This is DAY SIXTEEN 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 16 : OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF
We know thus far that believers are not appointed to wrath and that the “Day of the Lord” is a time of God’s wrath. Therefore, believers will not be overtaken by the “Day of the Lord” at all. Why then do we read the following?
“But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” (1 Thessalonians 5:4)
“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2)
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night:” (2 Peter 3:10a)
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.” (Joel 2:31)
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.” (Malachi 4:5)
“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;” (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
Based on these verses alone, I would conclude that multiple events would have to occur prior to the “Day of the Lord” if the Bible is to remain accurate.
Point #1: The “Day of the Lord” will not overtake us as a thief.
Point #2: Technically, this period of God’s end-time wrath (the “Day of the Lord”) will not overtake believers at all; they are not appointed to wrath.
Point #3: The “goodman of the house” may be able to know “in what watch the thief” will come.
Point #4: The “Day of the Lord” is preceded by specific events.
Point #5: “Coming as a thief” does not necessitate “no warning” or signal events occurring prior.
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
- DAY 11 : 2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-4
- DAY 12 : THE REVEALING OF THE ANTICHRIST
- DAY 13 : SAME DAY 1
- DAY 14 : SAME DAY 2
- DAY 15 : HAND IN HAND
Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!
Until next time…
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