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Just Endure it

September 20, 2006

Psalm 73 tells how those given to sinister devices seem to prosper in the world.  They seem to go about, employing their wicked devices with no consequences as the first 16 verses explain.  And so it often seems today as the wicked often seem to have everything going for them, are compassed about with pride, and never go through trying situations as do most of us.  A good exampe might be those who profit from corporate corruption and are never caught, or those involved with drug trafficing who prosper immensely while destroying the lives of others.   Verses 17-19 reads:

 “Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.  Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.  How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.”  

Sudden destruction can come without warning despite a lifetime seemingly void of consequences.  I bring this up because we’re approaching the time when the king of fierce countenance will come on the scene.  Everything will seem to go his way and the world will wonder after him.  Daniel 8:24 reads:

 “And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:  and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.”

In other words, he’s going to, for a season, make war with the saints and prevail against them.  For those who subscribe to a pre-tribulation rapture, it’s going to be a time of unexpected turmoil and confusion.  (Even so, if a person is truly born again, Gods grace will be sufficient)  When this takes place many christians will wonder why this is happening and in a time of strong delusions and lying signs and wonders, may be tempted to faint.  Don’t faint!  Jesus is going to return at the appointed time and the man of sin along with the false prophet will be cast into the lake of fire.  What you’ll see during the time of trying is contrary to what actually is.  Revelation 20:4 tells of those who endure to the end.  So don’t despair at the devices of the wicked; keep your eyes on Jesus who will never leave you nor forsake you.  

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