From Daniel's Desk on 12/13/19
My Title: LIVE Like the Lord WILL Return
My Verse: 11-12
"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words."
The Lord IS coming. Our lives lived until His return CAN be pleasing or UNPLEASING to Him who GAVE us HIS SPIRIT to live inside of us. - Don't forget that the Lord IS an AVENGER in ALL these things.
Our goal is to NOT loose focus. Jesus is GOING to return, until then, we should be living as if we are working to outdo one another in LOVE. You aught to walk in a manner that is attempting to PLEASE God.
Because we BELIEVE Jesus died and rose again, even so through Jesus, God will bring WITH Him those who have fallen asleep. SO do not grieve as those who HAVE NO HOPE... WE HAVE A FOREVER HOPE. - Let your HOPE give birth to FAITH and a life lived as an investment in the next! Live differently, because you HAVE HOPE.
Your walk can be pleasing to the Lord... which means, your walk can also be UNPLEASING to the Lord. <- Read that again.
Instructions for the WILL of GOD:
Abstain from sexual immorality. - CONTROL your own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust. - Otherwise you might transgress and wrong your brother. (The LORD is an avenger in ALL these things!) - You have been solemnly warned. - God has NOT called us for impurity but in HOLINESS. - To disregard this is to disregard GOD not man. God the one who GIVES His HOLY SPIRIT to you.
Brotherly love. - We have been taught to LOVE one another. - Be urged to do MORE and MORE! Outdo one another in brotherly love.
Aspire to live quietly, mind your own affairs, and to work with your own hands! SO THAT you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
DO NOT BE UNINFORMED - So that you do not grieve as others do who have no hope.
People WILL die as we wait for His return but He WILL return.
He WILL descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.
The dead in Christ WILL raise first.
Then those who are alive, who are left, WILL be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air... and so we will ALWAYS be with the Lord.