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THE RAPTURE

April 19, 2016

Tuesday

 

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.

 

 

LESSON

 

Believers on earth will meet the Lord in the air and thus escape the hour of trial. One cannot make good sense out of Rev. 3:10 otherwise. The statement does not refer directly to the rapture. What it guarantees is protection away from the scene of the ‘hour of trial’ while that hour is in progress. This effect of placing the faithful in Philadelphia in a position of safety presupposes that they will have been removed to another location at the period’s beginning.

Trials, tribulations, and temptations come to all.  It seems the group here mentioned, have been tested and found to stand in their temptation. There is a time of testing, and a time of victory, or defeat. Jesus was tempted forty days and nights and came out victorious. When trials come, we can do one of two things.  We can stand against the temptation and experience victory, or we can take the easy way out and succumb to temptation and fall to defeat. If you are a Christian and if the temptation wins, then you will go through this particular temptation over and over until you stand against it and Overcome it.
Memory Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:2

 

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