Exposition of 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ... Free Bible Commentary 3,057 views. 1 Thessalonians: An Exegetical and Devotional Commentary Related Media. And the apostle might choose to address God under this character, partly to encourage boldness, freedom, and intrepidity at the throne of grace, and partly to raise hope, expectation, and faith of having his requests answered, since God is not an angry God, nor is fury in him, but the God of peace: and the petitions he puts up for the Thessalonians are as follow: and first, that God would. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 New International Version (NIV). His passionate prayer for the Thessalonians and for all believers was that through experiential sanctification God would progressively conform them to holiness. Like Paul, every believer who is instrumental in winning a soul to Jesus Christ presents that convert, whether Jew or Gentile, as a priestly offering to the Lord." And God has not left us to carry out that great task in our own strength, but out of his grace he fits us for our task, if we place our lives in his hands. 8:8, 64; 9:3, 7; 2 Ki. It is often said in courts of law that the proceedings must not only be just but must be seen to be just. Hebrews 2:11 (note) For both He who sanctifies (present tense) and those who are sanctified (present tense) are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren. Are we prepared for what that will cost? According to Scripture, every true believer in Jesus Christ—whether faithful or unfaithful, well known or unknown, leader or follower—is a set apart person, a holy person, a saint. Peace, founded in reconciliation with God, is the theme of the gospel (Acts 10:36 The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)). The Birth and Growth of a Church; 2. 1, holokleron kai panteleos momos ametochon. Hagiazo primarily conveys the idea of separation from and consecration to the service of deity in secular Greek but to God Almighty in the Biblical context. The only approach to this in the Apocrypha is Wisdom xv. 1. 1996), Sanctify is in the aorist tense which usually speaks of a point in time, but which in this context according to Vine speaks "not an act begun and accomplished in a moment, but a “process seen in perspective,” and so contemplated as a complete act. 17:3; 1 Sam. Even those who insist upon the meaning of an initial crisis experience stress that it must be followed by a continuing process of sanctification. The distinction then is plain (Trench's discussion of teleios has been left out after the ellipsis [...]). 3:13; 5:9f; 6:11f; 7:1; 8:17; 16:16, 37f; 18:8f, 29; 20:12f; 27:14; Deut. Note also that sanctified is in the passive voice, indicating we are being acted upon by an outside force [God and His will] Who takes a sinner and sets them apart as a same person. Calvin - Having given various injunctions, he now proceeds to prayer. That philosophy provided a convenient rationale for dismissing as inconsequential whatever immoral physical behavior people might have engaged in...If sanctification is to be complete, it will extend to every part of the believer, especially the body, which thinks, feels, and acts in response to the holiness of the inner person. Written from Corinth 4). ; John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. Oswald Chambers - Intercessory introspection - And I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless. 13:10). When our Lord sanctifies Himself, He sets Himself apart for God as the Sacrifice for sin (John 17:19; He 10:7-note). 23:17, 19; (b) food, 1Ti 4:5; (c) the unbelieving spouse of a believer, 1Co 7:14; (d) the ceremonial cleansing of the Israelites, Heb 9:13; (e) the Father’s Name, Luke 11:2; (f) the consecration of the Son by the Father, Jn 10:36; (g) the Lord Jesus devoting Himself to the redemption of His people, Jn 17:19; (h) the setting apart of the believer for God, Acts 20:32; cf. We shall not have to shut up the house; for our beloved Lord will inhabit every chamber of it, and make it a permanent palace. God wants us to be set apart to Him...In all that he told the Christian to do in 1Thessalonians 4:1 through 1Th 5:22, he never intended that they do them in their own power. Are we prepared to say—‘Lord make me as holy as You can make a sinner saved by grace’? And the very God of peace Or "the God of peace himself". 