Ezekiel 33 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
7 (7) So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.
22 Now the hand of the Lord was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more dumb.
23 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.
25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?
26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour’s wife: and shall ye possess the land?
27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence.
28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through.
29 Then shall they know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.
30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord.
31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.
Genesis Chapter Seven (7) (Emphasis added). ‘As in the days’ of Noah.’
4 For yet (in) seven (7) days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
10 And it came to pass after seven (7) days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth
As we look forward to an imminent blessed ‘Event Horizon’, what else is happening?; A Hopeful Look at the New Jerusalem in Revelation
Rick KirbyChristianity.com Contributing Writer
From the very beginning of creation, it was the Creator’s objective and design to create a place and a people to fill with His presence and glory. His people would work alongside Him and reflect His image as they filled the garden (and eventually, the whole earth) with culture, agriculture, technology, music, art, and commerce…all of which would magnify the Creator (Genesis 1:27-28). Man, however, did not obey or cooperate with God. Adam’s rebellion introduced the curse, corruption, and chaos into God’s good world, but God did not abandon His work.
The Holy City OT Roots
Before the dust from Adam’s mutiny had settled, God had already enacted a plan to redeem, restore, and move His creation toward its intended conclusion, which was modeled in the garden. God’s commitment to His plan can be seen in countless clues throughout the Old Testament, and when these clues are pieced together, a glorious picture emerges of a future hope. And it is this future, “living hope” (1 Peter 1), which is the steady anchor that tethers us to another world where fear, pain, sin, and death have no place.
Understanding the promise of New Jerusalem is not merely important. It is essential for maintaining a kingdom perspective and developing an unshakable faith in a shaky world.
The Challenge to Faithfully Read the Revelation
The Book of Revelation can either breathe life-giving hope or strike paralyzing fear into a person, depending on one’s perspective and understanding of John’s vision. Clearly, it is the intention of Christ to bless the one who reads the Revelation (Rev. 1:3), but unfortunately, many readers insist on reading this book through Western eyes rather than through the eyes of John.
Jesus’ revelation to John is not intended to be taken strictly literally, nor is it to be only spiritualized and regarded as mere symbolism. And therein lies the challenge to discern from line to line what is literal and what is symbolic. (Agreed, I couldn’t have said it better myself.)
The rewards of striking this balance in interpretation are immense and are worth whatever effort is required on the part of the reader.
Jerusalem vs. New Jerusalem
As we are considering what is meant by “The holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down” (Revelation 21:2), we must ask some questions:
How does the rest of God’s story prepare us to understand John’s vision regarding the New Jerusalem?
What is significant about the “newness” of Jerusalem?
And how does what we already know about Jerusalem inform our understanding of the New Jerusalem which is to come?
Jerusalem, though not explicitly referenced, is alluded to in Genesis 14 when Abraham encounters the king and priest, Melchizedek. The Bible identifies Melchizedek as being the king of Salem (Gen. 14:18), which many believe to be a reference to Jerusalem (Ps. 76:2; Heb. 7:2).
There seems to be an expectation that all the following kings would rule from the example of Melchizedek in Jerusalem (Ps. 110:4) with Jesus himself belonging to the “order of Melchizedek” (Heb. 5:5-10). Jerusalem was a sacred and holy city that was intended to be the seat of power of the kings ruling in God’s stead.
But the most important feature of the holy city did not rest in its political value or the presence of the king’s palace. Jerusalem was the most important city in the world because it was home to the temple of God.
The temple was where the very presence of God dwelt and where He would meet with His people through the ministry of the high priest. The temple was where heaven and earth came together again but only temporarily.
Jerusalem was where David brought up the ark of the covenant, which previously had been in the possession of the pagan Philistines, and it was here that the king leaped and danced before the LORD at the ark’s restoration to its rightful place (2 Sam. 6:16). The return of the ark to Jerusalem sparked in David the desire to build YHWH a house (2 Samuel 7) that God might have a proper dwelling place.
Significance of the Temple
The temple of God (and the tabernacle before it) serves as a two-way mirror through which we understand more clearly the purposes of God in His creation. We look into the mirror’s reflection to see the hope that is before us as Abraham did when the Bible says, “he was looking for a city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God” (Hebrews 11:10).
But the temple also becomes for us a looking glass through which we look back at the Master Builder’s design for the world He made.
Everything about the temple’s design pointed to a greater spiritual reality. The temple and the tabernacle were constructed from a pattern of something that already existed in the heavenly realm (Exodus 26:30) as is clearly shown when the writer of Hebrews elocutes about the glories of the “Majesty in heaven” (Heb. 8:1).
The Hebrew preacher speaks of the tabernacle as being a “copy and shadow of the heavenly things” and references God’s instruction to Moses to “make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.” (Hebrews 8:5)
The Garden Temple
An undeniable case can be made that when God created the Garden of Eden, it too was laid out according to this same heavenly pattern and was to serve as a dwelling place where God would meet with His people as He did with Adam and Eve. It is not an accident that every detail of the tabernacle was reminiscent of the Garden of Eden.
One example can be seen in the veil that was to be crafted that would serve as a divider between the holy place and the holy of holies as Moses was told:
You shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim… – Exodus 26:31
The very curtain that kept men from entering the presence of God was embroidered with cherubim just like the ones which God placed at the gate of the garden of Eden when man was driven from God’s presence (Genesis 3:24). The tabernacle and the temple alike were stylized gardens that were intended to always point back to the world that the Creator intended to fill with His presence, with His image-bearers by His side.
