David Jeremiah daily devotionals May 31 2022 : 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.
Recommended Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:9
Acts through Revelation focuses on the Church. Acts documents the spread of the Church, and the epistles document the maturing of the Church. The Church is mentioned nineteen times in Revelation 1–3 but not at all in chapters 4–22. Why the omission in those chapters?
Beginning in Revelation 4, the book deals with what happens on earth during the seven-year Great Tribulation. And the fact that the Church is not mentioned is a strong indicator that the Church is not present during that period of trouble on earth. In other words, the Church has been raptured (removed) from earth and the effects of the terrible testing of those seven years. That is why Christ told the church in Philadelphia that He was going to keep them from “the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world” (Revelation 3:10).
If you belong to Christ, you will be either raised or raptured before the beginning of that season of testing (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). Yet another reason to praise our God for His protection!
A sovereign Protector I have, unseen, yet forever at hand.
Augustus M. Toplady
Author: David Jeremiah
Source : Turning point ministry / davidjeremiah.org