Protection in the Time of Trouble
my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide
thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
In the day of fierce trial He [Christ] will say, "Come, my people, enter
thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it
were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast." What are
the chambers in which they are to hide? They are the protection of Christ
and holy angels. The people of God are not at this time all in one place.
They are in different companies, and in all parts of the earth.
I saw the
saints leaving the cities and villages, and associating together in companies,
and living in the most solitary places. Angels provided them food and water,
while the wicked were suffering from hunger and thirst.
the night a very impressive scene passed before me. There seemed to be great
confusion and the conflict of armies. A messenger from the Lord stood before
me, and said, "Call your household. I will lead you; follow me."
He led me down a dark passage, through a forest, then through the clefts of
mountains, and said, "Here you are safe." There were others who
had been led to this retreat. The heavenly messenger said. "The time
of trouble has come as a thief in the night, as the Lord warned you it would
n the time
of trouble just before the coming of Christ, the righteous will be preserved
through the ministration of heavenly angels; but there will be no security
for the transgressor of God's law. Angels cannot then protect those who are
disregarding one of the divine precepts.
closing period of earth's history the Lord will work mightily in behalf of
those who stand steadfastly for the right. . . .
midst of the time of trouble--trouble such as has not been since there was
a nation--His chosen ones will stand unmoved. Satan with all the hosts of
evil cannot destroy the weakest of God's saints. Angels that excel in strength
will protect them, and in their behalf Jehovah will reveal Himself as a "God
of gods," able to save to the uttermost those who have put their trust
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