I am sharing an article that I wrote after 9/11/01.
First, I would like for all to know that my prayers are with world, families, nations, volunteers, workers and just everybody. I am asking Almighty God to lead us, heal us, bring us closer together and work a miracle in all our lives.
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My only hope and resource is Divine Holy Bible, Inspired Written Word of God.
I would like to travel back in time to about A.D. 96 or A.D. 68.My traveling will take me to The Island of Patmos and I am thinking on Revelation first through seventh chapter.
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before throne, and before Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.
Revelations 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall sun light on them, nor any heat.
Revelations 7:17 For Lamb which is in midst of throne shall feed them and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
It is human to be in grief. I have never met a person yet that has been able to escape experience of grief.
The book of Job 2:13 tells me that "So they sat down with him upon ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him; for they saw that his grief was very great.
"There is no school that I have heard of yet that can teach you how to master grief. Diaster is a sudden, unexpected guest that we do not want to meet.
The book of Acts 27:10,14 tells me that "This voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of lading and ship, but also of our lives. But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.
"Seven Epistles addressed to churches of seven cities of Asia, named in chapters one and two, and now written to in same order, beginning with Ephesus and ending with Laodicea.
The apostle wrote to 7 churches in Asia, and maybe others were touched by what he wrote. The number 7 stands for unity/completion in my understanding; and 7 churches as mentioned in John's revelations must represent one universal church.
The church encountered trials, tribulations, persecution, and open opposers. The church was able to overcome and stand firmly. The faithful shall be rewarded. To him(her) that overcometh, there is a great reward.