Disaster preparations: A prelude to martial law?

Airport Emergency Preparedness Exercise


Various readers have sent me items related to ‘disaster preparation’ and militaristic exercises in the USA.  Could any, such as Jade Helm, be a prelude to martial law in the USA?

Some people seem to think so.  Some have various concerns about the training exercise called Jade Helm as the following show:

April 18, 2015

America has been taken over by extremely evil men and women, bent on our destruction. The Globalists must destroy this country in order to usher in their beloved New World Order global government. The superb design of our Constitution and Bill of Rights stands in direct conflict with their plans, and the American people have to be conquered and subdued.

This July-September 2015, American military forces will conduct a massive exercise called Jade Helm in the states of Florida, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah and Nevada. This will consist of members of the Green Berets, Navy Seals, Air Force, Marines and the 82nd Airborne and other special forces, who will “infiltrate the civilian population to practice operating undetected.” Doing what?!

The supposed reason for this exercise? The Army released a statement March 24, 2015 saying “The size and scope of Jade Helm sets this one apart. To stay ahead of the environmental challenges faced overseas, Jade Helm will take place across seven (now eight) states. The diverse terrain in these states replicates areas Special Operations Soldiers regularly find themselves operating in overseas.” Yep, they must need practice controlling all those shopping malls in Baghdad. …

So let’s look at the big picture. We have an ISIS training camp 8 miles from our southern border. We have members of our own military planning to infiltrate the civilian population of America to see if they can operate undetected. We have American soldiers training to arrest and deliver prisoners to internment camps. We have the militarization of local and state police forces who may now consider our homes fair game. And we have a Congress full of representatives who have NO intention of reining in our treasonous, usurping President and his administration.

If you don’t think this is all pointing to the subjugation and demise of the American people and our way of life, you are completely delusional!  http://www.newswithviews.com/Wasson/donna108.htm

Many Fear Martial Law As ‘Jade Helm’ Comes To Southwestern States

April 17, 2015

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) is launching Jade Helm 15 this summer, which is a series of military exercises across the southwestern states that will include special forces from all four branches. Many Americans say that Jade Helm is training the military to suppress rebelling citizens in a coming civil war, whereas the Army refers to it as Realistic Military Training. …

A map from the USASOC shows Texas and Utah as hostile–whereas California, Nevada, and Colorado are labeled as permissive. The military has called some ultra-conservative coverage of Jade Helm as inaccurate and alarmism. …

Operation Jade Helm will run from July 15 to September 15 in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. http://www.westernjournalism.com/many-fear-martial-law-as-jade-helm-comes-to-southwestern-states/

Now I have known about Jade Helm for some time.  The final factor to post about it was because of the following article a reader sent to me yesterday:

Signs That ‘The Elites’ Are Feverishly Preparing For Something Big
April 16, 2015

What in the world are the elite up to?  In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened”.  In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual “training exercises” all over the nation

So are the elite doing all of this in order to prepare for something really BIG, or should we just chalk up all of this strange activity to rampant government paranoia?

First, let’s talk about what the New York Fed has been doing.  What kind of natural disaster would be bad enough to completely shut down the operations of the New York Federal Reserve Bank?  It would have to be something very unusual, and apparently the New York Fed is very concerned that such an event could happen.  According to Reuters, the New York Fed has been transferring personnel to Chicago and building up its satellite office there just in case a “natural disaster” makes it impossible for normal operations to continue in New York…

The New York branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wary that a natural disaster or other eventuality could shut down its market operations as it approaches an interest rate hike, has added staff and bulked up its satellite office in Chicago.Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan.

Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the market operations that are done daily out of the New York Fed, which is the U.S. central bank’s main conduit to Wall Street.

This seems very odd.

In all of U.S. history, there has never been a natural disaster in New York City that would have been bad enough to totally shut down the operations of the New York Fed for an extended period of time.

