We are told that it will be worse than anything we can imagine. The Great Time of Trouble starts after the Little Flock are put to death by the Papacy during the hour of power of the beast, and ends with the deliverance of Israel in Jacob’s Trouble, Revelation describes it as when the 4 winds are let loose.
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WHATEVER the character of the watching, and whatever the thing to be looked for, there can be no question that the exhortation to watch for an event whose precise time is not stated, implies that when the event does take place, the watching ones will know it. Watch, because ye know not, in order that at the proper time ye may know, is the thought; and the intimation clearly is, that those who do not watch will not know: that the events which are to be known in due time to the Watchers, will be recognized by them, and not recognized by others, at the time of accomplishment.
This, then, is the import of the days of Noah. As life continues its hectic pace with its eating and drinking, with its marrying and giving in marriage, it is a temptation for the Christian to be swept along in this current of events. Yet, Paul assures us in 1 Thessalonians 5:4, “But ye brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” Continuing in verse 6, “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others but let us watch and be sober.”
Strong evidences around us of the fulfilling of many of the “end time” scriptures should keep us awake to the righteousness and the service of the Lord, for they indicate the fact of His presence and the imminence of his kingdom. Let us join with others to confirm our faith and let us be ever more alert to the work and activity of the greater-than Noah who is operating amongst us today.
A closer look at Noah’s ark and what it typified. Our Lord uses the days of Noah as a type for the Last Days, for the End Times. In looking at the account we see that Noah was a preacher of rightousness and that no one heeded his message. He spent 120 years building the ark and 7 days putting the animals in. On the 7th day when all was inside the ark, Noah himself and his family entered for the last time and God shut the door and the Flood came. The Apostle Peter uses Noah’s Ark as an illustration of several things: Baptism, Salvation, and also a picture of the End Times. The Great Flood is the “Great Time of Trouble” or “Tribulation” if you will. The Church, the Bride of Christ will be safely within the walls of the Ark, beyond the veil (into the Most Holy of the Tabernacle–the presense of God) when the door is shut and the Great Time of Trouble such as never was since there was a nation comes upon the world. When our Lord says “pray that your flight be not in winter–he is equating the winter with this flood. The “winter” is the Great Time of Trouble. Pray that we be worthy to escape and not have to go through it as the world and the Great Company will have to. Given November 1961