Q. I read articles on your website and enjoy them very much. I am a born again Christian. God bless you and all you do. I am a prophecy nut and like to study that a lot. What I see all around me is very scary. I know what’s happening, it just makes me very scared. As Christians, how much of the end times are we going to endure?
Are we going to be martyrs? How bad is it going to get for us? I know I shouldn’t be scared of it because I know and love the lord, but I am really scared of death. Please help me get through this. I can’t turn to my family because they don’t see what I see. They think its way off in the future. I see prophecy happening right before me and I understand it. If you have any help to offer me, I would appreciate it.
A. From reading my articles, you know that I believe that the Church will escape all the end times judgments. That doesn’t mean that we won’t face any persecution, but it won’t be anything like the Great Tribulation.
But you should also know that the Lord didn’t save you to give you a spirit of fear, but of joy. Romans 8:15 says, “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” God had adopted you into His family to protect you and comfort you.
The fear you describe is an attack by the enemy, trying to steal your victory in the Lord. James 4:7 tells us, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Rebuke these fears in the name of Jesus and ask the Lord to bring you peace about this.