“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”  Matthew 24:27



     “And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.”  Jeremiah 51:46

      “For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 

     For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 

      Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

     Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

      “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 

     For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 

      But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 

     Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 

      Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober. 

     For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 

      But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 

     For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 

      Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 

     Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” 

1 Thessalonians 5:2-11