Tribulation, according to Easton’s Bible Dictionary, is any type of difficulty or affliction (Deuteronomy 4:30; Matthew 13:21). The corrective hardships described in Romans 2:9 as “tribulation and anguish” will befall the wicked and they shall suffer its consequences. The word denotes the tribulations that will accompany the destruction of Jerusalem as recorded in Matthew 24:21 and Matthew 24:29.
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Bible Verses about Tribulation
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world (John 16:33).
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be (Matthew 24:21).
Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth (Revelation 3:10).
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
Prayer for Times of Tribulations
Meg Bucher said this prayer and dedicates it to all believers of faith; “Father, You go before us. You are the God of our past and our present. By Your hand, we were all created for a unique purpose to be realized in the days of our lives on this earth. Though we have no way of knowing what is coming our way, we are guaranteed that life on this side of heaven will be hard. We know we have an enemy set to destroy us. Give us the boldness we need to operate in the power of Your Holy Spirit, to discern the lies of the enemy and recall and remember the truths in Your Word. Jesus is the story of our salvation. There in the beginning with the Father, and now sit seated at His right hand. You pray for us, and never leave us. Jesus, empower us by Your grace to love the people in our lives well, even though the ways of the world are pushing against us. Our mistakes are rampant. We’re not getting it right all of the time. We’re succumbing to pride and discord, when You set an example of and commanded us to love above all else. Holy Spirit stir conviction in our souls like never before. Give us lessons in humility, coach us in encouragement, and mentor us in peaceably and gracefully asserting our faith into the brokenness of this world. Infuse a durability in us that is unworldly. Bless our lives to persevere, and run the race marked out for us with full steam to the very end. Until the tape breaks and we’re called home. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
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Tribulations In The End Times
According to Revelation 18:8, there will be a global famine beyond anything the world has ever known, and there will be a world war so brutal that the blood of those murdered in battle will flow for 200 miles, reaching a horse’s bridle in the valley of Jezreel. The Armageddon Battle will take place as we can see in Revelation 14:20.
The Great Tribulation will result in the deaths of up to half of the world’s population. Do you now see why God calls the Rapture a “glad hope”? because the upcoming Tribulation will be so terrible that man will want to flee from it but never!
There will be a one-third burnout of all plants and greens. All vegetation, including trees and grass, will be burnt down (Revelation 8:7).
In response to nature’s uprising, the sun and moon will become dark (Revelation 8:12), the gates of hell will open, and legions of horse-sized locusts will descend upon the world to its doom.
The pain from those locust stings, which will last for five months, will be permitted to strike men like scorpions. According to the Bible, men will ask God to let them die, but they will not as we can record in Revelation 9:3-6.