I believe that most within the Christian family aren’t the least bit concerned with the evil going on in American’s swiftly changing cultural, social, and political landscape. However, I’m equally convinced that most who read these commentaries are extremely concerned and growing more so by the day.
Analyzing the many actions being taken—and contemplated—by those newly installed after the 2020 presidential election, I’m certain that, this time, those in power intend to administer the coup de grâce to all opposition to their globalist ambitions. They believe they have the power to do so, it’s becoming more obvious by the hour. They will quickly and thoroughly determine and put into law—mostly through executive orders—how we will serve them, instead of the other way around.
They intend not to make the mistakes of their most previous time (the Obama administration) of having both the executive and legislative branches under their control and failing to totally vanquish their political enemies. This time they’re determined to finish off the Republic as founded and reshape it into one they believe will reside at the head of the developing, changed world order. There will be no more upstart, populist-type celebrities—or anyone else—allowed to delay implementation of their blueprint for their utopian dream.
Well now…the title of our essay is “Comfort.” There certainly isn’t any comfort in what I’ve written so far, I’m aware. However, I assure that much comfort can be gleaned from the political machinations taking place at such a rapid pace. And you don’t have to take my word for it, but the Word of the Creator of all things, which assures that there is comfort to be taken from all the current stage-setting for fulfillment of prophecy yet future.
No one in the Bible’s accounting went through more trials and hardships than Paul, with the possible exception of Job. No one but Paul wrote more thoroughly regarding things that will be transpiring as the time Christ’s call to the Church nears. We see the great apostle’s concern for the assemblies of believers he ministered to throughout his journeys and imprisonments.
Paul foresaw developments that will be pressing upon the believers at the end of the Church Age. Through all of his prophesying, there was one major, thematic impression straight from God’s heart. Believers, while being deluged with evil as the time of Rapture nears, are to be “comforted” with the words Paul was given to prophesy.
We have looked at some examples of this numerous times. Being comforted revolves powerfully around Christ’s imminent Rapture call to believers, asleep and alive, while the world is in process of coming apart. Here are some of those verses:
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16–18)
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way…Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.” (2 Thessalonians 2:7, 15–17)
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3–4)
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9–11)
While the wickedness around us seemingly grows by the minute, we are instructed to hold fast to God’s promises—especially the one that His Son, Jesus, is on the way. Again, we hold fast to the following:
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)
We are to take comfort from all of these end-times developments. Admittedly, that’s easier said than done. But it can, and should, be done. All of these troubling things going on mean our Lord is on the cusp of intervening in the most stupendous event this side of the Second Advent.
Jesus Christ has told us that we will experience “tribulation” during life on earth. This means, in this case, troubles, but not the Tribulation (Daniel’s seventieth week). The Lord will call all believers to Himself. His words, therefore, are made gloriously understandable.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Therefore Paul’s words were never truer:
“Be [anxious] for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6–7)
While there is time, let us witness of Christ’s saving power to those around us in our daily lives.
Thanks, Terry, for those very timely comfortable words.
I think it would do us well to reflect on how the apostles must have felt when Jesus was arrested and crucified, along with the realization that the authorities would soon be knocking at there door, too.
I can’t imagine being in a more hopeless situation.
Then, can you imagine their joy when the living Jesus stood among them once more.
I think pretty soon, we’ll all be gathered up, but this time, we’ll be going to stand with Jesus where he lives – and it’ll be forever!
Don’t lose heart everyone! We are on the cusp of experiencing the greatest come from behind victory ever! When Jesus makes that call – “Come up Here!” It will mean victory is finally ours – and then we cheer on the Tribulation saints to a stupendous victory of their own at Christ’s Glorious Appearing. To God be the Glory and Maranatha Lord Jesus!
Please consider this indisputable fact: With each passing hour, many precious souls are LITERALLY being added to the kingdom across the earth; hence the Body of Christ (The Church) is increasing toward that “full number of gentiles” to be obtained. Which of these precious believer’s should be LEFT BEHIND?
HMMMMMMMM, indeed! ‘wayne’ from Tennis Sea”
Exceptional Commentary as always, I pray daily for the lost and severely persecuted, daily, around the globe! The Lord has used me over the phone and while I am just out and about to witness to perfect Strangers, for the past 15 years. That has been very unusual, for my family to see, because I used to be very shy and quiet. He, the LORD, imparted boldness into my entire being during Resurrection Weekend, 2005. Shortly after that blessing, He used me to break up and help authorities to arrest a Child Kidnapping Ring, that included TX, Ok, and LA. The Spirit of the Lord guided me during those 4 dangerous months, and the LORD, God, did get the Victory. Ever since that season in my life, the LORD has called me into an intercessory prayer ministry, for Missionaries and the Abused Kidnapped Children and Adults that suffer tremendously. So my prayers are soaked in tears, just like Jeremiah, in Lamentations, over America, and ALL the Corruption and Evil that exists all over this Globe. I pray for God the Father to PLEASE send His Son to call us ALL HOME, however to comfort and protect, the severely persecuted, abused, trafficked; children and adults, until that Rapture Call Comes! Maranatha!!!
Amen. Thank you. Blessings in Christ Jesus.
Thank you for everything you do in terms name of Jesus. Please forgive me, I screen shot many areas of your articles and repost them to facebook. I don’t always remember to post your name but the messages are clear.
Thank you again for your wise information that gives me the opportunity to share.
God bless you