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1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18; MATTHEW 24:42-44; 25:13

1 Thes. 4:13-18
Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage each other with these words.
Matthew 24:42-44
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on …
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth;for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,and the sea was no more.REVELATION 21:1


I. What is the rapture?

Jesus hinted to His disciples about the rapture in John 14:1-3.

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

The disciples were troubled. Jesus was going to leave the. He would soon be crucified, and then He would rise from the grave and a few days after that, He would ascend into heaven.

Jesus spoke these words to comfort these men and to comfort us as well as we go through the trials of life. In these verses Jesus shared with His disciples four facts to ease their worries.

1. “In my Father’s house are many mansions.”

2. “I go to prepare a place for you.”

3. “I will come again.”

4. “That where I am, there ye may be also.”

When Jesus said, “I will come again,” He spoke of the rapture of the church. The…
Do thou,O Lord,protect us,guard us ever from this generation.On every side the wicked prowl,as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.PSALMS12:7-8


Matthew 24:1-14


Quite some time ago, Mt. Saint Helens became the object of concern as it started sending puffs of smoke hundreds of feet into the Washington sky. - Every piece of scientific evidence collected in the labs and on the field predicted the volcano would soon explode with a fury. “WARNING!” blared loud speakers on patrol cars and helicopters. “WARNING!’ blinked battery-powered signs at every nearby major intersection. “WARNING” pleaded radio and television announcers. Lakeside villages, tourist camps and hiking trails emptied as people heard the warnings and fled for their lives. Nevertheless, a man by the name of Harry refused to leave. He was the caretaker of a recreation lodge on Spirit Lake, five miles north of Mt. Saint Helen’s smoke-enshrouded peak. The rangers warned Harry of the danger. Neighbors begged him
to join them and leave.

But Harry ignored the warnings. Interviewed on television, Harry grinned and said, “Nobody knows more abo…
Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,and thy dominion endures throughout all generations.PSALMS145:13


2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
The Lawless Man––the Antichrist

When I was a child I enjoyed the radio dramas. I think that is where I developed vivid imaginative skills and word pictures. Television has made the mind lazy. One of my favorite programs began with the lines, "Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man? The Shadow knows! ––– ha, ha, ha!"

Little did know back then that the very source of the mysterious power to become invisible and lurk in the shadows of this imaginative figure was evil.

In Second Thessalonians chapter two we are introduced to a mysterious man who is the very incarnate of evil. His very spirit pervades our world system. One day he will make his appearance and all hell will break loose on the earth.

Warren Wiersbe said, “The purpose of Bible prophecy is not for us to make a calendar, but to build character. . . Our Lord warned us not to set dates for His coming (Matt. 24:36, 42). Date–setters are usually upsetters, and that is exactly what happened in the T…

The Fig Tree&The End-Times


BIBLICAL REFERENCE: Matthew 24:32-34; Mark 13:28-30

The Fig tree is Israel. the Lord always used the fig tree when speaking of the Nation of Israel. Now learn a parable (or lesson) of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender (or begins to sprout), and putteth forth leaves (and leaves appear), ye know that summer is nigh (or approaching): so likewise ye (or in the same way), when ye shall see all these things, (you are to)
know that it (the time) is near, even at the doors. verily I say unto you (the truth), this generation shall not pass (away), till all these things be fulfilled (or happen).

Now learn a parable (or this lesson) of the fig tree; when her branch is yet tender (or begins to sprout), and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near (or approaching): so ye in like manner (or in the same way), when ye shall see these things come to pass, (you are to) know that it is nigh (or near), even (right) at the doors. "Verily I say unto you, that…