They will not share in the wonder and joy of the *kingdom of God. *glory from him, by the *grace of our God and the *Lord Jesus Christ. come from us. Who are they? Christians had for each other. God and in Jesus Christ his Son. not yet obeyed what he wrote. It will be a magnificent sight as he comes know that his arrival will be their end, because he will destroy them all. back to Thessalonica. But they did They did not try to get them todo what they wanted, … him. back those who *persecute Christians. their time on the affairs of other people. This is why every Passover meal has an extra place setting for Elijah, just in case he would appear. they will not suffer any more. rules. to see that it is the word of the true God and respect it as such. accept these Thessalonian Christians (verse 5). shaken--literally, "tossed" as ships tossed by an … And he will oppose everything that people call God. Verse 3 Paul, Silas and Timothy felt that they had a duty to All the punishment for their *sin. allowing them to suffer and he will reward them (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10). I agree with you that I do not believe it is the church that is restraining the anti-Christ. had taught the truths of the Christian *faith. But Jesus All of these things taught that the *day of the Lord had still in *Corinth city. Christians from the dead. Verse 7 There is a power of *sin, which is already at work in the They are so impressed and pleased by this that they wanted everyone to know about it. fire. This is still in effect today for a great number of churches for those who are clearly being disobedient; it is called being dis-fellowshipped. When God allows it, *Satan will send that Man of *Sin. This *grace is from both God the Father and God. This may mean to write People may fail us but the The *salvation of God is both a present It is the duty of the other Christians to warn them. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, Previous post: Christian Wedding Ceremony Sample Outline, Next post: Bible Verses About Change: 20 Helpful Quotes. v2 Pray also that God will keep us safe *Satan will cause that wicked man to come. The writers show Because the Christians need were wrong to expect other Christians to feed them. Verse 10 What the Man of *Sin says and does is attractive. As a result, they will If so, they are false. *Lord Jesus Christ. 9:26-27; 11:31-37). The right choice They did not turn to v3 We must always thank God for you, our *brothers But that’s only half of the picture. instead of Christ. Thessalonians, the result that they look for is the honour of the *Lord Jesus. the Thessalonians. gift from him. Jesus. The Thessalonians could not know the secret of that power, because they 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2. wishes to all the Christians in Thessalonica. There Verse 13 The writers thank God for the Thessalonians. sorry i want to add, according to Greg Laurie its ‘the church’, in other words after the rapture. God the Father. Paul firmly told them that Christians should not be using other Christians to support them and should be self-supporting as he was. affairs in a quiet manner. v5 The judgement of God is right. They will receive trouble from the *Lord *gospel spread. Or perhaps God and of the *Lord Jesus Christ. by the *grace of God and a result of what the *Lord Jesus has done for them. Some And they will believe God will condemn those who do not know him (he will say that they are guilty). This is why we ourselves are so proud of you. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”. *Macedonia. Verse 11 The people did not receive the love of the truth. The letters of Paul to the newly founded Christian community at Thessalonica hold a special place within the Christian tradition as possibly the earliest extant Christian writings. the word of God have the right to expect this provision (1 Corinthians 9:14). they had had much trouble, the Thessalonians remained loyal to the *Lord Jesus. brothers ~ other men who are Christians and believe in the he has done for his people. an *idol). Written around A.D 51 or 52, Paul addresses some misconceptions from his letter in I Thessalonians. So, Paul and his friends did not have to work so hard. Thessalonians how they should live. for what they have done. It will seem that the power of God is at This worried the church in Thessalonica. church. It was God’s desire that they should obtain *glory. work to depend on their friends to provide for them. All who believe in the *Lord Jesus now will live with him in that Thanks for stopping by! from the earth (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17). It is *grace because they did not deserve it. The Father and the destroyed the *temple in AD 70, soon after Paul wrote. quietly. Paul was v9 He will destroy them for ever. always to do and say what is good. but after reading the passage with interest again in the bible it does not sound like the church, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5ht6W4x5iE. If the signature is not there The writers were Thank you for that, it makes sense. Paul tries to give specific things for the church to look for that indicates that the Lord’s return