The Cup of Tribulation
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Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
There was a wealthy man who had a slave and one morning they both woke up and the master of the house wanted to go hunting and he wanted his servant to go with him. The night before the servant was tempted with temptation and he said to the master in the morning saying Satan is really trying to tempt me. The master laughed and said I’m never tormented by Satan, I never have problems like that, it must be just you. They went off hunting ducks and the servant puzzled that it didn’t bother his master.
They shot the ducks and some died and hit the water and some were wounded only. The master said lets go after the wounded ducks now and pick up the dead ones later. The master told the servant to run quick. As they ran the servant said to the master I know why Satan does not harass you, you’re already dead, he can pick you up anytime. If you are scared of being harassed don’t be, those who give up end up being dead. Satan doesn’t worry with people who are dead, they are his already. It was once said that a tender Father always seeks first to train his child by gentle means. So it is with our heavenly Father.
The Corn, the Wine and the Oil
Deuteronomy 11:11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, [is] a land of hills and valleys, [and] drinketh water of the rain of heaven: 12 A land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God [are] always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year. 13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 That I will give [you] the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. 15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. 16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other Gods, and worship them;
This tender Father starts of training his children by gentle means. I’m going to give you this land that will flow with corn, wine and oil which is the symbol of abundant blessing. The bread, wine and oil. I will give them to you but be careful that you don’t get deceived. I want to give you these things but don’t go serve other Gods. These are from me. God sends favour after favour, blessing after blessing, he multiples their good, he increases their store house and blesses them like no other people on earth. For all the multitude of blessings he gives in return Israel give multitudes of iniquities in return. God gives rivers of goodness and Israel gives rivers of blackness back to God.
Hosea 2:8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, [which] they prepared for Baal. 9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax [given] to cover her nakedness.
God starts of as a gentle Father, I love my child and want to give him all my good things but no child was benefited by abundance. If you have a child and give them all these things they will turn out like Israel and expect that as their due. He says you have forgotten the corn, wine and oil and you are preparing it for Baal. You are using it for adultery. Israel spent the mercies of God in sacrifices to their items. Israel used the goodness that was to lead them to repentance to bring them far away from God. Goodness was turned back to evil. Mercy was given back in sin and iniquity. In this dispensation God says you’ve forgotten I’ve given you these blessings.
The Christian Era
Hosea 2:22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel. 23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to [them which were] not my people, Thou [art] my people; and they shall say, [Thou art] my God.
God says he is going to go to another people. I’m going to take my corn, oil and wine and give it to another and so the Christian era started. Israel of old had received the physical corn, the physical wine and oil but as he gives it to the Christian period. Jesus is now giving the bread of his body. Jesus is now giving his blood as the wine and the spirit as the oil. He is taking from one and giving it to another in abundance. We today are just a picture of Israel of old. We have been given the truth as it is in Jesus – the corn, bread and the wine. We have been given the blood of the New Testament. The wine we have been given is the Holy Spirit as a gift.
All these gifts because God loves his child. We have received more goodness than Israel of old therefore we shall receive more punishment than Israel of old. Israel was punished. The horrors that went through Israel. The Father gave them all these good things but they did not turn to him in repentance. The goodness did not wake them up to say my Father loves me but drove them into Baal. He ploughs their fields he turns over their cities and sends them into captivity. He hewed them with the prophets. In the early morning the prophets prophesied and preached till the going down of the sun. He hammered, squared and knocked them with the prophets. But still they didn’t return to him. These streams of mercy were only ever returned back by streams of thick black sin.
What Takes Place over the Decades
Deuteronomy 4:25 When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt [yourselves], and make a graven image, [or] the likeness of any [thing], and shall do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke him to anger: 26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong [your] days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. 27 And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you. 28 And there ye shall serve Gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find [him], if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, [even] in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; 31 (For the Lord thy God [is] a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy Fathers which he sware unto them.
