I love studying the books of I & II Thessalonians and as I have been preparing my heart for Thanksgiving and looking forward to Advent, which begins November 30, I thought of some particular verses where Paul gave some pretty amazing descriptions of things that are still to come; Things we are asked to comfort each other with in regards to the next coming of Christ.
“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep,
so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord,
that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord,
will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God,
and the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain
will be caught up together with them in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air,
and so we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
I Thessalonians 4:13-18
“Therefore, prepare your minds for action,
keep sober in spirit,
fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Christ.
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
but like the Holy One who called you,
be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
because it is written,
“YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”
I Peter 1:13-16
What are some special ways you observe Advent?
I would love for you to share your ideas of preparing for the coming of our Lord Jesus in the clouds!
Just leave a comment below.
Our family uses a very special book for Advent called,
Should Jesus tarry, this book will be a beautiful heirloom for generations to come.
Also, if you would like to know of a wonderful blog that will thoroughly prepare you for Advent, as well as Jesus’ Birthday, check out
expectantlylistening.com with Victoria.