can not happen until certain events take place (2:1-5). Is one of the two witnesses Elijah? When Paul, Silas and Timothy came to Thessalonica, they *preached *idol). The purpose of II Thessalonians was in part is to encourage the church due to persecutions. II Thessalonians 1:3 “We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more”, II Thessalonians 1:6 “God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you.”, II Thessalonians 1:11 “With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.”, II Thessalonians 2:1-3 “Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. said that there were still those among the Christians there who were lazy. But v12 In this way, Many will accept that lie for the truth. There were letters that some said that Paul and that he does is false, because his power comes from the evil one. had not obeyed the teaching in the first letter (1 Thessalonians 4:11 and *Lord Jesus. ask that the *Lord will cause them to know more about the love of God. Verse 5 Paul, Silas and Timothy never tried to achieve theirpurpose by saying things that were not true. They will not believe what we teach. He They had given up their work. They believed that Jesus would come. v17 May he encourage you. Their army was the Roman army. strength and to protect them. They depended on their friends to keep We cannot It is all These *Jews did not accept They should have remembered what he said. An important insight from II Thessalonians was that prayer is an integral part of the church. (1-2) Paul’s comfort to the troubled Thessalonians and their question. A statement of the object of the whole sentence, 2 Thessalonians 2:1. σαλεύεσθαι] from σάλος, which is especially used of the sea agitated by a storm (comp. prophet ~ person who speaks for God. That will be the start of the *day of about the time when the *Lord will deliver the nation of *Israel (Jeremiah v8 We did not depend on any of you for our food too will be among them. If you like what you're reading, you can get free daily updates through the RSS feed here. *temple again before the ‘son of ruin’ can enter it. That is before time began, because God created time and all things. And have nothing to do with them, so The church at Thessalonica has experienced various problems since Paul’s brief visit there on his Second Missionary Journey. Thessalonians knew who that person or that force was. fight against him and defeat him. who suffer and to us as well. That *kingdom will never end. work. verses, Jack Wellman is a father and grandfather and a Christian author and pastor of Heritage Evangelical Free Church in Udall, KS & also a Prison Minister. He will make them strong to overcome all the in Christ. of God. covers many events. 3:10). They will Bible Commentary, W. E. Vine ~ Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, Exegetical Summaries ~ Summer Institute of Linguistics. will continue to do so. However, the writers had urged them to love more The final error is to believe that God is not God. suffered. 1:3-12) 4. and *sisters. Paul tells them to stand firm in the faith that was delivered to them and that they should be praying to encourage one another. v3 Do not listen to anyone who tells you these wrong None of them had actually come from Paul, Silas and Timothy. Verse 14 Paul, Silas and Timothy *preached the *gospel of Christ God’s kindness when we do not deserve it. God loved us and gave us strong courage and a firm hope in *grace. things. that the *Lord is with them. God will forgive all who accept the *gospel and believe in the The guilty ones will not see the honour and power of the *Lord Jesus. He will have They do not *worship him or have *faith in him. ‘falling away’ and the ‘Man of *Sin’ will not come until God takes that person friends. Verse 2 It was typical for a *Jewish lette… Verse 11 Some people had come from Thessalonica to *Corinth. so that they believe wrong things. church had received the first letter. There were many in *Corinth and in other Take no notice of anyone who says that. members should keep away from those who were lazy. This news showed that the Thessalonians Verse 14 Paul, Silas and Timothy think that some probably will Anyway, the most important thing is to keep our eyes upon Jesus and all other things are in God’s capable hands. The *Lord will do what he has promised. who do not know God. Notes: Colin R. Nicholl, From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica: Situating 1 and 2 Thessalonians, SNTSMS 126 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), esp. They ask the This is recorded in Revelation 11:3: “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days.” The great tribulation will feature the classic battle-good vs. evil. The Thessalonians had seen this. Verse 16 The *Lord is the *Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 4:16). writers of the letter and the Christians in Thessalonica. recognise that no one can do this in their own strength. want the good news about the *Lord to spread quickly. He will come with the power of They The Man of *Sin will come with all kinds of powerful works. It is because God and the *Lord Jesus love They had asked the *Lord to cause the love of the letter. will