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The Time of Trouble!
Are we now seeing the beginning of trouble? Will this trouble
increase in intensity as we approach the real Time of trouble?

 

God will Save His People at the End

We are living in unsettling and dangerous times. An atmosphere of war, bloodshed, and terror seem to be taking over much of the world. World governments are becoming more unstable. In addition, our liberties and freedoms are quickly eroding away and we face the prospect of dramatic financial disaster and civil unrest in the near future.

Conditions are becoming so unstable that people are beginning to look ahead to the future with fear. Could these things actually relate to what is written in Daniel and Revelation of the Bible? I believe so. The Bible speaks of the time of the end as being a very serious time; "a time of trouble such as never was"!

  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. Daniel 12:1

It is God's people who will be delivered. Jesus will deliver everyone who's name is found in the book of life! But all the wicked will be thrown into the lake of fire.

  1. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15

Only God's people's names are written in the Book of Life!

We are Not to Worry if We are Christians

Now this great time of trouble is when things really get bad. This is when the great final trouble occurs. Yet God's people will not worry about dying at that time because no Christian will die. As we saw above in Daniel 12:1, Michael has already stood up. That means probation is at an end:

  1. "He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still." Revelation 22:11

Since God's people will always be righteous and holy, there is no need for them to any longer face actual death.

However, before probation closes, it is true that Christians could die. But, even then, we are told, in the Bible, not to fear things like wars and rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes and pestilences. These are the kinds of trouble that mark the beginnings of the time of trouble, before the really violent end.

  1. "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
  2. "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
  3. "All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:6-8

But why would God tell us not to be worried about wars, famines, earthquakes, and diseases? These things can kill people. Is that nothing to worry about?

We must remember that God is talking to His own people. When we start to see these early signs that Jesus speaks about; God's people will not wonder if the end has already come, like the big nuclear war to end all life on our planet at this early time. They will realize that God will be holding his hand over them and the world, because certain things must still happen first before the big guns begin to blow.

But there is something else. God's people know that they have the best life-insurance policy possible. They know that if they are some how killed, they will still be raised to life in the resurrection of the righteous to live forever in heaven.

God's People are the Children of God

God's people are the children of God, and thus they are also heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. So, they don't need to be worried about dying because of the glory that God will give them when they are raised to life again!

  1. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
  2. and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
  3. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:16-18

So, we need not worry or fear about the things we may suffer. Instead we are admonished to be faithful unto death so that Jesus can give us a crown of life.

  1. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
  2. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. Revelation 2:10-11

To all who overcome the temptations that Satan might give us, they will not be hurt by the second death. This means that they will live with God forever! More on this later.

Basically, God's people are to move forward doing God's work while not paying attention to the consequences. So there is a faith factor in this.

The early Christians that lived in Rome shared their faith and the church was growing extremely fast. The Romans were worried that they might become too big because the Christian church was becoming extremely popular. People were being baptized in to the church rapidly. So they persecuted the Christians.

But the early Christians followed the instructions Jesus Himself gave them. He said to rejoice and be exceedingly glad when you are persecuted, for great is your reward in heaven:

  1. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  2. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
  3. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:10-12

So, as the early Christians were led to the Roman Colosseum where they would be fed to the lions or to be lit on fire as human lanterns; The Romans saw that they were singing and praising God. They were actually praising God for this chance to show their faith to the world. But the Romans could not understand them at all. They acted as if they were going to a celebration! And here they were being joyful and happy that they were going to their death! Each time this happened, up to 45,000 in the Roman Colosseum saw how they died!

The 144,000 Will Not Die

At the end, God's people who are numbered among the 144,000 will live to see Jesus come in the sky with clouds of angels. They will see people die all around them but they themselves will not die:

  1. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
  2. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
  3. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
  4. No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; Psalm 91:7-10

Certain of God's people have always stuck their necks out to give the message of God to those around them. So many of them have suffered death because of it. The same will be true for the end of time. However, there are some who will not die. They will be protected. But they will not lay low to allow that to happen. They will do what God's people have always done. However, God will especially protect the 144,000 so that they will live to see Jesus come.

