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April 11, 2021

Watchfulness in a Battle (3)

1 Thes 5:3 When they say, Peace and security, then sudden destruction comes upon them...and they shall by no means escape. Matt 24:39 And they did not know that judgment was coming until the flood came and took all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

[Part 3 of 3] Now we must go on to find out what this coming destruction is [v. 3 above]. This destruction is related to the battle that is raging between God and Satan. Near to the time of the Lord's coming, destruction will take place suddenly. That destruction will come primarily from God, but a portion of it will be caused by Satan. God will judge this rebellious world, and Satan will fight back. The result of the intense battle raging between God and Satan will be sudden destruction. It will be when people say, "Peace and security," that this destruction will come suddenly. We need to be saved from this sudden destruction. The way to be saved from it is to be watchful and sober. As God is fighting, we must take sides with Him and fight for His interests. Since He is fighting, we should be fighting also. Actually, to fight is to be watchful. Only those who are fighting are truly watchful. The Christian life, a holy life for the church life, is a life of fighting. We are on the battlefield, and we need to be alert, watchful, vigilant.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Thessalonians, p.152. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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