1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have
no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a
thief in the night.
3 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
We needn't write concerning the time Christ will return.
You know what is commonly taught that he will come as a thief in the
night, but pay attention as you read on.
Nobody knows when a thief in the night. Study to know the seasons
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of
Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not
hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any
tree; but only those men which have not
the seal of God in their foreheads.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake
you as a thief.
There is much talk on radio, TV and the press concerning peace of
World peace, or one Worldism, is one of the signs of the last days.
Them = Those that don't study God's word
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are
not of the night, nor of darkness.
If you're in darkness = same as not knowing God's word = As a thief
in the night
Don't worry about it; you know better.
If you're a child of the light, if Christ is your light John 3:17-21
you have no worries.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the
world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that
believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is
condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the
only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that
light is come into the world, and men loved darkness
rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every
one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light,
lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth
cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they
are wrought in God.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and
That should alleviate a lot of fear in people's minds and hearts, as
far as being deceived by the false christ is concerned; for a child
in Christ's light of truth is NEVER in the darkness of satan's lies
It does matter what hour is on the clock.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are
drunken in the night.
Let us observe and know the signs of the coming by studying His
teaching, the word of God.
Don't fall asleep at the last hour.
8 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.
They that slumber in this stupor and deception and they that be
drunken and cannot function mentally.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our
Lord Jesus Christ,
Knowing and robbing yourself in the truth.
If you go to Ephesians 6, you will determine what the gospel armor
is in its entirety.
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live
together with him.
God has not destined you for punishment, but He's appointed or
chosen you for salvation by our Lord Jesus.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as
also ye do.
Paul refers here to life and death again.
Whether you live until He comes or whether you die before he comes,
as long as you believe and follow Him, you will live together with
If alive in the flesh, He is in your heart; if dead, you are with
Him at the throne.
He is your Light and He is always with you.
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you,
and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
Because of this good news, comfort each other, instruct each other
and build one another up.
Death has no sting when you look forward to everlasting life.
This life is open to pain, disease, temptation.. but something so
much better awaits us.
13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be
at peace among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the
feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that
which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
In verses 12-13, Paul instructs them to work with and respect their
fellow members in the Lord.
Now, in verse 14, he urges them to teach the people that know not
the truth and to especially help and strengthen those that are weak.
He says to be patients with them.
You know and understand what's going to happen, but these others
have been misled and are in confusion.
Be patient with them and help them.
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
We have much to rejoice over; no one in the world sits in the
position of happiness, fullness and peace of mind that we do, even
at this time.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ
Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the Spirit.
20 Despise not prophesying's.
Think of Him constantly, thank and appreciate Him and when the Holy
Spirit moves upon you, make room in your heart and rejoice in it.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Don't reject prophecy, but always check whether it be of the Father
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your
whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
Again, the message.. until the coming of The Lord.
25 Brethren, pray for us.
God chose you, and He is faithful to His promises.
26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Study this epistle and read it to all the brethren, teaching them
I think 1 Thessalonians is one of the most comforting books as for
as what shall happen until the return of Christ and also what is in
2 Thessalonians rounds out Paul's Message and we see the tenderness,
compassion and understanding he has for the people in this church.
• Exactly 2520 years from the exile
of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
The first tribe to be
conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh,
in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
• Study the book: Abrahamic Covenant,
(A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt
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