So why are they so concerned? …

Another very odd thing that we learned about this week is an absolutely massive purchase by the government of ammunition that is commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.  The following comes from an article by Paul Joseph Watson…

The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase over 62 million rounds of ammo typically used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, just weeks after the ATF was forced to back down on a ban on M855 bullets.A posting on FedBizOpps.gov this week reveals that the DHS is looking to contract with a company to provide 12.6 million rounds of .223 Remington ammunition per year for a period of five years – totaling 62.5 million bullets.

The solicitation explains that the purchase is intended, “to achieve price savings over the current .223 Rem duty ammunition.” The bullets will be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents nationwide for “training” purposes.

Why in the world would U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents nationwide need such a massive amount of ammunition for “training” purposes? That seems very odd.

Something else that seems very strange is the fact that NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne mountain after all these years…

It shut down nearly ten years ago as the threat from Russia seemed to subside, but this week the Pentagon announced that Cheyenne Mountain will once again be home to the most advanced tracking and communications equipment in the United States military.The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command’s sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said.

The Pentagon last week announced a $700 million contract with Raytheon Corporation to oversee the work for North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command.

Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that ‘because of the very nature of the way that Cheyenne Mountain’s built, it’s EMP-hardened.’

So the U.S. military is concerned about an EMP attack all of a sudden?

Have they been reading The Economic Collapse Blog?

Spending 700 million dollars to move back inside a mountain just because it is “EMP-hardened” is a pretty big deal.

Do they know something that we don’t?

On top of everything else, we have been seeing lots of strange “training exercises” being scheduled all over the nation recently.

For example, the following is from a news story about one being held in Iowa…

This week you may notice extra emergency vehicles and public safety officers running around in tactical gear, Hazmat suits, and bomb suits. It’s a part of a statewide drill Des Moines is hosting Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare emergency personnel for dealing with weapons of mass destruction.Brian O’Keefe with the Des Moines Fire Department said emergency officials in Iowa need to be prepared for anything.

“You know we’re number one seed producer with corn and soy, chicken embryo development, middle of the country heartland. So I’m sure all states access it. But we’re a target like any other large community,” said O’Keefe.

And here is an excerpt form a news story about an exercise known as “Northern Exposure” that is being held in Michigan…

The National Guard event is called Northern Exposure, which is taking place across Michigan during the month of June, he said. According to the Michigan National Guard website, Northern Exposure is “a major exercise in Michigan where the military provides defense support to civilian authorities.”

In addition, the U.S. military will be conducting some “unusual” training activity out in Arizona and California…

If you see some unusual helicopters overhead in the next couple of days, there’s nothing to worry about.The I Marine Expeditionary Force G-7 will be conducting a Realistic Military Training this week, using the Prescott Municipal Airfield as a helicopter refueling point in order to facilitate a Long Range Raid at Camp Navajo, Arizona.

This Certification Exercise (CERTEX) is directed to be conducted from April 8-21, 2015 at various training locations throughout California and Arizona. The training at Prescott will take place on April 15, 16.

All of this is in addition to the exercise that people have really been buzzing about.  It is called “Jade Helm”, and in this particular “unconventional warfare exercise”, the states of Texas and Utah will be designated as “hostile territory”…

“Jade Helm is a challenging eight-week joint military and Interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado,” according to an unclassified military document announcing the training drill, which runs from July 15 through September 15.Multiple branches of the US military, including Green Berets, Navy Seals, and the 82nd Airborne Division, will participate in the 8-week long exercise, which may result in “increased aircraft in the area at night.”

Troops will be tasked with honing advanced skills in “large areas of undeveloped land with low population densities,” and will work alongside “civilians to gain their trust and an understanding of the issues.”

The exercise, in which some participants will be “wearing civilian clothes and driving civilian vehicles,” lists Texas and Utah as “hostile” territory.

Should we be alarmed by these exercises?

Some people sure think so. …

In the end, perhaps there is nothing to any of this.

Perhaps all of these examples are just unrelated coincidences.

