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TEXT : “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” - Revelation 12:12.

COMMENT: The troubles of man have multiplied in this age because, the devil, having been driven down from heaven is most vicious in his determination to cause as much havoc on earth as possible.  Jesus Christ stated that the difficulties that have defined the living conditions of the people in the aftermath of the First World War, “is the beginning of sorrows”. (Matthew 24:7, 8)  Truly, no one can deny that we are now in the last days, when there shall be “distress of nations, with perplexity” with men's hearts “failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth”. - Luke 21:25,26. 

In the face of the strains and stresses of the age, we should always look to God by way of trusting Him and doing His will.  David the prophet also states: “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.” (Psalm 60:11,12) We should also bear in mind the charge from God Almighty through His servants to wit: “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” - Hebrews 13:5. 

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