“Therefore, when YOU catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place, (let the reader use discernment,) then let those in Ju·de′a begin fleeing to the mountains. Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house; and let the man in the field not return to the house to pick up his outer garment. Woe to the pregnant women and those suckling a baby in those days! Keep praying that YOUR flight may not occur in wintertime, nor on the sabbath day; for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.” Matthew 15-22
“And YOU people will certainly flee to the valley of my mountains; because the valley of [the] mountains will reach all the way to A′zel. And YOU will have to flee, just as YOU fled because of the [earth]quake in the days of Uz·zi′ah the king of Judah. And Jehovah my God will certainly come, all the holy ones being with him. Zechariah 14:5
This seems "radical" isn't it?
But why do this if Jehovah God, Jesus Christ and their powerful army of Angels can protect us at that time?
All will be a test, to see what you are "made of", and if you really love and trust Jehovah God with all your heart. Most people say that they love someone when things are "ok"...but as soon as things start to deteriorate, what usually happens?
There is when you really know who really loves you, and are your true friends.
Armageddon will be the worst the world has ever seen or experienced until then...or after.
And that will bring out the worst in people, if some people are killing each other now for a pair of sport shoes, imagine what will happen then when basic necessities like food will be in short supply.
Governments will try to "control" the situation the best way that they can, but if they can not do that now at 100%, less in that hard time!
I've been told this recently:
"the whole story has a distinct absence of community, love, respect, understanding, compassion and friendship. It's not everybody for himself and God for us all when things go wrong - people do band together and make the best of things."
Well, most of the world hasn't being doing the "best of things" for most humans for 6000+ years of human history, otherwise 25,000 innocent children would not be dying of hunger everyday. That is WHY Armageddon will come, to put an END to this unjust system of things.
Jehovah does not test people with bad things, but He permits the enemy (satan) to do so at some extent...and that serves as "evidence" that he along with his followers must be removed from existence once and for all, and to the "victims" of their badness to test their faith and if they really love God no matter what, or is just by "convenience" that they serve Him...
Jesus told us to "use discernment" (in the first versicle ), think about things carefully, it doesn't require rocket science knowledge to figure it out these simple things...does it?
Yes you can form "groups" or band together with others, (and you must) with your own family and close friends, but unfortunately that wont work for large groups...only large groups using force (and killing others) will kind of survive until God takes matters into His own hands...right at the End of Armageddon.
You don't have to carry a shotgun if you don't want to, survival wont depend in force, but in wisdom and help from above.
Who is going to let you know when things are "over", and you can come out of your hiding places?...not any human trough the radio or other means...Jehovah's Angels will appear to you at the end, and don't worry Jehovah won't permit that satan nor his demons to convert themselves into "angels of light" at that time.
I repeat, no human will tell you that is "safe" at any given point of the great tribulation, if some one does it, it will be a tramp from the enemy...it does not matter who tells you this: do not believe them, yes not even me if I am still alive then (I doubt it...).
How do I know this?
I saw that years ago in a Vision too.
A tall and beautiful Angel from Jehovah God appeared to many people that were inside a cave...all of us broke in tears of happiness and gratefulness when we saw him...
So this whole plan is not by any human "cleverness", it comes from the Creator himself Jehovah God, would the enemy tell you all this so you can escape and be saved?
NO! He wants everyone to die with his human followers!
But that wont happen thanks Jehovah, since is already written in the Bible:
"After these things I saw, and, look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. And they keep on crying with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation [we owe] to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.” So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one that knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones that come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 7:9,10,14.