But then again, perhaps not. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-16/signs-elites-are-feverishly-preparing-something-big

Of course, as I have written for years, the USA does face a real EMP threat and its government has been taking away rights.  As far as EMP problems go, Iran is normally considered the primary threat for this, though North Korea and Russia also come to mind as potential causes for an EMP attack (although Russia would most likely attempt to work through surrogates, like perhaps Iran).

Now what do any of the steps and exercises by the US government mean?

Do some of the ‘elites’ realize that the time may come when the economy of the USA could collapse?


The Bible itself teaches that an economic collapse along with the taking over of the greatly indebted nation will happen in the appointed time of the end in Habakkuk 2:1-8.

Do some of the ‘elites’ realize that the time may come when their will be major civil unrest in the USA?

Yes.  This is consistent with the ‘troubles’ Jesus foretold in Mark 13:8.

Do some of the ‘elites’ have a plan for martial law in the USA?

Yes. Though not all of them.

Do some of the ‘elites’ realize that the time may come when the USA could be hit with an electromagnetic pulse weapon that could devastate modern society?

Yes.  And if a major emp incident happens, this would also be consistent with the ‘troubles’ Jesus foretold in Mark 13:8.  It could help weaken the USA, which the Bible shows will be taken over (cf. Daniel 11;39: see also Anglo – America in Prophecy).

Do some of the ‘elites’ fear that their changes to social policies, like pushing the homosexual agenda, diminishing the impact of biblical morality, and the reduction of promised Constitutional rights, could result in armed rebellion by some considered to be ‘right-wing conservatives’?

Yes.  Jesus warned of wars and rumors of war in Matthew 24:6, which happen before the end (cf. Matthew 24:7; 21).

Does this mean that this is now THE time to flee?

Not THE time. Jesus taught when THE time to flee would be:

15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.  (Matthew 24:15-16)

The above has not yet happened.  And it will not happen prior to 2018 (see also When Will the Great Tribulation Begin?).

Since the Bible teaches:

23 When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes (Matthew 10:23).

The time could come prior to the start of the Great Tribulation (which begins in Matthew 24:21) that people will need to leave their communities and relocate.  That would be consistent with the following words of Jesus:

9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.  10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.  13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.  (Matthew 24:9-13)

Notice that persecution is to occur before the time to flee is mentioned in verses 15-16.  So, the time could well come when something will need to be done before it is time for the Philadelphian Christians are to flee.  Also notice that sandwiched between verses 9-13 and 15-15 is verse 14:

14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)

Many who are concerned about government actions, seem not to be concerned about verse 14 or believe that somehow, without their help, God will take care of that. But many forget that Jesus taught:

35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. (Mark 8:35)

And while God will protect some Christians, He is not planning on providing protection to those who do not support going through the open doors (Revelation 3:8) to proclaim the gospel (1 Corinthians 16:7; 2 Corinthians 2:12; Colossians 4:3).  Of the Christians around at the end times, Jesus only promised to protect the Philadelphia ones from the Great Tribulation:

7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,

‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”:  8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.  9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie — indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.  10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.  11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.  12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.

13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:7-13)

These Christians are willing to lose their lives for the gospel’s sake (Mark 8:35).  And many will suffer persecution before the Great Tribulation starts (Revelation 12:13; Daniel 11:29-35), but those that are not killed then are promised protection during the hour of trial that begins with the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21).

You may feel that you are a Christian and because of that God MUST protect you during the Great Tribulation, but that is false.  Consider the following two portions of scripture

34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.  35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.  36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:34-36)

13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.  14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 12:13-17)

Notice that in both Luke 21 and Revelation 12 that there are two types of Christians mentioned.  One group, which Revelation 3:7-10 shows are the Philadelphians who go through the open door (for gospel proclamation) are protected, and the other group that apparently did not consider that important enough does not.

Just because you may be a real Christian and believe you have a sufficient relationship with God does not mean that you will not go through the Great Tribulation.  Do not rely on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5), but God’s (cf. Proverbs 3:6) if you hope to be protected.  Jesus taught that all Christians needed to pray throughout history to be accounted worthy to escape what is coming.  And we are closer to that return than ever before.

