All posts tagged: First Epistle to the Thessalonians

How to Excel in Pleasing God


In this first letter to the Thessalonians Paul begins in chapter 1:4 by recounting how the gospel – preached with the Holy Spirit’s power and full conviction – had touched and transformed the lives of many. This transformation was so plain to Paul that he declared in 1 Thess. 2:1 that “our coming to you was not in vain” and how in 1 Thess. 1:9, “they had turned from idols to the living God.” He calls them imitators of God in 1 Thess. 1:6, and boasted about how their testimony had gone forth not only in their immediate surroundings, but also to far away places (1 Thess. 1:8). Paul also called them his hope and joy, the crown of exultation, and glory (1 Thess. 2:19, 20),  and broke out in ecstatic praise when he got news that they were doing great in their walk with the Lord even though he had not visited to impart what he thought they were lacking in their walk with the Lord. Even after hearing how great they were doing – Paul still continued to pray for them to increase and abound in their walk with the Lord. He admonished …

Revelation: Two Part blog series


PART I: The 7 Blessings in the Book of Revelation: 1/. rev. 1:3 – Blessed are those who Hear and Do (lk 11:28; John 8:51; 1 John 2:3; Lk 6:43-49 2/. rev. 14:13 –¬†Blessed are those who Die in the Lord (Eccles. 4:2, Heb. 3:14; 2 Tim 4:7 1 cor. 15:18; 1 Thess. 4:16 3/. rev. 16:15 – Blessed are those who Stay awake – stay dressed (Matt. 25:13; matt. 24:42 4/. rev. 19:9 – Blessed are those who are Invited to Sup (Matt. 22:1-14; Lk 14:15; see verse 7) 5/. Rev. 20:6 – Blessed are The Raptured (rev. 14:13 see 20:14; 2:11; 21:8 6/. rev. 22:7 – Blessed are those who Keep the Words, trust, faith in, believe in – see verse 6… 7/. rev. 22:14 – Blessed are those with Washed robes… (rev. 7:9, 13, 14… who has the right to eat of the tree of life? see John 1:11, 12, 13. Who can enter through the city by the gates – the gate represent Jesus… he said broad¬†is the road that leads …

7 Blessings…


The 7 Blessings in the Book of Revelation: 1/. rev. 1:3 – Hear and Do (lk 11:28; John 8:51; 1 John 2:3; Luke 6:43-49( 2/. rev. 14:13 – Die in the Lord (Eccles. 4:2, Heb. 3:14; 2 Tim 4:7 1 cor. 15:18; 1 Thess. 4:16 3/. rev. 16:15 – Stay awake – stay dressed (Matt. 25:13; matt. 24:42 4/. rev. 19:9 – Invited to Sup (Matt. 22:1-14; Luke 14:15; see verse 7) 5/. Rev. 20:6 – The Rapture (rev. 14:13 see 20:14; 2:11; 21:8 6/. rev. 22:7 Keep the Words, trust, faith in, believe in – see verse 6… 7/. rev. 22:14 – Washed robes… (rev. 7:9, 13, 14… who has the right to eat of the tree of life? see John 1:11, 12, 13). Who can enter through the city by the gates – the gate represent Jesus… he said broad is the road that leads to destruction and narrow is the gate that leads to eternal life but few find it. He was referring to himself.