3:5; Neh. 1. He said only that the sword cuts open the soul and the spirit of the person. "Those who are sanctified" is present tense, passive voice which could be paraphrased "those who are continually being set apart from the world and to God" which describes our present state of progressive sanctification ("present tense salvation" -- see the Three Tenses of Salvation) which describes our daily being conformed to the image of God's Son, which will culminate in our being "like Him" (1 John 3:2-3) (glorification). But the difficulty disappears when we remember that the writer is addressing himself to the professing Christian church, made up of saved and unsaved, and that the idea here is, “by which he professed to be sanctified.” (Wuest, K. S. Wuest's Word Studies from the Greek New Testament: Eerdmans). “The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). • God of all comfort, 2Corinthians 1:3, cp. All our inventiveness is to be used in God’s service. by Grant Richison | Aug 31, 1999 | 1 Thessalonians | 0 comments. 1 Thessalonians 5:24, KJV: "Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it." Consummate.). absolutely perfect, wholly complete, completely-entirely! Hebrews 4:12 [note], however, suggests that it is very difficult to distinguish between spirit and soul. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth. Our salvation will not be completed until we receive our glorified bodies at Christ's return (Heb 11:40-note; Php 3:20, 21-note). 7:1, 16; 16:5; 21:5; 2 Sam. Furthermore note that the perfect tense shows in the strongest way the permanent and continuous state of salvation into which the believer is brought and in which he lives, which is especially significant if you wrestle with the issue of eternal security - even the verb tense underscores the truth of "eternal security"! There are 2 NT uses of holokleros, the other use being in... James 1:4 (Here James' exhortation is given to motivate them to comprehend the value of trials in the believer's life so that he or she is enabled to by faith "consider them all joy" -- note "not fun" but "joy") And let endurance (see hupomone) have its perfect result, that you may be perfect (see teleios) and complete (holokleros), lacking in nothing. 44 c), holokleros expresses the perfection of man before the Fall; I mean, of course, the Fall as Plato contemplated it; when to men, as yet holokleroi kai apatheis kakon, were vouchsafed holoklera phasmata, as contrasted with those weak partial glimpses of the Eternal Beauty, which are all that to most men are now vouchsafed. (See also the Three Tenses of Salvation). That special service is that we should love and obey him and should bring others to do the same. (MacArthur, John: 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Denney explains that “The offering which Paul conceives himself as presenting to God is the Gentile Church, and the priestly function in the exercise of which this offering is made is the preaching of the gospel.” (Nicoll, W Robertson, Editor: Expositors Greek Testament), MacArthur writes that "In faithful fulfillment of his unique apostolic calling, Paul’s supreme offering to God was a multitude of Gentiles, who by virtue of the Holy Spirit’s power had been sanctified and thus made acceptable for fellowship with the Father. To the extent our living is holy, it is because, in Christ, we already are holy and have the counsel and power of His Holy Spirit. 1); with nothing necessary for its completeness wanting. New York: C. Scribner's Sons. Holiness, in that positional sense (Ed note: Synonymous with "positional sanctification"), is not a matter of good works, of holy living. Exposition of 1 Thessalonians 5:23 - by Pastor Tim Crabtee. Thus, our sanctification has to do with God's transformation of us into persons whose actions in daily life are expressions of the Lord. It contains great encouragement for us. God’s indwelling that believer and all the blessings and graces that flow into the believer’s life from heaven will spill over to enrich all who are near." 23:15; Deut. Daily it enables him to conquer old sins, to shed old blemishes and to gain new virtues, until in the end he becomes entirely fit for the service of God and of his fellow-men. (MacArthur, John: 1 & 2 Thessalonians. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. Our consciences must be disciplined by His word and Spirit, till all the aberrations due to pride and passion and the law of the world have been reduced to nothing, and as face answers face in the glass, so our judgment and our will answer His." Before a person is saved he has no holy nature and no capacity for holy living. Comment: Wuest notes that "In the case where the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the believing husband, and the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the believing wife, it “clearly cannot signify the sanctification in its fulness which the NT divine and saving work produces; for a personal faith is required in the object of it, which is in this case denied. (Hiebert, D. Edmond: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: BMH Book. It is your urgent need!) When God was instituting the priesthood in Israel he told Moses to ordain the sons of Aaron and to consecrate (Heb = qadash; Lxx = hagiazo) them that they might serve in the office of the priests (Exodus 28:41). May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”. 