Unprecedented Horror

I doubt if anyone can really grasp the magnitude of the horror that follows the removal of true Christians from the earth preceding the Tribulation period of time. Mark 13:11-13 gives us an introduction to the unfolding of these years: “But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against (their) parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all (men) for My name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” In Verse 11, there are arrests, trials and judgments. However, there is promise of help from the Holy Spirit to know what to say. There is no indication of how it will be received. In Verse 12, family members betray each other resulting in family members being killed. In Verse 12, those who are born again will be hated of all. All this is just part of the horror of these seven years. In the middle of this horror, there is promise of relief. Those who are His and endure will be saved by the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, that endurance will be unbelievably costly. Still, there will be the Presence of God to guide and sustain. When John Newton wrote, “Though Troubles Assail, and Dangers Affright,” he likely didn’t have this period of time in mind. On the other hand, Tribulation Saints (those who are saved during these seven years) can draw comfort from these timeless truths: “Though troubles assail us, and dangers affright, though friends should all fail us and foes all unite, yet one thing secures us, whatever betide, the promise assures us,”The Lord will provide.” The birds, without garner or storehouse, are fed; from them let us learn to trust God for our bread. His saints what is fitting shall ne’er be denied so long as ’tis written, “The Lord will provide.” When Satan assails us to stop up our path, and courage all fails us, we triumph by faith. He cannot take from us, though oft he has tried, this heart-cheering promise, “The Lord will provide.” No strength of our own, and no goodness we claim; yet, since we have known of the Savior’s great name, in this our strong tower for safety we hide: the Lord is our power, “The Lord will provide.” Selah! If we know the Lord, He is there for us through all troubles and trials! Hold tight to His promises and Presence and come through to victory, praise and honor!          Ron

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One thought on “Unprecedented Horror

  1. We can see a great movement toward hatred toward believers world wide. While Christians are being slaughtered in large numbers – the mainstream news turns a blind eye and refuses to report and make it known. It seems to me that we are racing forward toward the tribulation period.

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