November 11, 2001
I Thessalonians 5
The Day of the Lord comes: suddenly
as a surprise to ungodly world
v. 2 - “a thief in the night” - when Christ comes the world
will be unprepared.
Sept. 11th feeling, death feeling - not realizing we never had it so good!
Christians are not in darkness - Luke 21:7, 33-36
Our duty is not to pry into the times and seasons which the
Father has put in His own power but to exercise watchfulness!
v. 3 - when most off guard - in the greatest danger as
travail on a woman with child symbolizes.
“and they shall not escape”
vs. 4-7 - As children of the Light we know what is going on!
Watchful & sober - “let us not sleep”
Religious carelessness - intoxication needs spiritual vigilance
v. 8 - John 3:19-20
Armed - faith/love are breast plate to protect heart
hope the helmet to protect the head.
v. 9 -