by Adrian Rogers

How To Get Ready For The Rapture
Adrian Rogers

Alright, take God's word, would you please and turn to First Thessalonians, the first chapter, First Thessalonians, the first chapter and I want us to look in verse ten. I'm going to break into the middle of the thought on purpose but I'll come back to it in a moment because the sentence that begins in the King James with the word and. Here's what it says. And to wait for his son from heaven, his son is God's son, the Lord Jesus whom he raised from the dead. Even Jesus which delivered us from the wrath to come. I want to tell you dear folks, the greatest fact of the past is that Jesus Christ died for us, the greatest fact of the future is that Jesus Christ is coming for us. We need to get excited about the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but not only excited in the getaway, we need to get motivated in a very real and sober way to live in keeping with the urgency and the emergency of the hour in which we're living. Now, you know sometimes when the pastor preaches on the second coming of Jesus Christ as I've done last Sunday and this Sunday some people think perhaps he's riding a hobby horse, perhaps he's putting an undue emphasis that he ought not to put, but I want to tell you dear friend, that twenty five percent of the bible is prophesy, twenty five percent of it and rightly understood one verse out of every four points toward the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And so we're preaching as we ought, almost one sermon out of four ought to be talking about the coming of Jesus or at least Jesus ought to be twenty five percent of every message, his second coming ought to be a part of it. How we need to get ready for the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And the book of First Thessalonians a book that is written to give us comfort and encouragement. If you want to understand the book of First Thessalonians let me give you a little key, every chapter ends with a statement ...

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