A major word from the Lord about the coming End Times is in Revelation 3:10:
“I will protect you from the time of testing….”
God is going to Rapture His saints from the face of the earth — prior to allowing His wrath to strike-out, allowing terrible tribulation times on all peoples of the earth.
Believe and stay faithful. That must be our response. Take God’s Word seriously. “Fear not.” He owns the universe, and He is in control of the events of these end days. He tells us,
‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you;
Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;
I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’
– Isaiah 41:10
I really appreciate how Pete Garcia writes. Here is an excerpt.
(format edited and links added for further reading)
Key points made here by Pete Garcia:
- He [God] has made from one blood every nation of men
- [God] has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings.
- Satan is defeated and is frantically trying to counter this reality by using humans to bring this final kingdom into play earlier, rather than at its appointed time (the 70th Week).
- God sets the times and boundaries for nations, not Satan.
- We exist in a physical, natural, fallen creation that operates under the constraints God put in place after the fall of Adam.
- God will control what the final crisis is that brings about the conditions for the Tribulation, not Satan.
God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.
Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings.
Acts 17:24-26 Amplified Bible
24 The God who created the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; 25 nor is He [a]served by human hands, as though He needed anything,
because it is He who gives to all [people] life and breath and all things. 26 And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands and territories.
The nation(s) may rage and the odds may seem overwhelmingly stacked against us, but this is ALL smoke and mirrors. The truth is Christ has already won the victory back on Calvary some 2,000 years ago. Everything since has been the writhing and thrashing of a headless snake.
When God spoke to Satan just after Adam and Eve’s fall, He told Satan that he would bruise His (Jesus’) heel, but He (Jesus) would crush his head (Genesis 3:15). Satan is defeated and is frantically trying to counter this reality by using humans to bring this final kingdom into play earlier, rather than at its appointed time (the 70th Week).
God sets the times and boundaries for nations, not Satan.
However, God has allowed Satan to temporarily run this world. He [Satan] is completely devoted to gaslighting the redeemed 1 in these last days into believing either we are crazy or delusional for believing God is in control. We exist in a physical, natural, fallen creation that operates under the constraints God put in place after the fall of Adam. Thus, we are confined to enemy territory.
I see us very much like prisoners of war in a concentration camp, grinding out an existence while the guards and everyone else walks free without a care in the world. However, the war is already over, and their side lost. We are just waiting for the victors to come through and crush them, and liberate us.
He [Satan] is completely devoted to gaslighting the redeemed in these last days into believing either we are crazy or delusional for believing God is in control.
God will control what the final crisis is that brings about the conditions for the Tribulation, not Satan. God will continue to use Donald Trump (as He has been [written December 19, 2020]) for as long as He wants to, regardless of how impossible His reelection seems now.
Remember, God specializes in the ridiculous.
God flooded the entire world. On two separate occasions, God took a slave and made him the second most important leader in two different superpowers (Egypt and Babylon). God parted the Red Seas. He used a young boy to kill a seasoned, giant, warrior. He used a burning bush to speak. God has taken people alive (bypassing death) into heaven and translating them from mortal to immortal on the way up. God has promised to do that with an entire generation of believers.
Parallel passages fore Revelation 3:10-11:
10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. Revelation 3:10-11
10 Because you have kept the word of My endurance [My command to persevere], I will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial, that hour which is about to come on the whole [inhabited] world, to test those who live on the earth. 11 I am coming quickly. Hold tight what you have, so that no one will take your crown [by leading you to renounce the faith]. – Revelation 3:10-11 Amplified Bible
10 You obeyed my message and endured. So I will protect you from the time of testing that everyone in all the world must go through. 11 I am coming soon. So hold firmly to what you have, and no one will take away the crown that you will be given as your reward. – Revelation 3:10-11 Contemporary English Version
Gaslighting the Slow Burn – full article by
About the End Times – a series
First, Apostasy, then Antichrist, then the Rapture… and then The Great Tribulation
About the The Rapture – a series
About False teachings of today – a series
Gaslighting – from psychologytoday.com
11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting… Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to gain power. And it works too well. – from psychologytoday.com