2 Thessalonians 1
This book pertains to Christ joining us and our
gathering back to Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and
Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus
3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet,
because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every
one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
I'd like to remind you here that in 1
Thessalonians, Paul had sent his letter with Timotheus because he
simply couldn't wait to know if they were standing firm and
following his teaching.
It is obvious in this second letter, which
followed so soon, that the report was very good.
4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your
patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye
Paul thanks God that their faith was increasing
so greatly and because of their brotherly love for each other.
5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye
may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
We take pride in your faith in spite of
In a way, you can see yourself in this to a
degree, because to teach God's truth and reach our people at this
time, you'll be talked about, as we're considered "different" and
there may be other tribulations, but Paul says in verse 5.
6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to
them that trouble you;
God certainly hasn't chosen elect that can't
take a bit of tribulation because in the last days, it's going to be
a little salty to stand up against the odds we will face.
So this is according to His plan.
He tempers us with these troubles and
God is preparing you for that day ahead.
7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be
revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
He knows what's going on, and He deals with
those that trouble you.
8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that
obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence
of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
This book pertains to Christ's returning.
Who are the first to resurrected? He's talking to the elect, those that
understand, those who serve the Lord. Those who are disciples.
Who are they that will see vengeance? Those who do not accept Christ, who go against
Him, or the kenites.
10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired
in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed)
in that day.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving,
and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and
sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part
in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the
11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you
worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his
goodness, and the work of faith with power:
In passing, this reminds me that even in the
millennium when the saints are gathered together
in that city and when Satan gathers all his
children one more time to come against them,
here comes the Father this time with fire to
destroy them and to recompense them for the
things they have done both in this world and in
the millennium to come.
Revelation 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the
earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the
beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and
12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and
ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
You were called or chosen as a part of God's
plan, and he will use the very elect. Especially in
this time, which I believe to be part of the
last three and half years.
We must be especially strong in our faith in
this Word of God and in the Holy Spirit.
We must condition ourselves mentally, that if it
be required, we even lay our life down for Him.
The two witnesses in fact will do this.
We are not told their identity, but it could be
any one of you.
Remember, these two witnesses need not be great
speakers, because God will speak through them.
Revelation 11, Many people believe the two
witnesses, will be Moses and Elijah.
Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the
way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to this
temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold,
he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming
of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the
heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth
with a curse.
• 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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