If Not Now… When?

In last week’s series, I hit you with the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie. In the weeks and months leading up to that, I’ve taken you through a veritable chamber of horrors. And all of it was (and is) true. I’ve also talked to you about what you need to do, to protect yourself from what is coming.

Some have written me, telling me about what they are doing, and it is a HUGE relief to know that there are brothers and sisters doing everything that they can to prepare. But, that’s only some.

How about you?

I know that this is a touchy subject, and it’s pretty personal… but, the wolf is pawing at the door. It’s getting a bit late for decision-making.


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If Not Now… When?

I tend not to take things lying down. I rarely take ‘no’ for an answer. I tend to leap before I look. And, I have the worst case of Foot-in-Mouth disease that I have ever seen – all the way to the knee.

Sitting around and waiting for people to make important decisions drives me crazy. And no…

…TALKING about decisions is NOT the same as making them.

I’m also impolite, anti-social and tend to run over people – figuratively speaking – because I don’t always think about where I’m going, before I get there.

My poor wife has all but given up on reforming her rampaging, bull-in-a-china-closet husband. I tend to trample over her at times, and I ALWAYS feel bad about that…  really bad…

…because she does NOT pull her punches.

So, I understand why you would be horrified at someone like myself, rushing about and yelling that the sky is falling. You undoubtedly want to think a bit, before packing your bags and heading for the hills, as I keep telling you to do.

By the way, I am NOT living in Taiwan because it’s a safe place to relocate. I’m here for other reasons, and almost all of it by ‘accident’.

So, what are you going to do?

And, when are you going to decide to do it?

We have a lawless President and a lawless Congress, all of whom rule over a lawless country. We’re broke and broken and making enemies with all the grace of a drunken baboon. We’re running out of water and oil. We’re printing money at at a dizzying rate, and the stock market is rising solely off of the hot air coming from that printing machine at the Federal Reserve.

We have illegal immigrants, gang bangers and worse rolling across the southern border, unchecked. And Ebola threatens to leap the Atlantic, straight into your living room. We have fools in Washington planning nuclear war, and there’s a shooting war brewing just over Europe’s Carpathian mountains, in Ukraine.

Real unemployment is between 25% and 35%, depending on how you define what’s real. And, the only corporation that’s hiring right now, is the US Government. The healthcare system is collapsing, and the cops have gone insane.

Muslims are baying for the blood of Christians in the Middle East – and everywhere else. And so far, all that we could do is drop a couple of bombs on them. We are vilifying the only country that is doing anything about Islamic radicals. And, all of that leaves us…


Ah yes, a choice.

You could choose to do nothing. It really is the most popular way that people are dealing with this insane situation. You will be safe in the knowledge that you did NOT jump out ahead of everyone else, that you did NOT sacrifice your comfortable life too soon.

You might even choose to be that ultimate risk taker, the gambler. You could gamble that I don’t know what I’m talking about. You might even take your chances with loaded dice… gambling that the pre-tribulation rapture really will come – even thought there’s no evidence of such a mythical beast.

But, do you really want to make such a gamble?

History’s fields are full of the mass graves of those who made such decisions.

For those of you who have finally come to the conclusion that you have to do something…

…could I take a moment to point out that we really don’t know how much time that we have left?

We really do NOT know how long it will be before someone decides to release a biological weapon. We don’t know when the banks will fail and the Western World will be forced to declare martial law. We don’t know when our covert war with Russia will turn hot – or even nuclear. We don’t know when somebody, somewhere will set off the EMP weapon that destroys everything.

And, you won’t know when it’s too late, until it is.

So, let me ask you…

When are you going to decide to decide?

What will it take for you to make that first step in preparation?

What sign do you need to get you started?

What headlines do you need to see before stepping out of the path of danger?

How many need to die before you go out and buy an extra can of beans?

