Coming back of The Lord will be a great day. When was the last time I encouraged someone with these words?
Coming of Jesus should be what long for as disciple.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8,13-18. 5:1-11
To be with God I need to lead a holy life. God has high expectation of purity. Those are not church expectations or human. Those are instructions from God.
Do people see that I”m different in the way I talk, behave? God wants me to be distinct, have a different standard. Only that way I will be able to save the world.
Is my heart free from greed?
God”s plan for my life is to become holy – not a moral, good person.
Live the expectation of Christ”s return.
1 Thessalonians 4:16
Jesus” return is as sure as death and taxes.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (Matthew 24) no one knows the day or the hour.
It’s not to us to and we are by no means always ready to give up his habits and addictions. Know what date or hour Jesus will come. One thing we do now is he will come unexpectedly. We need to make sure we are ready.
How will I meet Jesus? In the middle of an angry outburst at your spouse? Gossiping? Watching inappropriate TV show?
The day of the Lord will include both a blessing and a punishment.
If The Lord were to come tonight – how would you live the rest of your afternoon? This is how you are supposed to live the rest of he your life. You will be making sure a holy life.
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance but He did not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.
Each choice I”m making today defines how will I spend the eternity.
What do you need to repent of today? Are you looking forward to being with The Lord forever?