Sad isn't it.. there are many today who couldn't explain a single thing that's coming in the future.. and think about what that ultimately reveals.. if it's the Spirit of God who does reveal the things to come..
It is a sad scripture indeed. But one must ponder upon the question as to why an Apostle of God, if not one of the greatest has to see his bloodline suffer. And why the Lord made it that way. The reason being, and for a fact, is simply because without knowing suffering for God, one cannot estalbish a network of adversity. Within the eyes of the Lord, the ones that suffer are redeemed the highest and its been proven through many of the greatest apostles of God. Including Jesus Christ and his crucifixion. One must note that the suffering indeed comes fro a state of ruling, hence if one does not suffer then one is not abled to know the difference between overcoming and enduring. If in case one is made a servant, then one is showmn the way to how to treat a servant in eternity. All in the works of the Lord.