The  Prewrath Chart is dedicated to my brothers and sisters, the group of  faithful and true believers within the beautiful body of Christ, the  Church, who will enter the future seven-year period known as Daniel’s 70th week. You  are the generation that will face the unparalleled persecution of the  Satan-led and empowered Antichrist during a time period known as the  Great Tribulation.

You are the final group of God’s runners in the marathon  race of human history before the Lord returns, who, along with many  others throughout the centuries, have lived under intense persecution. You are my heroes!

Because of your convictions, many of you will become martyrs, not loving your life even to death. (Revelation 12:11) Why? Because  you loved Someone more than life itself—the One who alone is of supreme  worth and beauty, the One who alone is the true lover of your souls,  the forgiver of your sins, the satisfier of your deepest longings, and  the object of your “blessed hope”—the Lord Jesus Christ!

Though I haven’t met you, I have read about your  perseverance (Revelation 3:10), how you kept the commandments of God,  and held to the testimony of Jesus (Revelation 12:17, 14:12).

I pray for you even now! And I pray for  myself, that I would love the Lord Jesus Christ and live for Him now, as  you will live (and many of you will die) for Him then.

Though  I don’t want to be presumptuous thinking any of you would even read  this dedication, the Lord knows my heart and how highly I think of you. And  someday, if I’m not an actual runner with you in this last leg of this  race, I will see you in glorified form at the “blessed hope” finish-line  when the Rapture and resurrection occur—grateful to share eternity with  a group of the Lord’s precious flock of whom this world was not worthy  (Hebrews 11:38).