Getting Ready for the Rapture
I Thessalonians 1:7-10
That's wonderful music. Praise the dear Lamb of God. Take God's Word and open to First Thessalonians chapter one, would you please? First Thessalonians chapter one and when you have it open look up here and may I tell you today, we begin a brand new series of messages on the second coming of Jesus Christ. And the title of this series is this, "Our Coming King", our coming king. I'm looking forward to the coming of our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I love the second coming of Jesus Christ. I love it because God the Father loves it. And He has so much to say in the Holy Bible about the second coming of Jesus Christ. In the Bible, the second coming of Jesus Christ is not incidental, it is fundamental, it is a major theme in the word of God. I love it because God the Father loves it. I love it because the early church loved it.
These early Christians, my dear friend, spoke often one to another about Jesus Christ and his second coming. I love it because the devil hates it. If there's any doctrine that the devil would like to see removed from our churches, it is this that Jesus Christ may come at any moment. And no wonder the devil doesn't like the doctrine of second coming of Jesus Christ, because when Christ comes, he's going to be cast into the pit. He's not there yet, but he will be put there my dear friend, he'll get the longest prison sentence on record and I hope it is with hard labor. My dear friend, uh I love it because Satan hates it. I love the second coming of Jesus because one day and soon and very soon, I will lay these very eyes upon the Lamb of God who died for me. And what a day that will be when Jesus comes. And so, I believe that we, ladies and gentlemen, are on a collision course with destiny and we cannot afford to be ignorant.
Now the signs of the times are all around us, but I've stopped looking for the signs almost, I'm listening for the shouts, I believe soon ...
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