1 Thessalonians 5:1-28 Fully Explains The Rapture And Why Most Christians Will Be "Left Behind" To Suffer During The Great Tribulation. The Apostle Paul Gives Excellent Counsel For Christians To Please God And Rapture With Jesus Christ. This Article Will Examine 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5 Verse By Verse.
Very Important Advisory- Please Be Sure To Prayerfully Study All Information In Our 1 Thessalonians Chapters 1 Through 4 Study Series FIRST Before Attempting To Study This 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5 Study. Otherwise You Will Not Have The Holy Spirit Guiding You To Understand God's Mysteries In His Biblical Words Of Eternal Life.
Be Sure To Prayerfully Examine ALL Cited Bible Scriptures. This Is The Only Way You Will See, Comprehend And Accept That God Almighty Has His Own Prophetic Definitions To His Biblical Words. (1 Corinthians 14:33-40; John 6:63; Luke 6:46; John 14:26; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Revelation 19:10; Matthew 13:1-25; Revelation 10:6-7; 1 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:11-14; Psalm 119:105; John 17:17; Matthew 25:1-12; Matthew 4:1-5).
Prayerfully Turn Your Authorized King James Bible Versions To 1 Thessalonians 5:1.
1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
The Bible's "Seasons" Prophetically Point To The Two Classes Of Bible Obeying Christians Who Will Be "Taken Away (Caught Up- Carried Away)" Into Heaven During The Rapture. These Two Christians Consists Of Both Gentile And Israeli (Jewish) Christians Who Have Become One In Jesus Christ. These Rapture Ready Christians ("Seasons") Have Taken The "First Born's (First Fruit(s))" Birth Right From Israel (Symbolized By "Esau (Edom))". Esau (Edom) Is The Bible's Red "Ram" That Must Be Sacrificed In God's Altar Fire (Furnace) Of The Great Tribulation. The Great Tribulation Is God's Judgment Upon His "Rapture Left Behind" Disobedient (Carnal, Fleshly) Servants. This "Esau (Edom, Red, Ruddy, Ram(s))" Prophetically Points To Disobedient (Carnal, Fleshly) Christians And Israelis Who Loved This World More Than They Did Jesus (God). God Will Forsake Them During God's "Elijah (Eli, Elias)" Burning Of The Great Tribulation (Time Of Trouble, Time Of Distress).
Christians Who Inherit The "First Resurrection (Rapture)" Which Comes As A "Thief" In The Night "Steal (Or Steal Away)" The First Born "Birth Right" Given To The Nation Of Israel. Like Esau Israel Chose Caesar's (Satan's) World Above Jesus Christ. In Doing So Israel (And Jerusalem) Forfeited Their "First Born" Birth Right As God's "Man Child" And "Bride" In Heaven.
The Bible Word "Times" Prophetically Points To The "Appointed Times Of The Gentiles (Great Tribulation, Time Of Trouble, Distress)" When God Allows His "Left Behind" Disobedient Christian And Israeli Servants To Be "Vexed (Persecuted, Judged)" And Attacked By The Dragon Beast Antichrist (Genesis 27:36; Genesis 31:7; Daniel 2:21; Genesis 33:3; Genesis 43:34; Matthew 25:1-12; 1 Kings 9:25-27; 1 Kings 17:21; 2 Kings 4:35-37; 2 Kings 5:10-14; 2 Kings 19:25; Matthew 24:15-22; 2 Kings 21:6; 2 Chronicles 15:5; 2 Chronicles 15:5; Acts 12:1-25; Ezra 10:14; Nehemiah 9:28; Matthew 23:37-39; Nehemiah 10:34; Nehemiah 13:31; Esther 9:31; Job 24:1; Psalm 9:9; Psalm 10:1; Psalm 12:6; Psalm 31:15; Psalm 34:1; Isaiah 14:31; Isaiah 46:10; Jeremiah 8:7; Ezekiel 12:27; Daniel 3:19; Daniel 4:16-32; Revelation 13:1-18; Daniel 7:10-25; Daniel 9:25; Daniel 11:6; Daniel 11:14; Daniel 12:7; Genesis 1:14; Exodus 18:22; Exodus 18:26; Psalm 16:7; Psalm 104:19; Acts 1:1-10; Acts 20:18; Genesis 25:25-35; Revelation 12:1-17; Genesis 22:10-19; Exodus 25:5; Exodus 26:14; Ephesians 2:1-22; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; Revelation 20:5-6; 1 John 2:15-17; John 15:10-15; Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-11; John 21:1-25; Exodus 20:1-6; John 17:17-21; 1 John 3:2; Deuteronomy 6:4; Daniel 8:1-7; Matthew 27:48-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; Genesis 31:27; 2 Samuel 19:3; Matthew 6:19-20; Matthew 27:64; John 10:10; John 19:12-15; Daniel 12:1-10; Isaiah 31:9; Deuteronomy 4:24; Isaiah 48:10; Ezekiel 22:22; Deuteronomy 4:24; Psalm 104:1-5; Matthew 20:30).
