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It’s a bit of a silly thought to think that just making it “to” the great tribulation would ensure your survival. It is the test brought upon mankind, it is the separating of the sheep and the goats. One way of seeing who are sheep and who are goats is how people react to the test of the mark which is a faith test. Another way of testing that will be done is the Love test. When Christ’s belongings are being put under great test and are starving or need shelter from the weather, but you extending them such love might mean your life, what do you do?
Generally those with faith will act in faith but it is not assured until that time. Likewise, some of those that lack proper faith will also receive the love test, which will also place them with the sheep should they pass. To offer love to someone with the chance of death is the greatest of love or very close, and at this time the quality of love has even more value than faith.
Now, however, these three remain: faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love.+ 1 Cor. 13:13
When Jesus comes it will not be as hard to exercise faith in Jesus and our hope will have been realized by then, but under penalty of death it will be very hard to show love to his belongings. So, love will be the most difficult decision and is rewarded by Jesus and his Father.