Read the following two Scriptures as they relate to
one another, and pay particular notice to the words
"perseverance" and "persevere" as they relate
Romans 5:3 (NKJV)
"And not only that, but we also glory in
tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces
"Because you have kept My command to
persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial
which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the
The question is: How long is "the
hour" and when does it begin ?
Is it the 1,260 day ( 3 and 1/2 year-long )
"Great Tribulation" described in Matthew 24, which is the
second-half of the '70th Week of Daniel', or is it the 2,520
day ( 7 year-long ) '70th Week of Daniel' in its entirety ?
Could it be that the 'perseverance
produced' in the Church during the first-half of the
'70th Week of Daniel', and by the Church keeping His "command to
persevere" during the first-half of the '70th Week of Daniel' keep His
Church "from the hour of trial" which would then be the second-half of the '70th
Week of Daniel described in Matthew 24 as the "Great Tribulation" ?
How else can you explain what these two Scriptures are telling us
Come Lord Jesus!