April 20: Jacob’s Trouble

What is coming?


Today people complain that God is unfair and cruel, but what is coming will be much worse than anything we have seen in history or around us today.

Isaiah 24:20-22

The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard.

And shall totter like a hut;

Its transgression shall be heavy upon it,

And it will fall, and not rise again.

It shall come to pass in that day

That the Lord will punish on high the host of exalted ones,

And on the earth the kings of the earth.

They will be gathered together,

As prisoners are gathered in the pit,

And will be shut up in the prison;

After many days they will be punished.


Jeremiah 30:4-7a

Now these are the words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel and Judah.

“For thus says the Lord:

‘We have heard a voice of trembling,

Of fear, and not of peace.

Ask now, and see,

Whether a man is ever in labor with child?

So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins

Like a woman in labor,

And all faces turned pale?

Alas! For that day is great,

So that none is like it;

And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble.


Daniel 12:1b

“At that time Michael shall stand up,

The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people;

And there shall be a time of trouble,

Such as never was since there was a nation,

Even to that time.


Matthew 24:21-22

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

[See also: Daniel 9:26-27, 12; Revelation 6:7, 16:17-21, 12]



Pastor Jean Severin Lemarie Marseilles, France An evangelical pastor and lecturer on biblical studies, he worked with the Jewish underground to rescue Jewish people either out of France or to be hidden in small, rural Protestant villages. He was arrested and sent to Dachau until the liberation.

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