The American Redoubt – Because America IS in Prophecy

The idea that America is the Seventh Head and The Beast of Revelation is NOT going to be easy to swallow for most Americans – especially on the eve of our most patriotic holiday – Independence Day. The problem is that ignoring prophecy in these Last Days is a recipe for disaster, so we are forced to look at these things.

Furthermore, there are so many disasters bearing down on America, right now… the thought that America is The Wounded Head of Revelation 13… well, it’s just a bit more ‘icing on the cake’. To mix in another metaphor, stick a fork in us, ‘cuz OUR goose is cooked.

So, let’s talk a bit about ‘getting out of Dodge’.


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The American Redoubt – Because America IS in Prophecy

I have told everyone and will continue to tell everyone that getting out of America is the second-most important bit of preparation that you can make for the coming disaster. The first will ALWAYS be dedicating your life to the service of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

The problem with ‘getting out of America’ is that so many are unable to do so, for a number of reasons. So, let me offer an alternative. I’ve talked about this before, but it bears repeating:

The American Redoubt

The American Redoubt is a concept of James Wesley Rawles, and he is someone that everyone should listen to. This is his website:

If you plan to stay in the United States, then you need to know EVERYTHING that he talks about. And, I posted an article about him, with links to an interview, here:

And, I have a somewhat older post, here:

As I said in that one:

When you’re sick, you need a doctor. When you’re REALLY sick, you need a specialist.

James is a specialist, one that you will need if you plan on sticking around for all the fireworks that are coming. (And no, I don’t mean the kind that you will be seeing tomorrow.)

This was brought to mind by a podcast that I listened to several days ago, on

I recommend that you listen to the interview, because it offers the viewpoint of someone who made the decision to move to The American Redoubt. I was impressed by Hunter, the person being interviewed. And, he wants to help.

He was instrumental in setting up an information forum for those who are interested in learning more about relocation, and what you should do if you can’t. Here’s the site:

And, for those interested in a taking a bit of a look at what relocation might be like, Mr. Rawles’ son, Jonathan has a site, called Survival Realty:

It’s actually quite interesting to look through the properties that are available.

If you cannot relocate to The American Redoubt, at least have an action plan that will conceivably get you to a safe place, in the event of a catastrophic disaster. There are many different disasters rolling down on us, and a city will be the most dangerous place you could possibly be.

Please, have a plan.

Are you ready for this?
(That’s a link. Do more than just think about it.)


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


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32 thoughts on “The American Redoubt – Because America IS in Prophecy”

  1. Attempting to teach prophecy of the Bible to Christendom is like trying to teach trigonometry to a newborn. It can’t be done. Christendom is the world empire of false religion. In other words, it’s all man made religions, essentially ALL religions. No religion was created by Jesus on the evening of Nisan 14, 33 A.D. He created the Christian Congregation, the one true faith, God’s words to us. No “religion” teaches this, therefore no one knows what it is or means. Satan has mislead the entire inhabited Earth. Trying to teach the world the prophecies, or anything else in the scriptures must therefore be done on a one by one basis. And only to those who actually want it. There are not very many of those that want it.

    • Hi Mike Savage,

      Um… I’m not sure what to say to all that. There is some truth to what you say, but… it sounds like you completely disregard the Bible. And THAT is… disturbing to see.

      If you don’t have the Bible, you don’t have the words of God with which the Holy Spirit can teach you. And that means you have nothing.

      Boy, I hope that I misinterpreted what you were saying. It’s such a desolate thought.

      Thank you, Mike, for that comment.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

    • If teaching the prophecies and the scriptures must be done on a one to one basis, who would the teacher be? Who is such an expert that they have true understanding of this, 2000 years after the fact?

  2. Hi John. 🙂
    I love your articles, and i dont want to come off as someone with all the answers or someone that wants to correct others. BUT. America isnt the head that is wounded. That beast arose from the sea. In Rev 17:15 the angel tells john that the sea is many peoples places and tongues. That first beast also changed the laws of God. The times of God. And called herself God. America is the second beast that rises from the earth. No population, (new land) No king, (no crowns on the horns) And speaks like a dragon. (THATS US!) The first beast is catholic church, (not the catholic people) we are the second that forces the world to worship the first. Our first five freedoms derive directly from the persecution of the church in europe before we came here. And now? Now she has successfully removed them all. And here we go again.
    God bless you my brother.

    • Hi Michael,

      Those are some very interesting points. Remember that The Beast is the eighth head and is one of the seven. And, there are common characteristics that make them ‘heads’. And, I just do not see how the Vatican holds those common characteristics with the other six heads.

      Again, one of the heads (presumably the seventh) becomes the eighth, and it is THAT eighth that is The Beast.

      Furthermore, the seventh head is described as continuing only for a short time, and THAT would disqualify the Vatican – but, would make America an ideal candidate.

      Then, you have a problem with the woman who rides The Beast. If The Beast is the Vatican, who is The Woman?

      Thank you, Michael. Good points.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

      • Well i can see your dilema about the heads of the beast. But remember its the woman and not the beast that is the issue. The beast is a vehicle for the scarlet woman. She is drunk on the blood of the saints, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her. There are two women in Rev. One pure, and one scarlet drunk on blood. One is the remnant that wont bow to the woman on the beast, the other is rome. Jesus is accused of blasphemy In Matt 9;2- 3 and John 10:29- 33. Rome claims the power to fogive sin and claims to be god. (google any combination of that and see what you get) Rome is about to be given back all her power she previously lost. We are living on the very knife edge of our time here on earth.
        God bless you and THANK YOU for listening and taking the time to do what you’re doing.

        • Hi Michael,

          Thank you.

          I think that there is an interesting point of emphasis here. And, I believe that the question revolves around this one:

          How much control does the ‘Beast Rider’ have over The Beast?

          In Rev 12 and 13, we see The Beast act on its own. We see the Beast Rider only in Rev 17 and 18.

          Also, why is she called ‘The Whore’?

          Is it because there was some purity or righteousness in her origins and then she prostituted herself?

          If there was no ‘purity’ in her origin…

          Why then is she called a ‘whore’?

          I think that we’ll see more of the answer to these questions as time goes on.

          Thank you, Michael. Good comment.

          Yours in Christ,

          John Little

    • I’m old enough to remember when many Christians were absolutely convinced that Anwar Sadat was the antichrist. Earlier than that, many were convinced that Hitler was. It does not behoove us to be so sure of what we think we know.

      America, in fact the entire western hemisphere, was populated with millions of natives before we slaughtered them. It was not a new, unpopulated continent given to the pioneers. The US Cavalry actually “gifted” them with warm woolen blankets – from smallpox sanitariums. It was a deliberate policy, to clear the land for settlement by Europeans. This was a shameful response, considering Henry Hudson’s sailors were saved from scurvy by natives showing them the pine-needle tea cure. But know your conifers – some are toxic.

  3. Fleeing Babylon is easier than people think. It can be done on a shoestring, just not with all your “stuff.” Look at all these poor migrants who make it to the USA with nothing. But American Christians, like Lot’s wife, are not able to leave their comfortable life behind to get out of harm’s way. Best location for someone on a budget – Paraguay. A Christian country with a low cost of living in need of skilled labor (or even English teachers). Only need to show you have $5,000 to deposit in bank account to get residency – no need to have a job before you get there. It also has one of the smallest governments in the world; one of the few non-socialist and safe countries in South America. Plenty of food, water, and hydro electricity if crash happens.

    • Hi Chris,

      Very true. This is even true here in Taiwan. It can be very easy to ‘make it’ here.

      Most of the readers of this site are caught in a fear of the unknown and a normalcy bias. Add to that the familiar comforts of imperial America, and you have a deadly combination.

      My hope is that you are in a safe place, or have a plan to be there at the first whiff of trouble. (Hmmm… I smell something already.)

      Thank you, Chris.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  4. Isn’t it a bit disingenuous to claim to strongly dislike writing gloom and doom, but here you are on a regular basis. Maybe you should write on discipleship and do something productive towards the Kingdom. We have enough fear peddlers doing their “work.” No one seems to care about HOW people should draw neigh unto the Lord except for parroting scripture into platitudes.

    • Hi stevesmitty79,

      You’re assuming that I actually LIKE writing this stuff. I most assuredly do NOT. In fact, I positively hate doing it, and would much rather do something else. But, this is the calling that the Lord has led me to.

      Would you have me be quiet while brothers and sisters in Christ are in harm’s way?

      I sense a tremendous amount of bitterness in you Steve, and that worries me. Let me encourage you to turn off your TV, stop the secular music and read your Bible. There is much evil in this world, and only the Lord can neutralize it.

      Thank you, Steve.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  5. Much of what you say I agree with. And jumping off a sinking ship is one’s natural instinct. But where can one truly go to escape the calamity that waits for us all. GOD’s word says, that judgment will come upon the whole earth. No one, or place, is exempt from the terrible day of the Lord. Even if we seemingly find a pocket to hid in, it will only be temporary.

    In the days of Jeremiah, he prophesied for over 20 years that the Babylonians were coming. Few made it out beforehand. There were some who it out to somewhere else. To what end and how well off were they??

    But we see that those who stayed and surrendered themselves to GOD’s judgment, for whatever their reason, were saved. They faced insurmountable odds of survival, but GOD encouraged then through His prophet. Though it ‘seemed like it was the end’ and all hope was lost. Those who stayed, stood still and held their ground, though terrified, were ultimately saved. Even though they were carried away to another land, they lived. Not only did they lived, but they even prospered in the place where GOD took them. They were preserved and protected and eventually were allowed back and reinstated.

    Those who trust in the Lord will be established and those who heed His prophet(s) will prosper. Trust GOD’s word and trust His proven character. Know that He is able to save you right where you stand.

    ‘Be still and know that I am GOD’….

    • Hi steven gibson,

      Since you reference Jeremiah, you need to understand what he told the people of Jerusalem. He told them to voluntarily go with the Babylonians to Babylon. He told them to LEAVE.

      Now, I am NOT asking people to flee the Antichrist – at least, not yet. What I am telling people is to flee the certain destruction that is coming next. The Antichrist will come after. And, those who survive this coming cataclysm will have ample opportunity to serve God before the Antichrist comes.

      Essentially, what you saying, Steven, is to ignore the destruction that is coming to America. Only a fool would stand on the beach when they know a tsunami is on its way.

      You are required by God to prepare and help others to prepare, just as all of our forefathers did for countless generations.

      Are you going to get ready for what is coming?

      Thank you, Steven.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

    • There’s a rather huge difference between one of Israel’s many chastisements and the end of the world ……. I really think we are looking at the end of the world, and I really think that is something to take terribly seriously …… whether we enjoy considering such things or not ……

    • Hi Jus’Say’n,

      That looks like a very interesting website. And, from a brief perusal of the content, it looks like he is in line with a friend of mine, John Price. John is a very good guy and someone that I respect a great deal.

      However, we disagree over New York City as The Whore of Revelation. Here are the two verses that are at the heart of that disagreement:

      And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. – Revelation 17:6

      And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. – Revelation 18:4

      John Price has an explanation, but that explanation can only apply if Gog and Magog happens BEFORE America is attacked. (And, even then, there would be a problem.) And, that does not appear to be the current timeline of events.

      For those who just ignore those verses, or even delete them… well, then you could make a case for New York City being the woman that rides The Beast – although, the case for the Vatican would ALSO still stand.

      But, there is a curse upon those who add or take away from Revelation:

      For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: – Revelation 22:18

      Many have added to the Book of Revelation, and will suffer for it. But, there’s worse:

      And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. – Revelation 22:19

      To take ANYTHING from Revelation is to take yourself out of the Book of Life. Or, to put it another way, it would be to demonstrate a lack of salvation.

      So, unless we can demonstrate that New York has been drunk with the blood of saints, more so than the Vatican, the Vatican is our chief suspect for the position of Beast Rider.

      Furthermore, my research indicates that the Vatican ALSO fits the other elements described in Revelation 17 and 18. She is more powerful and more abominable that you might think.

      One other point. the Jesuits have been involved in a centuries-long campaign to shift the focus of Revelation 17 and 18 from the Vatican to… anywhere else. The Jesuits are a diabolical and, at the highest levels, Satanic organization. And, I detect their involvement in this issue.

      Do not fall for their lies.

      Thank you, Jus’Say’n.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  6. WANT to know how its really going to GO,read your BIBLE and then read about the VISION GEORGE WASHINGTON,had in his tent in the winter of 1777,in valley forge,THATS HOW IT ENDS,and nothing anyone says will change whats coming BUT THE LORD HIMSELF,and he ain’t going to change a thing,its set in stone……the details might be lacking in GEORGES vision,but plenty of people have been shown since then,and the picture ends the same way every time,I know, I’ve seen it my self…………..

