The Epistle Of 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5:1-3 (8 of 11) by Harley Howard

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Harley Howard

1. But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have
no need that I write unto you.

In Acts 1:4-8 the Apostles were asking Jesus about the
time of the restoration of the kingdom to Israel. They
wanted to know was it at that time.

"When they therefore were come together, they asked of
him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore
again the kingdom to Israel?

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the
times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his
own power."

Jesus said that is was not to be their concern about
the issues that the Father has under His authority,
but receive the Holy Spirit’s power and to be
witnesses. Times and seasons (dates) refers to the
ages (chronology of time) and events preceding the day
of the Lord.

2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the
Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

They knew all too well the events of the day of the
Lord since they were instructed by Paul already. First
of all they understood that the day of the Lord will
come and that His coming will be unexpected, as a
thief in the night. We want to examine 3 elements of
the day of the Lord:

1. What is the day of the Lord?

2. The certainty of the coming of the day of the Lord.

3. The unexpected nature of the day of the Lord.

I. What is the day of the Lord?

The day of the Lord is a future period of time in
which God will be at work in world affairs more
directly and dramatically than He has been since the
earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a
time referred to by many Old Testament prophets. As
these and other Old Testament verses indicate, the day
of the Lord will include both judgment and blessing.
The "day" is actually a span of time or a time period
which begins immediately after the snatching away of
the church and ends with the conclusion of the
Millennium. ...

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