During a great Tribulation in my life the only thing I wanted was to know people were praying for me & the situation. Sadly no one was .. even my church family faded. As a result I now make that my priority when I encounter situations where someone is hurting!
Two DIFFERENT Events, Rapture & Second Coming. I do believe there is a difference between persection and the tribulation period of the end times. rev.3.10, 1 thess. 1.10, 1 thess5.9. the church is not mentioned between revelations 6 thru18. 19 is when we return with Christ
“God permits tribulations and adversities to befall people – even the saintly – so that they may persist in humility. But if we harden our hearts against adversities and tribulations, he also hardens these tribulations against us. On the other hand if we accept them in humility and with a contrite heart, God will mingle tribulation with mercy.” – St Isaac the Syrian #orthodoxquotes #orthodoxy #christianquotes #stisaacthesyrian #stisaacthesyrianquotes #throughthegraceofgod
7 year Great tribulation after Rapture of the church! "Then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:20-22) Read more "What is the Great Tribulation"? http://www.gotquestions.org/Great-Tribulation.html
“There is meaning and purpose in our earthly challenges. … Each of us must go through certain experiences to become more like our Savior. In the school of mortality, the tutor is often pain and tribulation, but the lessons are meant to refine and bless us and strengthen us, not to destroy us.” From Elder Hales’ http://pinterest.com/pin/24066179230743960 April 2003 http://facebook.com/223271487682878 message…