1 Thessalonians Chapter 4

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1 Thessalonians 4

1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

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29 thoughts on “1 Thessalonians Chapter 4

  1. 1. Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

    9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

    10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

    I always want to have a teachable spirit so that I can receive and learn how to Abound More and More and Increase More and More!

  2. 6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
    7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
    8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
    9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
    10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

    God has called us to be holy, honest, and truthful will all people everywhere, whether they be sinner or saint. We must walk before God and man in the Spirit of holiness and cleanness. There must be love in our hearts toward our brethren and this gives us the ability to increase in God more and more.

  3. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

    Bless You Lord…today I will serve you in the ar area of loving my fellow brotheren in Jesus Name.

  4. iLove to eat MORE Word

    1 Thessalonians 1:1 (NLT) “Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more.”

    We are encouraged to live in a way that pleases God. The issue of fornication seemed to be a serious issue in the church in the days of Paul. The reason for this is that the churches that Paul started were right in the center of the different pagan religions of the time.

    3God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. 4Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor—5not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.

    Paul continued to address the issue and always encourages us to aspire for more.

  5. 10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

    More

    STRETCH!! Your tents. And add more stakes. Make your silos greater for the harvest is great. To the north we cry out , to the south we will shout. The enemy and his kingdom must come down. To the east we confess , to the west we profess. It is time to take more and get more. More and More

    More… What ever you need in your life.

  6. MORE

    10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

    The call and challenge of the LORD to The POFW.

    HUNGER for MORE.

    Desire and desperate for MORE. As we are MORE Connected and MORE Committed to GOD we are MORE Connected and MORE Committed to HIS Kingdom and Purpose.

  7. A LESSON TO BE LEARNED….
    10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

    11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

    As soon as I saw the end of verse 10 I knew it was for POFW…. INCREASE MORE AND MORE…
    God is the God of abundance, He is not about a little bit, HE IS ALL ABOUT ABUNDANCE… He will always desire more and more for you. Verse 11 reminded me of a post I just put on facebook not long ago. A man needs to be the owner of his silence or he will become the slave of his words. May the Lord keep blessing us as much as He has and more and more, beyond what we can imagine. Thank you Jesus AMEN and AMEN

  8. Verses 1-2 MSG “Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more. For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.” We must try to do MORE and MORE every day…..in all things!

  9. we are instructed to live holy before God, alot of times we just drift back and forth between what we know to be right and what we know to be wrong like God does not see because he is busy with a rank sinner, we need to think about this and never forget God sees all, and others are falling because of watching us

  10. 1 Thessalonians 133: Brothers an sisters we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word we tell you that we who are still alive who are left unti!l the coming of the lord will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.

  11. Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more. For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. (‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭4‬:‭1-2‬ NLT)

    We the church know how to live and know that God is part of living, He is our breath of life so without Him we aren’t living. We also know how to keep God connected which is to read His word, pray everyday, and do His works and let Him guide us. We know these things……if we can just get it in our minds to stay focused even when things of this world come against us we need to be that strong steady anchor. We need to focus and get out of this comfort mentality….we need more and that means breaking out of our comfort zone and receiving more from Him.

    I don’t know about y’all but I’m gonna push through my flesh and this world even more to get ahold of God and break out!

    Be in unity like the war cry and break out! Get your blessing, get your miracle…get more of God!!!!

  12. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 (KJV Strong’s)
    4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-15 (Weymouth New Testament)
    13 Now, concerning those who from time to time pass away, we would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, lest you should mourn as others do who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus has died and risen again, we also believe that, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who shall have passed away. 15 For this we declare to you on the Lord’s own authority–that we who are alive and continue on earth until the Coming of the Lord, shall certainly not forestall those who shall have previously passed away.

    Without holiness no man shall see the Lord. His coming is soon and this is no time for us to get caught up in the world and its distractions.

    As bro Moses taught this morning the enemy is laying traps to try and keep us off the things of God. We must remain ready and not allow the enemy or anyone else to tray and persuade us to give up this fight.

    He that endures to the end the same shall be saved!!!

  13. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
    18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
    Can you only imagine! Seeing God to be with him forever! Why not encourage one another? It’s amazing! 🙂 ❤

  14. Asleep !!!! 12. That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. 13. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14. For if we believe that Je’-sus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Je’-sus will God bring with him. 15. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Matt. 24 : 30 17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. John 12 : 26 Acts 1 : 9 18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. I LOVE YOU JESUS !!!! I AM VICTORIOUS !!!! I WORSHIP YOU !!!! I ADORE YOU !!!! JESUSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!