We must realize that all these Bible verses are really speaking to those who are either God's people or those who want to be God's people. They are the ones who need not fear. But the wicked have plenty to fear. So, we must be sure that we are one of God's people and that we must not fight against God.

Following the wars etc., the anger of the nations will be directed toward God's people specifically. Christians will be hated and killed for Christ's sake:

  1. "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. Matthew 24:9

We can already see the beginnings of this kind of hatred against Christians and it will develop in very specific ways as outlined in prophecy. We will study these things on this page.

However, the most serious and fearful warning found in the Bible is not directed toward Christians. It is directed to those who are given the mark of the beast! Those people who will take the mark will be those who actually worship Satan. When they worship the beast and it's image, they are giving honor and worship to Satan.

  1. Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,
  2. "he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
  3. "And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name." Revelation 14:9-11

So, the Mark of the Beast must be connected with Satan's struggle to rule the world. He will especially use force to get all to obey him. But, we are getting ahead of ourselves. Let's see what the Bible says about these topics.

Back to the Beginning
How did all this trouble start?

Let's go back to the beginning. How did all this trouble start? Why must there be a time of trouble or a time of sorrow? Why is Satan allowed to attack God's people the way the Bible says he can and will?

The simple answer is that Lucifer became dissatisfied with his position. He was no longer satisfied being the top angel in Heaven. Originally Heaven was in perfect peace. But Lucifer, the highest angel in Heaven became dissatisfied with the praise he was getting in heaven. He wanted more honor and praise. He wanted to be equal with God! He wanted to become like God!

  1. For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;
  2. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High. Isaiah 14:12-15 NKJV

He started a rebellion in Heaven. So, we must realize that sin actually started in perfect heaven where God lives, not here on earth. And it was caused by the leading angel who was the closest to God.

  1. You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
  2. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.
  3. By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; I (will destroy) thee, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones. Ezekiel 28:14-16 NKJV (will destroy) KJV

Sin actually started with Lucifer. He was perfect in all his ways until sin was found in him. That is when violence was found within him. So he will eventually be cut down and destroyed.

  1. How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!
  2. For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;
  3. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.
  4. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (hell), To the lowest depths of the Pit. Isaiah 14:12-15 NKJV

He has also caused other angels to sin by rebelling with him. So, God forced both Lucifer and his angels out of heaven. Lucifer is now called the devil and Satan. He is the great dragon.

  1. And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
  2. but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
  3. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:7-9 New King James Version

So, all the angels which sinned, they were cast out of heaven. most of them have been chained until the end of time for the judgment.

  1. For 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; 2 Peter 2:4

These evil angels were kicked out of heaven and God is eventually going to judge and destroy them. So as we read in Jude, these angels kept not their first estate.

  1. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Jude 1:6

So, all these evil angels have now come down to the earth!

  1. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
  1. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time. Revelation 12:9, 12 New King James Version

Satan Now Finds Himself in a New Position

Satan and all his followers, have now been kicked out of Heaven. They have no place to go. But God has just created a new world, the Earth. So Satan decides to go to the Earth and tempt Adam and Eve who have just been newly created.

  1. Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.
  2. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
  3. "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." Genesis 2:15-17

We can see that God put a tree in the garden that they were not to eat from. It was a test of loyalty that God placed on them. If they wanted to be happy they were not to eat of that tree. But if they did eat of that tree, they would die. That was the big test they were to be judged on.

Now God apparently placed a limitation on Satan. He could only meet them at that tree. If Adam and Eve had stayed away, they would never have been tempted.

But we know the story. Eve came by to look at the tree and wonder: Why? . . . And Satan started on her.

