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Study of the Word


“and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come”
1 Thessalonians 1: 10 (NKJV) 

Someone once said "All of us want to go to heaven but, none of us want to die".  I would agree with that and add to it that none of us want to die a horrendous death.  The thoughts of firing squads, guillotines and beheadings upsets our stomachs.

So, when we read in the Bible of the coming Great Tribulation and hear the various theories as to whether or not the Church will go through the Tribulation and that some of us might be killed for our faith - that troubles us.

However, Jesus said, "Let not your hearts be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."  The good news of scripture is through our faith in Jesus Christ we will be rescued from the wrath to come which is the message of our 1 Thessalonians 1 text this month.  
Add to it the words of Revelation 17: 8 in which the vision given to John teaches only those whose names are NOT written in the Lamb's Book of Life will see the beast who we know is the coming Anti-Christ who will rise to power at the genesis of the Great Tribulation.  

The question before us then is who are you going to bow down to - the Lord Jesus Christ or the beast?  
Ask Jesus to come into your heart, to forgive you of your sins, receive Jesus by faith and let somebody know your decision.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the only escape from the coming Great Tribulation. 

Continuing the work of Jesus Christ

Peacefully, Simply, Together