the beast. The False Prophet is the false prophet. But there are many antichrists.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I fully understand the meaning of the term (in fact I have written an article on the nuances of the term). However, I use the term "Antichrist" because I try to relate to people. For instance, I don't really care to use the term "tribulation" to describe the future seven year period (I rather use the term "seventieth week of Daniel") but I often resort to using the term because people are so used to hearing the term "tribulation". Similarly, I use the term "Antichrist" instead of the term "beast from the abyss" because people are so used to seeing the term "Antichrist".

Sam Spade said...

Great website- well done! I am currently preparing a DVD on the End Times (and the Vatican involvement) that will serve as a warning to those who will be left behind. The DVD is aimed at those who are non-believers, and clearly maps out the signs that we are approaching very "end of the age."

I may even make this a KickStarter project just to raise the necessary funding to make it happen. There are two DVDs involved; one is to map out the road to the end, and the second is a survivors guide. As a former soldier and now a licensed investigator, there are lots of tricks in my trade that you can use to stay hidden, avoid detection, and survive comfortably.
You feedback is most welcome.

Kyle Hill said...

Will there be any countries that oppose it? I know Brazil opposes a lot of spying programs and I found out recently they are not allowing licenses to companies that are working with the NSA *Microsoft/Google.etc* that have back door deals.


Don't forget November 13th/14th is the Grid X drill and at the very least expect some *bugs* as our infrastructure has not been touched for over 50 years other then some spit and polish by individual power companies.

Kyle Hill said...

For all of history since the death of Christ era there has been many attempts at an *Antichrist* as if the system was going thru a *test drive* but humanity and technology wasn't there yet for a full global system to really get anywhere.



All we need now is a world wide disaster that makes people *beg* for a leader to solve all their issues and he will save the day and given all sorts of world peace medals thru false pretense.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

Daniel 7 seems to indicate that Antichrist's sphere of influence will cover the entire planet, so I don't think any country will oppose him initially (perhaps latter on in his reign there might be some that do).

Traveller said...

As I live in America, there are in fact two places I have in mind where I plan to hide from the Antichrist. They are either the Florida Everglades, or the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica.

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