by Dov Bar-Leib at Mystical Paths
If we are about the enter the times of biblical prophecy, no one is destined to die in Chu"l (outside the land of Israel). The main test of this generation is with all your possessions. The World War I test was with all your heart and the World War II test was with all your life. Since the test of World War II was with all your life, it will not be the test of World War III.
There is a survival method for surviving outside of Israel during the transition time of Gog and Magog stage one, Mashiach ben Yosef, and Gog and Magog stage two. When Mashiach ben David finally comes after at least four years of this process, he will gather what we hope will be a rather significant remnant of the exiles. Ken yirbu.
When we reach certain stages of biblical prophecy, some breakdown of Western society is inevitable. (Given today's news of the downgrading of Euro debt in Italy, a real financial collapse is no longer just the taught of doom and gloomers, but headline discussion in the Wall Street Journal.) Along with spiritual preparation (that's a separate article which is in large part covered here), some physical preparation is appropriate in this increasingly very uncertain times.
1. While virtually no Jews are preparing for the economic collapse of the West in any way, shape, or form, about 25-30% of American gentiles are. You need to find a group of righteous gentiles who are preparing with non-perishable food storage either in a small town or a country location. (Note that you must be able to know who is a righteous gentile and who is not.) This is only for Jews who are not quickly making Aliyah for whatever good reasons they may have.
2. Having a weapon to protect yourself and your family and the group to which you attach yourself is only wise to protect people, food and supplies.
3. Jews will need to leave all large or medium sized cities, for when the economy collapses, Jews will likely be blamed (see yesterday's "Day of Rage" protests on Wall Street, New York, where signs blaming Jewish Bankers were readily found).
4. I doubt that the government will round anyone up. This is not a b'chol Nafsh'cha test in this generation. It is b'chol Me'odecha. So if you could not take all of your possessions and live with the bitter fruits of the Hand of G-d in the Land of Israel for whatever your valid reason might be, G-d has provided means of survival outside the Land.
Yet I would advise that you start making friends with righteous gentiles immediately and not wait for the collapse to occur so when the time comes you will already be prepared.
Righteous people are to be found among all the nations of the world, and certainly in America and the Western Nations. The righteous will need to stand together to survive.
While last week this was extreme talk, this week as the Palestinians prepare their United Nations move the Euro and therefore European economy is teetering on the edge (News headline - Euro crash will cause US Depression) and the President of Turkey is threatening war against Cyprus, Greece, and Israel (simultaneously) while Greece and Israel have 'activated' a mutual defense treaty (News headline - Turkey's president likely to start World War III). Without taking into account ANY religious considerations, at this moment the world is on edge.
BS"D - בסיעתא דשמיא