When It Happens, It Will Happen Quickly

I find catastrophes to be interesting. Everyone that I know that has been through one, always talks about how sudden they are. One minute, you are walking down the street with the shops open and the sun shining, and then, just moments later, your world has turned upside down – tanks block the streets, earthquakes topple buildings or bombs blow up packed buses. Whatever they are, extreme events always seem to come out of ‘nowhere’. In fact, ‘nowhere’ is such a common place, the English language even has a word for it.

But, is disaster really so sudden?

Of course not. There’s always some kind of warning. Volcanoes always rumble before they explode. Tsunamis are always preceded by big earthquakes. Currency devaluations always follow claims to the contrary by politicians. And, there’s always some poor idiot out there preaching the end of the world before it actually happens. So, why do we always feel like these things are ‘sudden’?


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Well, human psychology is an amazing thing. We have this fantastic ability to believe that nothing is wrong, that everything is okay – when it isn’t. We sing louder to drown out the cries of Jews being carried off to the gas chambers. We ignore the discrepancies in the testimony at the Senate hearings when presidents are assassinated. We overlook a congressman’s support for abortion, because he gives us something that we want. And, we pressure our own daughters to have one, because her baby would disrupt our carefully organized lives.

And, we look past the unfamiliar and latch on to the familiar. Have you ever noticed how long it takes people to notice your new haircut?

Those of you in foreign countries understand this principle. If a native English-speaker sees a sign in both Chinese and English, he or she will always see the English first, no matter how much they understand Chinese. Our minds ALWAYS hold the familiar tight, and avoid the unfamiliar – even if the unfamiliar holds greater benefit to us. This is even more true when the implications are horrifying.

Several years ago, while I was getting ready to write an article on the Arab-Israeli conflict, a packed bus blew up just down the street from my Jerusalem apartment. This wasn’t the first time that a bus had blown up nearby, but it was the first time that I stopped what I was doing and went down to take photographs. Years later, as I was showing someone the pictures, I realized that there had been dead bodies lying in the bus, and I hadn’t seen them. My mind had edited them out – while the camera hadn’t been so lucky.

Is your mind editing out the bad news around you?

Are you looking past the ugliness to latch onto the familiar?

Are the warning signs of impending disaster being drowned out because you, and everyone around you, has decided to sing louder?

Paul spoke of the time that we live in right now. And, he said this in 1st Thessalonians:

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.1 Thessalonians 5:3-7

The point is that disaster is coming. You may not be able to see it, because your mind doesn’t want to see it. Your mind may not even be able to grasp the implications of how terrible the future is – and I understand, since I suffer from the same problem. And, you may not be able to see it because this disaster is being really quiet as it creeps up on us. You may even be unable to see this catastrophe because you are holding onto a theory that tells you that nothing bad can happen to you. But, our theories and inability to see will not protect us from what is coming.

That’s why we must open our eyes and read our Bibles. Our media and our pastors are preaching ‘peace and safety’ to us, but destruction is coming. And, when it comes, it will be sudden.

When it happens, it will happen quickly.

Are you ready for this?


If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment. Your input is truly welcome.


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27 thoughts on “When It Happens, It Will Happen Quickly”

  1. Its what I call the “Ostrich Syndrome” People would rather stick their head in the sand and pretend its all O.K. than to deal with reality or “act” and “think” on their own, independent of what the media states. Few will look and say the Emperor has no clothes.
    The Sheeple have been blinded for so long by their Govt’s. and Churches that they call good evil,….war peace,..freedom slavery.

    When I was a younger man I would marvel at how the adversary could/would be able to deceive the whole world. When I for real started to search out our CREATOR and HIS CHRIST/TRUTH,….I was amazed at how the world was already deceived and under delusions. We are told they were sent and believed the Lie because they “Loved not the TRUTH”…..I was shocked at this when I learned HE was speaking to religious people and not necessarily the lost or “un-churched”

    I thank you John for obeying HIS WORD and being the “Watchman on the Wall” to sound out to the death of hearing folks, the calamity that is soon to come.