You really need to be thinking about this. Millions died at the hands of Hitler because they couldn’t believe that he was as bad as Dietrich Bonhoeffer , or Martin Niemöller, said that he was. And, we have a worse-than-Hitler coming.

You really need to ask yourself what it will take to decide.

If not now…


I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. There’s not much time left.)


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41 thoughts on “If Not Now… When?”

  1. John, I seem to recall you saying that you were thinking of possibly relocating to Israel. May I ask your reasoning for this? It seems to me that that part of the world will really be a dangerous area to be in the event of a nuclear war.

    • Hi john varner,

      God laid Israel on my heart from a very young age, and I have not been able to escape it. The only thing that I am asking God for now, is a sign that we are to return.

      I speak the language and lived there for 15 years before coming to Taiwan.

      Safety has never been my goal, only service. The fact that Revelation 12 refers to the chance of safety from the Antichrist… well, that’s a side issue.

      We’ll see what the Lord decides.

      Thank you, John.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  2. NO ONE is going to remove the anti-christ from power except Jesus the Messiah Himself. The greatest deception mankind has ever seen will come in weeks. It will completely turn this world upside down.

    His appointed task is to bring destruction to a wicked people who will not stop sinning and ask forgiveness for their sins. We serve a RIGHTEOUS God. Jesus Messiah is coming for those who are ready in weeks. Those who are not will face the most hell like time in human history. This anti-christ will lead the murdering of billions of people in the name of “peace” and “safety”.

    Jesus the Messiah is your only escape. Repent and join those of us who are going to be taken soon.

    Continue on and Deny Jesus Christ and YOU WILL remain here to face what comes next……death on a massive scale for all wicked people.

    Time is SHORT.

    • Hi Gene Roberts,

      I’m sorry, Gene. But, you don’t have scripture to back up this claim that Jesus will be coming back for us in just a few weeks.

      In fact, it worries me that you’ve made such a claim. Many have gotten themselves in trouble by date-setting in this way.

      Be careful, Gene.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

    • Hummm?! Don’t know why it only now just hit me, how much “Peace and Safety” sounds like “Hope and Change”?!!!
      And how much the Pre-Trib Rapture Garb. sounds like “Peace and Safety”?!

  3. I mostly agree with you, that people have to get off the sidelines and into the game. Christians however have been inculcated to believe that government will take care of them, provide for them, keep them safe. More specifically they have been trained to believe in military might as a means of keeping them safe. So, they ask, what’s the point of me doing something when the military and government to keep me safe? Me personally, I am not a believer in government. And certainly no supporter of the military. Frankly I don’t see any difference between an IRS agent and a soldier. One is trained to steal, the other to murder. And I say this incidentally as a veteran of the Vietnam debacle. I went back to SE Asia in 1999-2000 for four month to help with de-mining operations in Laos and Cambodia and saw exactly what the US did to those people. Once I got home I shred my (not so) honorable discharge and DD-214 and threw away everything military related. I actively discouraged my children from enlisting as well as many of their friends.

    I’ve already made my decision and know precisely what I’m going to do. I’ll be going to Palestine in December to work with a Christian ministry on the west bank. In my opinion the Sermon on the Mount is the most underrated and least obeyed part of the bible. So I’ll take Jesus for His word and become a “peacemaker”, part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

    Finally, I would remind you that Bonhoeffer failed. If his efforts had any effect it was probably to get a lot of innocent people killed. There are greater examples in terms of being an effective witness for Christ. Richard Wurmbrand come to mind.

    • Hi David,

      And, I will probably fail too, as did Ezekiel. But, God still required Ezekiel to give warning – as God requires me.

      It’s good to see that you have open eyes. Just be careful when in the areas governed by the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinians lie to themselves, and the mainstream media does not report the truth.

      I lived in Israel for 15 years, and I know both sides of this conflict and have deep connections on both sides. Do NOT get caught in the anti-Zionist trap.

      Remember that the Palestinians need the Gospel more than politics.