  1. Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" Genesis 2:15-17

We know that she fell and then she took the fruit to Adam and he fell. By reading Genesis 3 we can tell that they were unhappy and afraid from that day forward. So, this is the beginning of the troubles that mankind has had to experience.

God acts

Adam and Eve now face death, as we all do. However we have the first clue that they will be given a second chance.

  1. And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel."

While the language is directed toward the snake, we can see that God is really placing enmity between the devil and man! And more specifically, this reference of man is really pointing toward Christ! Jesus will bruise Satan's head, meaning Satan will suffer permanent death and destruction. While Satan will only be able to bruise Jesus' heel, which is not a serious wound.

Today we know that Jesus was victorious and that Satan now absolutely knows that he will be destroyed. But he is stubborn enough and mad enough that he will not give up. We also know that Jesus has through is death on the cross is able to save us through the shedding of his blood!

A Meeting in Heaven
Satan Claims the Earth!

In the book of Job we find that there was a day when Satan appeared in a meeting in heaven. It must be in heaven because there is no record of God having regular meetings with the sons of God on Earth.

Satan is apparently not suppose be there because it sounds like he is uninvited. So God asks why he has come:

  1. Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
  2. And the LORD said to Satan, "From where do you come?" So Satan answered the LORD and said, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it." Job 1:6-7 NKJV

We are looking at a meeting of extraterrestrials, people from other worlds. Each member at the meeting is a representative of their own world. We can know that this is a meeting of representatives because of how Satan says he has a right to be there. We will see that Satan is saying that he is the representative of Earth! So what we have here is a system of government for the Universe that God Himself oversees.

Apparently this was an important event. In this meeting the sons of God are presenting themselves before the Lord. It seems that all who were there, except one, had a right to be there. At least we do not have any record of God questioning their presence. The whole point of this part of the story is that Satan was not invited. When God asked Satan why he was there, he essentially answered: from walking around on the Earth.

Is Satan claiming ownership of the Earth? He must be. Satan had conquered Adam who originally was the representative for the Earth, so in Satan's mind that now makes him the leader of our world.

In the meeting, Satan seems to conclude that he either owns or rules our world. He is actually claiming rulership of the Earth in that meeting! That is why he probably went to the meeting. He sees himself as the leader of the whole planet Earth. This meeting most likely is a meeting of the leaders of the Universe with God; So Satan felt he had a right to be there.

We can determine this point of rulership further from the following discussion:

  1. Then the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?
  2. So Satan answered the LORD and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?
  3. Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
  4. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!
  5. And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person. So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD. Job 1:8-12.

Because of the fact that God answers Satan, we should understand that what they were talking about was extremely important! Why didn't God just throw Satan out? God already threw Satan out of Heaven once before. God could have thrown Satan out again, but He didn't. He definitely has the power to do so. But instead, God just questioned Satan verbally and challenged his stated position.

We should realize that the manner in which God answered Satan is important as well. They were not talking by themselves, there was an audience surrounding them. All the representatives of the Universe were there personally witnessing what was happening.

Remember, we most likely are looking at a meeting of extraterrestrials. Each member at the meeting is a representative of their own world. A system of government for the Universe that God Himself oversees.

Since Satan himself has rebelled against God, we can see that the rebellion was now trying to enter into the system of government of God's Universe! If it was a matter of power, God could have destroyed Satan right there, or He could have just thrown him out. But God did not. Instead, God entered into dialog with him.

Let's talk about the dialog itself. If this discussion wasn't concerning ownership or rulership of the Earth; then, why does God answer Satan's statement of walking over the face of the Earth, with: "Have you considered my servant Job. . ."?

In this discussion, by saying that he walks over the face of the earth; What Satan is really saying is this: that he has control of the Earth. So God begins questioning Satan's claim by pointing his attention to Job, whom Satan is not able to control. What God is doing, is to show that Satan really does not control the world. So, God emphasizes the fact that Job is upright, just, and that he fears God.

