2 Thessalonians Chapter 2

Translation, (Rapture) and Ascension

Christ instructing His disciples that in my Father's house He will prepare you a place. He promises that He is coming again and "shall receive you to myself". This includes our resurrection and translation. In the links I have included O.T.heavenly saints

2 Thessalonians 2:1

Genesis 5:23,24

Translation of O.T. and N.T. saints.

Daniel 12:2

Resurrection of O.T. saints.

John 14:1-3 (P)

Romans 8:11,17,23

1 Corinthians 15:51-56

Resurrection and change of those alive that preceeds translation.

Philippians 1:10

Christ's day, our destination to be with Him.

Philippians 3:21

Our bodies of humiliation transformed into conformity to his body of glory.

Colossians 3:4

When Christ is manifested, then we shall be manifested with him.

1 Thessalonians 2:19

The Lord Jesus at his coming. Could refer to his public appearing or his private coming for his saints.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The key scripture reinforcing these links.

Hebrews 10:25

Hebrews 11:10,16

The O.T. saints seek a heavenly city.

Hebrews 12:22-26

What we have come to, our heavenly destination.

1 Peter 5:4

When the chief shepherd is manifested we shall receive the unfading crown of glory.

2 Peter 2:9

The Lord knows how to keep the godly out of trial.

1 John 3:2

When he in manifested we shall be like him.

Revelation 3:10

I will keep thee out of the hour of trial which is about to come upon the whole habitable earth.

Revelation 11:11,12

Two olive trees ( possibly Moses and Elijah or prophets like them),translated to heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27

The heavenly city.

JND v2, pp294

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp212

JND Collected writings.

JND v32, pp251

JND Collected writings.

JBS v2, pp470,471

The coming of our Lord Jesus and our gathering together to him. This is his coming for his saints. The Thessalonians,because of severe pressures were afraid they had missed his coming and that they were in the day of the Lord. Paul corrects this in ch.2.

2 Thessalonians 2:1 (P)

Genesis 5:23,24

John 14:1-3

JT v48, pp309-317

JND v11, pp158

JND Collected wtitings.

JND v11, pp289

JND Collected wtitings.

JND v11, pp113,114

Day of the Lord (Judgement in the Tribulation)

Also involving Christ's appearing. See further references in Joel 2:1,2.

2 Thessalonians 2:2,4,8

Psalms 2:1-9

Psalms 11:6

Psalms 82:8

Isaiah 2:12 (P,M)

Isaiah 11:4,11

Isaiah 13:6-10

Isaiah 24:21-23

Isaiah 30:30-33

Isaiah 34:3-8

Isaiah 63:1-6

Isaiah 66:15,16

Jeremiah 25:15,30-33

Ezekiel 13:5

Ezekiel 20:33

Ezekiel 30:3

Daniel 2:35,44,45

Daniel 7:10-12

Daniel 8:26

Daniel 9:26

Daniel 9:27

Daniel 11:36-39

Daniel 12:1

Joel 1:15

Joel 2:1,2

See further references as to the trumpet, darkness ect.

Joel 2:11,31

Joel 2:12

See footnote "i" JND bible

Joel 3:2,3,9-17

Amos 5:18,20

Obadiah 1:15

Micah 4:11-13

Zephaniah 1:7,14-18

Zephaniah 2:11

Zephaniah 2:2

Zephaniah 3:8

Haggai 2:6-8,20,21

Zechariah 12:1-4

Zechariah 14:1-5

Malachi 4:1-6

Matthew 10:15

Matthew 24:21

Matthew 24:27,30

Matthew 24:37-39

Matthew 26:64

Mark 13:19,26

Luke 21:27

Acts 1:11

Acts 2:20

Colossians 3:4

Could also be related to being with Christ after the rapture.

1 Thessalonians 1:10

1 Thessalonians 2:19

Could be his public appearing or private coming for his saints.

