1 Thessalonians 4 God's Holy Spirit Corrects "Rapture" Misconceptions About Dead Loved Ones
1 Thessalonians 4 Presents To Christians The "Mystery Of The Catching Away (Caught Up-Rapture)." This Article Will Biblically Explain 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4 Verse By Verse.
Be Sure To Prayerfully Review Our Bible Study Series Of 1 Thessalonians Chapters 1 Through 3 Before Attempting To Review This Chapter 4 Study. If We've Previously Biblically Covered Information In Those Chapters. We Won't Repeat It Here In.
Prayerfully Turn Your Authorized King James Bible Versions To 1 Thessalonians 4:1
1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort [you] by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, [so] ye would abound more and more.
1 Thessalonians 4:2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
As We Have Previously Biblically Examined The Christian Church Is Only Required To Obey Jesus' Commandments That He Gave To His Followers. If A Christian Prayerfully Does So Submitting To The Holy Spirit They Will Bear "Fruit" And Will Enter Heaven (John 13:33-35; John 15:10-15; John 14:26; Matthew 7:13-29).
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 1 Thessalonians 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
Christians Must Ask God's Holy Spirit To Renew Them And Change Them So That They Overcome Their Fleshly Desires And "Walk In God's Spirit". God's Spirit Is Holy As God Is Holy (Romans 12:1-5; Ephesians 2:5-12; John 3:1-8; John 4:24; Galatians 5:1-26; 1 Thessalonians 4:7).
1 Thessalonians 4:5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: 1 Thessalonians 4:6 That no [man] go beyond and defraud his brother in [any] matter: because that the Lord [is] the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
The Bible Words "Lust" And "Concupiscene" Are Associated With The "Works" Of The Law Of Moses (Commandments). Christians Must Obey Jesus' Commandments And Walk In Faith, Grace And Love. They Are Not To Walk In The "Law" (Romans 7:8; Colossians 3:5; John 13:33-35; John 15:10-15; Ephesians 2:5-8; 2 Corinthians 12:1-7; 2 Corinthians 3:1-17).
Paul Was Warning Israeli Mosaic Commandment Keepers Not To Tempt Their Fellow Israeli Christians Into Spiritual Adultery (Fornication). Christians Are Married To A Jealous God And Can Not Seek (Covet, Lust) Another "Commandment" Giver. This Is The Idolatry That John Also Warned About. In God's Eyes Spiritual "Harlotry" Is Unholy And Unclean (1 John 5:21; Revelation 19:1-11; Exodus 20:1-21; Matthew 12:30; John 15:10-15; Luke 6:46; Matthew 7:13-29; Matthew 19:1-9; Acts 15:1-41; Revelation 17:1-17).
1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 1 Thessalonians 4:10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
Christians Must Avoid "Cliques". This Means To Show Love To Only Certain Individuals. Christian's Love Must Be Out Reaching (John 13:33-35; 1 John 4:8).
1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
It Is Essential That Christians "Be Silent" Before The Lord So That His Holy Spirit Can Teach Them. All Christians Should Be About Their Father's Business (2 Timothy 2:15; Zechariah 2:13; Luke 2:49).
I Seldom Do Online Videos Or Audios. Recently The Holy Spirit Incited Me To Address Why So Many Christians Will Be "Left Behind" During The Heavenly Rapture.
I Posted The Below Video-Audio Explaining Why The 5 Virgin Christians Were "Left" Behind (Matthew 25:1-12)
1 Thessalonians 4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and [that] ye may have lack of nothing.
Without- The Bible Word "Without" Prophetically Points To "Left Behind" Christians Who Will Be "Without" (Outside Of) God's Heavenly Raptured Christian Temple When They Enter God's Holy City "Jerusalem (Sion, Zion)" (Revelation 11:1-8; Matthew 27:50-54; Hebrews 12:22; Galatians 4:24-26; Revelation 14:11-10).
1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Asleep-This Prophetically Points To The "Left Behind" Christians Who Won't Be Heaven Ready When Jesus Comes. They Chose The Desires (And Lust) Of Satan's World And Jesus Will "Spue Them Out" And Not Receive Them Into Heaven (1 John 2:15-17; Luke 4:1-12; Matthew 4:1-11; Matthew 7:13-29; Matthew 25:1-12; Revelation 3:14-22).