  15. 11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. One will have less to deal with if one stays out of matters that do not concern them. Dear God, help me to mind my own affairs; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  16. 7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

    AMEN!!! We have to take care of our temple because we are the vessel that He uses to be able to reach others!!! We have to keep our thoughts, words, and how we act pure!!! Everything we do either pleases God or not!!! We have to be holy for He is HOLY!!! Don’t let anything impure enter into your temple for we represent Jesus!!! We are the difference in this world and we not only must show it in the outside but in the inside also!!! Remove everything that makes your temple dirty!!! WE ARE THE LIGHT & SALT OF THIS EARTH 🙂
    Grateful for all the children that got the HG today!! GOD IS GOOD!!!!

  17. More Comfort

    18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

    Our comfort lies in the eternal promises of our Jesus. Only His promises can outlast anything we go through and offer hope beyond whatever we may face. This life will greet us with difficult situations and many opportunities to yield to the temptation to trust the perception of th flesh rather than the truth of God. But His Word stands true, and in that we find comfort beyond what this world can offer.

    Psalm 71:20-21
    20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

    21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

  18. 1 Thessalonians 4:8 Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

    When we reject the word of God we are rejecting Him.  We should be aware  also, to what is being taught to us through the   Word and the man of God. We do not want to find ourselves in a place where we are rejecting the Lord.  

    We are responsible for every word being preached to us and to respond to it.   

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 

  19. Mo’ love Mo’ power

    1 Thessalonians 4:9-10
    Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more,

    Paul charged the church to love one another even more than they already did. Wouldn’t it be nice if the church loved each other like a healthy family? Rather than back biting and deceit, exhortation and truth. Let us have less focus on self and more focus on God and others.

  20. Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you. (‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ NLT)

    When you disobey the teachings that God places in your life, you’re not hurting anyone but yourself. By rebelling against His commandments you’re refusing God and putting yourself on a pedestal. (Ain’t nobody got time for that!) God laid His life down for us to show the depths of His everlasting love, the least we can do is honor His word.

  21. This is a hard verse to embrace sometimes.

    For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit. (‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭4‬:‭7-8‬ KJV)

    The holiness is not hard for the people who practice holiness, rather it is the ones who despise it that is difficult in the verse. I have treasured dear loved ones who despise holiness. They do as they please. It is difficult for me to think they despise God. This gives me a new reason to pray for my loved ones. JESUS help us all!

  22. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

    What I learned about this scripture is that therefore I’ve learned my fathers word for that I should encourage one another with his word that he gave me as a gift of being baptized In the name Jesus Christ for the remission of my sins for that I recieved the gift of the Holy Ghost In Jesus Name !!!

    Acts 2:38
    38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

  23. MORE LOVE

    9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

    10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

    Here we find Paul admonishing the church for their love one toward another, then he says to do it more and more. We can never love too much. Jesus loves us so much that he died for us. If we are t be Christ like in our love then our love is not complete until we have given our lives to the ministry. Jesus is the only one that had to die on the cross but we have to die to our own will to possess the love he requirs of us. We are being called to more love!

  24. The keys to abounding “more and more” are found in this chapter:

    1. Know what commandments
    2. Abstain from fornication
    3. Possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
    4. That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter:
    5. God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
    6. Love one another.
    7. Study to be quiet,
    8. Do your own business, and to work with your own hands,
    9. Walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of
    nothing.

  25. 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
    Pride can make us feel like we need to know everything and be involved in everything. Pride is an inflated sense of self that leads to destruction. The Lord has instructed us to live humbly.

  26. 7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

    1 Peter 1:13-16 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober and hope to the end for the grace that is be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obediant children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance. But as he which hath called is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation. Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy

  27. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

    17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

    This is the goal of every Christian- to forever be with the Lord. Bro Moises taught about the rapture in Children’s Church, using balloons filled with helium to demonstrate rising to heaven. Gods promises are for all-old and young- and to win children to the Lord is such a rewarding endeavor! There is so much MORE that we must do to win this city, there are MORE children, MORE families. God is up to something in 440!

  28. v9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for yr yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

    We are to encourage one another and love others as did GOD HIMSELF
    MORE LOVE

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