Where Has Everybody Gone?
But now let's look in First Thessalonians chapter five and begin in verse one. We're going to be talking about something else now. That's call the day of the Lord, it is a dark day, a terrible day, a gloomy day, a day of judgment. The bible calls it the great tribulation and it will transpire and take place after the Lord Jesus comes and takes his church. Paul speaks of it beginning in verse one. But of the times and of 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. But ye, brethren are not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief. Now, this message like all of these messages are meant not only to inform you and instruct you and to enlighten you, but to motivate you and to get you ready for his return. When he shall come with trumpet sound, 0 may I be in him be found dressed in his righteousness, alone, faultless to stand before the throne. And if you're not absolutely ready for the second coming of Jesus Christ I bid you pay attention. Now, there are three basic thing 5 in the scripture that I see and incidentally we're going to go ultimately right on down to verse eleven, but the three basic things that I see in the scripture. The very first is a phrase called sudden destruction that just jumps up out at me. Look at it again in the first three verses. 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. So point number one I'm going to entitle sudden destruction. Now, this day of the Lord is a day of sudden destruction. What kind of a day is that? What does the bible mean when ...
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