We can debate about what is the nature of the great tribulation that John writes about. We do not know if this is the time of the end. What we do know is that the time is closer, and we were placed by God on the earth at this time, for this time.
We know that in this time there are many forces against Christ and his word. We also know that this is a time of peril. There are those who want to destroy all. A bunch of French Generals have written an open letter that puts it on the line well. I'm using the link Adam supplied.
Discrimination which, through a certain anti-racism, is displayed with a single goal: to create on our soil a malaise, even hatred between the communities. Today, some speak of racialism, indigenism and decolonial theories, but through these terms it is the racial war that these hateful and fanatic partisans want. They despise our country, its traditions, its culture, and want to see it dissolve by taking away its past and its history. Thus they attack, through statues, ancient military and civilian glories by analyzing words that are centuries old.
So we are in some kind of tribulation, as the elite of the West engineer its demise. For the sake of their virtue. The nation cannot handle such ersatz righteousness. So in this time we have to stand apart from the debasement, and hold fast to Christ.
Though we are told this is traitorous to the new progressive state that has replaced our nation.
13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 “Therefore they are before the throne of God,
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more;
the sun shall not strike them,
nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
What we are seeing right now is, at least in NZ, perhaps in Australia, the victory parade as all the progressive truths are made to be by act of declaration before the laws are passed, and definately before anything concrete is done. The government is good at slogans, virtue and committees. To that, i have a meme stored up that needs another showing.
You will find yourselves praised by this world. It will be said you are among the great and good, and on the right side of history. They will call you a prophet, but they are blind, and they are leading you with them off a cliff. Frances Berger, noting that Schwab, from the world bank, has told corporations tht if they don't act on global warming they are on the wrong side of history, (as if history is God) comments:
Hubris aside, the arrogance Schwab and his ilk are currently displaying is not unwarranted. For all intents and purposes, they have won and they do control the given world, which implies that they will control who ends up on the right side and who ends up on the wrong side of history.
Of course, the given world the Establishment rules over does not discount the overarching cosmic reality of Schwab and his associates willfully and actively positioning themselves on the wrong side of God and Creation; and it is here that our awareness, discernment and consequent efforts and choices must focus.
The choice simple – go with Schwab and his crew and your place on the right side of history in the given world is assured. But do keep the following in mind – this choice will entail forfeiting your place on the right side of created world – of your place on the side of Creation
The choice is fundamentally a spiritual one: Do you want to be on the right side of history or on the right side of eternity?
Being on the wrong side of history in Schwab’s given world will ensure any memory of you is damned and sent to the given world’s faux equivalent of hell.
Being on the right side of Creation will ensure your mortal life in the created world continues to brim with purpose and meaning. It will also ensure salvation and everlasting life within Creation where the very concept of being on the wrong side of history is not only unimaginable, but literally impossible.
I have seen many good people fall, as they want to be on the right side of history and consider that they are good. They want the praise. They are now fearful and miserable.
To them I say this: repent, and join us who don't hope for any promotion and fear fame. For we know we should not love the things of the world.
There is more joy in loving God than in the pleasures of the flesh, in the cold levers of power, or in burning it all down. All of those lead to you being destroyed as a person, and society entering a death spiral.
But in Christ there is something else: purpose and growth.