1 Thessalonians Chapter 5 Discussion

  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} on 1 Thessalonians 5
    1 Thessalonians 5:2 - Portion of An Excellent Article: "The Day Of The LORD!

    The Scriptures have much toSay about 'theDay ofThe LORD,' but precisely whatisTheDay ofThe LORD?

    Generally speaking, of course, it refers to the time when the day of man, or "the timesof the Gentiles," will be brought to an end, and "The LORD AloneShallBeExalted"

    (Isaiah2:11,17; Isa 2:11; Isa 2:17; Isa 2:11, 17). But will it include more than the actual Return andReign of CHRIST?

    Will it include the prophesied tribulation period, during whichGod will bring Gentilerule to an end? We believe it will.

    One pastor who teaches that the Body of CHRIST will go through the tribulation andthat its Rapture to be with CHRIST will followthe tribulation, writes:

    'TheDay ofThe LORD follows the tribulation and it is the day of the LORD's wrath upon those who 'know not God and obey not TheGospel of ourLORD JESUSCHRIST' ( 2 Thessalonians 1:8). It comes as 'a thief in thenight,' which is not so with the tribulation.'

    But this interpretation does not take into account ALLThatIs SaidIn Scripture about'TheDay ofThe LORD' - and contradicts some of it."...

    ...No, the Rapture of the Body of CHRIST to be With HIM will not follow the tribulation; it will precede it. Thus the Apostle Paul, after writing about the Rapture of the Body in 1 Thessalonians 4, continues in Chapter 5 with The Word "But," to show the disrelation of God's prophesied 'times and seasons' and 'The Day of The LORD,' From That Blessed Day {Of CHRIST 2 Th 2:2, et al}, for which every believer should be "looking, waiting, And watching!"...

    (Full Article: "The Day of the Lord -- What Is It?" - by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam)

    Please Be Richly Encouraged, Enlightened, Exhorted, and Edified!

    ( 2 Timothy 2:15; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 1:3-9; Ephesians 3:9 = Grace/Mystery fellowship {Romans - Philemon}, today?)
  • Lighton on 1 Thessalonians 5
    I can't stress just how important prayer is !

    My experience is to pray about the little things and big things , it make my life so so much more peaceful and he really does care and is at hand as he says . Ask Jesus and he says he will

    Do it . He has all power and authority given to him by his Loving father . Amen! Pray to Jesus !
  • Philip Christian Parks on 1 Thessalonians 5
    1Thes. 5:2; 2Pet. 3:10; thief in the night = The personal and timing designations of this expression implies secrecy and un-expectancy. CHRIST's Coming will take the world by surprise. Even CHRIST suggested the world, and often GOD's own people, will have little or no expectancy of HIS Coming (Lu. 18:8). Review CHRIST's parable of the Goodman and the Thief (Lu. 12:39-40).

    At least six times, Scriptures compare CHRIST's Second Coming as "a thief in the night" ( Mt. 24:43; Lu. 12:39; 1Thes. 5:2; 2Pet. 3:10; Rev. 3:3; 16:15). The world will view CHRIST's Coming as a "thief" because thieves:

    + work secretly ( Mt. 24:43),

    + steal that which is not his ( Mt. 6:19),

    + most often work during the cover of night's darkness ( Mt. 27:64),

    + stealthily surprise their victims ( Jn. 12:6), and

    + are prone to resort to violence if/when discovered ( Jn. 10:10).

    The world will apply these same characteristics to CHRIST's Second Coming (the "Day of The LORD"). When CHRIST returns, HE will do so:

    + unannounced and suddenly,

    + taking the lives and possessions of the world from them which they consider their own,

    + during the world's most ignorant period of spiritual darkness,

    + coming as a complete and immediate surprise to the unprepared,

    + with great, indescribable, and unopposed violence.

    Comparing CHRIST's Second Coming to the "thief" also appropriately justifies CHRIST's treatment of the world during that Day. Those who arrested CHRIST did so as they that "come out as against a thief with swords and staves" ( Mt. 26:55; Mk. 14:48; Lu. 22:52). They also crucified CHRIST between two thieves, placing CHRIST as the most notorious of the thieves ( Mt. 27:38; Mk. 15:27).

    If the world treats CHRIST as a thief, CHRIST will rob the world using the same characteristics as a thief.
  • Philip Christian Parks on 1 Thessalonians 5
    (continued) 1Thes. 5:2; 2Pet. 3:10 = Obviously, the expression "in the night" does not confine the "Day of The LORD" to literal darkness of the night season, for half of the earth's globe is always experiencing daylight. The expression, "in the night", describes the general character of the secrecy and un-expectancy in which thieves work.

