Inevitable Captivity Death
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Inevitable Captivity Death
(Revelation 13.10)
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"If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed [some manuscripts "anyone kills"] with the sword, with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God's people." (Revelation 13.10)✞

Patient Endurance

Prison Bars"If anyone is to sent into captivity, into captivity he will go." This suggests a certainty of inevitable captivity or death. Even death cannot be changed if that is in the will of God. "If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be killed." Jeremiah 15.2 added, "And if they ask you, 'Where shall we go?' tell them, 'This is what the Lord says: 'Those destined for death, to death; those for the sword, to the sword; those for starvation, to starvation; those for captivity, to captivity.'"

Filled with Certainty

Christians were reminded that because we knew that God's will shall be done in the end, then all we have to do is be patient and to keep the faith even through captivity or death. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints. This was not a passive but a very active reaction. We were not fatalists but we were filled with hope that no matter what comes even death, God would overrule on our behalf in the end.✞

"Inevitable Captivity Death"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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