2 Thessalonians: 7– 8. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Revelation 3:10- Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
I am wholly convinced that before the great tribulation the church Jesus's bride Will go home with him in glory.
While we are on this earth we are not promised tomorrow. The grindings and turning's of the earth system under the hand of the evil one is coming to a climax. There are two kingdoms operating on this earth. There is not a wrestling match between Jesus and Satan because it is finished but these things must come to pass in order for righteousness to prevail. War famine and pestilence, earthquakes hurricanes and tornadoes Will increase man will seek to rule man to his own injury. Fear not Warrior of God for you have not been appointed for the wrath of tribulation. Keep your eyes on Jesus and your lamps full of the Holy Spirit.A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee... For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
God has not given you the spirit of fear but of power, love and of a sound mind. And God being omniscient he has also given us his mind. If we continually seek a relationship with Jesus Christ he will reveal all things to us as need be causing us to have peace. Isaiah 26:3
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Have you ever noticed that when an angel makes an appearance to mankind the first words out of their mouth is" fear not". Fear has a tendency to block our minds to things of God. Medically and scientifically when we are in fear, A shift happens in how our mind, the cerebral cortex which controls cognitive thought hands over control to the brainstem which is in charge of the fight or flight response. There is no reasoning in this brainstem only self preservation. So when we are in fear it is difficult for us to" Love our brothers as we love ourselves".
I say all this for this purpose: Since God has placed in us everything that we will need to live a holy (set apart )and sanctified life for HIS purpose, and his purpose is to redeem each and every one that is broken forth from the womb. You need not fear anything including death if you have made Jesus your Lord.
So when you look out into the world and you see nothing but bleakness, fear and hatred, remember that the Spirit of God that resides in you is clamoring to get out and spread the kingdom of God in your midst