    Interestingly and thief-like, CHRIST linked the "night" season with many of HIS events:

    + JESUS CHRIST came the first time in birth "by night" unannounced to all except the shepherds (Lu. 2:8-11);

    + "HIS Star" guided the wise men to "the house (not to HIS manger!) where the Young CHILD was" ( Mt. 2:2, 9-10);

    + HIS parents spirited HIM into Egypt "by night" after Joseph's "dream" ( Mt. 2:14);

    + CHRIST often reserved the "night" for prayer (Lu. 6:12).

    + The Jews arrested CHRIST during the darkness of night;

    + "Darkness" overshadowed the crucifixions of CHRIST and the two thieves ( Mt. 27:45; Mk. 15:33; Lu. 23:44); and

    + CHRIST arose from HIS tomb during the darkness of night.
  • Richard in Christ on 1 Thessalonians 5
    My brothers and sisters in the Lord,

    As this has come up here before and I have been labeled a "heretic" by another. Tonight going through my Bible a verse came up that I would just like to post which would answer a question of "give me one verse where someone received the Holy Ghost and did not speak in other tongues or languages".

    Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

    Not that I need this verse to prove to any other person I have received the Spirit of Christ. Just that I feel bad for others who may be shunned and denounced if they do not speak in "tongues". Told by others they have not received the Holy Ghost unless they do. Which is false. Speaking in another language or "tongue" is just one of many gifts from God.

    God Bless.
  • John R Nolan - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5
    I'm with you, Richard. I have been a Christian all my life, and have never spoken with 'tongues', but we do know that satan also can speak with ongues and duplicate every gift of the Spirit, except discerning the thoughts of the heart, which is Heb.4:11, butwe also know Paul stated that the 'gifts' will fade away, so, why concentrate on that rather than a continuing revelation of Christ, Who is here, now, Col.1:27, in each of His children.

    Yes, some may have a gift of tongues, others a gift of healing, but we need ensure we are expressing Christ, through our daily walk, being living examples of the standard our Lord Jesus demonstrated for us!
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5
    Thank you for that reply to my post brother John.
  • John R Nolan - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5
    It would be interesting to hear thoughts of readers, who believe GOD reveals all mysteries, to HIS bride, before the catching away of 1Thes.4-15-16.

    How and when the Seven Seals will be opened, by Whom, as it surely shall be done before satan takes complete control of this planet?

    We know we are now in satan's Eden, the confusion, contention, chaos amongst all denominations is evidence of that, so what has GOD, Who already has defeated Lucifer, on the cross, got in store for Christians?

    There are the wise and the foolish virgins; what is going to separate them?

    Why are all denominations coming together, under one head, the Vatican, contrary to all logic?

    Would be happy to hear from any who could enlighten us on these issues.
  • Peter Stone on 1 Thessalonians 5
    1 Thessalonians 5:3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

    Who are "they"?
  • Commentaries on 1 Thessalonians 53 - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5
    Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:3

    5:3 When they - The men of the world say.

    People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:3

    1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety. When the thoughtless are persuading themselves that there is no ground for apprehension, then sudden destruction cometh upon them. Then destruction shall come as suddenly as the pangs of childbirth.

    Room Comments:

    "Faith Matsuoka on 1 Thessalonians 5:3

    It seems to me, as I study, that "Peace and Safety" will come after a time of war. And I feel that it will be when the Anti-Christ comes on the scene and promises it. And then the Tribulation begins. What do you think?"

    [Matthew] comment on 1 Thessalonians 5:3

    "That is true. When the little horn, from Syria, rides into Jerusalem on a white horse, he will confirm a covenant with many for seven years. Immediately after that Jesus will open the second seal of Revelation 6:3 and they will not escape."


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  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5
    Hi Peter.

    This is those who inhabitant the Earth after the Church is caught up to meet the Lord.

    1 Thessalonians 5:4-9. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

    Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

    Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

    For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

    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.

    For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

    Isaiah 2:12. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

    Isaiah 13:9, ...11 (KJV) Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy "THE SINNERS" thereof out of it....10...

