He shall speak pompous words
against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints
of the Most High,
And shall intend to change
times and law.
Then the saints shall be
given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time.
For God knows that in that day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.