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1 Thessalonians 5. The Day Of God. Be Ready For God Is Coming Soon. God. The Model Walk And The Day Of Jehovah.

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For us, death is not a goodbye; it’s a “see you later”

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For us, death is not a goodbye; it’s a “see you later

 

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READ: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

We who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. —1 Thessalonians 4:17

As a boy, I had a collie named Prince Boy, a great dog that I really loved. One day, he disappeared. I didn’t know if he had been stolen or if he had simply run away—but I was devastated. I searched everywhere. In fact, one of my earliest childhood memories is of climbing a tall tree from which I could scan our neighborhood in hopes of spotting him. I desperately wanted my beloved dog back. For weeks, I was always watching and hoping to see Prince Boy again. But we were never reunited.

There’s a much greater sense of loss when we think we’ll never again see a loved one who dies. But for those who know and love the Lord, death’s parting is only temporary. One day we will be reunited forever!

Paul assured the Thessalonians, “The dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord” (1 Thess. 4:16-17). The words that provide comfort to the grieving heart are together and we. These words of reunion indicate that followers of Christ don’t ever have to experience permanent separation. For us, death is not a goodbye; it’s a “see you later.” —Bill Crowder

We’ll be reunited one day
With our loved ones who have died
If they know the Lord as Saviour—
Then with Him we will abide. —Sper

 

 

God’s people never say goodbye for the last time.

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

  • 1 Thessalonians 1 (saltthroughlight.wordpress.com)
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:14 (momsfirstscreenn.wordpress.com)
  • Revelation Concerning the Dead in Christ 1Thessalonians 4:13-18 (loopyloo305.com)
  • Why Jesus Came To Die: Reason #40 (sandhillsonline.org)
  • Understanding The Bible – 1 Thessalonians 4:16 – The Dead in Christ Shall Rise (darrellcreswell.wordpress.com)
  • Description of the Day of the Lord 1Thessalonians 5:1-11 (loopyloo305.com)
  • Seeing God (hbcgrace.wordpress.com)
  • Genesis 18 – The Doom of Sodom (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
  • Jesus IS Lord in Colossians, and 1st & 2nd Thessalonians (defendingcontending.com)

In everything give thanks

30 Days of Thanks - November 5

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IN
EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS

In everything give thanks: for this
is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

God wants
you to live a life of thanksgiving everyday; He wants you to cultivate a
mentality of gratitude regardless of your situation. Someone may ask, “Am I supposed
to give thanks for challenges and problems” The Scripture didn’t say we should give
thank for all situations; it says we
should give thanks in all
situations.  In other words, your life
should be full of thanksgiving no matter the situation. The Bible tells us that
we know that all things work together for good to them who love God (Romans
8:28). Therefore, it doesn’t matter what happens in your life or around you,
give thanks to God, for He has given you the victory already!

No matter
what you face in this life, God expects you to be able to smile, lift your
hands and say, “Lord, I give You thanks!” The Bible says, “Whatsoever ye do in word or
deed, do all in the name of The Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father
by Him”
(Colossians 3:17). The reason the Bible says that you are
peculiar (1 Peter 2:9) is that when everyone is having a hard time, you’re able
to lift your hands in the midst of it all and say, “Lord, I give You thanks!”

You have to understand
that as a child of God, it is impossible for you to be disadvantaged and this
is why the Lord expects you to give thanks. There is no need to complain or
grumble about the situation because you have already overcome! Learn how to get
alone, lift your hands towards heaven and say, “Lord, I give thanks to You!
when you cultivate this lifestyle, angels will always be mobilized on your
behalf and you will live in the will of God. A lifestyle of gratitude attracts
blessings and favour to you. Give thanks to God always!

PRAYER

Lord, I give thanks to You! I lift my
hands in thanksgiving, and I offer to You the fruit of my lips, giving praise
to Your Name. I thank You for making me a master over all of life’s situations
and circumstances. No matter what I face, I have the confidence that victory is
mine, in the Name of Jesus Christ! Amen!

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May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!

 

 

When Is Jesus Coming Back

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WHEN IS JESUS COMING BACK

I wonder, when is our Saviour coming back?

Jesus promised His disciples and us that He would return to
earth some day. When will that be? “[Such things] are not for you to know”,
Jesus said.

And He said unto them, it is not for you to know the times
and the seasons, which the Father hath put in His own power (Acts 1:7).

Although God didn’t say exactly when Christ will return, He
told us to be ready.

The Bible says we should be on our guard: “Therefore let us
not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:6).
This means living the way Jesus wants us to, using our time wisely, and telling
others about God’s Good News.

Rather than be concerned with when Jesus will return, we
should always live as though Jesus can return at any moment.

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria
and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!