Friday, February 11, 2011

Tribulations

So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: 5. Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: 2 Thes 1:4,5

Since beginning this blog back in March 2010 the amount of tribulations that I have experienced seems to be steadily increasing. For example just in the last few months I have had 4 viruses, I was cheated out of $1000 plus from a fellow Christian, had a car window smashed or shot out, my credit card was hacked, pellet stove broke, have had many sicknesses in my household, plus other things I will not mention. And just two days ago within hours of posting Is the Rapture Imminent? I had 2 immediate family members come down with high fevers and an hour after that I was taking another family member back from the doctor for a recheck on pneumonia and the spark plug blew out of my Ford requiring it to be towed to the shop for a costly repair. (Just found out it is an all to common problem with some Ford engines--they will be getting a letter!).

Now these things are not really all that bad--like what some may be experiencing such as cancer, loss of job, house foreclosures, deaths in the family, prison, etc. But for me they have been very trying and at times overwhelming because many things happened all at once.

In experiencing these things I began wondering; was I doing something wrong--was God punishing me? I felt that these tribulations were related to the blogging. On several occasions things got so intense I was ready to just shut the whole thing down, but many people have encouraged me and thanked me for helping them understand various end times truths. I sought the Lord in prayer and beseeched Him about these things willing to do whatever He wanted me to do.

I shared my difficulties with a few people who helped me to get a handle on the whole situation. Here is my conclusion; When you stand for the truth of God's Word tribulation will come your way. I also believe that the tribulations will increase more and more as we see the day drawing near but so will God's Spirit.

I tell you these things because maybe for some of you since you may have begun believing the truth about certain end times topics, and sharing it with others, you have had an increase in tribulations too. So take heart because it "is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God." We also know God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God to those called according to His purpose. So if God allows it in our life He will use it for our good.

I also tell you these things because I need your prayers for God to encourage me, strengthen me, protect me and my family, and guide me in the His perfect will. So when you read this blog if you could remember to say a little prayer for me and my family I would really appreciate it.

Another reason that I am telling you these things is that I have been doing some research over the past few months--whenever time allows--and I have come across some information which has pretty much convinced me that the last 7 years started in 2009, the antichrist will arise at the end of 2012, rapture 2013-2015 and the second coming in 2016. To tell you the truth I am pretty awe struck at what I have found. Though we will not know for sure of these dates until we see the antichrist arise, from what I have found I am very confident it will most likely work out this way.

So I also ask your prayers for God to speak through me in putting the data together in a coherent easily understandable format and that satan would not be allowed to hinder me in the work.

4 comments:

  1. I'd like to offer you encouragement in your work for the Lord, William because clearly that is what you do. I check your blog everyday, sometimes twice if you haven't posted, as I'm sure many of us do. While I may differ in some of my views, I've come to respect your judgement and recognize in you the spirit of discernment. I'm sorry to hear about the string of misfortunes and don't claim to know the reason behind it, but we are fighting the good fight and have been told the gates of Hell will not prevail! I know we see through a glass darkly, I have been blessed by your work and thank you for it.

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  2. William,

    I was going to start writing a long letter of support for you, but read what Anonymous said above and I couldn't say it any better. I'll be praying for you and please do the same for me. These are exciting times for believers and "normal" for those that are unaware. Hang tight because it's going to be bumpy, but with Christian brothers' support we'll get through it just fine. Take care.

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  3. dear william,

    I just wrote a post on the above article and asked for a shield to protect you from satan. now I know why I was lead that way. It seems at times when everything goes the worst it can... all we can do is laugh to keep from crying. my husband and I have had 20+ long yrs of heartache. People tell us it is amazing how bad luck follows us all the time. Well, it isn;t bad luck, it's satan trying to wear us down. I'm just sooo weary. I can only get thru each day with God's strength now. My strength has long been gone. To look on the brighter side, we must be doing something right for satan trying to wear us down enough to give up. Just remember God's promise in Phil 4:13 "we can do ALL THINGS thru Christ that strengthens us!" I can not tell you how many times I have clung to this promise.

    Dear Heavenly Father, please place a hedge of protection surronding William and his family. Place your armour to shield them from satan's attacks. God you promise us in Your Holy Word that you will never put more on us than we can handle. Oh Lord, be with William. Lift him up. Give him the ability to soar thru these trails that are set before him. Take away any discouragement and strife. Give him peace that passes all understanding. Give him a clear sense of direction, wisdom, knowledge and discernment to always be completed in Your Will and to complete the purpose you have for his life. Let the Power of the Holy Spirit lead and guide him at all times to accomplish Your will in his minstry, life and family. Take away the burdens that he is carrying. Bless him in a mighty way. In Jesus Holy name. amen.

    GOD'S GIRL!!

    P.S. I am placing you from favs to fav bar so I can remember to keep you in my prayers. One day all the stress of this world will be behind us and we will meet on the other side. Won't it be just totally amazing to live in a sinless world?? How awesome that will be!! Until then...keep letting God's light shine thru you in this dark world!

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  4. Thank you all for your support and encouragement--it does help. To God be the glory great things He hath done! And thank you for that great prayer God's Girl. I am looking forward to the fulfillment!

    For all of you that are encouraging me and praying for me; I want you to know that you are a vital part of this ministry. Thanks again.

    BTW I have something BIG to post soon--keep praying.

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