Son, be encouraged in your faith. Be encouraged in your troubles, because you will always have troubles in this life, but your love for Me, and one another will grow and overflow. By living this way, it pleases Me, and it encourages others to do so.
Keep this on your mind for it will encourage you. Soon I will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God. Those Christians who have died will rise from their graves, and then those who are still alive will be caught up in the clouds to meet Me in the air. Then you will be with Me forever. So encourage each other with these words, and keep it in your mind that this day will come unexpectedly. So be on your guard, stay alert and be clearheaded; for soon you will live with Me forever! So encourage each other and build each other up with this promise.
Be encouraged at what awaits the leaders of your country; for they have destroyed and scattered the very ones they were expected to care for. All they do is evil and abuse what power they have. They do not listen to My prophets, and My heart is broken. They fill people with futile hopes, and they make up everything they do, and then say, “Don’t worry! No harm will come your way!” They should be asking each other, “How would I answer this problem? What is My view about this issue.” Because they speak of false hopes and try to get My people to forget Me, I am against these smooth-tongued politicians and My judgment is coming.
Son, test everything that is said by these politicians, but trust Me with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding, but seek My will in all you do. I will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear Me and turn away from evil. Honor Me with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Remember, that I correct those I love, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights. Do not lose sight of common sense and discernment, but hang on to them. I will keep your foot from being caught in a trap. I bless the home of the upright.
Son, pay attention to what I say by listening very carefully to My words. Don’t lose sight of them, but let them penetrate deep into your heart, and you will BE ENCOURAGED!!