A clarification of this article by David Berg: Our latest opinion and interpretation is that the Atomic war will not come and the Whore will not be destroyed until toward the end of the tribulation period. We came to the conclusion that the Atomic War is going to destroy America when the Ten Kings of Europe get together with the Antichrist. (See No.1528) The 14th Chapter of Revelation gives a kind of a forward review, a flash-forward, showing that the destruction of Babylon is connected with the Endtime and associated with the Coming of the Lord as occurring immediately before the Coming of the Lord, and if you take the sequence of Chapters 17, 18 and 19, it gives the same picture. 17 is the description of the Whore, 18 is the story of her destruction, and 19 you're getting into the Wrath and the Battle of Armageddon. (From "The Atomic War Ends the Tribulation!, [#2165])
It looks like the only thing that will temporarily save the world from a terrible nuclear war is the soon rise of a brilliant new World leader that the Bible says will give the World an amazing seven-year pact, or "Covenant", of peace. (Dan.9:27) He will not only defuse the nuclear time-bomb, but will also pull the World out of the great economic crash that is about to happen, and even solve the current Mid-East crisis by making Jerusalem an international city and somehow enabling the Jews to rebuild their Temple there.
Although this leader will at first appear to be the world's saviour, the Bible says he is a deceiver, a demonic dictator who will actually be Devil-possessed by Satan himself!--The Antichrist! Halfway through his seven-year reign, he will break his Covenant, invade Israel, and forbid and abolish all traditional religions, declaring that he himself is God and demanding that all the World worship him! (Dan.9:27 ; 8:9-12 ; 11:21-36 ; 2Th.2:3,4,8,9)
At this time he will place an idol in the new Jewish temple, an image of himself, that will probably be a computerised robot, as it will speak and even cause those who refuse to worship it to be killed! Jesus said that when you see this Idol standing there in the Temple, then would begin the last 3-1/2 years of man's rule on Earth, a time of "Great Tribulation"! (Dan.11:31 ; 12:11 ; Mt.24:15-21 ; Rev.13:14,15)
Of course, all of God's saved children will refuse to receive this mark or number! And there will be hundreds of millions of others who, although not saved Christians, have some kind of sincere faith in God and will therefore also reject the Mark. Entire nations will rebel at this point, even fighting wars against the Antichrist government!--It is to many of these nations and amongst these other anti-Antichrist people that God's saved children will find refuge.
At the end of his reign, the Antichrist and his forces will launch the atomic war which he had promised to prevent!--At which time America--"Babylon the Whore"--will be judged by God and destroyed with atomic fire in one hour according to the Bible! (Rev.18:8-10)
Jesus said that when the tribulation begins, you should flee into the mountains to places of refuge, hideaways where the Antichrist's forces won't be able to find you and where you'll be safe from atomic blast and heat! (Mt.24:15-21) He says that you shouldn't even go back inside your house to get your things, just run!
Of course if you really want to survive, you'll need more than a refuge in the hills, because it will take miracles of God to save you in the days to come! But He says that the people who really know the Lord "will be strong and do great and mighty exploits, instructing many in the Truth", despite all the Antichrist and his forces do to try to stop them! (Dan.11: 32,33 ; Rev.11:3-6)
Although the world will be getting the most hell they've ever known, we, God's children, will have the most heaven we've ever known!--Heavenly power and defense and help and protection! And just as God rained down bread from Heaven to feed His children of old, and fire to defend them from their enemies, and sent His mighty angels to guide and protect them, He'll do the same for us in these soon-coming days! So don't worry!
That last 3-1/2 years will be a time of miracles for God's children, as the Lord protects and keeps us until the very End, when Jesus will return to rescue us and save the World from total destruction! (Mt.24:29-31) Until He comes, the Lord promises that we will be given "wings like a great eagleto fly into the wilderness", where we will be miraculously fed and taken care of for that entire 3-1/2 years! (Rev.12:6,14)
Of course, once all-out nuclear war breaks out between the super-powers, there will hardly be anywhere to hide except some of the poorer, safer, Southern and Eastern Third World countries, where you can go now and obey Jesus' command to "Go ye into all the World and preach the Gospel to every creature!" (Mk.16:15)--That's the best reason to flee the nuclear North: To love and share God's Love and Words with others who are open and hungry for it.
The safest place in the world for anyone is in the center of God's will!--And if you love Jesus, His will for you is probably out on the mission field, sharing His Love with others! If you'll do that, God will be your refuge and He'll take care of you! (Ps.91)
Thousands of us have already believed and obeyed this message and are now joyfully living lives of Love for the Lord and others in the beautiful Southern and Eastern mission fields of the World! Why not try it?--You will love it! Then you'll not only be merely saving yourself from the Hell that's going to soon be here on Earth, but you'll be saving eternal souls from Hell hereafter by bringing them the Good News of God's Heavenly Love!
So "come out of her (babylon's whorish cities and antichrist nations of the north), my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues!" (Rev.18:4)--Escape to the ripe and open mission fields of the Third World, where there's more hope, more time and much more freedom and friendliness and a greater hunger amongst the vast love-starved masses for the true riches of God! Come today!
May God bless and keep you through the awesome days to come! If you don't know Jesus yet, simply pray and ask Him to come into your heart right now, and He will! (Rev.3:20)
"Dear Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God and that You died for me. Please forgive me for all my sins. I now open the door of my heart and I ask You, Jesus, to please come in and give me Your free Gift of Eternal Life! Help me to love You and love others by telling them about Your Love. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."