20:25; Isa. We are to cooperate with His work as just emphasized by a series of exhortations and commandments beginning in 1Thessalonians 4. 21:17-23), which was required of the Levitical priests as a condition of their ministering at the altar, which also might not be wanting in the sacrifices they offered. 1 Thessalonians 5:23. The nonmaterial part of man does have myriad capacities to respond to God, Satan, and the world’s many stimuli, but it is untenable to arbitrarily separate the spirit from the soul. Then the nations [Gentiles] will know that I am the LORD," declares the Lord GOD, "when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight. 6:18; Col. 2:5; 2Ti 4:22). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, Ill., U.S.A, IVP). The holókleros is one who has persevered or, having once suffered loss, has now regained completeness. MacArthur comments that this prayer is for their sanctification explaining that... Sanctification is the ongoing spiritual process by which God increasingly sets believers apart from sin and moves them toward holiness. “The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin’ —if that means in conscious experience only, may God have mercy on us. 29; De Cherub. And the very God of peace. AND MAY YOUR SPIRIT AND SOUL AND BODY BE PRESERVED COMPLETE AND WITHOUT BLAME AT THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: kai holokleron humon to pneuma kai e psuche kai to soma amemptos en te parousia tou kuriou hemon Iesou Christou teretheie. 1 Thessalonians 5:23. Are we prepared to be caught up into the swing of this prayer of the apostle Paul’s? If he said it, he’ll do it! If a man is to serve God, he must have something of God's goodness and God's wisdom in him. Whatever your need, the Great Physician now is near, the sympathizing Jesus. Barclay writes that holokleros means "entire, perfect in every part. (Comment: Observe that James tells us in essence the "definition" of holokleros -- "lacking in nothing." Frame commenting on sanctify you renders it "“Consecrate you throughout,” “through and through” (Luther). God is the God of peace only to those who have ceased to be at war with Him, and are at one with Him (see notes Romans 5:1, Col 1:20, 1:21; 1:22). The Psalmist says, "Those who know thy name put their trust in thee" (Ps 9:10). J. Hampton Keathley III, Th.M. Plutarch, De Plac. On that glorious day when we see our Lord face to face, the process of sanctification will be perfect and complete (cp 1Jn 3:2-note, 1Jn 3:3-note)! In fact, in Ezekiel God promises to answer this prayer declaring "I will vindicate the holiness of My great Name which has been profaned among the nations, which you [unfaithful Israel] have profaned in their midst. It will cost everything that is not of God in us. 7:1; Gal. view of the constitution of man to emphasize a sanctification which shall extend to man’s whole being, whether on its immortal, its personal, or its bodily side... (St. Paul's Epistles to the Thessalonians. The fire which He came to cast on the earth must be kindled in our souls, and blaze there till it has burned up all that is unworthy of His love. preserved blameless; not that he thought they could be kept from sinning entirely in thought, word, or deed; but that they might be preserved in purity and chastity from the gross enormities of life, and be kept from a total and final falling away, the work of grace be at last completed on the soul and spirit, and the body be raised in incorruption, and glory; and both at the coming of Christ be presented faultless, and without blame, without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, first to himself, and then to his Father. The reading for this Sunday comes at the end of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians.1 In fact, since most scholars believe 1 Thessalonians to be the first Pauline letter, these verses could be the closing exhortations of the earliest writing in our New Testament. In one sense, holokleros describes the perfection of Adam before the fall. 10 A Study Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians BT The Bible Tanslatorr BTB Biblical Theology Bulletin CTR Criswell Theological Review Did. THE GREAT PHYSICIAN - 1 THESSALONIANS 5:23 - May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. All our affections are to be holy. Holoteles describes something complete in all its parts, with no part wanting or unsound. It will cost an intense narrowing of all our interests on earth, and an immense broadening of all our interests in God. The meaning of psuche is also contingent upon whether one is a dichotomist or trichotomist. cp notes on "living stones" in 1 Peter 2:5 and saints "being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit" - Ephesians 2:20; 21; 22). A like division of man is made by the Jews: says one of their writers F25. Do it now! 27:6; 1 Macc. The Psalmist says, "Some boast of chariots and some of horses, but we boast of the name of the Lord our God" (Ps 20:7). The note of holiness was already sounded in 1Thes 3:13 and 4:3-8. