Thief in the Night

Posted on September 9, 2015

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The thief in the night as spoken by Paul

1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.

Paul says the day Jesus comes should not surprise you like a thief.

Read what Peter says. Peter tells us the same thing, that the Lord comes like a thief.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

We just read two scriptures, one from Paul and one from Peter about the thief in the night, and both scriptures show both apostles are in agreement.

Now read what Jesus says after he was on earth, died, and rose again. This is what Jesus says after he was seated in heaven:

Revelation 3:3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

Now we see that Paul, Peter, and Jesus Christ are in agreement.

Jesus says that he is coming like a thief in the night, so we must be ready at all times, we must repent. Jesus in Revelation tells us repent is about sins.

When Jesus comes again, he will NOT come to bear sin. That is why we must not be caught in sin when he comes.

Hebrews 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

Luke 21:34
“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.

When Jesus comes like a thief in the night, he will not come to bear sin. We had better be ready and not be caught in sin and be shamefully exposed. Obeying Jesus is to be clothed with Jesus.

Revelation 16:15
“Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.”

If one is not ready for Jesus, they will not be on guard and prepared, for Jesus comes like a thief in the night.

 

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