1 Thessalonians "Which Is In God The Father And In The Lord Jesus Christ"
The greetings/introductions to each of the New Testament books reveal who Jesus is, His leaders are, and who the church is individually-collective, and this blog series intends to help us understand how that allows God’s people receive revelation into a deeper relational existence than they had prior to knowing this amazing map of our journey that He has given to us.
The greeting of the letter titled 1 Thessalonians is, “Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
The deepening phrase of this greeting is, “which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ:” Bing “in” something is being completely united. This term changes everything in God’s people’s lives.
Jesus prayed in John chapter 17, “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one;”
Paul is proclaiming the complete unification occurring in this greeting. People who know that both the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father are in them while they are still on the Earth allows that person to receive life more abundantly than they have ever dreamed possible.
God has this incredible map for His people, and He shares it with them as He knows they can receive it. Continue following the series and find out how amazing the journey can be.
Tomorrow’s blog is 2 Thessalonians which states, “in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:” Paul leaves out, “which is” in the next greeting. These seemingly small differences are what continue to propel large changes in God’s people’s revelational relation.