Saturday, April 10, 2021

April 10

Why did Jesus tell us what was going to happen during the tribulation? Was it to frighten us? If that’s the case, why would he tell us to “fear not” 365 times throughout the Bible? The Bible is not confusing; it’s our lack of knowledge of who God is that keeps us from understanding his ways. When you read your Bible, read it in the light of the most powerful love, a love like you’ve never experienced, a holy and righteous kind of love that no human can exhibit.

If Jesus was going to take us out before tribulation, why was it necessary for him to spend so much time telling us about it throughout the Old and New Testaments? Growing up around cows, I’ve stepped through a barb-wired fence and gotten caught in it. That’s how I feel about how I’ve been taught to understand the Bible; sometimes, I get snagged on things that don’t make sense to me. Everyone has their version of what they believe when it comes to tribulation. Will we be raptured pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib, which is it? Is rapture what we think it is, or is it in the form of a parable? Who taught the Bible scholars? Could the enemy have infiltrated them to bring confusion? 

We are not supposed to ask these questions! Our lack of knowledge is why it’s essential to focus on God; set your heart toward the love that Jesus has for us and know his kind of love is never meant to harm or confuse. If something doesn’t make sense to you, and God doesn’t clarify, you're not ready to know the answer; he’ll reveal it in time. Please tune in to the Holy Spirit and let him be your guide through the scriptures; it’s the only way!

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6

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