What? As a thief in the night?!
The Holy Word of God, is unusual to say the least and very much to the point. Having said that, I often wonder why it is that, we humans spend so much of our time lolly-gagging about, when we should be scanning the skies. Sort of like, in the days of Word War II, spotters would stand for hours, watching the skies for enemy aircraft. This sort of thing was so true for the United Kingdom, against the back-drop of the Nazi War Machine as it occupied France. Obviously there was never any time to waste in this effort, if they chose to continue to exist.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”
“The Lord so cometh as a Thief in the night” I believe there is some significance to this statement. As of yet I have not read much from others about this sentence, although much reference has been made in that regard. Here’s another;
Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”
Again, why would the Lord make such a reference? HE is going to “Come as a Thief”? How unusual is that? The First time the Lord came to this little Planet, HE came as a Baby and in my Estimation, there was a fair amount of Fanfare at the time. Yet in this reference, it will be a very quiet affair, as a Thief in the night, no one is to know…just as a thief would have it, right?
As we all know, thieves endeavor to break into a house and remove as much of the precious articles as they can…Point being…without anyone knowing. Leaving nothing else disturbed, no finger prints, no sound, leaving no personal effects behind, thus no one knowing who it was that came. Sound correct to you? If memory serves, they will do this in as fast a manner as is possible, to reduce the possibility of being caught or seen. So why would the Lord choose to come and take “HIS Own” in such a manner? Come now Folks, we’re talking about the Creator of the Universe, who if HE so chose, could do anything HE wanted, simply by thinking about it!
A Closer Look is needed
Firstly, the Lord God does all things according to HIS Perfect Plan. Again, we must come to terms with this idea of HIS Perfect Plan…HIS Perfect Will. The Word of God never says a single thing about the Lord Jesus Christ being “Surprised” by anything at all. Being that HE IS God Almighty, HE knows everything long before it ever took place. According to the Word of God, everything happens for a reason…everything is ordered…there is no Chaos…No disorder! Everything the Lord God does, is already thought out, Planned out, no fuss and no muss. Please recall, it is human to be in dis-order, it is for us to be in a rush and thusly a fair share of disorder…am I not correct?
It is for us to enjoy the Parades, all the Pomp and Circumstance, we are the ones that are afflicted with “Pride” and the need for a stroking of an Ego. We are the ones that must have all the attention, the need for Fame and “Self-Importance”, we are the ones that say “It’s all about ME!” We follow in the steps of Satan and his ilk! Have you never noticed that there is a Far-reaching difference between Satan and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?! For Instance;
Romans 14:11 “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”
Philippians2:9-11 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Has it ever occured to anyone, that it was Satan, who wanted to raise his throne above that of God Almighty? During the Tribulation, the Anti-Christ, will occupy the Temple to God in Jerusalem and then tell everyone that he is God and everyone must bow and worship him. You may reference that in;
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”
We already know who God is
We have until the exact moment that the Lord comes in the Rapture, to accept the Gift of Jesus Christ! And that is a very personal and Private decision to make. It is strictly between the Lord Jesus Christ and me and there is no need for anyone else in this. What is so unsual about this, is that afterwards we find that everything in the Physical and the Spiritual rhelm is now open to us. The Lord God has complete control of everything about us and we belong to HIM. Heaven then becomes our home and the Lord Jesus Christ promises HIS Love for us for Eternity. The Lord God then becomes our Father, our everything, in which there will never be any need.
If we understand this, as we are meant to, we should be “On the Wall…watching for HIS return…to collect us and take us home!”
Our everyday lives show this all the time! We prefer to have order in our lives, chaos makes us afraid, it gives us cause to fear the next moment, the next ocurrence. This is because we do not know the future! Yet the Lord God knows the future and HE has already created how we will be in that time, where we will be.
Thus and in reference to the beginning of this article, we find that “The thief in the night” has already made plans for us, HE completes HIS task with confidence and order. HE will come for us and take us quietly home, where we can all Love each other in perfect Harmony and Peace. As it was meant to be in the first place, the Lord God is our Father and we are HIS children.
Is your life filled with stress and dis-order, does your life follow a plan, is there Peace and Harmony? Then if not, you need to ask Jesus Christ into your Life and let HIM take over. HE is the one that Created you and I and we already know what happens when we are left alone with only our thoughts. Or have you not been paying any attention to anything happening around you on this little globe?
I need to say this, time is of the essence and the time to the Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ, is quickly closing. Make the decision that will follow you into Eternity for your better…not your worse!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I use the King James version of the Bible and all emphasis is mine.
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