In this daily Bible reading Jesus tells His disciples what will happen in the end times just prior to His return to the Earth. Jesus told them it will be a time of great tribulation and distress such as the world has never seen. It will be a time of war and great deception. False prophets and false Christ’s will emerge to lead people astray. Those who are not firmly anchored in the Truth, the Bible, will be easily deceived. Those who are true believers in Jesus Christ will be persecuted and killed because of their belief.
Many churches teach that Christians will be ‘raptured’ or removed from the Earth before this terrible time. However, Jesus says that these days of death and destruction will be cut short for the sake of the elect. Jesus’ words indicate that the elect will also have to endure the great tribulation. I believe Jesus words nullify the concept of a ‘rapture’ of the church.
Believers will have to endure the great tribulation, and many will be killed. The Bible says, “Those who endure to the end will be saved.” We must therefore endure and be true to God and to Jesus Christ. We must never compromise or deny our belief in Jesus if we want to go to Heaven.