reply to post by truejew
Actually, I thought that you might pull some verses out of the first three chapters of Revelation regarding the letters to the churches.
The words, "great tribulation", are only used three times in the Bible, and one of them is in Revelation 2:22, but here are some surrounding verses
20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to
seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto
every one of you according to your works.
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they
speak; I will put upon you none other burden.