II  Thessalonians     The Second Coming of Jesus Christ      The Revealed Translation


                             II  Thessalonians One       Faithfulness to Godís Kingdom


II Thess. 1:1  From Paul, Silas, and Timothy, to the church in Thessalonica, of God our Father and of our Lord Jesus Christ.


II Thess. 1:2  Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


II Thess. 1:3  We always thank God for you because of your growing faith in God and your growing love towards one another.


II Thess. 1:4  We brag about you to all of God's churches about your patience, faithfulness, and endurance through all your persecutions and troubles.


II Thess. 1:5  Your attitude shows that Godís process is making you fit to share in His kingdom, for which you are suffering.


II Thess. 1:6  It is right for God to punish those causing you trouble,


II Thess. 1:7   and give you rest from your difficulties. He will do the same for us when the Lord Jesus Christ is revealed from heaven with his powerful angels,


II Thess. 1:8  and with flaming fire, punishing those who don't know God and refuse to obey the good news of Jesus Christ.


II Thess. 1:9  Their punishment will be an eternal destruction away from the presence of our Lord and his glorious power.


II Thess. 1:10  This will happen on that day when the Lord returns to be praised and admired by those who have faith in Him and belong to Him,  including you, because you believed in our testimony.


II Thess. 1:11  We always pray that God will consider you worthy of His calling for you and God's power will give you faith to fulfill the good work in His pleasure and goodness.


II Thess. 1:12  And according to our Godís grace, you will bring honor and glory to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and He will, in return, bring honor and glory to you.


                            II Thessalonians Two        Our Lordís Return


II Thess. 2:1  When our Lord Jesus Christ returns, we will be gathered up to meet him. So,


II Thess. 2:2  donít be disturbed by people that claim the Lord has already come. They may report they heard this directly from the Holy Spirit, or from someone else, or they even read it in one of our letters.


II Thess. 2:3  Let no one deceive you for that day will not come until the act of rebellion happens and the man of sin is revealed. He is the son of destruction.


II Thess. 2:4  He opposes everything of God raising himself above everything holy and worshipful. He will sit as God in God's temple claiming to be God.


II Thess. 2:5  Remember I told you about these things when I was with you?


II Thess. 2:6  And you know what restrains the wicked until his time to be revealed.


II Thess. 2:7  The mystery of lawlessness is now at work, but there is someone restraining  the wicked one and will not let him appear until that someone moves out of the way.


II Thess. 2:8  Then the lawless one will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will consume Him with the breath of His mouth and destroy him with the brightness of His coming.


II Thess. 2:9   The lawless one appears under Satanís power and will perform false signs, and lying wonders.


II Thess. 2:10   Unrighteous people will be deceived by his evil works because they refused to love and accept the truth of salvation.


II Thess. 2:11  And God will allow them their fantasies and lying beliefs.


II Thess. 2:12  And they all will be punished for finding pleasure in evil rather than believing the truth.


II Thess. 2:13  The Lord loves you and we thank God for you. From the beginning God chose you to believe in the truth and receive salvation, and Godís Holy Spirit has set you aside for Him.


II Thess. 2:14  God called you by our good news of obtaining the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.


II Thess. 2:15  So remain firm and follow closely what we taught you in person and by our letters.


II Thess. 2:16  May our Lord Jesus Christ, and God, our Father, who loves us and gives us eternal comfort and wonderful hope


II Thess. 2:17  comfort and strengthen you to always do and say the right thing.



                       II Thessalonians Three      Obedience and Safety


II Thess. 3:1  Finally, dear friends, pray for us that the word of the Lord spreads quickly and is glorified by others, as it is with you.


II Thess. 3:2  Pray we are kept safe from unreasonable and wicked people because not everyone has faith.


II Thess. 3:3  But the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you and protect you from evil.


II Thess. 3:4  We have confidence in the Lord that you will continue to obey what we taught you.


II Thess. 3:5  May the Lord guide you to be as loving as God and as patient as Jesus Christ.


II Thess. 3:6  My friends, in the name of the Lord Jesus, I beg you not to have anything to do with those who refuse to obey the instructions we gave you.


II Thess. 3:7  Follow our example for we were not needy or disobedient before you.


II Thess. 3:8  We did not accept food from anyone without paying for it. We didn't want to be a burden to any of you, so night and day we worked as hard as we could.


II Thess. 3:9  We had the right not to work, but we wanted to set a good example for you.


II Thess. 3:10  We also gave you the rule that if you don't work, you don't eat.


II Thess. 3:11  Now we learn that some of you are too relaxed, refuse to work, and gossip about others.


II Thess. 3:12  For the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ask and beg these people to work quietly and eat their own food.


II Thess. 3:13  Dear friends, do not become tired of doing good.


II Thess. 3:14  Stay away from any followers refusing to obey what we have written in this letter so that they will feel ashamed for their actions.


II Thess. 3:15  Don't treat them as an enemy but warn them as a family member.


II Thess. 3:16  May the Lord of peace bless you with peace and be with you all.


II Thess. 3:17  I personally sign all my letters;  Paul


II Thess. 3:18  May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.