    11. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

    Joel 1:15. Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
  • Laurel - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5
    I also want know who "they" are.
  • Pastor Richard Nwobodo on 1 Thessalonians 5:24
    Faithfulness is the nature of God; what He says, what He promises, He stands by it to perform it. He never fails.
  • I give thanks to my lord father god for his love, guidance, my life & bible seed words that helps me live day by days! in jesus name february 23, 2021 tuesday amen
  • Lynn C Friend - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5
    Hello Brooke, Most folks speculate on whatever kind of fruit it was. All we know is, it was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Lynn :)
  • Annabeth Morris - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5
    The bible didn't say...
  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on 1 Thessalonians 5:18
    It is God's will for us to be thankful because He knows that it is good for us to have an attitude of thankfulness towards Him. When we have a thankful attitude and an attitude of appreciation for Him and what He does for us, it does not leave much room for ingratitude in our lives.In reading Psalm 8:3-6, we can see ourselves in perspective to God's creation:When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man, that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet. God has given us-humanity-dominion over the things that He has created. And beyond that, out of all humanity, we have been given a tremendous responsibility to develop righteous character and have the potential of living eternally in His Kingdom. This thought alone should help us to be thankful each day.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5:18
    Sunday, by the gracing of the Holy Spirit, let us see if the Spirit can clarify the words in Psalms 8:3-6. First let us clarify whose words are spoken by the psalmist. II Samuel 23:1-2 Now these be the last words of David, David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, (vs) 2 The spirit of the Lord (God) spake by me (David), and his (Gods) word was in my (Davids) tongue. God is speaking the words in the psalms not David. Psalms 8:3-6 When I (Jesus) consider thy (Gods) heavens (literal and symbolic of us), the work of thy (Gods) fingers, the moon (literal and symbolic of Jesus) and the stars (literal and symbolic of angels), which thou (God) hast ordained; (vs) 4 What is man (us) that thou (God) are mindful of him (us)? and the son of man (Jesus) that thou (God) visitest him (Jesus)? For thou (God) hast made him (Jesus in the flesh) a little lower than the angles (messengers of Spirit), and (God) has crowned him (Jesus) with glory and honour. Thou (God) madest him (Jesus) to have dominion over the works of thy (Gods) hands; and thou (God) hast put all things under his (Jesus) feet. Jesus has dominion over all things not us. May the Spirit grace you with his words.
  • I believe the sudden destruction will be caused by the "rapture"(harpazo) that Paul writes about.
  • Daisy - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5:3
    I wish I had the Bible in this format in childhood. Search function. Wonders never cease.

    "The Day of The Lord" is not the Rapture.

    The Rapture is first for the Church (not to be confused with Catholic). Christ will announce His arrival with a mighty trump. I'm thinking it's going to be loud, and people will see it and watch, but maybe only we see Him and hear. He will come with the clouds and we will go up to meet him. He calls us up. Believers who are alive will be taken to Heaven. He is the Bridegroom and the Church is the Bride so when you see this reference that's our turn. We have the Wedding Feast prepared and it is joyous and we are ready to get out of this horrible place. I am going to be watching from safety, because the horrors that are coming are hard to accept. I'm trying not to be excited for Everyone should be figuring it out because we are speeding up! Does anyone feel it?

    The Day of The Lord is when He comes like a thief in the night. Everyone is evil and feeling content and there is peace, peace and then sudden destruction.
  • CleanWaterDelta on 1 Thessalonians 5:18
    You will find strength to do the impossible when you give thanks
  • Greg Stinson on 1 Thessalonians 5:4
    Explain the parable of the fig tree. We are commanded to learn it
  • Pastor inviting evangelist who lift up Calvinist in pulpit preaching a damnable doctrine
  • Dwight - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5:22
    Calvinism teaches that a great number of human beings created with no chance of being saved-this is not the Christianity of the KJV Bible. And by the way, was Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon calvinist? and was it truly calvinist that should be given credit for THE GREAT AWAKENING? The internet makes them out to be calvinist-but Rome has men who post slander to even good men who have passed away and cannot defend themselves.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5:22
    Greetings Dwight - I see your point. If indeed Calvin did teach that some men could not be saved. I do not really know what Calvin taught. I know he was involved with the Geneva Bible.

    What does the Bible say about certain people and their salvation? Let us turn to the scriptures.

    Malachi Chapter 1: 1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.

    2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? [Was] not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,

    3 And I HATED ESAU, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

    Esau rejected the things of God, this is a long study, and as such God rejected him. Can you imagine God said he hated Esau?

    Hebrews Chapter 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

    15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled;

    16 Lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person, as ESAU, who for one morsel of meat SOLD HIS BIRTHRIGHT.

    17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, HE WAS REJECTED: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. ESAU WAS REJECTED OF THE LORD.

    Obadiah 1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it. (there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau)

    Esau married two Hittite women who were of the Canaanite tribes which the Lord had forbidden Israel to do.

    Seems harsh, but there it is. Esau rejected the things and blessings of the Lord, looks like the Lord had "returned" the favor. The Herod family were of Esau per Jewish historian Josephus, you know the king who killed all the children in Bethlehem.
  • In the world to come what happens to the sea?
  • Lottie Eastwood on 1 Thessalonians 5
    Lords supper and wine
  • who are the people that God scattered to all the nations and is gonna call them back in dueteronomy and that are called by the name of the Lord
  • CarterReuben on 1 Thessalonians 5:14
    Those who are unmotivated are always determined, those who are willing to stand up, and those who bite a goal are the most likely to succeed
  • K Laughon on 1 Thessalonians 5
    In Hebrews we learn that God has given us "today". Previously man lived by seasons & times. Remember his will is for us to worship him. He gives us today to receive the gift of eternal life.To come for the fulfilment of abundant living. To enter into his discipleship & commandment of walking in his love. As in any generation, today is our hope and could be answer. He is seeking us always, are we going to submit to him as an individual, nation, or world!? Friend, nothing would please him more than to be your God & to lead us out. John 3:16🕊️

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