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The only person whom I have to please is Christ. He who has fear is not made perfect in love. "Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: because as he is, so are we in this world. 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." (I John 4:15-18)
Perfect love is loving God, which is loving the truth. If you love something else, then you will have fear. If you love God, you will have courage, and tribulation will seem more a trifle. Tribulation is always endurable. The thing that hinders most people in studying prophecy is not that they are incapable of understanding prophecy. What hinders them is that they are afraid if they look too far, then they will have to face the loss of something they value more than God's truth. They are not made perfect in love, so the Scripture is not revealed to them. Again, it is not that Scripture is over there head. It is that they fear what God, out of His love for his children, wants to tell them. Do they not remember that God is love? Why then would they fear His Word? They fear God's Word because in their hearts they are holding onto something else.