In this column, written just for true believers, I wrote in the September-October number of the terrible persecution - even martyrdom - that impends for God's really converted people. In Revelation 6:9-11 we are told that the plagues of God's judgment on "Babylon" will not be poured out until the fellow-servants of those middle age martyrs shall have been killed as they were! The very next prophesied event now to occur, according to Jesus' Olivet prophecy, is that "they shall deliver you (true Christians) up to be afflicted, and shall kill you." (Mat. 24:3-9). But, the prophecy of Revelation 12 shows that, as many of the saints known in history as "the Waldenses" fled to a place of safety, to a mountain wilderness completely beyond the bounds of the Roman empire, to escape the middle-age persecution when millions were martyred for their faith, so also are many of God's people to be taken now, SOON, to a place of escape and protection.
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