The Holy Spirit and belief in the truth bring sanctification into glory.

2 Thessalonians 2 contrasts two moves of mankind. One away from God called the “falling away.” The other is the “obtaining the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” What is central is that the falling away comes as men reject the love of the truth and are given strong delusion instead. But obtaining the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ is through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. Daily reading of the Bible brings truth, love of the truth, and sanctification (cleansing and holiness) into glory with the help of the Holy Spirit.


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John 5 – 11

Reading the book of John is like listening to your grandpa who had walked with Jesus intimately for over 60 years since His resurrection, who then writes a gospel full of Holy Spirit revelation of Jesus as the Word made flesh. Each chapter will reveal Jesus Christ and His grace and truth in miracles, in teaching, and in the promise of His Holy Spirit. Jesus reveals the mark of a disciple—abiding in His word, the true shepherd—and the glory seen in Lazarus’ resurrection from the dead.



1 Thessalonians 3 – 5

We hear Paul’s call to purity among brethren, brotherly love, and an orderly life. He releases the comfort of Christ’s coming. He speaks of the Day of the Lord and tells them to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks” (I Thes. 5:16-18). “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it” (I Thes. 5:24).


2 Thessalonians 1 – 3

The coming of the Lord to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe.  The falling away, and the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give your peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all” (2 Thes. 3:16).


1 Timothy 1 – 3

Paul’s pastoral epistles are filled with kingdom rule inside the community of Christ’s body. Paul recounts his conversion as God counted him faithful and enabled him into ministry. He is a trophy of God’s grace. Fight the good fight of faith with prophecy and prayer. Paul lists the qualifications of overseers and deacons in Chapter 3.




Judges 10 – 17

We continue in the circle of apostasy. Salvation into idolatry, into captivity, into crying out in hard servitude, to another judge/deliverer sent to save Israel again. But it continues to grow worse as the 400 years press on. From the birth of Samson till his death, Chapters 13-16, are gruesome. Chapter 17 is about Micah’s idolatry that led to a tribe’s idolatry in Chapter 18.



Psalms 122 – 126

We are in the Ascension Psalms filled with faith, promise, and the turning of the captivity of Zion in Psalm 126



Ezekiel 35 – 40

We begin with the judgment of Mount Seir and then it’s off to the prophetic promise of blessing and renewal of Israel. Chapter 37 is the vision of the Valley of Dry Bones and the reunion of Judah and Israel into one nation. Chapters 38 and 39 are the destruction of Gog, in its attempt to destroy Israel. Chapter 40 begins the description of the new temple we refer to as “Ezekiel’s Temple,” because it has not been built yet. Next week we will enter fully into these truths of the new millennium.