1 Thessalonians 3:13

1 Thessalonians 5:1-4,9,23

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

1 Timothy 6:14

2 Timothy 4:1,8

Titus 2:13

Hebrews 9:27,28

James 5:7,8

1 Peter 1:7,13

1 Peter 2:12

1 Peter 4:13

2 Peter 2:9

2 Peter 3:10

Jude 1:14-15

Revelation 1:7

Revelation 3:10

Revelation 11:2,3

Revelation 13:4,5,13-15

Revelation 14:10-20

Revelation 16:13-16

Revelation 19:11-20

Revelation 20:11,13,15

Day of the Lord (Judgement in the Tribulation)

As if the Day of the Lord were at hand. Paul carefully goes over features of the Day of the Lord, but assures them they are not in it. See day of the Lord Isaiah 2:12. Note K.J.V. version says "day of Christ" but Day of the Lord more accurate.

2 Thessalonians 2:2,4,8 (P,M)

Isaiah 2:12

Day of the Lord (Judgement in the Tribulation)

The son of perdition. (Probably the false prophet in Rev. 13:11-18). His activities as one who opposes God and sits down in the temple of God, saying that he is God. See links in Dan.11:36-39.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-12 (P)

Daniel 11:36-39

JT v5, pp258-259

JND v2, pp318

JND Collected writings.

JND v2, pp330,331

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp113-114

7 SIGNS

6th SIGN: Beast that rises out of the sea, having 10 horns and 7 heads. See many references below. See chart of the 2 of the 1/2 weeks in Daniel 9:20-27.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-11

Daniel 2:3-11,41-43

Daniel 7:19-26

Daniel 9:24-27

Daniel 11:36-39

Matthew 24:15

Revelation 13:1 (P)

Revelation 19:19,20

JND v5, pp40-42

JND Collected writings.

JT v5, pp264

JT v48, pp435

JND v2, pp51,52

JND Collected writings.

JND v2, pp217-227

JND Collected writings. Notes on the Revelation.

JND v11, pp319,323

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp297

JND Collected writings.

JND v0, pp133

JND Notes and Jottings. Comments comparing the beast and Babylon.

Christ Instructing His Disciples about the Completion of the Age

Abomination of desolation, probably when the false prophet defiles the temple. This begins the great Tribulation and God provides a place of protection for the remnant. See scripture links in Mark 13:14,15 and Luke 21:20-25. Numerous links below.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-10

Man of sin and his end by the breath of his (the Lord Jesus) mouth.

Psalms 27:5

Applies mostly to David ,but also prehaps a hint of protection for the remnant during the great tribulation.

Psalms 31:20

Keepest them concealed.

Psalms 57:1

I take refuge in thee.

Psalms 83:3

Hidden ones.

Psalms 91:4

Hint of protection for the remnant during the great tribulation.

Isaiah 2:12

Day of the Lord.

Isaiah 26:20,21

A hiding place for the remnant during the great tribulation.

Jeremiah 30:7-11

Time of Jacobs trouble, the great tribulation.

Daniel 2:32,33,41-45

The great image, ending in the beast and the destruction of the image by the stone that smote it.

Daniel 9:20-27

70 wks. of Daniel's prophecy, and details of the beast in vss. 26 and 27.

Daniel 11:36-39

The beast.

Daniel 12:5-7

Probably the time of the great tribulation. Day of the Lord.

Zechariah 11:15-17

Could be a reference to the false prophet.

Matthew 10:15

Day of the Lord.

Matthew 24:15-21 (P,M)

Mark 13:14,15

Link with Matt. 24:15-21.

Luke 21:20-25

Link with Matt. 24:15-21.

Revelation 12:4-6,13-17

Satan tries to destroy the faithful remnant, but God protects them for 3 and 1/2 yrs.

Revelation 13:1-18

The beast and the false prophet.

Christ Instructing His Disciples about the Completion of the Age

Lawlessness shall prevail (or be multiplied) and the love of the most shall grow cold.

2 Thessalonians 2:3

Matthew 24:12 (P,M)

2 Thessalonians 3:1-3

70 weeks of Daniel 9 Prophecy

Probably the false prophet confirming the false covenant for 1 week and then breaking it by causing the sacrifice and oblation to cease, thus bringing in the abomination of desolation. This is the time for the faithful remnant of Israel to flee.

2 Thessalonians 2:3,9,10

Isaiah 2:12

Jeremiah 30:7,8

Daniel 2:32,33,41-45

Daniel 7:7,8

Daniel 9:27 (P)

Daniel 11:36

Zechariah 11:16,17

Matthew 24:15-21

Revelation 11:2,3

Revelation 13:2-18

Beast and False Prophet

The great image has feet part of iron,and part of clay. This points to the revived Roman empire of the beast and false prophet. Could also be the Assyrian.

2 Thessalonians 2:3,4

Isaiah 28:14,15

Daniel 2:32,33,41-45 (P)

Daniel 7:21-26

Daniel 8:9,24

Daniel 9:27

Daniel 11:36-39

Daniel 11:40

Zechariah 11:15-17

Matthew 24:15

Mark 13:14

John 5:43

He comes in his own name in contrast to Christ who comes in his Father's name.

Revelation 13:1-18

Revelation 14:9,10

Revelation 16:10,16

Revelation 17:11-14

Revelation 20:10

JT v48, pp513

JND v2, pp310-321

JND Collected writings.

Beast and False Prophet

The beast's mouth speaks great things and blasphemies. It was given to it authority to pursue its career 42 months. See many references below.

2 Thessalonians 2:3

Jeremiah 30:7

Daniel 7:8

Daniel 9:24-27

Daniel 11:36

Zechariah 11:16,17

Matthew 24:15

Revelation 11:12

Revelation 13:5 (P)

Beast and False Prophet

The Antichrist exalts himself, speaking against God. See many references in Daniel 2:32,33,41-45, & 7:20,7:21,22,9:27. The term Antichrist is often used for the beast but the beast is more "anti-God" and the false prophet more "Antichrist".

2 Thessalonians 2:4

Shewing himself that he is God.

Daniel 2:32,33,41-45

Daniel 7:20

Daniel 7:21,22

Daniel 9:27

Daniel 11:36 (P)

Revelation 13:6

Speaks blasphemies against God.

Given to John a reed to measure the temple, and the altar, and them that worship in it. (This is the temple that will exist during the tribulation). Outer court given up to the nations and they tread under foot 42 months. See many references below.

2 Thessalonians 2:4

Man of sin revealed. See Dan.9:27 and Matt.24:15.

Ezekiel 40:3,5

Final earthly temple during thr millenium.

Daniel 9:27

The desolator (beast) will take over the temple and cause the sacrifices to cease in the middle of the week.

Zechariah 2:1,2

Man with a measuring line in his hand.

Matthew 24:15

The desolator takes over as in Dan.9:27.

Luke 21:24

Could this be the time when the desolator takes over and or the time when Titus destroyed Jeusalem in 70 A.D.?

Revelation 11:1,2 (P)

Revelation 21:15

Final heavenly temple in the millenium and the eternal day.

JND v5, pp31,32

JND Collected writings.

Times of the Gentiles

A steam of fire issues from the Ancient of days, judgments set, books opened and the beast destroyed. See many links in Isaiah 2:12 and other links below.

2 Thessalonians 2:7,8

Psalms 50:3

Isaiah 2:12

Isaiah 30:33

Isaiah 66:15

Jeremiah 17:10

Daniel 7:10-12 (P,M)

Matthew 25:31,32

Hebrews 9:27

Revelation 5:11

And the number was ten thousands of ten thousands and thousands of thousands.

Revelation 11:18

Revelation 13:8

Revelation 20:11,12

JND v11, pp317

JND Collected writings.

Christ's Appearing in Judgement and Glory

Christ as the Faithful and True sitting on a white horse, judges and makes war in righteousness. See especially Isaiah 63:1,2, Zech 14:3-5 and many other references.

