1 Thes. 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren,
 ye have no need that I write unto you.
[a.] the day of the Lord [the second coming (Is. 13:6-13; Joel 1:15; Zeph. 1:14-18; c/p. 2 Thes. 2:2)] so cometh as a thief in the night [to those who are not watching and waiting].
 when they shall say [it was ye, you, and yourselves in verse 1, now it is they: those who are not watching and waiting—and who were not taken up in the Rapture of the Church],
[a.] Peace and safety;
 then sudden destruction cometh upon them [those who are not watching and waiting],
[a.] as travail upon a woman with child; and
 they shall not escape.
5:4 But ye [a return to ye] brethren,
 are not in darkness,
[a.] that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5:5  Ye are all
[a.] the children of light, and
[b.] the children of the day:
 we are not
[a.] of the night,
[b.] nor of darkness.
 let us not sleep,
[a.] as [do] others; but
 let us watch and
 [let us] be sober.
5:7 [a.] For they that sleep sleep in the night; and
[b] they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
 let us,
[a.] who are of the day,
[b.] be sober, putting on
[11.] the breastplate of faith and love; and
[12.] for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
[**A reminder: the Church is not appointed to suffer the wrath of God which is to come; although it is appointed to suffer afflictions, persecutions, and tribulation [which come from the Devil (1 Thes. 3:3)].
5:9 For God hath
 not appointed [#5087] us to wrath [1 Thes. 1:10], but
 [appointed us] to obtain salvation [#4991]
[a.] by our Lord Jesus Christ,
[#5087, theo, to make, ordain, purpose, put, set (forth), settle, sink down, appoint (1 Thes. 3:3; Matt. 5:15; Matt. 24:15; John 15:16; Acts 5:4; 19:21; 1 Cor. 3:10, 11; 1 Thes. 5:9; Heb. 1:2, c/p. #2749)]
[#4991, soteria, salvation, deliverance, wholeness, healing, soundness, safety]
5:10 [11.] Who died for us, that,
[aa.] whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
 the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and
 [I pray God] your whole
[a.] spirit and
[b.] soul and
[11.] be preserved blameless
5:24 Faithful [is] he
 that calleth you,
 who also will do [it].
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