    Many will argue “doctrine” and “traditions” to support why they believe you are wrong…..even up until the time they climb onto the FEMA buses.
    No single fleshly man has the whole picture or the entire “Truth” as to how it will unfold.
    The Prophets and the Watchmen warned about coming distant signs…..they had no clear picture of the whole but were obedient in their warnings to the cities. Same today. We only see darkly thru the glass but more and more clear as that day approaches.

    While it may not be feasible for the majority to “Leave”…and this coming day will affect the entire world,……HE shakes and warns us to come out of Babylon….the physical and the spiritual…for where the treasure is…so is the heart. HIS Flock hears HIS voice and will follow no other.

    Again thank you for your efforts my brother.

  2. I would hope your not still in JERUSALEM,the LORD has told ALL his children to flee from there,Israel is about to be destroyed when they sign the peace deal with the demon from hell KERRY,america and ISRAEL will be destroyed,THE LORD has warned everyone and it fell on deft ears,NOW IT WILL BE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION,on everyone,americans would rather be dead then mind their own business,THEIR STONE BROKE,and still spending billions of borrowed money sticking their nose into someone elses business,and THEY WILL NOT STOP TILL THEIR BIG FAT NOSE HAS BEEN CHOPPED OFF…………………

    • Hey Arizona,

      I’m still in Taiwan. Thank you for your concern.

      My understanding of prophecy is that only 2/3rds of Israel will be destroyed, according to Zech 13 – and those in Jerusalem will be spared. I believe that this time may be coming soon. And, I believe that the Lord is calling my wife and I back there.

      We’ll see, when the time comes.

      May the Lord keep all of us, and lead us through the difficult days ahead.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  3. You are so correct. Many of us have seen these signs for years now and we know they are getting more detailed and intense. The sleepers out there are too busy with their many iThingies to notice. Lots of blame should be put on the media, they tell us how wonderful things are. And, as you imply, the pastors are not doing their jobs.

    Be prepared, get ready, hang on tight, and – most important – trust in GOD, He will bring His people through to the wonderful return of Jesus Christ, which is what all this is leading up to.

  4. And: It will be UGLY!!!

    You also FAIL to mention WHY IT’s Coming!!!
    Pastor/Rabbi Jonathan Cahn – in his book “Harbinger” – explains well exactly the message of 9/11 (With the Isaiah 9:10 prophecy).
    Ameica has not (nor will it ever) repent – of Abortion (G-d forgive me/us for Murdering our Babies), Of Adultry (G-d please forgive me/us for using the G-dless Courts to set-up my ex husband/wife and EXTORTING money [cs] from him/her and for cheating on/lieing to/about him/her). et al. America has now progressed from the Isaiah 9:10/11 portion of Judgement to the “Woe Be Unto You” Phase – when “Sudden Destruction Commeth”!!!
    The Isaiah 9/10 Prophecy (Google it) go’s hand-in-hand with Amos Chapter 4:

      • Oh so right you are – that THEY will never Repent!!! And the reason they will not – is that it is the same here/now as it was of the Saducee’s and Pharisee’s – the problem (In the Church especially) is that it is Full of the Self-Righteous Saducee’s and Pharisee’s – those who wear their “phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long” (Mt 23:5) – (Which translates into Neo-Babylonian America’s Congressman, Senators, Judges, Lawyers, Pastors, Teachers et al) – they read/hear the Word of G-d and His Christ and think immediately that he was speaking to all the “Low Lifes” in jail/Prison – the young men/women who’s lives/souls have been destroyed by this “Neo-Babylonian Systems Modern Day Saducees and Pharisees” – and don’t understand tha he was speaking to THEM!!!… Cont’d

        • Case-in-point:
          An American (Neo-Babylonian) Judge goes to some Church on Sunday and may even Tithe every now and then. The rest of the week he spends tied up throwing his John Hancock on Divorce Decrees and throwing the now grown up Child Victims of those Brutal Lop-Sided Divorces into some Privatized Jail/Prison for the Marijane Cigarette that fell out of his lap when he was pulled over for his blinker being out. The reason he smokes Marijane is because it helps relieve the menta/emotional trauma he suffered through his broken childhood – growing up with his “LIBERATED” momma, several abusive step-dads – who never taught him ANYTHING about being a man/life because he wasn’t their kid – just excess baggage that came with the “LIBERATED” woman. He grew up with no skills, doesn’t know how to manage a family because he never really had one!…. cont’d

      • Agreed. America will not repent, And very few of them will be counted as the spotless bride. No, the mercy will be the guillotines. The great many that come through the great tribulation; Judgement is coming to America. Until men’s hearts are broken, and cries of true repentance baptize them, it’s going to be ‘Great tribulation’, Full stop; Lions and Lambs

      • P.S. Mr. Little!!!
        Please forgive me if I came off pointed?!! Not my intention at all!!!
        Outstanding Article as Always!!!
        Many Blessings back to you!!!

