1 THESSALONIANS Chapter 1
Jesus Who Rescues Us From The Coming Wrath
Paul, Silas and Timothy ,
To the Church of the Thessalonians in God the Father
And the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace and Peace to you.
2 We always thank God for all of you,
Mentioning you in our Prayers.
3 We continually remember before our God and Father
Your Work produced by Faith, your Labor prompted by Love,
And Your Endurance Inspired by Hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
4 Brothers loved by God,
We know that He has Chosen you,
5 BECAUSE OUR GOSPEL CAME TO YOU
NOT WITH SIMPLE WORDS
BUT WITH POWER,
WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND DEEP CONVICTION
You know how we lived among you for your sake.
6 YOU BECAME IMITATORS OF US AND OF THE LORD;
IN SPITE OF SEVERE SUFFERING,
You welcomed the Message
With the Joy given by the Holy Spirit.
7 And so you became a Model
To all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.
8 THE LORD'S MESSAGE RANG OUT FROM YOU
Not only in Macedonia and Achaia—
Your Faith in God has become know everywhere.
Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,
9 For they themselves report
What kind of reception you gave us.
They tell how you Turned to God
From Idols to Serve the Living and True God,
10 And to Wait for His Son from Heaven,
Whom He Raised from the Dead--
JESUS WHO RESCUES US FROM THE COMING WRATH.
(1 Thessalonians 1)
We learn here from the apostle Paul
That when the Gospel is Real, it effects beyond words;
It comes with Power, with the Holy Spirit and Deep Conviction.
Those who actually receive the Gospel
Become Imitators of the Lord,
In Spite of Severe Suffering.
Throughout the World today,
Christians are Suffering for their Faith.
Yet there is Joy, given by the Holy Spirit,
Knowing that one belongs to God the Father.
Those who Believe, turn form Idols,
Which are so prevalent today,
AND WAIT FOR THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST JESUS;
Who will Come Again as Scripture has told us
And Rescue us from this Wicked World, ruled by Satan,
AND FROM THE COMING WRATH OF GOD
That will Consume the Ungodly.
Christ Jesus warned us:
Be always on the Watch,
And pray that you will be able to Escape
All that is about to happen,
And that you may be able TO STAND before the Son of Man.
Today, the World is Raging Against God, Rushing toward Oblivion. (Psalm 2)
This World in it's Present Form is Passing Away. (1 Corinthians 7:31)
America is being Ground to Powder because of her SIN against God.
Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation! (Acts 2:40)
As God has written, so shall it be! Hallelujah! Maranatha!
Father, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as in Heaven!