Friday, March 24, 2017



Monday, March 20, 2017

A disciple is committed to a life of HOLINESS & Sexual PURITY and is taking steps to separate from SIN

A disciple is committed to a life of HOLINESS & Sexual PURITY and is taking steps to separate from SIN
Compiled Tuese Ahkiong 2010

1.Pr. 5:1-23 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. 3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. 6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not. 7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. 8 Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, 9 lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel, 10 lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man's house. 11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. 12 You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! 13 I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors. 14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly." 15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. 18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. 20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife? 21 For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. 22 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. 23 He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.

2.Pr. 6:20-35  My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. 23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife. 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away; 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.

3.Pr. 7  My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. 2 Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. 3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman; 5they will keep you from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words. 6 At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice. 7 I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment. 8 He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house 9 at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in. 10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent. 11 (She is loud and defiant, her feet never stay at home; 12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.) 13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said: 14 "I have fellowship offerings at home; today I fulfilled my vows. 15 So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you! 16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt. 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. 18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love! 19 My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey. 20 He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon." 21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. 22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose 23 till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life. 24 Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.  25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths. 26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. 27 Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.

4.Pr. 2:16-20 It (God’s Word) will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words,17 who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. 18 For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. 19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.

5.Pr. 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.

6.Pr. 9:13-18 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge. 14She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city, 15calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way. 16“Let all who are simple come in here!” she says to those who lack judgment. 17“Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!” 18But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.

7.Pr. 22:14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD’s wrath will fall into it.

8.Pr. 23:26-28 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways, 27 for a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well. 28 Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men.

9.Pr. 27:7-8 He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.18 Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.

10.  Pr. 29:3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

11.  Pr. 30:18-19 “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:  19 the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.

12.  Pr. 30:20 This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’

13.  Pr. 31:3 do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings.


1.Lev 19.2  "Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: 'Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

2.1 Peter 1:15-16 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."

3.Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

4.1 Tim 4:7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.

5.2 Tim 3:16  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

6.Matt 5:8  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

7.Heb 12:14  Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

8.1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;

9.Colo 3:5-10 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.  7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

10.  1 Cor. 7:32-35  I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs--how he can please the Lord. 33But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world--how he can please his wife-- 34and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world--how she can please her husband. 35I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.

11.  1 Cor. 6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

12.  Eph 5:3-5  But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

When confronted with sexual temptation

don’t walk, RUN away from it!  And definitely don't talk to it!

13.  Gen 39.7-12 and after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Come to bed with me!"   8 But he refused. "With me in charge," he told her, "my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. 9 No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?" 10 And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.   11 One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside. 12 She caught him by his cloak and said, "Come to bed with me!" But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.

14.  Rom. 6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but)under grace.

15.  Rom 13:13 Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.14But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.

16.  1 Cor 7:1  it is good for a man not to touch a woman. (or to have sexual relations with a woman).

17.  2Tim2:22 Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

18.  1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality

19.  Psalm 119.9  How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.

20.  Matt 5:27-30  "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'28But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

Monday, March 6, 2017

WAS THE APOSTLE PAUL A FALSE PROPHET in penning 2 Thessalonians 1? by Tuese Ahkiong

WAS THE APOSTLE PAUL A FALSE PROPHET in penning 2 Thessalonians 1?
by Tuese Ahkiong

2 Thessalonians 1  English Standard Version (ESV)

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,
TO THE CHURCH OF THE THESSALONIANS in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace TO YOU and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

WE (Paul, Silvanus, Timothy) ought always to give thanks to God FOR YOU (church of Thessalonia), brothers, as is right, because YOUR FAITH is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of YOU for one another is increasing.Therefore WE OURSELVES boast about YOU in the churches of God for YOUR STEADFASTNESS and faith in all YOUR PERSECUTIONS AND IN THE AFFLICTIONS THAT YOU ARE ENDURING.

This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that YOU may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which YOU are also suffering— 6 SINCE INDEED GOD CONSIDERS IT JUST TO REPAY WITH AFFLICTION THOSE WHO AFFLICT YOU, and to GRANT RELIEF TO YOU who ARE AFFLICTED as well as TO US, WHEN THE LORD JESUS IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS IN FLAMING FIRE, INFLICTING VENGEANCE ON THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW GOD AND ON THOSE WHO DO NOT OBEY THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS. THEY (the afflicters of the Thessalonians, The Jews) will suffer the punishment of ETERNAL DESTRUCTION, AWAY FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD and from the glory of his might, 10 WHEN HE COMES ON THAT DAY TO BE GLORIFIED IN HIS SAINTS, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.  11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.











