Thursday, September 20, 2012

Why In The Night?

We read in, 1 Thessalonians 5:2

“For you know quite well that the day of the Lord's return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.

2 Peter 3:10 also says;

“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 in it will be laid bare.”

The Lord Himself said in Mark 13:35;

“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back--whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.”

All of the three passages above show that the Lord Jesus will come

(1) unexpectedly (like a thief)

(2) in the night.

Why does the Lord come in the night?

Let’s meditate on God’s Word in Genesis 1:4-5; 

“God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day.”  

(1)   God separated the light from the darkness. Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things comes to separate the children of Light from the children of darkness as He did in the first creation. He must come in the night when the children of darkness take dominance over the children of Light.

(2)   There was evening and there was morning – the first day. The first day was opened by the Creator. The very same first day of the Millennial Kingdom of Christ on earth will be opened by Jesus Christ when He returns. There must be evening first and there will be morning. No day will be there without night prior. It’s creation order for both the first (material) and new (spiritual) creation in and by Christ Jesus, the Creator of all things (material and spiritual).

That’s all I can understand on the topic we discussed above. Let’s wait for the next topic if the Lord permits.

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