The events that will unfold in the coming last years, the “end of days” will try the faith of all people alive on the earth. Unfortunately, there are those who preach and many who believe that they will escape these things because they will be as it is often used “raptured” from the earth. But, do not be deceived.
In those years before Jesus’ return, there will be a period when life as we know it will change in an instant. Many people will be undoubtedly frightened because Jesus pointed out that “there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (Luke 21:25–26).
Jesus, our Lord, Savior and King also says: “And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 10:21-22).
“And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. But there shall not a hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls” (Luke 21:16–19).
Jesus leaves no doubt when he says: “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it” (Matthew 16:25).
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal” (John 12:25).
“Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8).
“Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20).