Of The Lord Is Coming!
1 Thessalonians 5:1 – 11
Introduction: Today we want to look at the coming of
the Lord Jesus Christ. I know it has been over 2000
years since the Lord was here but as Christians, as
believers in God, Jesus, and the scriptures, we must
always remember that Jesus (who cannot lie) promised to
return one day. John 14:3 “And if I go and
prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may
be also.” This is an absolute truth Jesus will come
again or the entire population of
heaven are liars because Angels also promised.
Acts 1:11 “Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why
stand ye gazing up into heaven? this
same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into
heaven.” It is safe to believe that Jesus is coming
again. We do not know when but the prophecies have been
fulfilled, the signs seem to be filled, and the world
seems to be right for the Tribulation Period, and so
many seem to have forgotten or doubt His coming, so I
say the season seems to be right for the Lords return.
Another sign is there has been a great falling away from
the truth and the churches and people have left sound
preaching for entertainment and fleshy satisfaction by
the imitators of the Lords churches. They have sought to
satisfy their “itchy ears” with the teachings of the
flesh. I do not believe the world will recover from its
downfall. I see the world falling deeper and deeper into
trouble until the one with a solution comes to save the
world, which will be the anti-christ
or the imitator of Christ Jesus our Saviour.
want to look at eleven points that Christians need to
look at during this time. Eleven points that should help
us through these evil time until death takes us or “The
Day of the Lord comes.
The Day of the Lord will be a surprise, it will
be unexpected by them. “the day of the Lord so cometh as
a thief in the night.” Verse 2
Will the coming of the Lord be unseen by the
We do know that it will be a surprise to a lot of
I think the thief reference could very well be
the surprise that Jesus really did return.
Lets notice in Matthew
24:42 - 43 "Watch therefore: for ye know
not what hour your Lord doth come. (43.) But know
this, that if the
goodman of the house
had known in what watch the thief would come, he
would have watched, and would not have suffered his
house to be broken up."
The word thief means – one who is a stealer – the
Lord will rapture them out before they know what has
happened. I believe the world will know what happened,
and it would not surprise me if they do not see Him in
Mark 13:32 - 35 "But of that day and that
hour knoweth no man, no, not
the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the
Father. (33.) Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know
not when the time is. (34.) For the Son of man is as
a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and
gave authority to his servants, and to every man
his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
(35.) Watch ye therefore: for ye know not
when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at
midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:"
When people think all is safe, all is well, all
is satisfactory, LOOK because He comes. “when they shall
say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh
upon them” Verse 3
This destruction comes on them that are left
They will be happy; they will celebrate killing
the unborn, homosexuality, stealing, hurting Christians
and churches, and etc, etc, etc. All will be well for
the lost in thinking God and Christ, and Churches have
been defeated and it is smooth
cruising the rest of the way. Matthew 24:36 -
42 "But of that day and hour
knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but
my Father only. (37.) But as the days of
Noe were, so shall also the
coming of the Son of man be. (38.) For as in the days
that were before the flood they were eating and
drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day
that Noe entered into the
ark, (39.) And knew not until the flood came, and took
them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of
man be. (40.) Then shall two be in the field; the one
shall be taken, and the other left. (41.) Two women
shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken,
and the other left. (42.) Watch therefore: for ye know
not what hour your Lord doth come."
Just when the world is right for them comes The
Day Of The Lord then the
tribulation period. Or the wrath of God on this evil
world. It is called destruction.
Just when their world was just like they wanted
it, sudden destruction will fall on them.
Christians ought not to get caught in a surprise.
“But ye, brethren, are not in darkness” Verse 4
In other words “you are not untaught” ignorant.
Any surprise to believers is
an un-education or an un-watching because they
lack church in their life, they lack studding and
remembering in their life.
Paul warned the church at Rome, Romans 13:11 -
14 "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high
time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation
nearer than when we believed. (12.) The night is far
spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the
works of darkness, and let us put on the
armour of light. (13.) Let
us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and
drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in
strife and envying. (14.) But put ye
on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the
flesh, to fulfil the lusts
Paul also reminds us in Ephesians 4:17 - 24
"This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye
henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the
vanity of their mind, (18.) Having the understanding
darkened, being alienated from the life of God through
the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness
of their heart: (19.) Who being past feeling have given
themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all
uncleanness with greediness.
(20.) But ye have not so learned Christ; (21.) If so be
that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as
the truth is in Jesus: (22.) That ye put off concerning
the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts; (23.) And be renewed
in the spirit of your mind; (24.) And that ye put on the
new man, which after God is created in righteousness and
We are not in darkness but in light, we are able
to understand “Ye are all the children of light” Verse 5
This means as believers in Christ we are
enlightened persons, whose understandings were
enlightened by the Spirit of God.
There is no reason for any believer to be
ignorant of the Lords return or unprepared.
John 12:35 - 36 "Then Jesus said unto
them, Yet a little while is
the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest
darkness come upon you: for he that
walketh in darkness knoweth
not whither he goeth. (36.)
While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may
be the children of light. These things
spake Jesus, and departed,
and did hide himself from them."
Ephesians 5:8 - 9 "For ye were sometimes
darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as
children of light: (9.) (For the fruit of the Spirit is
in all goodness and righteousness and
Let us not sleep “Therefore let us not sleep”
The last thing Christians and churches need to do
is to sleep or rest, understanding Jesus could return at
The old saying is “while the cat is away the mice
will play” but this cat is never away and the mice
should never play.
If one is a sleep many bad things can happen.
Isaiah 56:10 “His watchmen are blind: they
are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot
bark; sleeping, lying down, loving
let us watch and be
sober “but let us watch and be sober.” Verse 6
Sober means to be of a sound mind in thinking.
Titus 2:12 - 13 "Teaching us that, denying
ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly, in this present world; (13.)
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious
appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus
Putting on the breastplate of faith and love;
and for an helmet, the hope
of salvation. Verse 8
This is the gear we need to protect ourselves and
to battle evil.
Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole
God, that ye may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil.”
Faith, Love, and Hope is all we as Christians
have in this world.
God hath not appointed us to wrath
This is our greatest blessing on this earth, that
we are not appointed to Gods wrath.
Romans 9:21 “Hath not the potter power
over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto
honour, and another unto
to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
God hath appointed us to obtain salvation only
2 Timothy 2:10 “Therefore I endure all things for
the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the
salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”
we should live
together with him.
Wherefore comfort yourselves together,