The believers will certainly survive the last days when they can neither buy or sell. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” ( John 16:33). God does not want us to live by fear, but rather by faith. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18).
We need only to remember that Jesus is in the boat with us amid the storm. Though the furnace be heated seven times over, we can pass safely and survive through it if Jesus is at our side. How did the children of Israel in Egypt survive when the plagues fell? God took care of them miraculously during the plagues. When Elijah fled through the wilderness, God fed him there miraculously. And when Jesus was in the wilderness after His 40 days, the angels provided food for Him (Matthew 4:11). Likewise, the Lord will care for His end time church and give them the greatest peace amid the trials.
The ninety-first Psalm contains special promises for those living during the last days. It says, “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked” (Psalm 91:5-8). The Psalmist makes it clear we will be in the midst of the world during the plagues yet remain untouched. If God is our refuge “No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling” (Psalm 91:10).
God promised that He will provide for His children their physical needs especially when they can’t buy or sell, “He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure” (Isaiah 33:16). The promise here given will prove of special comfort to God’s people during the great crisis of the last days, when places of safety will be provided for them out of reach of those bent on their destruction (Psalms 61:2, 3; 91:1, 2). While the wicked suffer for lack of food and water (Revelation 16:4–9) the saints will have life’s necessities given to them and they will survive during the most difficult times in earth’s history.
In His service,