“What Could Happen in 2017”
Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to Him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter---asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2
Nobody knows for sure ALL that will happen in the year 2017. However, people make plans and some of those plans may come to completion, but they may encounter problems along the way, which they did not KNOW would happen. So it is with facing a NEW YEAR, we make plans and resolutions, and some of them may come about, but there are other things that will pop-up along the way that we did not anticipate.
One thing that we don’t really KNOW the answer to, is: When will Jesus come back? The believers in Thessalonica were being given some WRONG information on the coming of the Day of the Lord or the JUDGMENT of the Lord. Some were saying they had received a false letter ALLEGEDLY from the Apostle Paul, indicating that it had already come, because of the great persecution that the believers were experiencing.
So the Apostle Paul, in his concern for the believers and their spiritual welfare, wrote this letter, giving the believers the TRUE facts concerning the coming of the Day of the Lord. He began by saying that the very first thing that will happen will be the RAPTURE of the TRUE BELIEVERS. Those who are OBEDIENT and FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who have received the SALVATION of their souls, and the HOPE of Heaven, their ETERNAL HOME.
This CLIMATIC event, the RAPTURE, could take place at any time, even before this day has ended. If not, chances are EXTREMELY GOOD that it could happen within the NEW YEAR of 2017.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, the MOST IMPORTANT decision you will EVER make is TURNING AWAY from your sins and coming to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and ESCAPE the JUDGMENT by being RAPTURED as a TRUE BELIEVER in Christ Jesus. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!