Paul has instructions for the Believers with specific “Do’s and Don’ts” for living in expectation of Christ’s return and looking forward.
We, as children, are blessed with a unique family relationship in which we have been enlightened of God’s Ways. We are aware of His Light, and we are to live in the light of His truth.
“For you are all children of light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness.” I Thess. 5:5
Paul lays out the instructions as a military leader gives out commands for the soldier at his post. As we belong to the Day (and Jesus), then as soldiers, we should be disciplined in being awake, alert, and ready.
“But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled and put on the armor of faith and love, and a helmet of the hope of salvation.” I Thess. 5:8
A Christian soldier stands confidently knowing that He does NOT fight alone. We have spiritual armor that protects our head, mind, vital organs, and heart. God’s armor covers beliefs and actions, and God’s helmet fortifies
God’s promises of the assurance of our salvation.
The future eternal destination for a believer is secure; no need to fear. We have obtained salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, and we will indeed Live With Him. (I Thess. 5: 9-10)
“Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up…” I Thess. 5:11
We are to encourage and remind each other of these Truths and Promises. Are you personally prepared for Jesus’ return? Have you told others how to be prepared?