The handwriting on the wall is very clear: World War III is inevitable. The Bible talks of the great tribulation, so great that there is nothing like it in the history and if it is not shortened, no flesh would be saved alive (Matthew 24:21-22).
As Christians, how can we survive the world war III or the great tribulation? Do we find biblical passages that help us prepare for this frightening event? In this post, let me share with you how we can survive the World War III or the great tribulation.
Watch world events
The Bible has given us an instruction and that is to watch.
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong (I Corinthians 16:13).
In this context, watching is not about being passive spectators. It is about watching local and world events. One-third of the Bible is about prophecy. We need to keep watching world events. The Middle East is the focal point of Biblical prophecies. What happens there will surely affect anyone on this earth.
Of course, there are thousands of news items out there and it is difficult to keep up with all of them. Thus, you must know what to look for when watching world events. As much as I want to talk about prophecies, it is a very big topic. Thus, I highly encourage you to request your free copy of Seven Prophetic Signs Before Jesus Returns.
Our watching must always be coupled with PRAYER. Jesus Christ instructed His followers to “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 22:36).
Jesus Christ said that there is a way of escape when the great tribulation comes upon this earth. However, we must pray always to be counted worthy and be part of that place of safety.
Be physically prepared
While God can surely take care of us, He expects us to be prepared. Proverbs 22:3 tells us that “a prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished”. The Bible also tells us to provide for our families (II Timothy 5:8). This is the main reason we need to be prepared when disasters and calamities strike. However, we must also be…
Be spiritually prepared
Preparing for the worst must also be in balance. If we put our trust on the physical things that we have gathered, then we are missing the whole point. The Bible warns us that if saving our physical lives become our top priority, then we will not ultimately make it to God’s Kingdom. As it is written, “Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it” (Luke 17:33).
Being spiritually prepared means drawing closer to God day by day. We need to develop an intimate relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ because our ultimate deliverance comes from them. To start your journey with God, be sure to request your free booklet, Transforming Your Life: The Process of Conversion. You will discover the precious truths on how to develop a closer relationship with God through this booklet.
Know that God will protect His people
We need to remember that no matter how hard we try to physically prepare for the coming and final World War, we must remember that the safest place to be in is to be with God. No matter where you might be when nations of this world decide to annihilate each other, you can be certain that God has the power to protect His people.
Psalms 91 has always been one of the most encouraging and inspiring chapters in the Bible. It promises us divine protection from God. I would like to invite you to read, understand each word, and take to heart the promises of God. God is able and is more than willing to protect us.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your DWELLING PLACE,
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
Surviving the World War III or the great tribulation does not come through our own effort. We will UTTERLY fail if we put our confidence on ourselves. Also, please remember, that there are instances when the people of God will not be delivered from physical death. Hebrews 11:35 tells us:
“Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.”
As this might be the case, people who have lost their lives for God will not die in vain. It is for a good reason. Though we might lose our physical life, we can be certain that our reward is so great that “eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him”.
So if you want to survive the coming World War III, make sure you will be spiritually prepared. That can only happen when you decide to have a closer relationship with God and that can start today.