Dear Bride of Christ,
There are so many promises in God’s Word about His supernatural protection of His children when the Day of the Lord comes upon the earth, and destruction and wrath sweep over the land like a hurricane! The Lord has led me to several passages lately that deal precisely with His protection for His Bride in the days to come. And not only that, but He has given us specific instructions as to how we should pray, and what we should ask.
Zephaniah 2: 3 says, “Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the days of the Lord’s anger.” Beloved, know that God has a hiding place for His children in the days to come.
Also in Luke 21:36, Jesus said, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” To the church in Philadelphia, Jesus said, “Because you have kept my command to persevere, I will also keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” Revelations chapter 12 speaks of how God will hide the woman (which most Bible scholars agree represent the church) in the wilderness for 1,260 days (3 1/2 years), away from the presence and the wrath of the dragon. In the book of Exodus, we see how God supernaturally protected His children from the plague of the firstborn through the blood of the passover lambs on the doorposts, and even all the plagues before that affected only the Egyptians, while God’s people were never touched. Countless times in scripture we see God delivering His children, and yes, I know the scripture also tells us that there will be many martyrs in the last days, but still, there are countless examples and promises of God delivering His people.
I believe this is a time when God will manifest supernatural miracles to protect His children, things we cannot fathom or imagine, things that have never entered our hearts and minds, things we have never seen or heard of before.The scripture says God knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations. He’s got His own way of doing this, and He’s done it over and over and over again in scripture and throughout History, and He will continue to do it now.
2 Pet. 2:5-9 says, “…and (God) did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was opressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteos man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds) – then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment.”
Be encouraged, my beloved brothers and sisters, and pray for deliverance for God’s family, pray for the wicked to stumble and be put to confusion, and for God to save His people! Maranatha!