"But we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not sorrow even as the rest who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so those also who are fallen asleep will God through Jesus, bring with Him.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will in no wise precede those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel's voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words."  
I Thessalonians 4:13-18

5 very important Facts about the Lord's coming
I Thess 4:13-18, 
Jesus will descend from heaven with:

    1. A Shout
    2. The Voice of the Archangel
    3. The Trumpet of God
    4. The Dead in Christ will Rise 1st
    5. Those still alive on Earth will be caught up together with them in the clouds!

"Now we ask you, brethren, as to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together unto Him.
That you not be soon shaken from your mind or be troubled either by a spirit or by word (logos) or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is come.
Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of lawlessness be revealed, the son of destruction.
He who opposes and exalts himself over everyone called god or object of worship, so that he sits in the temple of God, setting himself forth as being God.
Do you not remember that, when I was still with you, I told you these things?
And now you know what restrains him, so that he will be revealed in his own season.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already in operation; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the midst.
Then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the Spirit of His mouth and bring to nothing by the outshining of His presence.
That is, the one whose coming is in accord with the operation of satan with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood.
and with all the deception of unrighteousness for those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth that they be saved.
For this reason God sends them a deluding influence so that they will believe the lie.
that they all might be judged who did not believe the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."  II Thessalonians 2:1-12

5 very important facts about the Lord's coming &
our being gathered unto Him - II Thessalonians 2:1-12

 1.  Don't flip out - don't lose your mind!
 2.  Don't be troubled, when you hear stuff!
 3.  Don't be lied to - know all the facts!!!!!
 4.  The following is the correct order in which the end times will unfold:
 A.  There will be a falling away from true worship of God first!
 B.  The antichrist will be revealed next aka man of lawlessness - son of destruction.
 C.  The antichrist will sit in God's Temple pretending to be God!
 D.  The antichrist has an appointed time or season when he will do this!
 E.  The antichrist will get his authority and power from satan!
 F.  The antichrist's doctrine = lawlessness is already here now, at work!
 G.  When Jesus comes - He will destroy the antichrist by His surpassing brightness & the Spirit of His mouth!!!!
 5.  Love the Truth - the love of the truth is our salvation, do you love the truth, my friend?
 Conclusion:  Events A. - F. listed above, occur before the ones mentioned in I Thessalonians 4:13-18

"But the Spirit says expressly that in later seasons, some will fall from the faith, paying attention to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons.
Through hypocrisy of lying speakers their own conscience branded.
forbidding marriage and  commanding to abstain from meats which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
For everything created by God is good and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with thanksgiving.
For it is sanctified through God's word and prayer."
I Timothy 4:1-5

2 very Important Facts to know about the Last days found in
I Timothy 4:1-5

1.  Some will fall from the faith!
2.  They will listen to lying teachers because their conscience is no longer  sensitive to the truth - seared with a hot iron.
3.  The doctrines of demons will increase which are:
A.  abstaining from marriage
B.  abstaining from eating meat - vegetarianism & vegan doctrines

But know this that in the last days Perilous times shall come.
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without family love, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self control, fierce, haters of good, traitors, head strong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness having denied its power, from these turn away...."  II Timothy 3:1-5
When we're sick, the 1st thing they do is take our temperature. Are these the last days & how sick are we today? 
Let's take our Temperature using:
II Ti 3:1-5 as a thermometer!

How would you rate man's spiritual health today looking at the following 20 symptoms - given a scale of 0 to 10; 0 being - no fever to 10 being - extremely ill:
    1. Perilous times               _______________
    2. Self lovers                     _______________
    3. Money lovers                 _______________
    4. Boastful                        _______________
    5. Arrogant                       _______________
    6. Railers                          _______________
    7. Disobedient to parents     _______________
    8. Unthankful                _______________
    9. Unholy                    _______________
    10. Without natural love

          (Storge) = family love        _______________
    11. Irreconcilable            _______________
    12. Slanderers                _______________
    13. Without self control        _______________
    14. Brutal - Fierce            _______________
    15. Haters of good            _______________
    16. Treacherous            _______________
    17. Reckless                _______________
    18. Conceited                _______________
    19. Lovers of pleasures rather
          than lovers of God        _______________
    20. Holding a form of godliness
          although denying its power _______________

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Totally Revised January 4, 2013

Facts About The Coming of the Lord,
& Our gathering together  unto Him,
& The Latter Times

Paul's instructions in:
Thessalonians & Timothy