“I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation……….” Rev.1:9
My heart aches for all the dear precious believers who are sad and in great personal distress, or confused and upset, because they see the intense infiltration of satanic power and activity, into the religion of Christianity. (“Mourn with those who mourn.”) My heart aches for those who are waiting and waiting for “revival” or hoping for it all to just go away. But this is prophetic, this is scriptural, as we know. It will not go away. Christianity the religion will not be “reformed” or “revived” or “purified”………. the only revival in official (State approved) Christianity is a satanic revival. There is intense spiritual warfare in these last days. Yet this apostacy and all the delusions, are judgment from God for those in Christianity who love not the truth (who love not Christ Jesus, but love the flesh and the world and take pleasure in unrighteousness).
He is using this judgment to separate out the sheep unto Himself. But this separation process hurts. Oh how it hurts! There is intense pressure, a pressing, a hard squeezing, anguish, almost likened unto childbirth, it hurts so much. It hurts watching the destruction. It hurts watching the falling away from the faith. It hurts being rejected because of Christ. It hurts being hated. It hurts separating unto Christ. It hurts being removed from “the world and all that is in the world.” It hurts being separated from the false (apostate) Christianity. It hurts being mocked, scorned, reviled and verbally crucified. It hurts proclaiming the truth. It hurts being called crazy, stupid, divisive, lone ranger, negative, heretic, hater, unloving, and blasphemer.
Those on the wide path are not feeling the pressure of these sufferings. Their way and path feels soooo good and fun and pleasing to the flesh.
The way is narrow. The path is narrow. For those walking on the narrow path, walking in the narrow way, there is separation, intense pressure, a hard squeezing, distress, affliction, suffering… mental, social, spiritual and relational anguish and pain. One cannot remain in the narrow way and on the narrow path without going through this thlipsis.
This is all a part of the tribulation.
You are not alone as you partake in it.