Sin Enters the Garden Temple
Eden is where God dwells, and the biblical record is clear that the Creator purposes that man dwell with Him, work alongside Him for all of eternity, and obey and enjoy Him forever as we work to bring Him glory. Tragically, sin enters into the world through the rebellion of Adam and leaves no part of God’s good world untouched.
Rather than exalting the Maker as He deserves, man (MbS) now turns inward in an effort to exalt himself and his own agenda (Vision 2030) as he seeks to remake the world (NEOM) in his own image for his own glory (‘Worship of the Beast). (Read; NEOM Babylon and the Beast, Prince, 8th King, Son of Perdition, Man of Lawlessness, Anti-Christ, MbS) Death, disease, war, brokenness, abandonment, and pain (First ‘White Horseman’ of the Four Horsemen) now take the place of peace, joy, love, health, and purpose.
Millennia come and go and still, the decay grows more grotesque as those of us made to dwell in God’s presence no longer even recognize the remnants of Eden, which still reside in all of us like vague memories of a fleeting dream.
Sin destroys. Sin kills. Sin shows no mercy.
Jesus Enters the Temple on My Behalf
No other New Testament book speaks more often and more graphically about temple theology than the Book of Hebrews. It is in Hebrews that we read:
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. – Hebrews 6:19-20
It is this same Jesus, who we are told, is a “minister in the true sanctuary, which the Lord pitched, not man.” (Hebrews 8:1)
When Jesus hung on the cross outside the city wall in Jerusalem, blood was being sprinkled in the temple at that very moment. Most were oblivious to what truly was transpiring (Both the world and the ‘Laodicea church’ today) as the blood-drenched body of our Lord was suspended between heaven and earth. But that would soon change with one last labored breath and suddenly the unthinkable occurred as Luke records simply:
And the veil of the temple was torn in two. – Luke 23:45
In Adam, we were driven from God’s garden temple and held at bay by an invisible barrier that we could not break through. In Christ, we are brought near on the merits of our great, High Priest, Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:11-14).
The Future New Jerusalem Temple for Believers
God has not scrapped His plan that was first unveiled in Eden. Certainly, sin must be dealt with, but this Christ did on the cross. God has never wavered in His commitment and desire to dwell in the midst of creation with man ruling at His side.
The heavenly glories and realities which the earthly temple foreshadowed will one day overtake us and become the only reality.
This is what John sees in his vision and records for the hope of all who long for Christ’s coming when he says, “I saw the heavenly city, new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven” (Rev. 21:2), and this is the hope we cling to that one day soon “He will dwell” (Rev. 21:3) among his people once again.
The Heavenly Hope
The believer’s hope is not grounded in some mystical, ethereal existence away from our earthly home. Our true hope is in the assurance that heaven and earth will again be one, and all things made new again when Jesus comes again to reclaim what is rightfully his.
All things point to this one glorious end when “the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple” (Rev. 21:22).
Rick Kirby, along with his wife and children, live in Anderson, South Carolina. Rick serves as a corporate chaplain in the upstate of South Carolina, in addition to shepherding micro-church movements, which he does in partnership with the Evangelical Free Church in America and the Creo Collective. Rick has written as a freelance writer in the past with organizations such as The INJOY Group, InTouch Ministries, and Walk Through the Bible. Rick holds a Master of Divinity degree from Erskine Theological Seminary and presently is a Doctor of Ministry student at Erskine, as well. Through the years, Rick’s family has been deeply engaged in discipling efforts globally in Brazil, Ecuador and most recently in Puerto Rico. Among the many things Rick enjoys are woodworking in his woodshop and roasting (and drinking) coffee.
(Night Watchman Note: Please consider the following).
The Confirmer/Prince/Beast (now) who becomes the Antichrist (future), midway through the coming seven (7) year tribulation. The Abomination of Desolation or the ‘Desecration or Defilement of that which is most sacred or most holy – God’s rightful place in the Third Temple.’ The Anti-Christ places himself in the seat that belongs to God.’ ‘In a place where he ouht not be.’ Seven (7) verses:
Daniel 9:26-27 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Matthew 24:15: “Thereforewhen you see the ‘abomination of desolation,‘ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand) then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”
Daniel 11:36 Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
Revelation 17:8-11 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Daniel 11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Five (5) references to ‘beast.’ 5 denotes satanic influence over evil men.
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Three references to ‘beast’. 3 denotes God’s divine emphasis and intensity. Make no mistake, this ‘beast’ (evil man) is so evil, he will go to udder destruction (perdition)
Night Watchman Note; We are to ‘be watchful’ (October 31, 2020 to November 7, 2020) in helping to understand today’s events as related to biblical prophecy. That is what ‘watchmen or women’ do. Jesus made clear that when He actually does come for His disciples, His wise and faithful servants would be aware of the time because they would be watching. They would know the season of the times by WATCHING those things ‘coming to pass or occurring’ as Jesus said they would. The ‘BENCHMARK SIGN(s)’ always point towards Israel / Jacob. God’s prophetic timepiece. The FALSE PEACE COVENANT confirmed by the Prince/Beast among MENA (the many) is the ‘key sign’ of the times or the season of the times. Yes, we are in that period. The Prince/Beast will likely confirm and enhance the current ‘normalization’ agreement with Jacob to be a ‘peace’ agreement, to be extended to 7 years from the current 5 years, to include some agreement permitting the rebuilding of the third temple in exchange for ‘some portion of Jerusalem.’ The current ‘investment’ period for the Palestinians stands at five (5) years. This will likely occur AFTER the Bride, Disciples or True Church is removed from the earth via the Rapture / Harpazo / Redemption / ‘Twinkling’.
Seven (7) References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching).
John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.