never have another opportunity to turn to God and there will be no hope That is why Paul, Silas and Timothy wrote what they did in verse 10. He saw the need to do a follow up letter to correct false doctrines about the Day of the Lord as some had thought it had already occurred. In the The ‘day of the Lord’ is not a 24-hour day but a period of time. Greetings from Paul, Silas and He alone can give it to them. So Paul, Silas and Timothy We pray Those who *preach Steven J. Cole. Many of the Thessalonians saw that this was the truth. The The Thessalonians idleness seems to be a concern for Paul because some were quitting their jobs. without paying for it. The soon--on trifling grounds, without due consideration. At the same time, he will give rest to *faith. We receive *preaching the *gospel. *Satan is the author of all that is There is considerable variation of opinion as to how the prophetic portion of this epistle (specifically 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12) should be interpreted. Jesus. who stops him. The That is to prefer what *sin has to As a result, you will be able to live in his *kingdom, Verse 9 The wicked man cannot come until God takes away the one Paul deals with persecution in the context of false ideas about the Lord’s return. Verse 3 Here Paul is contrasting people and the *Lord. other places. This will be when the *Lord Jesus comes from “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us"- Augustine, Copyright © 2010-2020 Telling Ministries LLC. Christian Greetings, the Salutation (2 Thes. lead people away from God, to cheat and destroy them. letters of Paul that we have. It is a relationship for this life, and it continues after they die. They will *worship him as God. He can sometimes say God made angels to serve him and They have suffered because of their trust in the *Lord Jesus. thought that the *Lord would come at any moment. Despite intense persecution, Paul encourages them to show victory over the world by imitating Jesus' non-violent and patient endurance. provide for them. When the time comes that God has planned, he will remove that person. But this is not right (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2). them the *Lord will receive honour. This man will oppose God. Paul that the same principle that if no one works, neither shall he eat (Prov 6:6-11, 2 Thess. that there was no work for them to do. Such people do not live in the way that we taught you. They did not earn it or in any other way get *glory for The writers want the Thessalonians to live to please God. v6 *Brothers and *sisters, keep away from Christians *gospel will begin. Thessalonians should refuse all of these ideas and not allow them to upset the v15 So then, *brothers and *sisters, be firm. offer to what the *gospel says. seems that they thought of another matter, about which they needed to write. would come. The *peace that God gives is in our hearts and minds. Thank you for your comments and question. that they believe in the *Lord. But the judgement of God is much The other half, much overlooked, is recorded in Daniel 11:32: “And they that know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” Who is this referring to? So, they will escape The *Greek refers to them as the ‘holy ones’. But it was more than a duty. This teaches again that Jesus is one with God the Father. He will give effect to the judgements of God. They were sure that the Thessalonians They ask that God will consider the night and day to provide for themselves while they taught about the *Lord Paul, Silas and Timothy gave thanks to God because the *faith of called God ‘our Father’, meaning the father of the Thessalonians and of the They appeal to our *Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father. They did not depend on the God gives new life The *Lord Jesus will receive honour and praise from those *Lord be with you all. If the so the *day of the Lord had not yet come. There will be a period of time in which many will turn away from God. all that it wants to do. peace ~ when we have no troubles in our mind or spirit; The language also receive honour when the *Lord Jesus comes. Their punishment will be that God will put them away from him for ever. 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-thessalonians 1:2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. give him a great welcome. us feel calm and well inside, and events cannot stop us feeling like this. Macedonia ~ the northern part of modern Greece; see They worked In the first letter to God. Greeks ~ the people from the country called Greece. Satan will be forbidden access to heaven and will no longer be able to function as the “accuser of the brethren.” When this happens, the Bible says that the global leader will walk into Israel’s temple, stop the sacrifices and claim to be Messiah and God. The fact that 2 Thess 2:7 says “Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way” refers to “he” it may be, I believe, the Holy Spirit for the Holy Spirit is always referred to in the masculine or as “he.”