ESCAPE AND DELIVERANCE.
"...The whole world from end to end shall see the deliverance of our God. Away from Babylon; come out, come out, touch nothing unclean. Come out from Babylon, keep yourselves pure, you who carry the vessels of the Lord. But you shall not come out in urgent haste nor leave like fugitives; for the Lord will march at your head, your rearguard will be Israel's God." (From Isaiah 52:10-12 NEB).
"Get out of ("Babylon") My people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues." (Rev 18:4).
"Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken, the other left (abandoned. NWT); two women grinding at the mill; one will be taken, the other left." (Matt 24:40,41 NEB).
"On that day the man who is on the roof and his belongings in the house must not come down to pick them up; he, too, who is in the fields must not go back. Remember Lot's wife." (1) (Luke 17:31,32 NEB. See Matt 24:17,18).
God "rescued Lot, who was a good man, shocked by the dissolute habits of the lawless society in which he lived; day after day every sight, every sound, of their evil courses tortured that good man's heart. Thus the Lord is well able to rescue the Godly out of trials, and to reserve the wicked under punishment until the day of Judgement." (2 Peter 2:7-9 NEB).
"At that moment Michael shall appear, Michael the great captain, who stands guard over your fellow-countrymen; and there will be a time of distress such as has never been since they became a nation till that moment. But at that moment your people will be delivered, every one who is written in the book: many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will wake, some to everlasting life and some to the reproach of eternal abhorrence." (Dan 12:1,2 NEB).
"And it must occur that everyone who calls on the Name of Jehovah will get away safe; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will prove to be the escaped ones, just as Jehovah has said, and in among the survivors, whom Jehovah is calling." (Joel 2:32).
"Whoever comes safely through and escapes destruction, thanks to his good deeds or the faith he has shown, will survive all the dangers I have foretold and witness the salvation that I shall bring to My land, the country I have marked out from all eternity as My own." (2 Esdras 9:7,8 NEB).
"As for your question about those who survive, this is the answer: the very person from whom the danger will then come (The Christ) will protect in danger those who have works and fidelity laid up to their credit with the Most High." (2 Esdras 13:22,23 NEB).
"Have no fear of plots against you, and do not be troubled by the unbelief of those who oppose you. For everyone who does not believe will die because of his unbelief." (2 Esdras 15:3,4 NEB).