"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is at hand.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
When Judgment Has Come
1 Peter 4: "12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to test you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, since you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. 16 Yet if any man suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins with us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Therefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator."