"But before all this happens they will set upon you and persecute you. You will be brought before synagogues and put in prison; you will be haled before kings and governors for your allegiance to me (The Christ). This will be your opportunity to testify; so make up your minds not to prepare your defence beforehand, because I myself will give you power of utterance and a wisdom which no opponent will be able to resist or refute. Even your parents and brothers, your relations and friends, will betray you. Some of you will be put to death; and all will hate you for your allegiance to me. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. By standing firm you will win true life for yourselves."  (Luke 21:12-19 NEB).

The Christ said to anointed sons of God: "I know how you are slandered by those who claim to be Jews but are not     they are satan's synagogue. Do not be afraid of the suffering to come. The devil will throw some of you into prison, to put you to the test; and for ten days you will suffer cruelly. (1) Only be faithful till death, and I will give you the crown of life."  (From Rev 2:9,10 NEB).

Of the "great crowd" of "other sheep" it is written: "These are the ones that come out of the great tribulation, (2) and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."  (Rev 7:9,14.  See John 10:14-16).

"The man who holds out (has endured. NWT) to the end will be saved."  (Matt 24:13 NEB).


The symbolic "ten days" are 10 years:
(See Pages  (29/3/84)  and  (31/8/86A)  of The Opened "Little Scroll").
(2) TRIBULATION:  Religious persecution, distress.