When your children have children and they have children, there is going to be an apostasy. You are going to forget God and corrupt yourself so I will destroy you from this land and scatter you over the place. When you are in your tribulation and sorrow then you will seek after me and call after me with all your heart. This prophecy of Israel of old is still a picture of us today. When the Christian faith has their children and their children right to the end, I will cut you off and in your tribulation you will seek me. God will take away the wine and give you the wormwood. He will take away the oil and give you the gold to drink. Instead of honey will be bitterness. Gentle methods don’t always work. In fact gentle methods alone do not work. Harsh methods alone do not work. God has started with gentleness to show his character and when the lesson is not learnt there comes the tribulation at the end. There shall be a time of trouble such as never was. There will be a time of distress, suffering. He will take away the sweetness of the cup and he will make it bitter. God does this for a very good reason. Why does God give the bitter cup?
The Cup All Shall Drink
Psalm 75:5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak [not with] a stiff neck. 6 For promotion [cometh] neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7 But God [is] the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. 8 For in the hand of the Lord [there is] a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring [them] out, [and] drink [them].
Here is a cup and it’s all the same to everyone but the wicked will drink the dregs. Is the bible telling us that as Christians there is a bitter cup to drink? Is the bible telling us there is a really sour experience to make? We are asked to behold.
Isaiah 51:22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God [that] pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, [even] the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
Michael will stand up for whom? The children of thy people. The God we worship today what is he saying? I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling. Did Jesus take a cup from humanity and drink it? He says I have drunk it so you don’t have to drink it again which means the second or multiple times. Jesus is speaking to the disciples and two of them have their mother wanting them to sit on his right hand in heaven. He then poses the question, are you able to drink the cup that I will drink? They say yep we can. He says you will drink it. Are you able to baptised with the baptisms that I am baptised with? Peter tries to defend his Lord by picking up a sword.
John 18:11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
He said don’t try and save me. Am I not going to drink this cup that my Father has given? Do I not have to drink it?
The Garden of Gethsemane
Matthew 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
Jesus in his humanity did not want to drink it. It was too bitter. He asked his Father is there another way? I really don’t want to go through this. This is a very sore experience. But if that is the only way then your will be done. We have this cup and it is the same to everyone. Jesus drank this cup. You know the sufferings of Jesus do you? The agony of soul where your heart melts away like snow in the sun? When everything about you is wrong? Everything is a failure. Your family is a failure, everything is grey. The disciples have run away. Your friends have disowned you but not only that but betrayed you. Everything around you has gone wrong. This cup Jesus drank that we would not drink it again. The bible teaches that the wicked shall be twice plucked up. To the wicked there is a death and it’s called the second death so obviously there is a first death. This first death every single being must die. They must die to self. All those that do not take Jesus as drinking their second cup will die again in the lake of fire. Here is a prophecy in Jeremiah similar to Revelation 16.
Jeremiah 25:15 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. 16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them. 17 Then took I the cup at the LORD’S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the Lord had sent me:
Every single nation has to drink this cup of tribulation and you can’t talk your way out of it.
Jeremiah 25:28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.
A Tribulation Such as Never Was
In Matthew 24 Jesus speaks of a tribulation such as never was and that there will never be another one like it. He is speaking to the disciples and they ask the signs of his coming and he tells them of the besiegement of Jerusalem and he says you need to run and flee and then he says there will be a time of tribulation such as never was. He has to cut it short or no flesh would be saved or every believer would be killed. He speaks of the Christian massacres that happen in the dark ages. Millions of Christians would be killed by the papal church. The tribulation that Daniel writes of is a tribulation not just to Christians or his church but every single person living on this planet. A time of trouble such as never was on this whole planet. The papal church weren’t having a tribulation as they were persecuting the Christian church that went through the persecution. It was over such a long period of time. The time of trouble that Daniel is writing about is not just a religious persecution but a time of trouble that will destroy this planet.
Jeremiah 23:15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land. 16 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, [and] not out of the mouth of the LORD. 17 They say still unto them that despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
This is picture of Israel today. It is talking about the church leaders in the Christian faith. I will give you wormwood to eat, the gall is bitter. I will give it to you because from them has profane lies gone forth throughout the world. It is said today that you can be homosexual and still be in the grace of God from the Christian faith. You can walk in your own imagination, just believe and you will be saved.
Jeremiah 25:30 Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread [the grapes], against all the inhabitants of the earth. 31 A noise shall come [even] to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them [that are] wicked to the sword, saith the LORD.
He will plead with all flesh. We want to ask the question how will he plead with all flesh?
Jeremiah 25:32 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. 33 And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from [one] end of the earth even unto the [other] end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground. 34 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves [in the ashes], ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.
A Crystal Vase
Have you seen a crystal vase fall to the ground? If you have an earthen vessel fall it breaks into big pieces but a crystal vase falls into a thousand pieces. I would like to set the trumpet to the ear of all of us and to those that teach that there peace coming to this earth. There is no peace coming to the Christian. There will be a time of trouble and his people will be delivered out, they are in it but will be delivered out. Howl ministers, reverends, presidents of conferences, secretaries, treasurers, the leaders of the people because woe is coming upon the earth. Atheists, Christian, Muslim alike will drink a bitter cup such as never was drunken before. I would like to consider that when our life gets utterly turned upside down. Perhaps you have had some bad experiences.
I would like to draw your attention to the worst experiences you have had in your life. When we go through these experiences there is no sleeping but an acute awareness of what is going on. This awareness brings the suffering and pain of your life. This sometimes may surprise someone. Sometimes when there has been a good patch of someone’s life and then a disaster and then being startled up from your sleep. Perhaps it was loss of a loved one, someone died, maybe something happened to your family, marriage or inside of you. The Lord is sounding into your ear drum all the sins you have done and it is loud that the conscious maybe awakened like a mighty man when his camp is being besieged. Each one of us have had bitter experiences but many may have had no problems.
Many Are Asleep
Maybe some people are asleep. Even amongst us there are people that are asleep. They are insensible to the tribulation going on in other people’s lives. They are comfortable, warm and snug and having a beautiful dream, sleeping. Wake up! If you keep sleeping the voice of mercy will not wake you. If you keep sleeping it will be the wrath of God that will wake you up to the tribulation. Every soul will be awake to this tribulation. Some when mercy is in the cup and some when there is no mercy left. God has dealt well with us. This health we spend with abuse to our bodies by intemperate activities and then a heart attack comes and you wonder what happened. We should be conscious and aware of what God is doing, conscious of what we are sowing. God has blessed us with the oil, wine and corn. Shall we sleep on like a full person after a meal?
What God Is
The sheep aren’t following him anymore they are wandering all over the place. He is being nice to the sheep. He is giving them grass and pasture.
Hosea 5:14 For I [will be] unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, [even] I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue [him].
What is God saying? I am going to be as a lion. I am going to come, disturb and destroy and then I will leave you.
Hosea 5:15 I will go [and] return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
I will disturb your life, turn it upside down and then leave you to it. I will take away the corn, the oil, your health, possessions, house and your sound mind and leave you to it as you are not listening. As a child receive these good gifts and doesn’t learn the gifts have to come away to learn and wake up. That is the bitter cup. Will you seek me early in your affliction or will you have wait til there is no more mercy to find him? Call upon him while he is near. Return unto the Lord. If he has disturbed your life return to him. If he hasn’t, wake up before he does. There is no time for carnal security. To come to church in a natural way of this is what we do each Sabbath. This building won’t save you.
Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
God will tear you, God will wound you. May I say that the best person to wound you is the doctor? I only ever want the doctor to wound me as he can heal me. I only ever want the life giver to kill me. No one else. I want no one else to kill me but the life giver. If you allow God to kill you and bring you back, praise his holy name. But if you will stay asleep and respond to his wrath in a certain way, how do you respond to God’s wrath? How do you respond? Think about your troubled times, what do you think about? What was your thought pattern? What was your thought pattern was will determine a great deal what side you come out on. All shall receive this cup. What happens inside of your mind when your life is turned upside down? How do I react when things go bad? I know with myself and it’s not for me to tell you how I react. Identify where the problem is.
What Happens When Your Life is Turned Upside Down
We will compare what happens inside the mind of the righteous and wicked when they go through tribulation so we can identify where we are. This cup is the same. Jesus drank it, his followers will drink it and the wicked will drink it but the reaction is different. The reaction to Gods people will be that they will be healed from its medicine. To the wicked it will kill them. Will you come out of the great tribulation or will you never come out? Will it absorb you up like the depths of the ocean?