Sunday, February 19, 2017

THE DAY OF THE LORD By Tuese Ahkiong

By Tuese Ahkiong


W ords of the text, in context. All words have meaning. God’s words communicate God’s thoughts to us! Genre-The type of literature. Accordingly particular rules of interpretation will apply to each kind of writing; Historical Narrative, poetry and wisdom, or prophetic writings.

Historic setting.  The time of the writing, the writer and his purpose, and those to whom the message was addressed must be considered! *Audience relevance is so important because the Bible was NOT written “to” us in 21st century but “for” us. Many readers are very egotistic in that they constantly read themselves into the text.

O ther Bible Texts. The Bible has unity of doctrine. We must compare Scripture with Scripture to seethe whole picture (This is known as the analogy of faith put forth and taught by The Protestant Reformers.).

Here’s a great acronym for interpreting Scripture: HAT HAT
H ermeneutics 
A udience Relevance
T ime Statements
H istory
A pocalyptic Language
T ypology

The phrase “The Day of The LORD” is used throughout Scripture to describe NATIONAL JUDGMENT by YHWH.  There is one passage it is used for the sabbath (Isaiah 58:13).  YHWH often uses foreign armies to bring His judgments.  Below are several examples.

Many futurists have defined this phrase to mean an end of the physical world in which Jesus returns to save the righteous faithful and judge and destroy the wicked.  This is incorrect and goes against Scripture.  The New Testament was written in “The Last Days.”  A good question to ask is “Last Days of What?”  The Last Days of the Old Covenant Age.  The destruction and national judgment upon Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by YHWH’s servants, The Roman armies, demonstrated that Old Covenant Age ended.  

YHWH often uses apocalyptic language to describe his judgments which employs sun darkening, moon turning to blood, stars falling, earthquakes, fire, burning, smoke...  This is not to be taken literally.

Here are examples of THE DAY OF THE LORD which refers to NATIONAL JUDGMENTS:

Isaiah 13:6-9 
 The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.
On a bare hill raise a signal;
    cry aloud to them;
wave the hand for them to enter
    the gates of the nobles.
I myself have commanded my consecrated ones,
    and have summoned my mighty men to execute my anger,
    my proudly exulting ones.

The sound of a tumult is on the mountains
    as of a great multitude!
The sound of an uproar of kingdoms,
    of nations gathering together!
The Lord of hosts is mustering
    a host for battle.
They come from a distant land,
    from the end of the heavens,
the Lord and the weapons of his indignation,
    to destroy the whole land.
Wail, for THE DAY OF THE LORD is near; as destruction from the Almighty it will come!
Therefore all hands will be feeble, and every human heart will melt.
They will be dismayed: pangs and agony will seize them; they will be in anguish like a woman in labor.  They will look aghast at one another; their faces will be aflame.
Behold, THE DAY OF THE LORD comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the land a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it.
10 For the stars of the heavens and their constellations
    will not give their light;
the sun will be dark at its rising,
    and the moon will not shed its light.
11 I will punish the world for its evil,
    and the wicked for their iniquity;
I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant,
    and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.
12 I will make people more rare than fine gold,
    and mankind than the gold of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble,
    and the earth will be shaken out of its place,
at the wrath of the Lord of hosts
    in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And like a hunted gazelle,
    or like sheep with none to gather them,
each will turn to his own people,
    and each will flee to his own land.
15 Whoever is found will be thrust through,
    and whoever is caught will fall by the sword.
16 Their infants will be dashed in pieces
    before their eyes;
their houses will be plundered
    and their wives ravished.

17 Behold, I am stirring up the Medes against them,
    who have no regard for silver
    and do not delight in gold.
FULFILLED: National Judgment upon Babylon in 539 B.C.  YHWH uses the Medes to punish Babylon.

That day is THE DAY OF THE LORD God of hosts, a day of vengeance, to avenge himself on his foes. The sword shall devour and be sated and drink its fill of their blood. For the Lord God of hosts holds a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
11 Go up to Gilead, and take balm,
    O virgin daughter of Egypt!
In vain you have used many medicines;
    there is no healing for you.
12 The nations have heard of your shame,
    and the earth is full of your cry;
for warrior has stumbled against warrior;
    they have both fallen together.”

13 The word that the Lord spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to strike the land of Egypt:
FULFILLED: National Judgment upon Egypt.  YHWH uses Babylon to punish Egypt.

You have not gone up into the breaches, or built up a wall for the house of Israel, that it might stand in battle in THE DAY OF THE LORD.

Ezekiel 30:3 
For the day is near, THE DAY OF THE LORD is near; it will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

Ezekiel 30:10 
10 “Thus says the Lord God: “I will put an end to the wealth of Egypt, by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.

FULFILLED: National Judgment upon Egypt in 568 B.C. by Babylon.

