Many times throughout the New Testament, the Holy Spirit inspired men to write about the return of Christ. One of the earliest, if not the first letter from the apostle Paul, is First Thessalonians.
One of the unique items about this letter to the Thessalonians is, every chapter ends with a reference to the return of our Lord.
- “and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” (1:10)
- “For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?” (2:9)
- “So that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.” (3:13)
- “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” (4:16)
- “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (5:23)
Here we have a most important account of the Holy Spirit prompting and inspiring Paul to write about the return of our Lord. Tomorrow, I will unpack the chapter four account even further. Then, in the next few days, we will see other places the Holy Spirit inspired others to write about our Lord’s return.
Have a great day!
Note: See the Events page for information about the verse-by-verse study through the book of Revelation.