      Thank you, David.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

      • John,

        I agree that the mainstream media isn’t forthcoming about the situation in Palestine. The way I see it everyone needs the gospel. Everyone. And I have no interest in the politics over there per se but it’s almost impossible to ignore them wouldn’t you agree? I’m in touch with many folks on the west bank and have at least a grasp of what is happening.

        As far as anti Zionist beliefs, frankly I don’t get all caught up in labels. That said, I have a ton of questions that I can never get anyone to answer when it comes to Israel. When challenged they put up straw men arguments. There isn’t room to put them here but if you are so inclined I can email them to you. Can’t seem to find your email address on the site.


        • Hi David,

          You are absolutely right, all have the need of salvation. And, I even see the Arabs as possibly going before the Jews into Christ.

          Furthermore, my heart aches for the Arabs that have suffered. A friend of mine has offered me a position in his ministry in the West Bank, and I am sorely tempted to accept.

          But, my point is about the lies that are being told about Israel. And, I’ve seen these lies warp even the spiritual life of Christians. There is an unseen war between God and Satan over Jerusalem, and I don’t really understand it – other than that I choose to be on the side of what God is doing (Ezekiel 36 and 37).

          Please feel free to email me at john at johnlittle dot us. I will answer your questions if I can. I don’t have much in the way time resources, but send ’em all. The worst that can happen is that I don’t answer everything.

          Thank you, David. Never let propaganda get in the way of the truth, on whichever side.

          Yours in Christ,

          John Little

  4. OK John you convinced a dyed in the wool fundamental Baptist to change his view of the rapture. Great information and teaching on the subject by the way. Now, as to when, my question is Where? I know the US is headed into deep trouble…but what other country is not also on that road…so my question is where to go?

    Your brother,

    • Hi Greg,

      I’m glad that my feeble words were of use. Only the Holy Spirit could have guided you.

      As for where… well… where is God drawing you to serve?

      That’s always the first question.

      For the rest… well, I believe that Ezekiel’s Fire is coming, and I’m trying to get a website up and running on the subject. East Asia should be unaffected by that Solar Flare.

      And then, there’s Israel. You’ll have the opportunity to flee with Israel from the Antichrist, but you’ll hafta be there when two thirds are killed (Zech 13:8)

      Taiwan’s a pretty good place to hang out – so far.

      I’ll be concentrating more on this over the next few months so stay tuned.

      I’m just glad that another brother has his eyes open. Keep up the good work, Greg.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  5. I recently heard a pastor on line in a chat room telling the room full of american christians, “dont worry, famine wont come here until after the rapture”. I cant get anyone to store even an extra can of soup because they are told they will be raptured out of here before it gets tough. I enjoyed your articles on the pre trib lie.
    I have as much food stored as I can afford to get, and some supplies if the power fails, and some water. I keep updating my supplies. but most important I am getting close to Jesus and learning to hear His voice giving me guidance, assuring me of His love. My hope isnt in the food stored, its in Jesus, but storing food is simply wisdom and obedience to God who has been warning us for years that famine is coming.

  6. I think God has a plan for all of us no matter where He has us at this moment and time. Ultimately, there is only one safe place and that is wherever God wants you at that moment. I’m sure those who were used as torches in the Roman gardens or the arenas as punishment for being Christian had thought to go elsewhere but followed His will to the end. I pray that I have the strength required, but know it is through His strength and not my own that I possibly could.

    Someone once said the time to really start worrying is not when the Watchmen are crying out, but when they stop (either because they have moved for protection, are getting ready to fight or know there’s no point in any further warning). Many Watchmen have been called home and that pattern is accelerating although many still sound the alarm.

    • Hi gibby62,

      I agree. And, the Great Persecution will be an opportunity for the purification of the Church, but my heart aches at the thought of what our brothers and sisters will go through.

      I also have seen watchmen ‘stand down’, and that bothers me. I’m a latecomer, so we’ll see how long I last.

      In the end, we all rest in the Lord’s will.

      God bless you, Gibby. Great comment.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  7. Hi, John. If I knew the answer to your question, “what will it take?” – I would have used it on my family a couple of years ago. I prepare a daily news summary for members of my family. Most of them do not read it. On the rare occasion someone comments, it’s usually a reflection of the pre-trib bias, “All we need to do is wait for the LORD. He’s coming for us. No worries. We only need to be faithful.” While the “faithful” part is certainly true, the rest of the response drives me to the point of distraction (a short distance, considering the truth behind the headlines).

    What will it take? The news from WND on the removal and total destruction of the erez tree (Tree of Hope) from Ground Zero ought to mean something to the body. But it does not to most, only to a few. Because of the supposed comfort afforded believers through the pre-trib rapture, the body is completely seduced and entrenched in the normalcy bias. And we must bear in mind is that only a small percentage of the body of Christ pays any attention at all to the prophetic word. The balance of the body is oblivious, busily pursuing the “prosperity” they think is due them by Christ. They have neither eyes to see, nor ears to hear, the voice of the Holy Spirit. Because of their insensate condition, THEY WILL NOT BE THE OVERCOMERS our LORD encourages His own to be. Tragic.

    The “great” falling away is still coming. What we see now is just a trickle.

    Being a bull in china shop myself, I send you sympathies and hugs. To be a watchman is a really, really, really tough job description. Try being a gal and a watchman. Were it not for the LORD’S continual pushing to keep at it, I would have abandoned my post long ago. And, watchmen like you also give me strength, and I appreciate your courage more than I have words to say.

  8. 5 More Stars!!!
    Great Article….

    Americans (Or should I say, the West) lives in a bubble of it’s own making. A fantasy football world where if one is unhappy in a marriage – even for only a few days —- they can just “Leave it”. Or unhappy with a job, protest it. Or unhappy with G-d —- protest Him and kick Him out.

    Romans 1 SAYS IT ALL!!!

    28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are GOSSIPS, 30 SLANDERERS, GOD-HATERS, INSOLENT, ARROGANT and BOASTFUL; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, NO FIDELITY, NO LOVE, NO MERCY. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve (GAY RIGHTS, ABORTION) of those who practice them.

    Does it not?!

  9. Hi John,

    I am good at prepping, but finding a place to go is another thing altogether. I would prefer to leave the country and have a passport and enough money. My first choice is some place Asian, away from the crazy Muslims. Yet I have German ancestry and some of my relatives feel it is time repatriate back to Germany. Yet I hear they are having trouble with radical Muslims.

    Any ideas of a good place to go? Any countries that would be acceptable to a foreigner moving their business to their country?


    • Hi william zabel,

      I happen to like Taiwan, and there do seem to be a disproportionate number of Germans here. So, this place might be a good option for you. There’s also Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. All the above have their pluses and minuses.

      The Muslims of East Asia are less crazy than the rest – but, no guarantees. So, Malaysia and Indonesia are out.

      I hope that helps, William.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  10. I am with you bro. I have been verbally driving over folks about what is coming for years. All of a sudden people are listening. My family at least has made the move back to YHWH.I have been preparing spiritually and in the physical for at least five years. I have a minimal living supply, I can protect mine and some of others. My biggest concern is the spiritual batle that has ensued against followers of the Way. there are not enough of us to hold it back without the Ruach once HE steps back. I clai, Psalms 91 and stand in that as a soldier of the Cross.

  11. Excellent questions , When will people wake up to make the choices that are needed to help them survive the Great Persecution!.

    I have prepared incase I am not at ground zero, but staying at home may be a death wish so I am ready to travel away from the city and into the wilderness before mass civil unrest hits after the first bomb( whether its EMP, nuclear or a financial bubble that blows) does!

    The thing is, I have far too many family members that are still muslim, I am the only member in my entire family that has accepted Jesus and I will have to give them the testimony of Jesus over and over again until they see the truth or my head goes rolling for it.

