Encourage One Another With These Words
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Now brethren, you have no need for anything to be written to you concerning the times and the seasons. For you yourselves know accurately that the day of the Lord so comes like a thief in the night. For whenever they are saying, Peace and security; then sudden utter-ruin stands by them, just-like having travail in the womb, and they may never flee away from it. But brethren, you are not in darkness, that the day might overtake you like a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night, nor of darkness; then consequently , do not sleep, like the rest also do, but we should watch and should be sober. For those who are sleeping, sleep in the night, and those who are drunken, are drunken in the night. But we, being of the day, should be sober; having clothed yourselves with the breastplate of faith and love , and the hope of salvation like a helmet. Because God appointed us not for wrath, but for the acquisition of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died on our behalf, that , whether we should watch or sleep, we should live at the same time together with him. Hence, encourage one another and build each other up, just-as you are also doing.
People are always looking for signs and wonders that supposedly will occur at the second coming of Our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. But our brother Paul tells us as Jesus tells us that no sign will be given at his return. As we read the above scripture, we get a complete look at what happened at that time as Paul prophecies the coming of the destruction of Jerusalem.
But in todays times, what are we looking at? Division, hate, murder, slander against government, uprisings against government, even falling away of congregations to the world and it’s influences.
Brother and sisters, when people think that this Covid-19 vaccine, this new regime and the coming together of all denomination is going to be a sign of peace and safety, that is when, we are to be always aware of the destruction that will come suddenly and swiftly. We are to encourage one another with the words above, and continue to keep looking to the sky, waiting to fly. Nothing in this time of or anytime of history is going to be a sign of Our Kings coming. Men throughout the ages have predicted our Elder Brothers coming, and have successfully been wrong every time. He will come like a thief in the night, and things will still get worse and worse.
Brothers and sisters let you and I always remember that sin is going to rule this world, and that we have One who has promised to take us home when it is time. So, let us stay in the Light that we do not need to fear the darkness that is coming and now is overshadowing this world that Jesus has said is going to be destroyed by fire, and let us continue to Pray and love one another in truth, in deed, and in Spirit. Let us stay awake and keep on the breastplate of faith that we will not be moved, lifting holy hands and singing the praises of Him who is coming.
Kevin’s 2 cents.
God is good, I love you all