5 Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is [near] at hand.1
|1 Corinthians 7:29,4:5|
29 But this I say, brothers, the time is short.3 From now on those who have wives should be as though they had none; [To be as though you have no wife means to stand apart from your wife, uninvolved in her affairs and desires.]
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and expose the motives of your hearts;1 then each will receive praise from God.
13 As we receive the blessed fulfillment of our hope, even the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ,
20 And the God of peace shall crush Satan under your feet shortly.1 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
|1 Thessalonians 2:1,19|
1 You yourselves, brothers, know that our coming to you was not in vain.
19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
|1 Thessalonians 1:10,4:15|
10 And to wait for his Son from heaven,2 whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain till the coming of the Lord will not precede those who are asleep [in Jesus].
|2 Corinthians 4:6,3:18|
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.1 [Jesus appears, He is seen, He is revealed, in the purified hearts of believers. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying that some then standing with him, 2000 years ago, would see his glorious coming in the clouds with the Kingdom before they died. Later Paul, Jesus in Revelation, Peter, James, and John, — all said his appearance was: soon, the time is near, a little while, He stands at the door. It would be a cruel hoax to be waiting on Him to appear if the past 100 generations of believers actually had no hope of ever seeing Him.]
18 And all of us, as with an unveiled face, behold as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, and are changed into the same image from glory to glory, by the Spirit of the Lord.4
|1 Corinthians 11:26|
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you remember the Lord's death until he comes. [It would be a cruel hoax to be waiting on Him to appear (come) if in the past 2000 years believers actually had no hope of ever seeing Him (come).]
|1 Timothy 6:14 |
14 That you keep this command without exception, unblamable until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,4