Even though we are heading into times like as has never been seen or dreamed of in this old world it is a great time to be alive. Well really only if one be alive in Jesus/Yahshua and one of His subjects. His subjects of course being the ones that follow Him and only Him and have NOTHING in none other. These have no need of fear of what is coming upon the world now rapidly. Yes a time of trouble and hardship as very, very few have ever known or heard of. What we are seeing is the closing scenes of the reign of sin and the leading of Satan and the end of him being the “god” of this world, a position he usurped from Adam and is allowed to run it to the point of it’s maximum, sin and rebellion, showing as to just how fiercely terrible it can be. When it has reached that point, God will say it is enough and it will close and rapidly.
Da 12:1 ¶ And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
We are living in the time all the prophets wanted to be and most thought it would be in their day and of course Daniel was shown different and was astounded that it was so far down the road when it was revealed to him.
There is no doubt the fear of it and worldly holdings and loss will be the death of many.
Lu 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Lu 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Lu 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Lu 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Lu 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
What will His Glory be like? Like the following given with admonition to repent and come to Him.
2Pe 3:9 ¶ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 ¶ Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Yes then nevertheless we look for it and for a new heaven and a new earth without the horrible blight and disease of sin, wherein dwelleth righteousness. A very solemn time but we who are of Him certainly do look forward to it but not desiring it as we are told.
Am 5:18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
Am 5:19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
Am 5:20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
All in that day not covered in His Pavilion, safe under His wings will not survive. None will be left alive.
Lu 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Lu 17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Lu 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Lu 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
Luke says “in that night” and also hear this “at midnight” -
Mt 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Anyway it behooves the saints to be ready from here on out.