Night- This Is The Spiritual (And Possibly Actual) "Darkness (Evening, Eve)" Which Will Befall Planet Earth As The Christian "Light Of The World" Is Raptured Into Heaven's Paradise And Satan (The Dragon) Possessed The Beast (AntiChrist) As Satan Possessed Judas (Luke 22:1-7; John 13:20-30; Matthew 5:14; Luke 23:43-46; Revelation 2:7; 2 Corinthians 12:1-13).
1 Thessalonians 5:3 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 escape.
Sudden Destruction-The Great Tribulation Begins As Soon As God Strikes The AntiChrist Beast With A "Sword" Head Wound. Bible Obeying Christians Will Rapture Into The Holy City Jersualem (Zion, Sion) At That Time (Revelation 13:1-18; Acts 12:21-30; Hebrews 4:11-14; John 1:1; Revelation 1:16; Revelation 2:12-16; Revelation 6:4; Revelation 13:10-14; Revelation 19:15-21; 1 Samuel 17:51-55; 1 Chronicles 21:16-20; Matthew 26:51-52; John 18:11; Daniel 12:1-10; Revelation 10:6-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; Hebrews 12:22; Galatians 4:24-26; Revelation 21:1-5; Revelation 14:1-10).
Peace And Saftey-The Beast Will Bring Some Form Of "Peace And Safety". The Beast Will Also "Sit" (Judging And Ruling) Over God's "Rapture Left Behind" Saints Which Will Also Be God's "Temple (Holy Place)" On Earth. Like Herod This Dragon Beast Will Declare Himself To Be God Almighty. The Beast Will Also Stand In A "Holy Place". When We Prayerfully Read Matthew Chapters 23 and 24 We Realize This "Holy Place" Is Not Israel Or Jerusalem. Jesus (God) Has Abandoned This "House" And Has Set Up God's "Holy Place" In Heaven (The Temple) As Bible Obeying Christians Rapture Into Heaven.
So Once Again The Beast Will "Stand" To Rule Over "Rapture Left Behind" Servants Of God. Like Herod This Is When Jesus' (God's) Sword With Strike This False God With A Sword (Bible?, War?, Ange Of The Lord?) Wound. Bible Obeying Christians Will Immediately Disappear From Planet Earth And Enter God's Holy City (Jersualem, Zion, Sion) At That Time. God's Great Tribulation (Time Of Trouble, Distress, Furnace, Fiery Judgments) Will Begin On Earth At That Time (Daniel 8:25; Matthew 27:19; Matthew 24:15; Daniel 12:1, 7-13; John 19:30; Matthew 27:50-54; Acts 12:21-25; Galatians 4:24-26; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 21:1-5; Revelation 14:1-10; Isaiah 2:1-4; Isaiah 31:9; Deuteronomy 4:24; Isaiah 48:10; Ezekiel 22:22; Deuteronomy 4:24; Psalm 104:1-5; Matthew 20:30).
Travail Woman With Child-This Is The "Birth (Rapture)" Of God's Christian Bride (Man Child) Into Heaven As God Brings Great Tribulation Fiery "Hell (Furnace, Altar)" Upon Planet Earth. God Will Pour Out His Vial(s) Of Judgment Upon Carnal Christians, Carnal Israelis, All Priest Who Forsake Jesus Christ As God's Only Priest For Planet Earth, Satan's Entire Kingdom And All Ungodly Persons (Revelation 12:1-17; Revelation 13:1-18; Revelation 17:1-17; Revelation 18:1-24; Genesis 38:27; Exodus 18:8; Psalm 48:6; Exodus 2:23-26; Ecclesiastes 3:10; Ecclesiastes 5:14; Isaiah 23:4; Isaiah 53:11-Notice The Word "Bear (Judgment)" In Verses 11 And 1; Isaiah 54:1; Jeremiah 4:31; Jeremiah 49:24-Damascus Will Fall At Rapture-Verse 24 (Acts 9:1-11); Jeremiah 50:43; Lamentations 3:5; Matthew 27:34; Micah 4:9; Isaiah 9:6; Micah 4:10; John 16:21; Galatians 4:19; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:8 ).
They Shall Not Escape- The Only Persons Who Will "Flee (Escape)" God's Great Tribulation Are Bible Obeying Christians (Matthew 24:15-22; Genesis 19:1-29; Matthew 25:1-12).