Cain came and gave an offering to God. God didn’t respect it. The bible declares that Cain was wrath. Cain was wrath and his countenance fell. God came and said why are you like this? If you do well its good, if you don’t you have problems. I’m not saying what you have done is wrong but if you do right it will be well. Cain after that rebuke which was to bring him to repentance and to the foot of the cross goes and kills his brother as he was angry. Then the Lord comes and says what have you done now? Then he pronounces a consequence upon Cain for killing his brother. Like a child who does wrong, now there is a consequence. Cain says this punishment is too great for me. In other words that is not fair. Cain gets disciplined, his life is turned upside down, a mark is put on him and he is a vagabond in the earth. When he said that is not fair for his punishment and got angry, then he could not come to repentance.
The reaction to his disciplinary measure was his fall. Not that he killed his brother. We have all killed Jesus Christ our brother and there is salvation. But it is the reaction to the disciple of the Father that determines which side we come out on. In your life perhaps nothing is prosperous and everything goes wrong. You have bodily, mental pain, depressed in spirit and you may think God if this is you I don’t want to know you. God is not loving anymore. This is not fair. God is a tyrant and Satan says yes he is. Your thought is everything I’m doing is going wrong. Satan is saying yes hate him, set your teeth at him, be mad at God. That is what Satan is saying. Do you get angry with God and say this is not fair? This mind exercise whether you go and kill your brother or not is irrespective.
It is your mental reaction to Gods discipline. If you say God this is not fair and you have hatred to that punishment then you have the mind set of insanity. You are mad. You are a maniac. A person who is depressed and wanting to kill themselves and throw themselves in the water and some nice person in the keeping of that insane person and this maniac and dashes toward the river to drown themselves and the keeper says no and holds the person and there is a struggle and throws them on the ground, this makes the maniac more mad at the person. The mental condition will get angry at the person but when in a sane circumstance the maniac would fall at the feet and worship them for saving their life. But the maniac says no I want to do what I want to but the keeper says no I won’t let you. In this reaction of apparent violence a reaction comes that will make them mad. The cup will make the nations mad. When the madness is gone and the sanity comes this action will make the person fall at the feet and worship. What God was doing to Cain was to cause him to come to repentance but what did it do? It made him mad. I pray we will not get mad at the disaster of our life.
A Condition of Coldness
The condition of coldness comes because iniquity abounds love waxes cold. Great trial is tormenting you. The pain of your life being turned upside and numbness comes with pain and is brought to the body. When pain has come for a period of time the body goes numb. With acute grief, social suffering, in a marriage or relationships, an acute suffering, there is a tendency to go numb. To say I don’t care anymore. Death loses its hold. I don’t care to die anymore. I am going to cut my feelings of. It is like a person in the winter of Antarctica and the coldness is chilling him and it is so painful that he ceases to stop feeling and he feels numb, tired and wants to lie down and go to sleep. What is the fate of the person that does that in the winter when the pain of this coldness hits the nervous system and it shuts down? When they don’t care anymore and are just tired and lay down and go to sleep and never wake again? Is this how you react to Gods tribulation in your soul? Do you say I just want to lie down and die?
I don’t care anymore death is not scary to me. Your case may be bad but it will be worse when you feel the pain of the second death. There is no numbness in the lake of fire until your whole being is consumed. You may go numb but don’t allow it, your case will get worse. The condition of someone who stops feeling is very dangerous to close the heart to Jesus. That can happen in your mind. Do you react like that? Do you get cold of the pain and say that is enough, I’m a robot now.
This is what Thomas could have fallen into. The tendency to doubt. Circumstances have come upon you. The law of God has trumpeted in your ear and Satan says your sin is too great. The tribulation you have done is too big, it cannot be forgiven. Satan will tell you that these sufferings are just the first drops of perditions and that you have the showers to come so just get used to them. This doubting. Satan says Gods hand can save people but you are too far out of reach. Others he can save but not you. So you start to doubt God and say I’m too much of a problem child he can’t save me. Satan will tell you that these convictions will end up in total remorse. Your sins are too many too great, accustom yourself to this, he can’t save you. Satan is liar. God can save each one of us. How bad our life is, how bad are the things we have done, how bad we are in grief and guilt yet God can save to the uttermost. He can save you. Satan is a liar and a murderer from the beginning.
