We all know that tribulation is coming to this world, however, that tribulation was not meant for us. The tribulation, the time of Jacob's trouble is just that, a cycle change back to Israel away from the Church. Where is the Church? Read the book of Revelation and you tell me? Show me where the Church is mentioned by name as it clearly is in Rev 2-3 anywhere past Rev 5? No one can show me because the Church is not there.
If the Lord would have me write something, if there is any impression on my spirit it is this: comfort the Church. Those who are in Christ who are in right standing (righteousness) with our Lord should not worry, should not fret, should not live in fear at what is coming.
What is the Word of the Lord that this brother would pass on to you? Here:
2 Peter 2:4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
The Godly will Be Delivered
7And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 9The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
The Lord knows how to deliver the godly from what?
|from temptation,||πειρασμοῦ||peirasmou||3986||an experiment, a trial, temptation||from peirazó|
If that Word looks familiar it should because we also see it here:
Rev 3:10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
|of testing,||πειρασμοῦ||peirasmou||3986||an experiment, a trial, temptation||from peirazó|
Same exact word.
What has the Lord God said? Forget what men have said. Forget all the people who have told us the Word of God does not actually say what is clearly does say in its unaltered form. What does the Word of God plainly, clearly say?
9The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations
The Lord knows how to deliver you from experiment, trial, temptation.
The Lord will keep you from the hour of experiment, trial, temptation.
Do we really need a 50 page document to tell us what the "hour of trial" is? No, we do not. And regardless of what anyone thinks it is, we will be delivered from it.
Starting tomorrow, it is time for us to prepare unlike any preparation we have done in the past. Time is short and I do not know when the events we know are coming are going to happen but I do know the signs are everywhere that it is close. What do I suggest we do? I suggest we begin (if we have not already) praying for:
1. All those in Christ
2. Our families and friends
As obedient children, let us do what we were told to do and let us do it together. What were we told to do?
36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Starting June 2015, here on this blog we can do this together. I will post prayers along the way that we can pray together, joining our faith and His Word to pray as we were told do in obedience to the Word. We will approach the Lord in agreement according to His Word below.
19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
It is time.
grace and peace