  7. John, the problem is that American Christians have it too good. They have never really been persecuted like Christians in China or the Middle East. The other problem that is even more disturbing is the trend that has been happening since the eighties where some of these Christians think that America is the new Israel, so they have nothing to fear. Many evangelicals here in Denver think that Colorado Springs, Colorado is the new Jerusalem. That is where our problem lies with American Christians is that many of them make up their Bible as they go along.

    The other problem is the Christians who are power hungry and want to go to war with any country they think is against Israel. These American Christians are called the, “Israel firsters.” Many of these Christians believe that if they join the military somehow support the military in its march across the globe to kill those that do not agree with the U.S. or Israel, then they are going to Heaven. God had something to say about that; “They will kill and do it in my name.” Not sure chapter and verse, but I remember that verse well.

    When I go overseas much of what I hear about my country has to do with the military and the American evangelical Christians and how they are violating every law in the Bible. What most people do not understand is that the U.S. military and its civilian intelligence agencies are largely staffed and influenced by American churches, and specifically evangelical Christians who think it is alright to kill as long as it is Muslims and in God’s name.

    That is why American Christians will never listen to us about Bible prophecy, they think that we are “exceptional” just like our government does.

    Here is my saying that applies to Americans and its government; “Like government, like people.”

    Remember that old saying like mother, like daughter? Or, like father like son? Well the government is a reflection of the people and the people become a reflection of the government and that is why the majority of Americans, especially Christians, will ignore this end days prophecy. The honestly do not think anything will happen to “exceptional” America.

    I have another saying I heard years ago from an old Jewish man who when asked why the majority of Americans will not stand up and take a stand.

    Here was his response; “The masses of people have never mattered in history and they never will.”

    • Hi William Zabel,

      Much of what you say in your comment is true. And, I also have had a bone to pick with many ‘Israel Firsters’.

      It seems that we have two camps in Christianity:

      – Don’t Worry We’re All Gonna Be Raptured

      – We Are Israel So Go Out And Fight

      The first group loves Israel, but have been lulled into complacency. (And, they are blind to the unsaved state that Israel is in, at this moment.)

      The second are the Christian Soldier type who reject ANY support for Israel. (They appear to me that they believe in a rootin’ tootin’ gun totin’ Jesus.)

      Both sides are wrong. BUT, God IS at work in Israel, and Ezekiel 36 and 37 are happening RIGHT NOW. And, I have seen God at work in Jerusalem for 15 years.

      As to the Christian element in the CIA, that is ONLY true at the lowest levels. Most of the ‘Christian Element’ that you see in the CIA are Mormons, and even THEY don’t reach the highest levels. There are NO morals at all amongst those at leadership level of the CIA. NONE.

      Please understand the Israel HAS gotten a pretty raw deal. The NWO tried to stamp her out, and failed. Now, they are trying to bring her into their camp, and are having some success.

      Just pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and Israel’s eventual salvation. There is a lot of suffering that she is about to go through.

      Thank you, William.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  8. Your article is interesting although I feel missing a major point. The AR concept has never been about finding a place to _simply_ “ride out the storm.” It has always been about finding a place to do something. Although I accept I do not know what that “something’ is. See we are faced with three choices. Do nothing, wait for someone or something else do something, or do something ourselves. What do you think will be required?

    Your thoughts on Revelations are interesting. I accept that Revelations is true, but I also accept Revelation and all prophecy is very, very hard to predict. The founders of this nation thought they were in the end times. So did some of the original Christian in the times of the Apostles. Again i accept Revelations as the divine word of God, but I am careful on trying to say I have the unique understanding of it.

    Now what I do have a fairly good grasp of, is the fact that the situation in this nation, and perhaps the world, cannot hold. However we are faced with choices. We can do nothing, we can wait for others including God to do something, or we can act ourselves. In modern times God has always demand that his people act. Even if it is simply to flee. However he has always demanded action. He never said “just hang out in Egypt, or Sodom, don’t worry I will take care of everything and you do not have have to even lift a finger.” He has never said that. If you think of the great evil we have allowed on our watch … Well if you study the Bible, it seems we are not going to get off lightly. When great evil happens, God tends to demand greater sacrifice to put things right.

