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Jesus warns us, in Matthew 24, that there will be an end-time period of tribulation.
Matthew 24:21 ‘For then there will be great distress, unequalled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equalled again.’
In this short study we have explored how many attempt to dilute or erase the warnings of Matthew 24 and the tribulation that is fast approaching.
We have seen, with brief brush-strokes, how Pre-Tribulation Rapture, Post-Millennialism, Symbolism and Escapism have conspired to ‘turn off the fire-alarm’ of the warehouse owner in my first post:
I heard of a warehouse owner who was constantly being annoyed by the fire-alarm going off all the time. He asked the advice of a friend who told him how to switch the alarm off. And it worked! He was no longer bothered by the alarm at all. Sadly, soon after, a small fire started at the back of the warehouse, the switched-off alarm did not go off and the warehouse burnt to the ground.
Turning off the fire-alarm is never a wise option!
Hiding our heads in the sand or heading up into the mountains and hiding out is not an option. We are called to embrace the coming tribulation, knowing this will be the Church’s finest hour. There is a harvest to be brought in; a dying world to minister to and the coming King and Lord to glorify.
This is not a time to panic or run away with the latest teachings of an ecstatic internet maverick. This is the time to cast off these erroneous teachings and prepare ourselves for the final hour when the true light will shine in the darkness, when the church will embrace the golden storm approaching, and when our beloved Christ Jesus will return in power and glory.
Psalm 27:5 ‘For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in his dwelling, he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above my enemies who surround me, at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the Lord.’
The hour is late, dear friends, and it is time to prepare our hearts to face the golden storm that is approaching.
Hasten the day…
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