That profound Biblical scholar, the late Rev. Wm. Pascoe Goard, of whom it has been said “takes us into the new and hitherto unexplored realms of Scripture,” has written: “The great tribulation described in Matthew 24th chapter is in the Kingdom of the Beast, and not in the Kingdom of Jehovah on earth. Except for the sympathetic disturbance within our boundaries, the great tribulation will not affect us.”
While I accept that opinion with considerable reserve, I have no doubt that we shall be shelled and bombed unmercifully. The carnage and suffering as never before under the reign of an antichrist one-world dictatorship will, I think, be the expedient to bring us to our senses and nationally supplicate in an acceptable spirit of humility that will move God’s clemency to intervene. I have always contended that none of the chartered nations comprising the Israel Nations will suffer the indignity and terrors of an army of occupation, pinning my faith on such sweeping and miraculous promises of protection and security stated in the 91st Psalm and abundant other passages of Scripture – the miraculous deliverance of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage for example.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
“Oh how great is Thy goodness which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men. Thou shalt hide them in the secret of Thy presence from the pride of man:
“Thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.” Psalm 31:19, 20.
These promises are beauteous beyond the power of speech to describe. In spite of whichever way the worldly winds of change may blow, the believing child of God has nothing to fear, for our Heavenly Father will never forsake His children. The promises and assurances given to the disciples are our heritage to believe without question or doubt and rejoice in the surety of the same.