    Trying to live to the end will not be as fruitfull if I don’t have my family with me.

    Please pray for my Family that have yet to accept Jesus, infact please help to pray for all the people in the world that will be deceived by the Antichrist ,

    I am deeply concerned because in Islam the Antichrist is portrayed as the Messiah and Millions upon Millions will be deceived due to the teachings of Islam!

    Most Muslims don’t even know that the so called Prophet Mohammed that gave muslims the Quran is a pedophile who married a 9 year old girl at his age of 40.

    Mohammed states he spoke to God in a cave, but I am truly believing that he was actually talking to Lucifer who wanted to combat the gospels of Jesus with his version of the world. And in this attempt millions of muslims will look to the antichrist as the Messiah.

    We will be in war though before Obama leaves office,
    look at how FDR got to stay for a 3rd and 4th term during WW2
    the cycle is about to repeat itself and Obama will keep the presidency.

    More and more of his actions are pointing to the fact that he is the man of perdition.

    Did you also know that Obamacare will mandate people take an RFID chip in 2017 for those that have government insurance.

    Also if Babylon is America then it states that in one hour will we be wounded by a mortal wound which keeps us barely limping on to the end. I strongly believe Nuclear death will sweep across the USA, it will be a large scale assault that Russia and maybe China do to completely wipe us out, or to the verge of complete destruction.

    Scary times are coming indeed

  12. I have a good deal in common with you. But evidently your mission is to the many who will go through the great tribulation-they will be 10s of thousands, hopefully more. But you err regarding the word and spirit of God in what is the harpazo. Their is a hidden, pure bride amongst us, both alive in flesh and in the ground who will certainly and ARE out of the way. We do not fear the first death brother, nor are we ‘frightened’ by all the hyperbole and noise is image or media script; The virgin remnant bride is exclusively ‘perfect love’. Do not be overly convinced that God, the Adon Yahweh Elohim has revealed all, for He surely has secrets, mysteries and surprises far outside your and our purview. He has kept apart-outside a bride. A perfect Church-the very one Jesus Himself planted; Post trib reasoning is highly flawed! Should you want to steady your wifes nerves in this respect see Joel Josephs work on the subject matter at prophetic Scroll . org.
    Lions and Lambs

    • Hi Andre,

      Actually, my mission is to prepare the Body of Christ for what will come BEFORE the Tribulation – so that they will be ready spiritually and physically. Those that survive that, will probably be ready for the Tribulation.

      We’ll see what happens.

      Thank you, Andre.

      Yours in Christ.

      John Little

  13. Hello John, I look forward everyday to reading your blog,GOOD JOB !!!
    What about Corrie Ten Boom ? She was put in that time and place for a purpose.
    I’m sure a lot of us here in Amerika are too! I am praying for a short but sweet awakening when disasters start to hit. I guess you can call me a prepper, I have food,water,etc. etc. All I can do for now is what you have posted at the top of your blog. i.e. LUKE 21:36 keep up the good work!!!!
    P.S. 2 cor. 5:6-9. 6. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. 7. For we walk by faith, not by sight.
    8. we are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

  14. God planted in my spirit 18 months ago to prepare. Before that time, I felt it was not necessary. As my eyes were opened to what is happening in the world, I feel it is imperative to be as ready as anyone can be for hell on earth. The important thing is to remember no matter what happens, God will be with us through the tribulation and we must learn to walk by faith.
    There is so much soft pedaling going on and milk fed babies in our churchs, it is important to speak plainly and be honest. A watchman who does not sound the alarm is not doing his duty. Continue to sound the alarm.

  15. We have a lawless President and a lawless Congress, all of whom rule over a lawless country. We’re broke and broken and making enemies with all the grace of a drunken baboon. We’re running out of water and oil. We’re printing money at at a dizzying rate, and the stock market is rising solely off of the hot air coming from that printing machine at the Federal Reserve.

