This work is a study in the principles given in the book of Revelation. The difficulties the church experienced during the first century, persecution, natural disasters, and social difficulties, are similar to the problems the modern church faces. These principles were given to instruct the servants of Christ in how to deal with and survive these events which come to all believers at one time or another. Clearly understanding who we are in Christ will enable us to be victorious. Sherman Critser graduated from Anderson College in 1976 with a BA in Biblical Studies. He then graduated from Anderson School of Theology in 1979 with a Masters in Missiology and later his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2005. In 1979 Sherman and his wife, Kay, began their missionary assignments in Tanzania. In 2005 Sherman became Regional Coordinator for Africa for Global Missions of the Church of God. The basis for this writing was Sherman's DMin Thesis, originally titled: Equipping the Church in Africa for Difficult times: A Pastoral Training Program from the Book of Revelation and was originally for the church in Africa. David Miller graduated from Anderson College in 1974 and spent three years in local church ministry in South San Francisco, California. Dave earned the Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1980. As a missionary to Bolivia, Dave's chief ministries were itinerant evangelism, Bible training, and editor of the Church of God magazine La Trompeta for 14 years. In 2002, Compass Direct hired him as Managing Editor which reports on global persecution of Christians. Dave has authored three books in English, The Lord of Bellavista, The Path and the Peacemakers and Song of the Andes, and one work in Spanish, La Vida en el Espritu; Descubriendo una relacin sana y santa con Dios.