Lord, why do You seem so far away when I seek Your answers? Each morning I call to You, and at night I know You hear my voice, but my soul is not at rest. Lord, You have been my God from the moment I was born. I know that You do not ignore me, and I know that You have never turned Your back on me, but have listened to all my cries for understanding.
I know that there is no God like You in all of heaven and earth. I know that I sin and act wickedly. But, You said that if I turn to You with my whole heart and soul, and pray, then Your ears will be attentive to my prayers to You. I know that You keep Your promises and show unfailing love to all who walk before You in wholehearted devotion. Lord, hear and grant what I ask of You. Give me understanding of what is going on.
Son, the time has come when the whole earth will acknowledge Me. All the families of the world will bow down and worship Me, the One who who made the heavens, the earth, and the sea. But, first a man will be allowed to speak great blasphemies against Me. He will be given authority to do whatever he wants for forty-two months. He will be allowed to wage war against My holy people and to conquer them. He will be given authority to rule over every tribe, people, language and nation. He will have control over everything that is sold or bought. Everyone will be required to belong to his system; the system that is now starting to take place. But, those who belong to his system will drink the cup of My anger. Their future will be one of torment, fire and burning sulfur. The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night.
Son, My holy people must ENDURE persecution patiently, OBEYING My commands and MAINTAINING their faith in Me.