This is DAY ELEVEN of the daily devotional.
I am releasing a 50 day daily devotional about the end-times as revealed in Scripture. Along with the text, I will be providing a video where I cover the text of the day, and @verbal-d will be providing an audio version of it. That way, whether you want to read, watch, or listen, you'll be able to enjoy this study as you wish.
The plan is to release this devotional over the next 50 consecutive days, but life may "get in the way." We will do our best, but please be patient with me if I fall behind.
The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d
The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper
The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account
DAY 11 : 2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-4
It may appear at first that many things which the Bible says elsewhere should prevent yesterday’s conclusion from being accurate by contradicting it. If what I have shared thus far is Biblically inaccurate, then I agree, the Bible must disagree with it. However, once the blinders of the pretribulational presupposition are removed, this may not be the case.
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4)
Here we see that Paul is speaking to believers about “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” and “our gathering together unto him.” He also warns them not to believe “that the day of Christ is at hand.” I believe that the “day of Christ” is synonymous with the “Day of the Lord,” since Christ is Lord.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)
“And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:11)
Point #1: Paul is writing about the coming of Jesus and our gathering together unto Him, commonly called the rapture.
Point #2: The “Day of Christ” is the “Day of the Lord”, for Christ is Lord.
Point #3: Paul lists two specific events that must occur prior to the Lord’s return; a “falling away” and the revealing of the Antichrist.
If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone know that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.
Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!
Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.
- NEW SERIES
- DAY 1 - THE FOUNDATION
- DAY 2 - "THE TRIBULATION"
- DAY 3 - THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL
- DAY 4 - NOT APPOINTED TO WRATH
- DAY 5 - WRATH vs. TRIBULATION
- DAY 6 - THE DAY OF THE LORD
- DAY 7 - THE LORD ALONE
- DAY 8 - THE EXALTATION OF THE ANTICHRIST
- DAY 9 - PROMISES
- DAY 10 : THE PRESUPPOSITION
Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!
Until next time…
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