          • Certainly, Sire!!!

            You should have left up all my comments!!!

            “BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS”


            When “BABYLON” Falls — it’s not coming because of the poor broken, hurt, lost (not all) souls in Prison!!!
            G-ds coming to Kill the Leaders of this People!!! With (China, Russia and Iran/Islam) – Me Thinks!!!

            The Courts are SICK. FOUL. CORRUPT. IMMORAL.

          • Hi MagenD,

            Sorry, I cannot allow encyclopedic comments. It keeps others from being able to comment.

            However, your comments are good, and we do indeed have a sick, foul, corrupt, immoral and Godless judicial system. It truly is one of the many evils that God is coming to judge.

            It sounds like you speak from experience. I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that.

            And, I checked the link that you gave. Again, I am so sorry. How terrible.

            Thanks again for your comment, MagenD.

            Yours in Christ,

            John Little

      • John,

        You recommend that Americans leave the US, but where do we go? I’m more than willing to leave, but I don’t know where to do that will be any better for Christians in this world today.

        Please advise,

        • Hey Marie,

          I have struggled with this question myself, and I do not have a firm answer.

          I have heard good things about Costa Rica and Chile. Friends of mine have found a great church in Costa Rica, and it looks like a good place to weather the storm that is descending on the US. Chile is a good bet for economic and financial reasons, but I do not know much about the Christian community there. (I’ve also heard of other places in Central and South America)

          My wife and I are serving in a ministry here in Taiwan, and this could be another place for you. There are many good brothers and sisters in Christ, here.

          Having said that, I believe that the best place in the world will be Jerusalem. It will not be without its dangers, and I can tell you that it’s a rough place to live. But, there is no place in the world that I would rather be. (Lord willing, my wife and I will be there when it all comes apart.)

          Seek the Lord for direction. The best place of all will be where He leads you.

          God bless you, Marie, for treating this seriously. Let me know what you come up with.

          Yours in Christ,

          John Little

  5. Is 10:1-4

     Woe to those who make unjust laws,
        to those who issue oppressive decrees,

    (Famlly Courts, Judges, Lawyers – working for money/extortion/Bankers – not JUSTICE/The People)

    2 to deprive the poor of their rights
        and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people,
    making widows their prey
        and robbing the sheep.
    3 What will you do on the day of reckoning,
        when disaster comes from afar?
    To whom will you run for help?
        Where will you leave your riches (GOLD and SILVER)?
    4 Nothing will remain but to cringe among the captives
        or fall among the slain.
    Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
        his hand is still upraised.

  6. Well, said…it is amazing how many people would rather bury there heads in the sand than take a look around and deduce that bad things are headed this way if not here already.

  7. Good article and a good reminder. I use to say that too. That nature always warns us of when it will strike.

    The growl of a dog, the rattle of rattlesnake, the eerie quiet before a storm. But some people say what about when there is no noise or warning.

    The quiet IS the warning. Something is out-of-place, you know? Something different. The point is there is ALWAYS A WARNING. We may not be privy to it for some reason or another, distraction, complacency, etc.

    So here when the Bible says “peace & safety” (don’t they always say that with gun control?) is when they will ATTACK. Such a tactic brings the OPPOSITE result. Your guard is down. Isn’t that the best time?

  8. Everybody who carries a dollar bill in their pocket is carrying the prophecy of the coming of the Antichrist and the Antichrist kingdom. George Washington on bended knee is praying to in a depiction in a room off the Capitol Hill Rotunda…which dawns the Apotheosis of Washington…the deification of Washington surrounded by mythological creatures. You MUST separate yourself from the world and all of its snares for its prince seeks to mislead, distort, pervert, alter, change, and most of all, destroy you. The signs and symbols are everywhere.


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