    JWR has said that even he does not know what the AR is ultimately about. However he has hinted that he was called to bring as many God-fearing conservative people together in an area that is very, very large (five states). I concur. The AR is not about hiding to ride out the storm. The AR may be about pulling together so that we can act more decisively if given the opportunity.

    Interesting piece.

  9. Just LOVE the Berean debate u ‘all get into….All of its good… I realize there are the “infiltrators” who bring doubt and desention./ attack…Thats why we are to “watch and pray to be found worthy to escape these things”. God rolls it out as needed….I
    personally wonder if this strange new entity we all are trying to get our heads around is forming now..,,,,I see since the NEW ( SEWage)age religous system is growing with the recent additons of skulls,death worshiping,Harry Potter( get’em while they are young) Hollywood promoting,homosexual agenda +++ main lines apostacizing and giving allegance to a N.W.O. agenda… weird creature
    John ! Have we considered this? I see in my own city the trend everywhere even w/ adults who know NO Christian background sucking this in whole heart. Even 10 yrs ago people had more scruples then now! Even crime has ranked up in my area and city! I see such a difference with all these unbelieving ethenic groups immigrating here….it has changed the very spiritual atmosphere over a city…..
    I am looking recently at Henry Gruvers prayer walks as being something we all need to take notice of… and what now after Ramadahm? When they all fast and pray for such a long time to their god? Truly the numbers grow daily …. in 20 yrs….what or who will be the majority? John thanks for doing the work you do…we all need this challenge to get us ‘watchin” Good work BRO. OH! Any idea how Canada fits the picture? Anyone?

  10. 2037. Well I am unsure again about your understanding of Revelations, but I concur that there is an excellent opportunity for our nation to experience massive shocks in the next 30 years, if we do not change course simply because of the exploding welfare state. I call it taxmageddon. That was from 2010 thus making it 2040. Again, this is not with Revelations, this was based on three extremely smart rich business guys saying that this nation will either increase all taxes by 70%, decrease all spending by 50% of some combination of both in the next 30 years. And the resulting conflict that will cause. You say 2037, they say that will happen by 2040. The post is here: which I put up NOV2013. That is a little unnerving. Hmmm…. Again, I do not come to this by Revelations, but by logic. Thus I may be wrong. I feel confident in saying everyone should become as independent of this clearly immoral system as possible. The ole song A Country Boy can Survive and all of that. I have posted a piece partially motivated by this thread. God bless, and happy Independence Day.

    Your Brother in Christ

    • Hi Bard,

      It’s good to have a voice from the American Redoubt.

      The Key lies in the words of our Lord and Savior. He said that the generation that saw Jerusalem under the control of The Jews… that generation would not pass (Luke 21) ’til all be fulfilled. That means that the Last Days started on June 7, 1967.

      Much MUST happen between now and the end, and it is our job to reach out to our brothers and sisters to lead them to safety, if possible.

      Thank you, Bard.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  11. All Christians are saved through Jesus Christ. Our brief time on Earth is somewhat irrelevant in light of eternity with God in Heaven.

    We shouldn’t live each day in fear of the future. As The Bible notes, no one knows the date when Christ will return. And no one knows exactly when or where catastrophic natural, economic, political and/or military events will take place. We can speculate about those things, but no one knows for sure.

    As Christians, I’m not suggesting we “bury our heads in the sand” with regard to coming prophetic events, only that we not be fearfully consumed by prepping and our own personal survival.

    If we’re really concerned about saving millions of people, then let’s focus on converting our families, friends, co-workers, etc. to Christ our Savior–as opposed to a prepping lifestyle–and we’ll be saving them for all eternity.

    • Hi Keith,

      It’s good to see that you have the key focus down.

      But, do you seriously believe that there is no need for preparation?

      Second of all, after this disaster hits us, there will be a great need for Christians to go out and serve God. To try and tell Christians not to prepare, is to deny this magnificent opportunity to serve our Lord.

      As I have always said, and will continue to say:

      Seek the direction of the Lord and hold Him close.

      If He directs to you to stay where you are, then that’s fine. But, to tell others to not prepare… that’s… disturbing.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little


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