5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day
of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.
5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety.(the
words usually of the deceivers 1,
then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail
upon a woman with child and they shall not escape.
5:4 But you brethren are not in darkness that that day should overtake
you as a thief.
5:5 You are all the children of light
and the children of the day. We are not
of the night, nor of darkness.
5:6 Therefore let us not sleep as do others but let us watch.(be
the qui vive;.Mark
13:33-37).and be sober.(calm
and collected in spirit).
5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night and they that be drunken
are drunken in the night.
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.
5:9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation
by our Lord Emmanuel the Christ.(made
5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep.(whether
we live or die), we should live together with him.(John
What you have
gained in Christ remains:.Matthew
5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together and edify
one another, even as also you do.
5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them.(that
is, don't be a stranger to them, but rather, be a friend).which
labour among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish
5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake.
And be at peace among yourselves.
5:14 Now we exhort
you, brethren, warn them that are unruly,
comfort the feebleminded.(those
having a hesitant
approach to life in
general, perhaps because they are downhearted,
support the weak.(Romans
15:1; Galatians 6:2; 1Corinthians
9:19,22; 2Corinthians 1:4),
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.
5:17 Pray without ceasing..(what
does this mean?)
even the bad and what you may not like, examples 1,
For this is the will of God in Christ.(*).Emmanuel
from the original."Toward
all, thanks to God for this will.(the
laws to bring you all the good you want that this
Great Conscious Intelligence has set up).to
have in mind and resolved what one wishes or has determined to be done
in this Infinite Intelligent Energy.(Acts
Christ into yourselves.".(Psalms
100:4; Colossians 3:15) .(what
is 'through Christ?)
5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
5:21 Prove all things, hold fast that which is good.
How does one
prove all things? Word 'prove' in original here is 'to recognize
as genuine and
of after examination', to 'scrutinize',
'to test as metals are tested':.1John
4:1. Romans 12:2; and
also. What is good?
from all appearance of evil.
for word 'evil' is 'annoyances', 'hardships', 'pains', the things that
present you as being an annoyance, a hardship and a pain to others;
1Thessalonians 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 Emmanuel the Christ.
5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly and I pray God your
whole spirit.(here meaning
the enlightened part of you; you in the
same consciousness as God).and
part of you, wherein is the pattern of your being from which various programmings
enable such things as growth, puberty, menopause, repairing cuts, replacing
cells, etc.).and body.(speaking
of the entire physicalness of a person, like one's appearance).be
blameless unto the coming.(words
'unto the coming' in the original are 'in presence').of
our Lord Emmanuel the Christ.
Paul was reminding
them that they are always in the presence of Christ.
About a second coming of Christ, see
5:24 Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it.
5:26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.(Romans
5:28 The grace of our Lord Emmanuel the Christ be with you. Amen..(the
first epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens)