Right now, the Isaiah 19 punishments for Egypt is still going on; that nation is quite-poor. And the 80 million Egyptians shake in their turbans every time an any of the 6 million Israelis rattles his Uzi their way.
Thing is, much of the Olivet Discourse prophecies have yet to be fulfilled. They were NOT fulfilled while the generation living when Jesus came was still here. From Matt. 24:16 onward is yet to be fulfilled.
I know one family that had SIXTEEN children. The parents were devout Christians, bur the last five of their kids stayed in trouble with the law. And both parents died in their 50s from overwork; both worked at least 2 low-paying jobs 7 days a week, while managing to attend church regularly.
I still believe in having only as many kids as a couple can afford to raise properly, having enough ATTENTION to give each child.
Thank you for the update. We also had a purge after our first year of starting the church. 75% of our church left. I have found in my 3 years of pastoring/church planting that people don't leave over doctrinal issues. In our case it was incest aoung a family and other things I will not go into.
God has blessed us since then. Just keep staying strong for the Lord, He will bless you.