That being said, will martial law ever come to the USA?


But while there may be some aspects of it imposed by some of the ‘elite’ prior to the start of the Great Tribulation, let me state that totalitarian martial law and worse will hit the USA after the Great Tribulation begins (Matthew 24:21-22)–see also Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves?

Do most of the ‘elites’ realize that the USA will be taken over by a European power that will impose murderous totalitarian control?

No.  Nor do most of the European elites (see also Isaiah 10:7).

The military power that will exercise totalitarian martial law will not be controlled by the USA, but by the Beast power that will come to the USA from Europe (Daniel 11:39; Revelation 13).

Until then, pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man (Luke 21:36) and take the type of steps that God would want you to (cf. Proverbs 22:3; 27:12; Mark 8:35).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2015, 2016, or 2017? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Persecutions by Church and State This article documents some that have occurred against those associated with the COGs and some prophesied to occur. Will those with the cross be the persecutors or the persecuted–this article has the shocking answer. There is also a YouTube video sermon you can watch: The Coming Persecution of the Church. Here is information in the Spanish language: Persecuciones de la Iglesia y el Estado.
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory. There is also a video on the subject: Might Petra be the Place of Safety?  Here is something related in the Spanish language: Hay un lugar de seguridad para los Filadelfinos. ¿Puede ser Petra?
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from lower level leaders? A related sermon is available titled Priority of the Philadelphia Work.
Preparing for the ‘Short Work’ and The Famine of the Word What is the ‘short work’ of Romans 9:28? Who is preparing for it?
The Final Phase of the Work What is the final phase of the work? Who will lead it? Do you have the courage to support it? Here is a related YouTube video titled The Final Phase of the Work. The written article has been translated into Spanish La Fase Final de la Obra.
Leading the Final Phase of the Work Matthew 24:14 teaches “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come ” will be fulfilled and RCG is not the group doing this. Who is leading the final phase of the work? What did Herbert Armstrong and the old WCG teach about that and about prophets? Does Bob Thiel meet the criteria that the Bible and the old WCG set? What is the proof? What has the Continuing Church of God been doing?  This is a sermonette length video.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies. Watch also the YouTube Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Hillary Clinton in Prophecy  Prophecy, Hillary Clinton? Are there prophecies that Hillary Clinton may fulfill?  Are there any prophecies that she has already helped fulfill?  Could Hillary Clinton be apocalyptic?  Could Hillary Clinton be the final Antichrist? A video of related interest is titled Hillary Clinton and Bible Prophecy.
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
European Technology and the Beast of Revelation Will the coming European Beast power would use and develop technology that will result in the taking over of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies? Is this possible? What does the Bible teach? Here is a related YouTube video: Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.
Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations? Some claim that these passages refer to a gathering of 10 currently existing nations together, while one group teaches that this is referring to 11 nations getting together. Is that what Revelation 17:12-13 refers to? The ramifications of misunderstanding this are enormous. A related sermon is titled Ten Kings of Revelation and the Great Tribulation.
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the former German Defense Minister (who is also the former German Minister for Economics and Technology) one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the “Holy Roman Empire”? There is also a You-Tube video sermon on this titled Germany’s Biblical Origins.
Germany in Biblical and Catholic Prophecy Does Assyria in the Bible equate to an end time power inhabiting the area of the old Roman Empire? What does prophecy say Germany will do and what does it say will happen to most of the German people? Here is a link to a related sermon titled Germany in Bible Prophecy. Here is a link to a video Is the USA Pushing Germany to Start WWIII?
Where is the True Christian Church Today? This free online pdf booklet answers that question and includes 18 proofs, clues, and signs to identify the true vs. false Christian church. Plus 7 proofs, clues, and signs to help identify Laodicean churches. A related sermon is also available: Where is the True Christian Church? Here is a link to the booklet in the Spanish language: ¿Dónde está la verdadera Iglesia cristiana de hoy? Here is a link in the German language: WO IST DIE WAHRE CHRISTLICHE KIRCHE HEUTE?

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