“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
Michael DeVaughn's comment on 2015-07-19 13:38:09:
God 's word speaks for itself: Patience G5281 steadfastness, endurance, patience. The exact same Greek word used in Rev 13:10 and 14:12. Keep G5083 tereo to guard, to attend to carefully, to observe, to keep one in the state he is in. From G1537 Ek from, away from, out, with denoting the place of origin. Put this phrase together and Jesus is saying "because your faith has already endured and persevered and you haven 't denied my ance meaning they had been tempted to do so I will guard your faith during the hour of temptation trial great tribulation, to come upon and try the whole world. " Look at John 17:15 and you will see the exact same Greek phrase tereo ek. In that verse it 's obvious Jesus meant to protect his apostles while here on earth from the evil. He explicitly said he didn 't want to remove them. So the exact same Greek phrase has to be interpreted in the exact same way.
Barry Amundsen's comment on 2015-04-09 10:02:35:
Jesus endured the cross and drank the cup of God 's punishment for all mankind 's sins and died then rose again from death for us all. We are saved by our faith and continued confidence in Jesus ' finished work for us. Keeping the word of His endurance is maintaining a confidence in that finished work for you and trusting God to save you because of His covenant promise to do so. Jesus is once again confirming in this verse that those who hold on to their confidence in His finished work on the cross will be saved even from the hour of the tribulation period. He does not say that He will be with or guide or protect you through the hour as some are suggesting but keeping from the hour all together requires removal of the faithful believer before the hour can begin. It is not the patient waiting or enduring of US that Jesus promises to reward but our continued confidence in HIS endurance on our behalf that we KEEP the word of and for doing this He rewards all who do it with the promise of removal before the tribulation period starts. NOT keeping the word of His endurance would be to allow yourself to return to any false belief concerning His sacrifice for you. For example returning to a belief that keeping the law will save you would be an example of not keeping the word of His endurance. All who do this type of thing are excluded from His promise to be ruptured before the trib.
Harv Klassen's comment on 2015-03-17 10:59:25:
The Body of Christ, both the dead in Christ and those alive will be caught away together as a complete Bride, not split by some the dead escaping the tribulation while others the alive that go thru half or all of the 7 year tribulation. As it was with Noah, the whole family of the righteous escapes. This shows how great is the love of God.
Valorie Zurian's comment on 2015-02-13 05:09:14:
Born again believers will not be here during the Tribulation. We must always strive to take the Scripture in context. Greek "peirasmos, " trial temptation i.e. "hour of temptation " which comes upon the whole world. "ek ", "out of " enforces this point of view. Also,see Rev.3 5, 3:12, 3:16. Context is "out of. " "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore, comfort one another with these words. " I Thessalonians 4:16-18. In any event, no matter what your point of view, as long as you 're a repentant person who has placed their faith trust in Jesus Christ, we 'll all be together in our Lord 's presence at some point. Amen.
Joelle's comment on 2013-11-12 21:58:52:
I find this hour of temptation is when the devil and his army is thrown down to earth after the battle with Michael. I agree, that it doesn't mean the tribulation, it says more that we are shielded from it, most likely because we are sealed and because we have studied the word enough and knows our Fathers voice enough to get through it. So instead of worrying about it, do what we all are suppose to be doing, stay close to God, make Him #1 in your life above all else.
Karen Williamson's comment on 2013-09-24 20:11:25:
If it refers to the end time scenario, then perhaps it means the church before the Great tribulation will be raptured before the temptation that comes to the whole world happens. The one temptation or trial that comes to mind is the temptation to take the mark of the beast. It will be mandatory evidently for every person alive at the time.
Carolyn Oneal's comment on 2013-06-14 20:48:39:
I think that Christ will be with us during tribulation which will come upon the WHOLE world I feel we will go through it, and Jesus will be with us . The sheep will follow him and hear his voice and He will take them through it and in it even through the death of saints if necessary to be used to separate the sheep from the goats
Bill's comment on 2012-11-22 06:23:16:
I believe Revelation 3:10 refers to some event that happened shortly after this was written. I would really like to know what that might have been.
Edwin A Yates Sr's comment on 2012-11-17 06:50:42:
I believe it speaks volumes about enduring till the rapture when we will not have to be here during the tribulation period.
Roy's comment on 2010-07-08 14:20:26: