Day 322 - 1 Thess. 5, Verses 1-11

V. 1-11 You will need to watch your chart carefully. These verses are not referring to the Lord's coming which we were reading of yesterday. "C" on chart. They refer to "E" the coming of the Lord with us. Not many believers know the difference. The "day of the Lord" has been prophesied since Enoch's day (see Jude 1414And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, (Jude 14)). The entire Old Testament only refers to "E" (on chart) and never mentions "C". No doubt this is why Paul says that he had no need to explain this coming ("E"). It is the day of the Lord's greatest exaltation. The death of Christ was the day of His greatest humiliation. It will affect every creature in heaven and on earth, and will bring about a tremendous change on the earth... the millennium will begin.. the reign of Christ as King over this entire world... the Day of the Lord. This coming of the Lord is referred to as "the appearing", because the whole world will see Him (as the Sun of Righteousness Mal. 4:22But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. (Malachi 4:2)... the sun wakes up people). But when He comes for us, it is like the morning star rising Rev. 22:1616I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. (Revelation 22:16) (the world sleeps when this star rises).
V. 2 The day of the Lord's coming is as a thief in the night. The day is like a thief, not that the Lord is like a thief. He will take away the unsaved (not the saved). "Two shall be in the field; the one (unsaved) shall be taken, and the other (believer) left".
V. 8 These things are important for every believer to know.