50 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE END-TIMES MORE ACCURATELY - DAY 15 : HAND IN HAND - AUDIO & VIDEO

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This is DAY FIFTEEN 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 15 : HAND IN HAND

Since you may require some more convincing, we will examine more of what the Bible says about this subject. We must first recall that Paul started the 2nd chapter of 2 Thessalonians with this statement, “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him” (2 Thessalonians 2:1). Then, in the very next verse, he continues with the following, “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” (2 Thessalonians 2:2). Why is it that Paul begins to speak pertaining to Jesus Christ returning at the rapture and then immediately mentions the “Day of Christ”? Am I accurate in believing that the same day the church is raptured, the “Day of the Lord” will begin? Let’s examine Paul’s previous teaching on the subject to these Thessalonian believers.

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. But of the times and 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.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-5:4)

When the man-made chapter break is removed, we can read this portion uninterrupted, just like the Thessalonian church did when they first received it. We see, again, that the rapture and the “Day of the Lord” go hand in hand, just like in 2 Thessalonians 2. In a similar manner to when Paul mentions these events in his second letter to the Thessalonians, Paul teaches on the rapture in this first letter and then continues with “But of the times and 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.” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-2).

Undoubtedly, these two events are clearly linked both in the mind of Paul and in the pages of Scripture. To conclude otherwise is to either be irrational or to believe that the Bible is irrational.

It is not a coincidence that Paul mentions “the day of the Lord” just three verses after he speaks on being “caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air” in 1 Thessalonians or when he mentions “our gathering together unto him” and “the day of Christ” so closely in 2 Thessalonians.


Point #1: 1 Thessalonians teaches about the “Day of the Lord” three verses after teaching about the rapture.

Point #2: 2 Thessalonians mentions the “Day of Christ” in the verse following the mention of the rapture.

Point #3: If the “Day of the Lord” is the “Day of Christ”, and if the rapture occurs immediately prior, these occurrences shouldn’t surprise us.

CLOSER

@Verbal-d and @Papa-pepper are very pleased to be able to bring this series to you, and it's nice to be starting our new year focusing on some of what God has spoken to mankind.

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!

PREVIOUS POSTS

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.

Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!

Until next time…

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This continues to be a very inspirational series. I like how you've broken things down into bit-sized pieces to digest slowly. When you think about it there is so much here to comprehend and learn from that if you go too fast, you'll miss many of the truths that can be gleaned from the Word of God. Really well done! I can't help but think that God and His Holy Spirit have inspired you as well in these teachings. May He continue to bless you. Keep up the good work! We've still got 35 days left and I'm already thinking about how I'm going to miss this when you're done.....

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Happy New Year my dear friend @dagger212

Nice article...

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It is wonderful that you share this Papa, many people follow you through the contests, but this part is even more important, I wish you success and many blesses. Eres papá para muchos de nosotros jaja.

Luke 10,42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

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Thanks for the encouragement!

Verry goof post.. give new experience

It may take more time to contemplate and apply all the details.

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That's why I try to go slow and take 50 days total. Feel free to rewind.

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That's why I had to graph it out as it progressed! haha

Good post. Keep it up.

congratulations to my friend's activities.
I hope today is a fun day for my friends.

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Happy New Year

Just found this sereis of articles.
I will catch on every single one of them, thanks!

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Cool, enjoy!

I have not regretted following you,and i cannot regret it with the way things are going. Your posts are super good. I will create time to read from day one because i joined steemit just 5 days ago and I've been following your post since day 13. Well done!

It’s great to be able to read the words from the Bible and than have actual discussion and conclusion about the meaning.
I realy appreciate what you are doing.
Resteemed and Updated!

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That is so encouraging. Thank you so much.

The end time scares me ....lol,Im very sure im gonna learn alot from this.....thanks for sharing papa

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Friend, if the end times scare you, perhaps you are placing your faith in the wrong savior. Jesus is in control, can you think of anyone better suited to sort this message out?

Be like the two spies, not the ten.

Amazing post i liked it.👏👍
I shall be thanks if you see my last post hope you like it.thanks
And happy new year

Thank you @papa-pepper! This videos will definitely be a great compilation once it is completed.

Good job , hope we take a good note of these expositions because we are really living the end times

I like how its in bite sized chunks! Gives me plenty of time to settle in!

I am still observing