Those Thessalonians!

Happy rainy, drippy, cool, flu-season Sabbath to you. The puppers and I are hanging out and I felt led to read Thessalonians today. There's a reason why I didn't specify which one.
Thessalonians 1 Ch 5 v 3 is pretty cool.

"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."

Not only is it a portent of the end, but is has a 1-5-3 in it. If you don't read scripture, you won't know what I'm talking about. It's a reference to the 153 fish caught in the net (which didn't break) after the resurrection of Christ. Watchmen around the globe are commenting on how many times the words "peace" and "safety" have been used lately - especially in the announcement of the Deal of the Century peace plan cooked up by Jared Kushner and offered by the "Art of the Deal" president, Donald Trump.

"The Passover" has a gematria value of 153, as well. And, it's the last number in the 17th row (17 is victory!) of triangular numbers.

There are five chapters in 1 Thessalonians and it has several admonitions: be ready, be sanctified, live as taught, take a wife in holiness and honor. There is an underlying theme of great encouragement regarding our redemption and escape from wrath.

The three chapters of 2 Thessalonians have a different tone, altogether. The book starts off with encouragement to endure suffering and to be made worthy of the Kingdom of God through that suffering. There's a great deal of description given regarding the Man of Lawlessness and warnings of deception.

Five chapters of grace (number five!) and hope of escape. Three chapters of encouragement through suffering. A pre-trib message, a break in books at the end of "grace", and then three chapters of encouragement for hard times like tribulation, with fewer chapters than the first. It's as if they were "cut short."

Eight chapters total and Charl MarlTwo will tell us what the number 8 means in scripture, right Darcy Plimpton-Sims?

You know me...sometimes something "nudges" me when I read it, because it seems out of place. 2 Thess 3:17 is such a verse.

"The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write." In Greek, it reads " Ὁ ἀσπασμὸς τῇ ἐμῇ χειρὶ Παύλου ὅ ἐστιν σημεῖον ἐν πάσῃ ἐπιστολῇ· οὕτως γράφω."

The word "σημεῖον" is translated as "token" in the KJV, but it really is closer to the word "portent." I primed the pump by using that word above. Clever girl.

The word is used 77 times in five different ways. The isopsephy value is 388. And, Strong's G388 is.... crucifixion.

It's been a very rough several weeks, but today I got my stride back. I missed you guys.

Eyes up.