Okay, now odia, ‘perfect knowledge.’ I’m going to say to you in passing wherever you are, whatever problems you’re at, whatever suffering or troubles or trials you’re in, He’s got perfect knowledge. This knowledge that He knew about Smyrna, He has about you and about me. His knowledge is perfect about us and so “I know your” let me write under here. “I know your,” this is a definite article not being translated ‘the,’ but it’s not translated, thlipsin.

Now, your tribulation I want to talk about tribulation for a minute, maybe longer. We know when we read the book of Romans, Romans 5 talks about tribulations, tribulation and tribulations.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that this is a singular tribulation and it’s going to matter in a minute. This word and I hope, please don’t tune me out, this is so important, this word is a noun. That’s all I’m going to tell you about that word right now. Noun: person, place or thing, okay? Except for two instances in the Bible, except for two times in the New Testament 1st Thessalonians and 2nd Thessalonians, every other time this word is used as a noun, which means it’s not a person, it’s not a place so it’s got to be a thing, right? Right. Okay.

Now follow me and please stay with me. If this is a thing it’s not something if it was a verb we could – let me try and make up a word, we could ‘tribulationify’ ourselves out of something. Do you get what I’m saying? But we can’t because it is a thing and in this word tribulation you’ll find this is being referred to as troubles, tribulation, not “Tribulation the great tribulation,” no, but even “Tribulation the great tribulation” is a thing. This is going to be important.

Now as I started studying this I thought you know, I wonder is there a difference between tribulation – we have the definition we’ve seen of that ugly looking scraping things that crushes the wheat and makes it into flour, that’s from the word in the Latin tribulum.