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

Antichrist

The great tribulation will be an unprecedented time of difficulty on the earth. The Antichrist and his followers will seek to eliminate virtually anyone who opposes him and his one-world government, economy, and religion. Nevertheless, there will be some people on the earth at that time that will oppose the Antichrist and will try to seek refuge from the extreme persecution that will transpire at that time.

The purpose of this 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 the earth at that time something to consider.

A Very Dangerous Time

I want to begin by making it clear that it will be very difficult for the opponents of the Antichrist to avoid persecution unscathed during the great tribulation. 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

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.

Family Betrayal

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 turn into the authorities by their own family members or friends.

Technology Aiding Capture

The Antichrist and his followers are likely going to be equipped with advanced technology to hunt 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.

Fallen Angels

Another consideration is the presence of Satan’s angels on the 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:

“(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. (25) Behold, I have told you before.(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.” (Matthew 24:24-26)

For more about why it will be very difficult time for the Antichrist’s enemies, see my article on the persecution that will occur in the great tribulation.

Any “Safe” Places to Hide from the Antichrist?

There may be a few locations that 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:

“(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:) (16) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: (17)  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: (18)  Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. (19)  And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! (20)  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: (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.” (Matthew 24:15-21, also see Mark 13:14-19, Luke 21:20-23)

Click this image to see a large map of Judea and the Judean Mountains.

Judean Mountains

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

“(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… (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. (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. (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.” (Revelation 12:6, 14-16)

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:

“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.” (Daniel 11:41)

More on why I believe Edom, Moab and Ammon are the primary locations that 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 would be individuals (the sheep) who will provide help to those in need during His discussion about the Sheep & Goat Judgment:

“(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: (33) And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. (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: (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: (36) Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” (Matthew 25:32-36)

These individuals will not be easy to find, but they will not be impossible to find.

I hope you found this article informative. Feel free to comment if you have anything you like to add. If you would like to learn more about when the great tribulation will begin, click this link for my article on the topic.

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Tim
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Tim

How about one of the many cays that are in the caribbean? A small fully eqipped sailboat can get you there. There are many uninhabited island all throughout the caribbean.

Anton
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Anton

I’ve been going around looking for places to go to during the tribulation. However, I can’t tell which ones are acceptable, and I fear I would be cast out into the darkness if I get it wrong.

Creation Concept says that the fleeing and the mountains is symbolic and those that run will die.

Other people are saying somewhere like Jordan is supernaturally protected.

Or perhaps Petra is the best place to be.

Connie
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Connie

There is no place that you can look for to hide. Either God will choose to protect you, in which case anywhere you are will work, or He’ll lead you to where to go, OR He has chosen to let you die, in which case anywhere you go will not be safe. Read Psalm 27. He hides us, we don’t hide ourselves. Christ gave us the key in Luke 21:36 “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”… Read more »

Watchman
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Watchman

Cast out into the darkness? Where you getting that from?

Nino
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Nino

All of the west is with satan. Russia is proving to be the defender of christianity. That is why the west hates her. The west has ignored a heritage of 1800 years of christianity by their EU and US.

Dianne MacKay
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Dianne MacKay

Are there other “ safe places” go Christians to hide during that time?

Danny Milligan
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Danny Milligan

An interesting topic, to be sure. Many people believe that Petra in Jordan was specifically intended by God to be a refuge for Israeli Jews during the Tribulation, and it would seem that somehow Antichrist and his minions will be unable to get at them there, for reasons that are obscure. Perhaps God prevents Antichrist, or perhaps the Beast reasons that they’re better off left alone, because they are cut off and cannot interfere in his activities. Regarding places of safety/security for other believers around the world, there probably won’t be many, and they will be small and localized. I… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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Chris
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Chris

Wayne, The main problem with your article is that you only mention Israel. What about the rest of the world? How is the antichrist going to track down and find all of his other opponents the world over? There are vast rural areas in America alone where people are “prepping”, stockpiling food, water and weapons where they may be able to ride out the storm. That is, unless America is Babylon the Great and the antichrist is ruling there, that could change things. Even then, it would still be difficult for someone or a group of people who are armed… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

4.5

Frankie
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Frankie

One possibility that most people do not think about…if America is destroyed in Rev 17/18 then it is possible that America is the driver behind the global govt as stated by bush Sr in 1991..(YouTube bush Sr new world order speech 1991).that would be Lucifers ultimate ace up his sleeve…America will set up the failed Muslim Russian invasion of Israel and when that fails America will come into Israel from the North West with its UN/American”peace keeping” force… After the rest of the world realizes that America set up ww3 on purpose to get their new world order God puts… Read more »

ariel
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I don’t know about Fema Camps. Revelation says some that are those who are destined for prison ..to prison they will go. But that doesn’t mean necessarily mean Christians . From the looks of it most probably will die either from starvation or be killed. Some people read way too much into outside sources. It’s just best to stick with what the Bible says. America will be among those who turn their backs on Israel and go with the one world Beast System.

Luke
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Luke

Contact me brother. you seem like you know whats up… Please contact 😀

Jesse james
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So fascinating, what all of you have read, learned, know, practice and teach. I’m just some crazy old retired soldier,making my way the only way I know how…I have so many questions, so many things I’ve been told. So much interferences from those so close to me. I have distractions only the insane can side with, I have also some fellows who wish to take up arms and fight the good fight till the end. I just wish I could figure all of this out some how

Connie45
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Connie45

Glad to hear it. I could use some good reading material. Precious little of it out there.

Wayne Croley
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Agreed.

By the way, I may have TWO articles in the near future. One of them is not Bible prophecy-related.

Wayne Croley
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He will probably be aware and Revelation 12:15-16 suggests that Satan will seek to destroy those fleeing to the wilderness. However, Revelation 12:16 suggests that the earth will help protect those fleeing from Satan’s efforts to destroy them, so there is an element of protection in the wilderness.

Aiyana
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Aiyana

How can we be so sure that the wilderness is safe it could be another trap from the anti-christ to deceive us, I’m pretty sure the anti-christ is aware of this spot too.

Ariel
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If God ordains something in HIs Word..it will come to pass. He will protect you through all this..or else it wouldn’t have been written.

eaglet
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eaglet

Aiyana,

Romans 14:8

For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

What could be any better than this assurance?

! Corinthians 15:55

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

Acts 7:59-60

While they were stoning him, Stephen appealed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Falling on his knees, he cried out in a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Take courage my Sister!

Aiyana
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Aiyana

This is so scary I don’t know how to fight what will I do if some fearless lion just came out of nowhere?

Ariel
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Aiyana? If your saved by the blood of Jesus Christ why do you want to even be here during the most horrific time ever be since the beginning of history? Do you really know how bad it’s actually going to be?? The book of Revelation says it all .