2:10 ten days. It should be kept in mind that these letters to the churches had universal relevance as well as immediate applications to the particular churches addressed. Consequently the “ten days” must suggest a general Biblical principle which was intended to sustain any group of Christians facing persecution. The only other Biblical reference to “ten days” is in Daniel 1:12,14-15. There, Daniel experienced “ten days” of testing, but then God blessed him with seventy years of vital ministry. Just so, if we endure our “ten days” of tribulation, even unto death if need be, God will give us a “crown of life” for eternity. Note also James 1:12.
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