2 Thessalonians 2:7,8

Psalms 9:8

Psalms 94:15

Psalms 96:13

Isaiah 63:1,2

Ezekiel 21:27

Daniel 7:13

Zechariah 14:3-5

Matthew 24:27-31

Matthew 26:64

John 5:27,28

Acts 17:31

1 Thessalonians 3:13

Jude 1:14

Revelation 1:4

Revelation 14:14

Revelation 19:11 (P,M)

JND v5, pp74-75,77

JND Collected writings.

JT v48, pp432,448,449

JND v2, pp250

JND Collected writings. Notes on the Revelation.

Beast and False Prophet

The beast and the false prophet make war with the Lamb but He shall overcome them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and they with him that are called, and chosen, and faithful. See links below.

2 Thessalonians 2:8

Psalms 2:2

Isaiah 2:12

Joel 3:2,3,9-17

Revelation 16:13,14

Revelation 17:14 (P,M)

Revelation 19:19,20

JND v5, pp60

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp299

JND Collected writings.

Beast and False Prophet

The false prophet works great signs and causes even fire to come down from heaven.(He imitates Elijah and the 2 witnesses). See references below.

2 Thessalonians 2:8,9

2 Kings 1:10

Matthew 24:23,24

Revelation 11:5,6

Revelation 13:13 (P)

JND v2, pp224,225

JND Collected writings. Notes on the Revelation.

Armageddon

The Lord Jesus consumes this lawless one with the breath of His mouth and annuls him by the appearing of His coming. See Isaiah 11:4 and ch.30:33.

2 Thessalonians 2:8 (P)

Isaiah 11:4

Isaiah 30:33

JND v2, pp314

JND Collected writings.

Christ's Appearing in Judgement and Glory

Out of Christ's mouth goes a sharp sword that with it he might smite the nations and shepherd them with an iron rod, and he treads the wine press of the wrath of God. See many references below.

2 Thessalonians 2:8

Psalms 2:9

Isaiah 11:4

Isaiah 63:3

Daniel 7:10

Joel 3:13

Hebrews 4:12,13

Revelation 2:27

Revelation 14:19,20

Revelation 19:15 (P,M)

JND v5, pp77,78

JND Collected writings.

JND v0, pp155

JND Notes and Jottings. Comments on Christ and Isaiah 63.

Christ smiting the nations. See many references in Isaiah 2:12.

2 Thessalonians 2:8

Link with the rod of His mouth.

Isaiah 2:12

Isaiah 11:4 (P,M)

Isaiah 30:33

Link with rod of His mouth.

Daniel 7:10

Link with the rod of His mouth.

Revelation 2:27

Revelation 19:15

Link with the rod of His muoth.

Beast and False Prophet

The whole earth wondered after the beast and they did homage to it. The dragon gave authority to the beast. See 2 Thess 2:9,10.

2 Thessalonians 2:9,10

Revelation 13:3,4 (P)

Beast and False Prophet

The whole earth wondered after the beast. See 2 Thess 2:9,10.

2 Thessalonians 2:9,10

Revelation 11:3 (P)

Beast and False Prophet

The false prophet works great signs, that it should make an image of the beast, so that it has breath and speaks. He causes that those that do not do homage to the beast should be killed. See references below.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

Matthew 24:23,24

Revelation 13:14,15 (P)

Revelation 14:9

Revelation 15:2

Revelation 16:2

Revelation 19:20

Revelation 20:4

JND v2, pp328,329

JND Collected writings.

Translation, (Rapture) and Ascension

The catching up of both Enoch and Elijah provide a pattern for the resurrection, translation and catching up (Rapture) of the saints in the N.T. The key scripture however that puts it all together is 1 Thess.4:13-19.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-18

our gathering to Him

Genesis 5:23-24 (P)

Numbers 10:1-7

Note vs.7 could give a hint of the last trump in 1Corinthians15:52.

2 Kings 2:11-12

John 14:1-3

1 Corinthians 15:51-58

Philippians 3:21

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The key scripture to all the other links.

Hebrews 11:5

2 Peter 2:9

1 John 3:2-3

Jude 1:21

Revelation 4:1

Revelation 11:11-12

FER v12, pp436,437