Perhaps you say I’ve tried Christianity and it is a trial from day one. I’ve had a hard time with church people and I can’t find happiness and if I can’t find it I will go into the world and make use of it in the world. I won’t go to church because when I come my problems are enlarged. I will go into the world and have fun. I don’t want to be around Gods people they alway condemn me. This is not happiness, I want the happiness of the world. Satan says don’t have the friendship of the world but of me. He allures the mind his way. Jesus did not get out of the tribulation, he got through it. We seek in our human flesh to avoid tribulation. As soon as trouble is on the left we start walking away. Where shall the sinner appear if the righteous be scarcely saved? The trouble that you have perhaps is like a candle in the night and the candle keeps blowing out. You may think that is it I will never see again and you despair just before the sun rises and you think I don’t need a candle, you come too short and stop your prayers too short. You go so far and say there is no water here and you go back but if you saw the reality you are only ten metres from the water. Never stop as hard as the tribulation may be. Never stop.
The Smartness of Judas
This tribulation is really bugging me. I’m going to manipulate everything so it suits me. I’m going to try and change everyone around me so they think like me. I’m going to deal with this tribulation so it is something that profits me.
When the cold blows upon you, when the dark times of your life when you feel cold just think that God has taken my garment and is washing it in the blood of the lamb.
My daughter was sick all over her clothes and they had to come off and there was the experience of nakedness. God must make you naked before you want your clothes. He takes away the oil, corn and wine that you would come into a deep need. I am going to be like the lion and turn your life upside down and leave you to it. Let us return unto the Lord. Let us. Whatever mind set we have had whether wrath or if we killed our brother or been insane or cold and insensible to God, let us return unto the Lord for he is the one that tore us and he can heal us. I only ever want the doctor to wound or the life giver to kill me. A family had four children and three died and the fourth was dying and then the parents came to the Lord. Blessed trial. If you would allow God to talk to you correctly and interpret like Cain or the person in the snow. Don’t interpret it in the wrong way. God will turn your life upside down that you will seek him with all your heart. The person that is lost seeks him. He has started with us and he has given us bounties and may we give him glory but they will be taken from us. Our reaction to this cup is what matters. This cup is to bring us to repentance. He will plead with all flesh. He will preach to every person. He will evangelise the world.
Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. 10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
God wants the world to repent. They won’t but he wants them to. He won’t leave them without an excuse. He has given the wealth of the world to humanity and now will take it away. Men will blaspheme God as he has power over them. God allows tribulation to do its designed affect upon your heart.
Psalms 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names.
God can know every huge fact of the universe and can bind your heart and wipe the tears from your cheek. The bible says I will wipe away all tears. This is Gods occupation. He made you cry now he is going to heal it. The love of God is so great that it won’t let you stay in comfort. Jesus the author and finisher of or faith. Don’t blame God, don’t get angry at him and don’t manipulate the circumstances but say;
Psalms 69:1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto [my] soul. 2 I sink in deep mire, where [there is] no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
I’m tired of the crying, suffering my life is a mess, I’m tired of it.
Psalms 69:19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries [are] all before thee.
You know my heart exactly. I can cry I am tired of it and you know I am.
Psalms 69:29 But I [am] poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. 30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. 31 [This] also shall please the Lord better than an ox [or] bullock that hath horns and hoofs. 32 The humble shall see [this, and] be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
I pray you can see Jesus going through his whole life going upside down and you can praise God as this is what our experience is to be and at the time the earth is being ripped apart may we say;
Psalms 69:34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. 34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. 35 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
Psalms 71:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
When you read Gods providence wrong you get mad, doubtful, you go to the world and get manipulative. This is when you are confused as you can’t read Gods providence but if you can read there will be a time of trouble such as never was believe it, wait for it and expect it. Don’t be surprised. Jesus says I have told you before that when it comes it is I, it is me. Praise his name.
Trouble Causes Repentance
Troubles cause repentance but not only repentance but also patience. We are to repent when things go wrong and then we are to wait. While waiting the patience is exercising and trust is building. When God delivers us is when we resign to him. When we give over and say into thy hand I commend my spirit. The 144,000 that shall come out of great tribulation. They will come out of it. They will have a sound mind and not go insane. I pray we will wake out of our sleep. All of Christendom, ministers and preachers alike will wake up, come out and come through the tribulation. At that time Michael shall stand up.
Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.