Notice How Egypt's Pharaoh (The Man Beast-Revelation 13:1-18) Is Mentioned With God's Woman's Travail And God Unvieling (Revealing) The Matrix (Opening, Uncovering) (Exodus 18:8; Exodus 13:12-15; Exodus 34:19; Numbers 3:12; Numbers 18:15).
Pharaoh Akhenaten Is The AntiChrist Beast And Will Soon Cause The Rapture And Great Tribulation To Begin.
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1 Thessalonians 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Children Of Light- Jesus Is The Light And The Light Of This World. Bible Obeying Chrsitians Are Also The Light Of This World. The Moment Jesus Raptures These Christians Into Heaven Planet Earth Will Become Spiritually (And Possibly Actually) "Darkness" (Matthew 5:14; John 8:12).
Children Of The Day-This Is The Day Of The Lord Rapture (Lord's Day) (Revelation 1:1-12; Revelation 12:1-12).
Darkness- This Is The Fearful Presence Of God Upon Earth (Luke 23:43-46; Isaiah 45:6-7; Exodus 19:9-17; Exodus 20:1-6, 18-21).
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1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
Sleep- "Sleep" Refers To Christians Who Have Not "Watch" For Jesus With Their Whole Heart
Sober- We Christians Must Be "Serious" About Obeying God's Word. Christians Who Attempt To Serve Jesus Based On A "Time Frame" Are Lacking The Love And Obedience He Seeks (John 15:10-15; Matthew 22:36-40).
Drunken- This Applies To False Christians And "Priests" Who Actually Persecute Bible Obeying Christians (Revelation 17:1-16).
1 Thessalonians 5:8 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. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
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Not Appointed To Wrath- God's Great Tribulation Is The "Appointed Time Of The Nations (Gentiles-Non Believers)". This Judgment (God's Wrath) Begins On Planet Earth When Christians Are "Lifted" Raptured Into Heaven (John 3:14; Luke 21:20-28).
1 Thessalonians 5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
Jesus Christ Will Save All Bible Obeying Christians. The Holy Spirit Is Our Helper And Comforter And Will Edify Any Obedient Christian In God's Way(s) (John 14:4-7; John 14:26; John 17:17; John 14:17; John 15:26; John 16:13; 1 John 4:6; John 14:16, 26; John 15:26; John 16:7; John 15:10-15).
1 Thessalonians 5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 1 Thessalonians 5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men]. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
The Bible Makes Perfectly Clear That Great Tribulation Saints Should Peaceably Submit To Their Persecutors. If They Attempt To Wage War In The Flesh (Carnally) They Will Perish And Lose Their Heavenly Entrance. This Is The "Patience" Of The Saints. This Is Trusting In God To Save And Deliver When He So Deems (John 18:11; Revelation 13:10; Proverbs 3:5-7; Philippians 4:6-8; Matthew 5:30-42; 2 Corinthians 10:1-12; Galatians 5:1-26).
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice evermore. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
Prior To The Great Tribulation God's Disobedient Servants Refused To Obey God's "Oil" Of Holy Spirit. These Servants Had God's "Lamp (Holy Word)" But They Refused To Let God's Holy Spirit In And Renew (Regenerate) Them. They Had No Holy Spirit. Any Claim That They Had God's Holy Spirit Was A Lie (Matthew 25:1-12; John 8:32-44; Leviticus 19:11; John 14:26; Titus 3:5-7; Matthew 19:28; Romans 12:1-5).
Thus God's Great Tribulation Will Force These Disobedient Servants To "Walk In The Spirit And Be Born Again (Renewed)" (John 3:1-8; Revelation 14:1-22; Galatians 5:15-26).
God's Great Tribulation Will Press (Force) These Disobedient Servants To:
1) Rejoice- Despite The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death (Evil) That God Allows Them To Suffer They Will Be Able To Rejoice That God Is Still With Them. He Will Be Chastizing Them With His Rod And Comforting Them With His Holy Spirit (Psalm 23:1-6; John 14:26; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Revelation 19:10).
2) Pray With Out Ceasing- Yes! We Humans Pray More So When We Need God. Earth's Great Tribulation Will Most Certainly Increase Earth's Prayer Request.
3) Thanks- Jesus (God) Responds Very Favorably To Praise, Songs, Thanks And Worship. May We Increase These "Offerings" To God Regulary (Psalm 145:1-21; Psalm 146:1-10; Psalm 147:1-20; Psalm 148:1-14; Psalm 149:1-9; Psalm 150:1-6; Matthew 2:11; Matthew 8:2; Matthew 9:18).