Amos 5:18-20
18Woe to you who desire THE DAY OF THE LORD!  Why would you have THE DAY OF THE LORD?  It is darkness, and not light,
19  as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him, or went into the house and leaned his hand against the wall, and a serpent bit him.
20  Is not THE DAY OF THE LORD darkness, and not light, and gloom with no brightness in it?
FULFILLED: National Judgment upon the northern kingdom, Israel by Assyria

Obadiah 1:15
For THE DAY OF THE LORD is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head.
FULFILLED: National Judgment upon Edom

Zephaniah 1:7-9 
Be silent before the Lord God!  For THE DAY OF THE LORD is near;
the Lord has prepared a sacrifice and consecrated his guests.
And on THE DAY OF THE LORD's sacrifice—“I will punish the officials and the king's sons and all who array themselves in foreign attire.
On that day I will punish everyone who leaps over the threshold,
and those who fill their master's house with violence and fraud.

Zephaniah 1:14 
14 THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD is near, near and hastening fast; the sound of THE DAY OF THE LORD is bitter; the mighty man cries aloud there.
FULFILLED: National Judgment upon Judah 586 B.C.

Malachi 4:1-6
“For behold, THE DAY IS COMING, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. THE DAY THAT IS COMING SHALL SET THEM ABLAZE, SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS, SO THAT IT WILL LEAVE THEM NEITHER ROOT NOR BRANCH. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts.
“Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and rules that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel.

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before THE GREAT AND AWESOME DAY OF THE LORD COMES. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”

FULFILLED: National Judgment upon Jerusalem 70 A.D.


Acts 2:16-20
16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:  
17 “‘And IN THE LAST DAYS it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood,
    before the DAY OF THE LORD COMES, the great and magnificent day.

****In Acts 2, Peter is sighting from Joel 2:10-

Joel 1:15  
15 Alas for the day!  For THE DAY OF THE LORD is near, and as destruction from the Almighty it comes.

Joel 2:1, 10-11, 28-32
Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain!  Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for THE DAY OF THE LORD is coming; it is near,

10 10  The earth quakes before them;
    the heavens tremble.
The sun and the moon are darkened,
    and the stars withdraw their shining.
11 11  The Lord utters his voice
    before his army,
for his camp is exceedingly great;
    he who executes his word is powerful.
For THE DAY OF THE LORD is great and very awesome;
    who can endure it?

28 28 “And it shall come to pass afterward,
    that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    your old men shall dream dreams,
    and your young men shall see visions.
29 29 Even on the male and female servants
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit.

30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome DAY OF THE LORD COMES. 32 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.

Joel 3:14-17 
14 Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision!  For THE DAY OF THE LORD is near in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. 16 The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earthquake.  But the Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel. 17 “So you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who dwells in Zion, my holy mountain.  And Jerusalem shall be holy, and strangers shall never again pass through it.

FULFILLED: National Judgment upon Jerusalem 70 A.D.


Matthew 24:1-3, 27, 30, 34   
24 Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will NOT BE LEFT HERE ONE STONE UPON ANOTHER THAT WILL NOT BE THROWN DOWN.”
As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, WHEN WILL THESE THINGS BE, AND WHAT WILL BE THE SIGN OF YOUR COMING AND OF THE END OF THE AGE?”

27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN.
30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY.

34 Truly, I say to you, THIS GENERATION WILL NOT PASS AWAY until all these things take place.

FULFILLED: National Judgment upon Jerusalem 70 A.D.

you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in THE DAY OF THE LORD.

***This man was sleeping with his father's wife.  Delivering the man to Satan was delivering him to the Jews who personified satan and had authority to discipline.  The Day of the Lord was near in which Jerusalem would be judged.  see

For you yourselves are fully aware that THE DAY OF THE LORD will come like a thief in the night.  While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. 

***The Thessalonians were aware that THE DAY OF THE LORD would happen in their life time just as Yeshua taught and Paul states that they wouldn't be surprise by that day.

not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that THE DAY OF THE LORD has come.

***The Day of the Lord cannot be an end of the world, end of the physical earth concept if Paul could be writing the Thessalonians not to be shaken if a letter supposedly from him stating that the day of the lord happened already.   

But THE DAY OF THE LORD will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

***Again, Peter was aware that Yeshua taught that THE DAY OF THE LORD would be in his generation.  He also by Holy Spirit confirms Joel 2 in Acts 2 on the day of Pentecost that THE DAY OF THE LORD was at hand.

Revelation 1:10  I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet

*Churchianity incorrectly assumes that John was in the Spirit on Sunday. LOL.  He was in the Spirit in that He was shown The Day of The Lord in which God would judge Jerusalem.  (70AD).  The book of Revelation is John's Olivet Discourse and depiction of the destruction of Jerusalem.

FULFILLED: National Judgment upon Jerusalem 70 A.D.