reply to post by trig_grl
First, never compare yourself to a righteous person by only seeing your faults. We are all thieves and robbers here in this world. The way we become
righteous is not by our own works, but by our faith. Faith applies what we could not do to the way God looks at us. Salvation takes our nature and
what we deserve here in a place of sin and death and applies the blood of Christ to our soul. If you have faith in Christ, your are righteous as he
is righteous. Will you continue to sin while here in this place? Yes. You are not without sin, but sinless in God's sight. The sacrifice you
cannot make has been made.
Second, read this verse:
If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be killed. This calls
for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.
For a moment in 6000 years, the believers in Christ will be persecuted. Approximately 3.5 years. In one hour, Babylon will be destroyed. At some
point in this time of trouble, the people of God will be released out of Egypt (Earth). From here, this will happen:
19 But your dead will live, Lord;
their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.
20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.
21 See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling
to punish the people of the earth for their sins.
The earth will disclose the blood shed on it;
the earth will conceal its slain no longer.
The wheat is harvested and the chaff and weeds are burned away. Once this happens, the dead in Christ rise again to new life on a healed Earth. We
receive the Holy Spirit and live 1000 years with Christ. This will represent the journey through the wilderness that Moses took after the tribulation
in Egypt. Salvation comes at the end of this 1000 years (Day of the Lord).
You must be born again. What you do today defines who you are tomorrow. Death is merely a transition. The moment in time that we suffer the
indignity of tyranny is the world we create in peace at the tipping point of tribulation.