Summary: US Christianity could be like the lukewarm church of Laodicea that had a materialistic focus. We can't bring ourselves to see impending changes that take us out of our comfort zone. We don't see end-times impending nor hear Christ's words that could ready us. We are poorly prepared in spite of warnings.

When Christ said that the end of the ages referenced in Matthew 24:3 is “as the days of Noah” or “like a man traveling to a far country,” the question is, How much “as” or “like.”

Of course we don't expect it to be exactly like Noah's Flood, but there are clues “here a little; there a little” that suggest more likeness that we may be thinking—maybe we need to stretch our imaginations!

This article focuses on a key example, the Exodus. Why the Exodus? In Revelation 14:3,4 there are a group of people who sing a song that no one else can learn, probably because the song is about their experience and no one else will have their experience.

We see more details in Revelation 15:3, it's “the song of Moses and...the Lamb.” Moses was the key figure in the greatest event in the Old Testament—the deliverance of a million+ slaves who survived a wilderness experience. Could we be in for such an experience? Maybe we should try to imagine how.

Supposing the economy falls apart like dozens of economists are predicting from the BO admin policy of spending more and printing more money. With people needing to line up for hours to get basic supplies, moving out of the cities and into the country is the best way to ensure chances for survival says strategic relocation expert Joel Skousen who warns that population density is the greatest threat.  

Can we imagine a parallel to Egypt when calamity fell and God took His people to the wilderness? They ate unleavened bread [like crackers] for seven days--we don't know what they ate afterwards until they had quail and manna several weeks later.

The point is that Christians living in cities are poorly prepared to obey Christ if martial law is invoked in the face of calamity which the Bible shows is part of end-times. It's not a matter of if, but when...

“When you see the abomination [that early believers understood was military, so they fled when they saw the Roman army and were spared the siege by Titus)...flee to the mountains.” Matthew 24:15,16.

We are seeing a “militarization of police” [Google, 825,000 results] that should trigger some interest in those who are serious about their faith and obedience to Christ. It is easier to anticipate the need to go rural and take steps for readiness than to wait and rationalize that “God will help me” or “Jesus will save me” when we didn't take His warnings.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Richard Ruhling is a physician whose primary interest in retirement is Bible prophecy. His ebook, Exodus2 is available at and his website at offers further information.