How many times has the Lord told us these things?
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endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses
I hope you are getting the message the Lord is sending to us....patience, endurance, perseverance. That's what its going to take to win the race we are running. What happens when people start picking dates for the rapture out of thin air, then nothing happens? People lose hope, they become impatient, their endurance fades. So its bad to name dates especially when we know that the Bride does not know when the Bridegroom is coming back for her.
The Bride is waiting and ready, knowing that the Bridegroom is coming back for her but she does not know when. We are that Bride. We must be mentally prepared to wait with great strength, patience and endurance for our Bridegroom to come back for us with a shout and take us to the Father's house.
An escape from all is coming, and it IS pre-tribulation. That's a fact. When before the tribulation none of us knows for sure.
As I look toward this fall, I see 3 different comets inbound, the first arrives close to earth on August 15th (comet Honda), then ELE-nin in Sept/Oct and Levy in Jan 2012. I see the entire world aligning itself against Israel right now in preparation for a Sept UN resolution to divide Jerusalem. The economic woes facing this world are epic and getting worse by the day. Earth troubles are mounting with tornadoes, flooding, famine, heat waves, crop failures, massive animal die offs, volcanoes going off, 6 mile long cracks in the earth spitting out lava http://www.fox11az.com/news/world/123179753.html, sink holes, fires in Arizona and the list goes on and on and on.
If all that were not enough this world is saturated with sin. How much more corrupt could this world's politicians be? How much more immoral could the people be? How much more worldly could people be? Where is the love of God and truth and honesty and fair dealing? Where is righteousness and thirsting for justice? The Lord is long suffering, we know that but I imagine that this world is pushing the outer boundaries of that patience. How much worse is todays world than even Sodom and Gomorrah?
This letter was written to you today to encourage you to be ready for the rapture at a moment's notice AND to be ready to wait for years for the Lord's return. Be encouraged. Take this life one day at a time, pray, be strong, keep the faith.
My opinion, and its just my opinion is that starting in August things are going to get dicey here on earth. I guess we'll find out soon enough. Grace and peace.