1 Thessalonians 5:2 - For you know perfectly that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
Thief = "kleptés" in the greek and is defined as a thief. A thief who steals (in secret), rather than in the open with violence. An embezzler. To come unexpectedly.
Are you ready for the return of Christ? We have been warned in scripture that there will be a second coming of Christ. When? No man knows the day nor the hour, but the fact still remains that He WILL return.
Scripture declares and reminds us on today that Christ will return as a "thief" in the night. This means that He will return without any additional warning or sign. All we need to know about Christ second coming has been written in the Bible. Nothing to be added.
Are you preparing, watching and waiting with expectations for Christ return? I can only hope and pray that you are daily preparing in the way you live your lives.
Just like the thief in the the night catches a household by surprise, so will Christ 2nd coming catch many unbelievers off guard when he returns as Judge.
The Apostle Paul describes the judgment day of the Lord's 2nd coming in this way in 1 Thessalonians 5:3-When they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape.
Jesus describes the day of His coming judgment as one of business as usual. Let's listen to Matthew 24:37-44 As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark,39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two will be in the field; one will be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and the other left.
42 “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord will come.43 But know this, that if the owner of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for in an hour when you least expect, the Son of Man is coming.
The believers have no need to fear this judgment when the "thief" in the night shall return. All we have to do is daily prepare ourselves in Ephesians 6 armor, gird our loins with the Gospel truth, watch, pray, work and wait with expectation of Christ return.
The Apostle Paul says this concerning the believers in 1 Thessalonian 5:5-10 You are all the sons of light and the sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep as others do. But let us be alert and sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we should live together with Him.
Only those who choose to live a life of willful sin and rejection of Christ and His Gospel are those that will not be expecting Him and will be caught off guard.
Have you ever been robbed before? Then, you know what it feels like. The dreadful part of this robbery is it is a high price to pay. One that will cause you to be eternally separated from God the Father forever.
Christ 2nd coming is GUARANTEED to happen! Matthew 24:34-Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
God's Word (bible) provides us with the necessary info needed to help us prepare for the 2nd coming of Christ.
The Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night to the wicked because they reject and refuse to believe the Gospel truth, therefore, the Gospel has been blinded from their spiritual sight.
1 Corinthians 1:18-The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.
Contrary to what you have heard and have been told, Jesus is coming back!
The question to be answered is are you making preparations?
Will you be ready to meet Jesus? if not, what is your excuse for not preparing now?
It is time to wake up out of your sleep!
The bridegroom is coming? Is your lamp burning with oil?
Now is the acceptable time! Today is the day of SALVATION!
UNEXPECTED! Is This how the "thief" in the night will catch you?