Quenching The Holy Spirit- This Is Why Ninety Percent Or More Christians Won't Rapture With Jesus But Will Suffer During The Great Tribulation. These "Five Virgins" Don't Rely On The Holy Spirit Comforter That Jesus Sent To Them. They "Have No Oil (Holy Spirit)". They Continue To Rely On This Life Which Is Flesh. The Flesh And Spirit Are Enemies. Flesh And Blood Can Not Inherit God's Heavenly Kingdom. Christians Please Do NOT Quench God's Holy Spirit That He Has Personally Given To YOU (Matthew 25:1-12; Galatians 5:1-26; John 3:1-8; 1 Corinthians 15:50-54).
1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
Despise Not Prophesyings- Most Christians Are Only Concerned With The "Here And Now". They Don't See Any Personal Benefits In Biblical Prophecies. What Is More Is That Most "Prophets" Give Unfulfilled Prophecies.
Jesus, God And The Holy Spirit Are All Prophets. You And I Can't Be Obedient Christians If We Don't Give Ear And Action (Faith) To Biblical Prophecies (2 Peter 1:20-21; Revelation 19:10; Matthew 2:1-10; John 15:10-15; Hebrews 11:5-6; Hebrews 11:1-40).
In 2005 God Taught Me That He Has His Own Prophetic Definitions For Every Biblical Word In The Authorized King James Bible. God Has Been Totally And Awesomely Faithful To What He Told Me. I Often Know World Events Before They Become "World Events". I Still Remember God Telling Me That A Black Man Was Coming To Rule This Earth In Judgment. That Was The Year Of 2006. I Replied To God, "Aint No Black Man Coming To Rule Nothing". Was I Totally Shocked When This Man Of Color Took The World By Storm! I Was Equally Shocked When The Same Man Looked Exactly Like Pharaoh Akhenaten! God Is Not One To Be Mocked And God Does Not Lie Like A Man (Galatians 6:7; Numbers 23:19; Matthew 4:105; John 6:63; Revelation 22:18-20; 1 Corinthians 1:9).
Christians Who Want To Enter Heaven At Rapture And Escape Earth's Great Tribulation. Do Not Belittle, Forsake Or Despise Biblical Prophecy. Damascus Is Nearing Destruction. The Rapture Will Occur Simultaneously. The Rapture Is Very Nigh At Hand (Isaiah 17:1; Jeremiah 49:24; Galatians 1:17-18; Acts 9:1-11; Luke 10:9-11; Luke 19:11, 37; Matthew 4:17).
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Many False "Prophets" And Carnal Christians Are Misleading Christians Away From God's Biblical Truth.
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Abstain From All Appearance Of Evil (Hold Fast To Good)- Many "Christian" Celebrities Feel That They Can Portray Evil Or A Worldly (Hip, Bad Boy, Rock And Roll etc) Persona. The Bible Forbids This. In Fact Christians Are Not To Take Celebrity Status. This Is Idolatry. Christians Are To Submit Themselves To God As Only He Is Worthy Of Glory, Honor, Worship, Adolation, Praise And Obedience. Praise God! (Deuteronomy 7:1-26; Exodus 20:1-6; Exodus 34:14; John 15:10-15; Psalm 119:104, 113, 128, 163; Psalm 139:21-22; Psalm 97:10; Amos 5:15; 1 Corinthians 10:31).
1 Thessalonians 5:23 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.
Although This Is A Prophetic Great Tribulation Prayer For The "Left Behind" Saints May All Christians Pray That The God Of Peace Sanctify Us And Make Us Whole. May Our Whole Spirit, Soul And Body Be Perserved Blameless Until The Coming Of Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it].
We've Already Covered That God Is Faithful. It's Not That God Leaves Us Humans. We Often Choose To "Walk In The Flesh And Disobey Him". God Is Good And Faithful At ALL Times. Praise God (Hebrews 13:5-6; Psalm 23:1-6; Galatians 5:1-26; 1 Corinthians 1:9).
1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethren, pray for us. 1 Thessalonians 5:26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen. [[[The first [epistle] to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.]]]
May All Christians Greet One Another With Love. May The Reading Of God's Word Be Enjoyed By All Christians. May God's Word Be The Authorized King James Bible Version Or A Bible That Is Of God And Not Of Deception(s). May God's Favor, Peace, Blessings And Grace Shine Upon All Those Who Want To Obey God And Rapture With Jesus Christ (John 13:33-35; 1 John 4:8; John 3:16; Revelation 22:18-20; John 17:17; Psalm 119:105; Matthew 4:1-11; John 8:32-44; Numbers 6:23-27).
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