Our dear sister Corrie Ten Boom was mightily used of God. During the Nazi Holocaust during World War II, she and her sister Betsie were sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp located 56 miles north of Berlin Germany.
Betsie, a real prayer warrior of God and encourager of Corrie’s shaken faith, died of starvation before the end of the year. Those of us who are taught wrongly in the west that “all these things will be added to you” means all physical needs provided ‘always under all circumstances’ will also be shaken if we don’t see God’s glorious hand in our suffering.
In other words, He may decide to let us starve to death if it suits His purposes. And in this, God’s Word is still true even if we fail to interpret it correctly or just don’t understand His ways.
Through many tribulations we will enter the kingdom of God.
Corrie, in her Dutch directness that characterizes her culture, states plainly in this excerpt from a 1974 letter that those folks who teach a Pre-Tribulation Rapture are among the false teachers Jesus warned us about. See Matt.24:4-5).
Is she wrong? Or right?
The Word states a conclusion in these verses out of one long end times passage.
Matthew 24:29-31 (NASB) “But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND HE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
“And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE LOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.”
The verses state sometime after the beginning of the Great Tribulation Jesus will appear in the sky and gather His elect.
Tribulation: We’re Next – by Corrie Ten Boom
The world is deathly ill. It is dying. The Great Physician has already signed the death certificate. Yet there is still a great work for Christians to do. They are to be streams of living water, channels of mercy to those who are still in the world. It is possible for them to do this because they are overcomers. [Read more…]