THE "HOUR OF TEST".
who refuse to acknowledge God.
(2) Those who refused to obey the "good news" of our Lord.
(3) The "final rebellion" against God.
WHAT IS THE "HOUR OF TEST"?
This ordeal will be a severe trial of the spirit of every inhabitant on earth. It will be a time of such great distress that "unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short." (Matt 24:21,22).
Almighty God Jehovah reserved the world of Noah's day for Judgement by a deluge of water, sweeping away the Godless men of that time; but the present heavens and earth are reserved for Judgement by Spirit "fire". "The Lord will judge by fire, with fire He will test all living men, and many will be slain by the Lord". (Isaiah 66:16 NEB. 2 Peter 3:5-7).
Almighty God is about to flood the earth with the Spirit of His Judgement. Every unGodly inhabitant will receive this Spirit from Him. This Spirit as a "fire" will burn relentlessly within every rebellious spirit, and will eat them up. It will even cause a wasting disease within their flesh. They will be "wasting with sickness, yet overflowing with righteousness"! (See Isaiah 33:11-14 and 10:16-23 NWT, NEB & footnote).
The Son of God The Christ Michael will
"taunt them with their evil plottings and the tortures they are soon to endure.
This corresponds to the flame. And he will destroy them without effort by means
of the Law
The Christ Michael will expose all the unGodly
sins of mankind within them. They will feel "naked and ashamed for all to
see" and will look aghast at each other as their rebellion against the
Spirit of God causes their faces to burn with shame. (Rev 16:15. Isaiah 13:7-9
They will be covered with confusion as their wicked deeds are brought out into
the open to accuse them. They cannot hide from the fearful Judgement
of God, for
He comes to exterminate the earth's wicked inhabitants. (2 Esdras 16:53,54 NEB)
(2 Esdras 63
To those who usurped the authority of faithful
anointed sons of God in The Christ's congregations, thereby falsely claiming to
be spiritual "Jews" themselves, even changing the
Law" of God to do so, it is written: "In Zion the sinners have
come to be in dread; shivering has grabbed hold of the apostates: 'Who of us can
reside for any time with a devouring fire? Who of us can reside for any time with
WHO WILL ESCAPE THE "HOUR OF TEST"?
C. B. Thomas.