    Best paragraph evar!

  16. If the tribulation is imminent, and it most certainly is, then we are all facing God’s judgement on the world. Should I fight that, no! It’s God’s plan! I should prepare as best I can to take care of family, friends, and myself. That’s really all we can do. And, trust in God! Even if that leads to persecution! And, realize that it’s ~7 years, with some obvious lead-in time.

    And, there will be a rapture! Most likely right before the world goes nuclear. Until then, the Bible tells us we will be persecuted as never before. We’re seeing that in mass in the middle east right now! The Christians in the middle east are being persecuted like no other time in history! Even the Jews can’t speak of atrocities as horrendous as we see today in the middle east! And yet the world says nothing, and does nothing! Worse, the country we live in’s leaders are 100% responsible for the persecution that’s taking place! Will they turn that inward?

    Will we see this persecution in western countries? You go to any forum (Infowars is a perfect example) and watch what people say about Christians, and you will have no doubt it could happen here as well. Christians are hated with a vile passion on these forums! The hatred I see towards Jews, Israel, and Christians is Biblical! You can easily see a demonic nature to the comments that flow on stories about Israel, and / or Christians! You quote the Bible, and watch as the forum explodes with the most hateful talk you can imagine! The hatred is incredible!

  17. Why is there so much more chaos this year than in the recent past…

    because 2014 is the ‘Year of the Horse’ and the April start of the blood-moon tetrad began the ‘4 horsemen of the Apocalypse era’…

    the 1st White Horse & rider is what we see as the Caliphate & the Caliph
    (ISIS=ISIL & al-Baghdadi=Caliph Ibrahim)

    2014 begins the ‘early birth pangs’ and the ‘beginning-of-sorrows’ era… which precedes the Tribulation>Great Tribulation by perhaps a decade or Generation

    the end-time Apocalypse (revealing, unveiling) has begun with the 2014 four blood moon tetrad… the only tetrad in recorded history to begin in the Year-of-the-horse (that is not irony, that is supernatural timing!)

    hang on to your hats folks

  18. Hi John,

    I love the dialogue on your site and appreciate the fact that you take time to interact with your readers.

    I have a question that others may be interested in and wasn’t sure where to put it….

    Where do you stand on the issue of Satan having sex with Eve? I am hearing much about this and I don’t see where it says that. Calling Cain’s father (biological) Satan? It seems many people want to dismiss the fact that Cain was a “fallen man” and he was born in sin. To me his unapproved offering was the result of that fact, not because his Daddy was Satan. Over time people have always wanted to avoid dealing with SIN which separates us from God. SIN always separates us from God and is why we need atonement, which Christ provided.
    Thanks for your thoughts when you have time.

    • Hi DarL.,

      People are saying that Satan had sex with EVE!?!?


      Satan did NOT have sex with Eve. There is NOWHERE in the Bible that indicates that. And, ONLY the Bible can be considered the source of truth.

      So, no. Adam was the only one having sex with Eve.

      Thank you for that, DarL.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  19. Here is a link to a news article from Steve Quayle’s webpage. It is about “directed energy” that the US Air Force is very much in control of.

    This is exactly what Dr. Judy Wood has done compelling research on regarding what caused the towers to fall on 9/11. BTW, Dr. Judy Wood did a three hour show on Hagmann and Hagmann in 2013. Every American needs to hear what she says.


    • Hi redroksaz,

      Unfortunately, it’s difficult to verify Judy’s work in a way that we can feel confident in. I’m not saying that she’s wrong, but we don’t have the time (or other) resources for this. Furthermore, I believe that we do our greatest service to the Body of Christ by bringing forward the information that is incontrovertible.

      Having said that, the evidence that 9/11 was an ‘inside’ job of some kind cannot be argued with. The cover up over the fall of building seven is a case in point.

      Thank you, Tom. That does look like a great program to listen to.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little


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