I can imagine that Satan here begins to squirm as he essentially says: Well of course Job likes you. You give him everything he wants, why wouldn't he obey You? So God tells him: OK, I'll let you try. We'll see who really is in control, but you can't touch his body to make him sick.

There is an important issue that is being decided here. Job is to be persecuted because God is saying that Satan does not control the whole world. So if Job is victorious over the temptations that Satan places on him, Jobs' example will prove that God is right.

If you read the book of Job, you will see that Job does not know a thing about this discussion. He is clearly having a hard time with the reality of his bad fortune. In addition he is forced to consider, from an earthly point of view, why all sorts of bad things are happening to him. Satan seems to be controlling all Job's personal friends as well.

This story is very interesting. Apparently Satan's ownership of the Earth depends upon everyone being subject to Satan's leading. As long as Job was a decided follower of God, Satan could not claim the Earth. We actually do not know if Job was the only follower of God, but at least he was the one that God chose to mention.

Does this war Between God and Satan depend upon the allegiance of people, of God's people? It would seem so, the whole story in the book of Job is dependent on the idea that things will be decided, on what one person does on earth. If Job continues to follow God then God has the advantage, on the other hand, if Job listened to his wife and friends and cursed God, then Satan would have had the advantage. That is if he was the only righteous person on the world.

A second meeting of the sons of God with God is described in Job chapter two. Again the same issues are brought up but with slightly different specifics in the arguments. Satan failed the first time around to change Job's allegiance from God to himself. So this time he is calling fowl. He still claims the Earth as his and he wants even more power in trying to force Job to obey him. Read the account and see what happens.

  1. Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
  2. And the LORD said to Satan, From where do you come? So Satan answered the LORD and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.
  3. Then the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.
  4. So Satan answered the LORD and said, Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
  5. But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!
  6. And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.
  7. So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. Job 2:1-7.

We can see from the actual text that Satan still claims the Earth. It seems that Satan believes that if all people were under his control then the Earth would rightfully belong to him! There also seems to be some truth to Satan's claim since God counters Satan on the very level that Satan is thinking on.

It seems that these meetings are a regular event and here, God counters Satan's claim by pointing to Job which Satan was unable to control. God adds to what He said before by stating: he still holds to his integrity. Also very interesting to note, we see that God takes the blame! He doesn't say that Satan is moving to destroy Job but He says that you have moved me against him, to destroy him.

Where do we Find Ourselves
as Trouble is Coming on the Face of the Earth

So, war started in heaven. Satan tried to win the angels of heaven against God. But he failed. Only one third followed him and on top of that; They were all kicked out of heaven.

He next came to win the earth and he did fairly well by causing both Adam and Eve to sin. But God stepped in causing a few people to have a power to resist him. Down through the history of our world there has alway been at least one person, sometimes more, who were true to God rather than Satan.

The end of time is about here and Satan is seen to control most of the people of our world. However, there are people that God controls as well. So, Satan knows that he is running out of time.

In addition, we find in Revelation that God will actually have 144,000 who are his people


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Satan has Great Wrath!

Many of us welcome the soon coming of Jesus because we know that this will be the time when Jesus will begin to bless His people.

  1. "Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: Matthew 25:34

However, we are warned that there will be a time where things will get bad; Really bad! Satan will try to take over the whole world; A New World Order! Thus, there will be a falling away first when the man of sin, Satan, will be revealed to all as the son of perdition.

  1. Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
  2. That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
  3. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3

Satan will be made to play his hand so that the evil he wants to do will be shown to the whole universe. This is the time when Christ's enemies will be made His footstool.

  1. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? Matthew 22:44

The time of the end is obviously Satan's last chance to do what he thinks he must do. Thus, he has become extremely angry that his time is too short.

  1. "Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time." Revelation 12:12

Here is an interesting verse that says Jesus wiped out something that was against us. Thus He nailed it to the cross:


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The seventh day Sabbath of the Bible: God then made the Sabbath a part of the 10 commandments which God wrote with His finger in stone. It will never change.
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