A Thriver’s Guide to Living in Great Tribulation
By Russell Leroux
“He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.” ~ Revelation 21:7, KJV
A dear friend helping me with this booklet said to me a few days ago…“Man! It is so surreal to be actually thinking about this stuff. So much is changing so fast!” To which I replied, “It’s even more surreal to actually be writing it.”
“And when you see these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Like 21:28, KJV)
Living in the Days of Great Tribulation
Special note from the Author: I am offering this free of charge as an eBook, but it is also available on my website as a printable PDF file. You will find a link to that site at the end of this booklet. I hope it will be copied and shared with the entire world and that it will be a useful resource in the months and years to come.
I have always been (primarily) an optimist - striving to keep my focus on the positive and motivational side of living a godly life, but a few weeks ago I had a dream that has affected everything I see. It rings as clearly now as it did in those predawn hours when I found myself sitting alone in the dark - wondering at the meaning of the dream. The clarion call of a trumpet - blasting the fog of sleep and dream - was stirring me to begin a different course. I hope you will join me and consider what I have to say with all seriousness.
When I was sharing this line of thought with a dear Saint of God one evening, she shared her recurring dream and the voice calling to her with this chilling echo...“You never miss the water until the well runs dry!” I know others who have also been having similar dreams and a general sense that things are not what they seemed to be. Hearing “Something's in the air” is common these days.
With that, let me share a brief frame or two of the dream that has changed the way I have approached everything lately. I was in a dark and foggy setting packing crates for shipment and long term storage while in the background I could hear a voice repeating over and again...“Six Months! Get Ready!” The contents of the crates were clearly marked and I could see the meticulous planning that had gone into each one. I “knew” what I was doing and why even though I could not see what was causing such urgent motivation.
Over the following week I began making notes and plans, studying maps and considering my options. Once I had compiled enough information to start working, I laid out a timeline to see the project to completion within the six months given to me in the dream. I had been thinking about this subject for years but I always thought I had more time. I never considered that things could accelerate to a point where I would have to rush and pray to get such a project done so quickly. Now I wonder what will come and how?
Is this warning for everyone or is it just for me? I have doubts and questions that have no clear answer. I think that this is most likely for me personally and that if I don't make these preparations now, then I will find myself in a situation making me unable to do them and when the time arrives, leaving me unprepared.
I am sharing this with you with that in mind but I also want to add one word of caution. I don't know what is coming (precisely or in what way). The Bible spells out some events in vivid yet mysterious imagery and what leads these events may come from any angle, but we can be sure that things are about to change and when that change comes it will be too late to start making plans. You will have whatever is at hand and not much else. So considering this, I hope you will look at what I am doing and use it as a tool or guide in making your own plans.
We are living at a point in time where Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled on a scale never before seen and it is happening before our very eyes in the headlines of the daily news. There is no doubt that we are living in the last days. This is the last generation. Soon all things will be fulfilled in Scripture and Jesus will return as promised.
Most people have no idea of what is going on around them; no idea that the judgment of God is coming, or that Jesus will soon return from Heaven.
Even most of those who profess to be Christian are in a spiritual state of deep sleep as described in Jesus' Parable of the Ten Virgins, despite God continually sending warning signs that judgment is coming: earthquakes, economic and government failures, floods, famines, hurricanes, tornadoes, diseases, pestilence...and nothing seems able to wake them!
Worse still, many who profess to be Christian do not even know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and are not saved. Then there are those who think the Rapture will save them and that they will escape the Tribulation. The fact is, those who believe in the pre-tribulation Rapture doctrine are believing an incomplete doctrine (defined by a fundamental misconception) and are therefore not ready for what is to come. They will likely take the Mark believing the Rapture to come first and that it is not what it is.
Without making a long and detailed presentation here, let me just state two points: First, God will not suffer His elect unto wrath. Second, the majority of what happens in what we call the tribulation is NOT …The Wrath of God.
That is where the misconception and deception lies - with dangerous consequences. We are told in Revelation that Satan is cast down from Heaven having great wrath, knowing his time is short. Most of what follows - like the Great Persecution, The Mark of the Beast, The One World Government and One World Religion with The False Prophet - is in this time of Satan's wrath.
The Rapture (the first resurrection) comes just prior to Armageddon, which is The Winepress of the Wrath of God. Just as He protected The Children of Israel from the plagues of Egypt, when God's judgment is loosed on those who take the Mark, his name, or worship the beast - the Church will be tested but sheltered. We can debate that privately if you like but let's move ahead with that in mind.
THE CHURCH WILL GO THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION AND NEEDS TO MAKE HERSELF READY!
How do we get ready and prepare ourselves for what is to come? Do you have a plan in place? The reality is that there is very little time left and you need to act NOW! The following plan is intended to be a guide to help you prepare for the Tribulation.
What I am going to be presenting is not a Tribulation SURVIVAL Plan because many of us will not live through the days to come but will lose our lives – beheaded for our Testimony of Jesus Christ - for refusing to take the mark of the beast - for refusing to worship the beast and his image (if you think this won't happen, tell that to the Church in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan as well as other
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Texte: Russell Leroux
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Lektorat/Korrektorat: Jeremy Bowman
Tag der Veröffentlichung: 07.07.2015
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Dedicated to the Ministry and Church of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. May this guide be helpful for all who read it to prepare for not just the Tribulation ahead but the disasters that effect us all each year. Watch, for you do not know the hour in which your Lord comes!