Endurance is faith rooted in the word of God. It will not allow us to fail Him by doubting and giving up. Patience is peace rooted in faith at all times. These two words are key in keeping us firm in His promise and established in Him, no matter the hardship of trials we suffer. The writer to the letter to the Hebrews gives us the secret to be successful in patience and endurance: to strip off and throw aside every encumbrance and that sin which so readily clings to and entangles us, let us run with patient endurance and steady persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, looking away to YAHSHUA…He for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Heb. 12:1b-2).
From what exactly will the believers be delivered from? Their deliverance will be from the great tribulation- the wrath of God coming upon this earth. This question, until now, seemed abstract, or far in the future of happening. However, what has been planned in the dark of our understanding for several years, emerges to light and now we see it clearly, that is, some of us, for many are still in the dark for lack of knowledge of Scriptures. They are doomed believing the lies that justify their evil plans. It is of great importance that we who know the truth, wake up from our comfort zones to lift up the banner of truth high for all to see, unafraid of rejection and ridicule. What has been covered up with this pandemic is a plan of the evil ones to destroy the world’s monetary systems, the order of government, world peace through riots of all kinds, in order to implement one world order, which has been tried for several years, but it did not stand, for the time was not yet. The world now matures for it through today’s technologies, which exposes the countries’ security, individual’s privacy, and ultimately, the losing of one’s sovereignty. Our lives are open books. The birth pains have taken a second stage, when it will soon give birth to complete chaos, bringing in the antichrist, followed by the great tribulation- the wrath of God.
That will be a world without law and order- complete lawlessness, governed by the lawless one, the antichrist. Reason why the true believers, or the church will be snatched away before it takes place, as it happened to Noah and to Lot, to whom the angel said, I cannot do anything until you (Lot) arrive at Zoar, the city for your refuge. (Gen. 19:22). God has warned us through the Prophets of the Old Testament, through YAHSHUA, and through the apostles, namely Paul and Peter and through the book of Revelation written by John. Isaiah 24 is a mini book of Revelation, one should read. It is the description of the tribulation, directed to Israel and to the world. It begins by saying, Behold, the Lord will make the land (Israel) and the earth empty and make it waste and turn it upside down and scatter abroad its inhabitants…the land (Israel) and the earth shall be utterly laid waste and utterly pillaged; for the Lord has said this. …Terror and pit and snare are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth… The earth is utterly broken, the earth is rent asunder, the earth is shaken violently. The earth shall stagger like a drunken man and shall sway to and from like a hammock; its transgression shall lie heavily upon it, and it shall fall and not rise again. (vs. 1,3, 17,19-20). That’s what is called tribulation. It will start with seven seals, which are defined by the coming of the antichrist, the four horses, each symbolizing or representing specific judgment, earthquake and sun and moon losing its shine; the stars dropping to the earth, the sky rolling up like a scroll and vanishing, mountains and islands dislodged from its place, etc. (Revelation 6). It will follow by the sounding of seven trumpets, bringing worse judgments than those of the seven seals. Storm of hail and fire mingled with blood, a third part of the earth will be burned up, mountain blazing with fire hurled into the sea, turning a third of it to blood, a third of its creatures perishing, a huge star will fall from heaven burning like a torch, dropping on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water, a third part of the waters changing into wormwood, causing many people to die, etc., etc.. The last set of judgments will fall on the earth causing worst damage than that of the trumpets. They will be seven bowls, with each intensifying judgment. Much needs to be said, but I encourage you to read the book of Revelation and the book of Daniel for you to get an idea. Commentaries have been written extensively about these books.
On chapter thirteen of Revelation the inhabitants of the earth will be forced to take the mark of the beast- the antichrist, which will ultimately lead those who take it to eternal doom. Those who take the beast’s mark, will have the mind of the devil implanted in their minds. They will no longer have the freedom to think for themselves, but will be controlled by Satan’s will. “Also, he will compel all, both small and great, both the rich and the poor, both free and slave, to be marked with an inscription on their right hands or on their foreheads” (v.16)
YAHSHUA commanded us to pray that we will be found worthy of escaping the tribulation and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man (YAHSHUA). This is the only way one will escape the tribulation. YAHSHUA, the Way, the Truth and the Life, is our Deliverer, our Savior. His death on the cross saved us and His Holy Spirit seals us, guaranteeing us our redemption. (Eph. 1: 13b-14). Although, one will lose his life when he rejects the mark of the beast, he will gain eternal life in heaven. It is better to suffer temporarily physical death, but be saved eternally, than to fall into the trap of taking the beast’s mark and ultimately be thrown into the lake of fire, with the devil forever and ever, and eternally tormented.
The reality of the matter is, that God has sent His Son to save you and me from His wrath to come. With your acceptance of His gift of salvation, He will bless you by marking you with His Holy Spirit, guaranteeing you His full salvation, just as in the day when He delivered Israel by the blood of the Passover lamb posted on their doorpost. He said, When I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt (Exodus 12:13). His Holy Spirit will be the “token” printed in our spirit; when He sees Him in you, He will deliver you from all that is coming to the earth, by coming to meet you and I in the air, with a loud cry of summons with, the shout of the Archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God ( I Thess. 4:16). You will hear these sounds only if you are sealed with the Holy Spirit, and guarding and keeping YAHSHUA’S word of patient endurance. Then you and I will be taken out before God’s wrath is poured out on the earth. He Who promised us our salvation, is faithful and He will accomplish that which He promised. My friend, don’t wait. The clock of time is running fast to the end, when the door of salvation will be closed. This is an urgent plead for you to turn around, or turn back to Him Who waits for you with salvation. Do it today!