Somebody help me where do some of the things taught by preachers come from?
Somebody told me there is going to be seven years where a tribulation takes place and Christians want have to go through tribulation because we will be caught up. We want have to go through[GS1] the tribulation where there is great persecution because we are saved from it.
I am being told by the word of faith that Jesus died so that I can have life more abundantly. They tell me this abundant life consists of having a fine home, a fine car, and one said for him a $65 million dollar Jet.
Where did the notion that the 70 weeks (sets) of Daniel, that 69 of the weeks should be separated from the last week which is the seventy week by some unknown time period. Does scripture teach that?!
And the notion of a church age and a Jewish age. A time for the Church and a time for the Jew. Isn’t that two plans of salvation and two people of God? Does the scripture teach that?
Well, all Christians did not get the Memo!!
Here’s what the scripture says about Christians when it comes to tribulation and persecution:
Joh_16:33 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.
Act_14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Rom_5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Rom_8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Rev_7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
These represent some of the scriptures that I found that dispels the myth that there is some great escapism of seven years that keeps all Christians safe from tribulation or great tribulation.
The persecuted brothers and sisters got the right memo. Pray that we all who truly desire Christ are able to receive this memo and be able to stand should we be faced with tribulation and persecution.