He Warned Us


He Warned Us

While we don’t know when, God has told us a lot about what.

He warned us on purpose.

Jesus, in the upper room, just before His betrayal, told the disciples that He would be betrayed, and that He would be crucified. He told them in advance for a reason.

From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am He. (John 13:19)

Now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe. (John 14:29)

But these things I have spoken to you, so that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them. (John 16:4)

God, in His Word, tells us much of what is to come. We are warned that difficult times will come. We are told about coming trouble and persecution and chaos. We are told in advance so that we might be ready and believe in Him through those times, resting in His presence and settled in His promises of glory.

In these increasingly hard times, we should praise God for warning us, for knowing this is part of His holy plan, for His presence and power in our lives, and for being a righteous judge.

We may strain under the circumstances, watching the evil in the world, and wanting God to bring His final victory soon. Although we may be dismayed at His timing, we must trust Him and rejoice at His unfolding plan. He is doing all things according to the counsel of His will. (Ephesians 1:11)

When it happens, as it is happening, believe in Him, trust Him, and rejoice.

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