If We Believe That Jesus Died And Rose Again- When You Study The Bible Books Of John And 1 Thessalonians 4:14 You Realize That An Or The "AntiChrist" Does Not Believe That Jesus' Death And Resurrection Saves Believeing Humans From Their Sins. Those Who Keep Moses Laws, Ordinances And Commandments Are AntiChrists. These Persons Don't Believe That Jesus "Coming (Dying And Resurrecting) In The Flesh" Has Fulfilled The Law (Matthew 5:15-17; Romans 10:4; 2 Corinthians 3:1-17; John 13:33-35; John 15:10-15).
According To God's Holy Word And Those Cited Scriptures These Type Of Persons And Those Who Love This Life More Than Obeying Jesus Christ Will Not Rapture Into Jesus's Coming Kingdom (Matthew 16:1-28; Matthew 17:1-15).
1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
We Which Are Alive Unto The Coming Of The Lord- Matthew 25:1-12 Makes Perfectly Clear That There Will Be Two Classes Of Christians Who Will Be Alive When Jesus Comes Again. One Will Be Raptured Into Heaven And One Will Be Left Behind (Remain, The Remant, Left) (John 14:28; Matthew 25:1-12; Matthew 24:1-2; Revelation 11:1-5; Matthew 24:37-42).
Prevent Them Which Are Asleep- As Matthew 25:1-12 Informs Us Those Disobedient Christians Will Be Forbidden Or Prevented From Entering God's Heavenly Temple. They Will Be "Without (Outside)" (Revelation 11:1-5; Matthew 23:37-39; Matthew 24:1-10).
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
First- First Resurrection-The "Earlier" Resurrection- This Is The Glorious Rapture Into Heaven That Occurs On The Day Of The Lord (The Lord's Day) (Revelation 20:5-6; Revelation 1:10; 2 Peter 3:7-12).
Dead In Christ- According To The Bible All God's Servants Don't Die But Are Alive To Him. However Any Christian Who Is Not Spiritually Awake Toward God Is "Sleeping" Or "Dead" (Mark 5:38-43; Matthew 22:28-34; Isaiah 56:10; Mark 13:36-37; Luke 22:45; Matthew 25:1-12).
According To Matthew 25:1-12 Jesus "Comes Again" To "Wake Up" Bible Obeying Christians Who Are Spiritually Sleeping As It Is Time To Go Home (Heaven) (Mark 13:36; Mark 14:38-43-Notice The "Great Multitude" In Verse 43 And The "Great Multitude" At Revelation 7:14).
So When The Lord Jesus Christ Descends From Heaven He's Coming For Spiritually Sleeping Christians Who Have Been Obedient To Him. These Are The "Dead" Who Will Rise First In The First Resurrection.
If For Any Reason You Did Not Come To That Same Conclusion. I Implore You To Be Silent Before The Lord, Ensure You Are Using An Authorized King James Bible Version And Prayerfully Go Over All The Information Again Asking God's Holy Spirit To Open Your Spiritual Eyes For God's Revelation (2 Corinthians 12:1-7; 2 Kings 6:17-22).
Ironically God Showed Me Matthew 22:34 Where Jesus Finally And Totally Silenced The Sadducees Who Did Not Believe In The Resurrection (Rapture). So Too When The Rapture Occurs All The Opposing Critics Will Be Silenced And Have Nothing To Look Forward To But Satan's Great Tribulation Upon Them.
Satan's Great Tribulation Is Elijah's Fire Upon Planet Earth. God Will Destroy Any And All Priests At That Time. If You Notice In The Bible At The Cross The Priests Repeatedly Mocked Jesus Until He Called "Eli". The People Thought He Was Calling "Elias(Elijah)". If You Read All Those Bible Accounts You Will Notice That No Priests Was Heard Mocking Jesus Again After "Eli (Elias(Elijah))" Was Called. This Event Was Prophetic. Praise God! Once Elijah Comes In The Great Tribulation Fire (Furnace, Altar) These Satanic Following Priest Will Be Quenched In God's Fiery Judgment (Malachi 4:1-6; Matthew 17:3-12; Matthew 27:43-54; Mark 9:1-15; Mark 15:30-36; Luke 1:17; Luke 4:25-26; Revelation 11:1-5; Revelation 12:1-17; Luke 9:30-40, Luke 9:54; 1 Kings 18:1-46; 1 Samuel 1:25; 1 Samuel 2:11; Revelation 12:1-16; 1 Samuel 2:20-22-27; Matthew 25:1-12; 1 Samuel 4:13-23; 1 King 2:27).
"Eli" Is Associated With "The Ark Of The Covenant". That "Ark" Prophetically Pointed To Raptured Christians Who Appear In Heaven At Rapture. Thus God's Fire (Eli, Elias, Elijah) Occurs On Earth In Tribulation As Bible Obeying Christians Rapture Into Heaven (1 Samuel 4:11-13; Revelation 11:1-12, 19).
Shout, Voice, Trump(et), Archangel-This Is The Rapture When The "Angel Of The Lord" Appears At God's Trumpet Voice (Shout) And Christians Instantly Disappear From Planet Earth And Appear Glorified In Heaven (Exodus 19:9-17; Matthew 24:29-34; 1 Corinthians 15:50-54).
Most Christians Act More When They Should Be Silent And Allow The Holy Spirit To Teach Them. This Is Why Paul Advised Christians To Avoid Debates (2 Corinthians 12:20).
1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Then We Which Are The Remnant (Remain) After The Great Tribulation Shall Also Be With The Lord. These That Remain (The Fragments) Will Only Be "Picked Up (Taken Up)" After The Eating And Drinking Of The Lord's Supper. This Supper Is The End Of Satan's Great Tribulation (Luke 9:17; John 6:12-13; Mark 14:20; Mark 6:43; Mark 8:19-20; Revelation 19:17-21; Revelation 19:1-16; Revelation 7:14).
1 Thessalonians 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
The Only Way You Or I Can Be "Comforted" With These Words Is To Submit To God's Holy Spirit. The Way That God's Holy Spirit Conducts God's "Church" Is Written Below:
Ephesians 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
You And I Both Need To Be Silent Before The Lord. We Don't Have The Prerogative To Decide Who We Will Listen To And Who We Won't. We Would Be "Foolish" To Try To Make Judgments Of God Based On Our Human Thoughts And Emotions (Psalm 14:1; Proverbs 16:2-12; Proverbs 21:2; Proverbs 12:15; Matthew 7:13-29; 1 Samuel 15:1-35; 1 Samuel 16:1-23; Proverbs 3:5-7).
Let's Briefly Review How The Holy Spirit Works To "Perfect" The Saints For Ministry And Edification Of Jesus Christ's Body (His "Church", His "Bride").
1) Apostles An Apostle Must Be Called Directly By Jesus Christ. Otherwise They Are A "False" Apostle.
2) Prophets- These Are Persons Who Speak A Word From God Which Will Be Fulfilled Some Time In The Future.
3) Evangelists- These Are Persons Who Actively Preach (And Teach) The Gospel Of Jesus Christ.
4) Pastors- These Are Those Who Shephard A "Flock" Of Christians (Luke 12:32).
5) Teachers-These Are Those Whom Jesus (God) Has Personally Anointed To Build Jesus' Body (Church) Up With God's Word. The Teacher(s) Will Have God's Insight Into God's Word. With Out Accurate Knowledge Of God's Word Christians Can Not Properly Obey God. Failing To Obey God Will Lead To Being "Left Behind" During Rapture. Satan's Chief Weapon Is "Lack Of God Approved Knowledge". I Implore All Christians To Humble Themselves And Submit To Whatever Bible Teachers God Has Anointed (John 15:10-15; Luke 4:26; Matthew 4:1-11; Genesis 3:1-16; Psalm 119:105; Matthew 25:1-12; John 17:17; Hebrews 4:11-12; Ephesians 6:10-18; Hosea 4:6; James 4:1-10; Acts 8:27-40).
It's Only By Diligent And Thorough Bible Study Led By The Holy Ghost Can We Fully Understand The Mysteries Of 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 (Matthew 13:1-25; Hebrews 11:5-6; John 14:26; Hebrews 4:11-14; Revelation 10:6-7; Daniel 12:1-10).
Let's All Humble Ourselves, Repent, Trust In God's Holy Spirit And Prepare For Heavenly Rapture!
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