In Revelation chapter 12, sometime in the future, God promises a place prepared for the Church in the wilderness. There has been much speculation over the years as to where this is and when the three and one-half years will be. The reality is that until God reveals to the Church the necessary details, we shall not know. This is a look into the possibility of the location, but more than that, the Church must realize that God's protection is always available under all situations and circumstances.
Ellis La Ravia serves the United Church of God congregations in Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona, along with El Paso, Texas. Before his retirement from the Church, he served as pastor for several congregations in the United States.