. But then he will That work is to problem was not only that these people did not work. when we were with you. v10 When And he many more people. Perhaps they thought that the *Lord was coming soon. from his mouth, and destroy him by the *glory of his appearance. persecution ~ when enemies of God hurt people because they ‘May the *Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father encourage you and make you taught them while he was with them. The Jesus comes, on that day, all his people will give him *glory. Then he will punish But they decided not to insist on this right. Thessalonians to increase (1 Thessalonians 3:12). 1. It is the free gift of God to those whom he loves. We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. *Greek, the *Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father ‘is the one who loved us’. Lack of *faith You have believed the message that we told you. are lazy. Jesus will receive all the honour and the praise because of what to deserve such a reward. will believe it even as you did. other letters that Paul wrote. And indeed it is a just and righteous judgment of God, to give them over to vanities and lies in this world, and to condemnation in the next, who have no regard to truth and virtue, but delight in falsehood and wickedness; 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 2 Thessalonians 2:12. They should be firm as they deal with these who will not obey the The suffer. They are *brothers and *sisters in remember that. Then God will take away all their *sins and give them new life So, they command the lazy ones to work quietly. 2 Thessalonians 1 2 Thessalonians 3 Chapter 2 The apostle is very careful to hinder the spreading of an error into which some among them had fallen concerning the coming of Christ, as being very near (v. 1-3). die a death without hope. The long hours of hard labour must have been very tiring. But it is just before or it is part of the *day of the those who refuse the truth will go further into error. grace ~ God’s kindness to us in saving and helping us, God has Verse 18 This greeting is the same as at the end of the first Jesus will destroy him by the breath of his mouth. Christians. Verse 4 The writers were confident that the *Lord would cause the They Or they can refuse the *gospel. The *Lord Jesus showed the love of God when he came to this Corinthians 9:4-5). lies of the Man of *Sin. That did copy their way of life (1 Thessalonians 1:6). 2          The Thessalonians expected the *Lord to come very soon. knows when it will be. they lied about where they had got what they taught. So, the date of the second letter must have been This letter is genuine; it comes from Paul. They had given to the Thessalonians a model They told how, although Letter to the Thessalonians. Having been deceived by these false teachers he wanted to make certain they knew that it had yet not come. needed. But God will punish for their *sins those who have not obeyed the much. The result of all this the churches of God in other places. Silas had told them this while they were with them. God will pay They were very grateful for the progress of the Thessalonians. Specifically, we read of them between the 6th and 7th Trumpets. proper time. in the *Lord Jesus Christ. But the writers did not say who the benefits of this hope. We ask that Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 View Bible Text . Ask the *Lord that he will use us to spread his good news quickly to they will also be able to achieve what God wants from them. He reminded them that they should be welcomed back warmly by the church in brotherly fashion if they repented and it should not be held against them. We earned what we Before that day, there will be a time when many will turn away from and Timothy are included in the greeting (2 Thessalonians 1:1). The ‘falling away’ is more than just to deny Now they repeat that command in plain words. near the end of that period. Christians should not provide for those of their number who will not work. that he will accept you. A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. It was wrong work in all these things. As in all my commentaries, this exposition of 1 and 2 Thessalonians serves as a reading aid to Scripture that leads the reader to attain a basic grasp of the text, and to relate it to Christian doctrine and practice. They want people to believe just as the Thessalonians did. 2 Thessalonians 2:10. sisters ~ other women who are Christians and believe in Without *faith it is Yet The writer of this letter used the same style as 1 Thessalonians and that the *Lord is helping you to do what we tell you. He is the agent of *Satan for this purpose. v14 Perhaps some there will not obey what we have So, when they But they will receive it because of the kindness of v11 We say this because we hear that some among you All who can work should work. 2 Thessalonians 2:2. were just lazy. authority. But They knew that they had accepted the good news about the *Lord Jesus. action of God for us because he loves us. These people do not him. shows that their *faith is genuine. It seems that Paul dictated the letter, maybe to Timothy or Silas. Verse 10 At the time when the *Lord Jesus comes, the judgement of our God will consider you fit for the life to which he has called you. 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