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.). In Hebrew the name means the nature, the character, the personality of the person in so far as it is known or revealed to us. In the present context the prayer is that no part of the Christian personality should be lacking in consecration. Philippians 4:9 (note) The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you. The man who has been made obtuse by sin will say he is not conscious of sin. When Jeremiah was devastated by the terror of war, he felt like a man mangled by a lion or trapped in a tomb. Hebrews 10:14 (note) For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified (present tense). you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Body (4983) (soma) describes an organized whole made up of parts and members and generally describes any material body, in this case the human body. In the LXX holokleros is used of the full week, Leviticus 23:5 (see below), of the unhewn/uncut stones of the alter, Deut 27:6, Joshua 8:31, and of the growing vine tree, Ezekiel 15:5. 5:23-24) Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (NIV) 23 May God himself, the God of … Barclay on hagiazo - Jesus prayed that his disciples might be consecrated by the truth. 11:16). This is a prayer of Paul's in which he makes a bold request on behalf of that congregation. Plato, Legg. Ephesians 5:26 (note) that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word. (3SAPO), Amplified: And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). The adverb amémptōs (differs by mark over the "o") is the very word archeologists have found on Christian tombs from ancient Thessalonica. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. (John 17 - William Barclay's Daily Study Bible). Holoteles, occurring once in the N. T. (1Th 5:23; cf. (Ibid). There are 144 uses of hagiazo in the Septuagint (LXX) (Ge 2:3; Ex 13:2, 12; 19:14, 22f; 20:8, 11; 28:38, 41; 29:1, 20, 27, 33, 36f, 43f; 30:29f; 31:13; 40:8ff, 13; Lev. The Epistles of Paul to the Thessalonians. So, then, let us take these two things and put them together. He will give courage, boldness and fortitude that we might be able to weather the storm. John MacArthur - Parousia refers to more than just coming; it includes the idea of “presence.” Perhaps the best English translation would be “arrival.” The church’s great hope is the arrival of Jesus Christ when He comes to bless His people with His presence. Complete (3648) (holokleros from holos = all, the whole [holos gives us holograph, a 360-degree, three-dimensional depiction of an object] + kleros = part, share, lot, allotment or all that has fallen by lot) literally is the "whole lot" and thus means having the entire allotment, complete in all its parts and in no part wanting or unsound. Aaron's sons were to be set apart for a special office and a special duty. Thus, the set-apartness of the Greek worshipper was in character licentious, totally depraved, and sinful. That is about20 years after Jesus died and rose again to life. And always remember the end: it is until the coming of our Lord Jesus. Paul and his friends wrote it between AD 50 and AD 53. It means that those who know what God is like, those who know the nature and the character of God will put their trust in him. Even if the Christian is ridiculed and persecuted, unbelievers in the family are blessed because of that believer. And the very God of peace - That same God who is the author of peace, the giver of peace; and who has sent, for the redemption of the world, the Prince of peace; may that very God sanctify you wholly; leave no more evil in your hearts than his precepts tolerate evil in your conduct.The word wholly, ̔ means precisely the same as our phrase, to all intents and purposes. Wuest writes that hagiazo does not mean... merely “to set apart,” but in the case of the pagan word, “to set apart for the gods,” and in the case of the Christian word “to set apart for God.” The worshipper of the pagan god acquired the character of that pagan god and the religious ceremonies connected with its worship. John 17:19 "And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. Hebrews 13:12 (note) Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. The common suggestion that these terms are simply a rhetorical piling up of words for emphasis is rejected by Ellicott with the remark that such a position is "plainly to set aside all sound rules of scriptural exegesis.". Other passages also speak of our initial salvation as the time at which we were sanctified or set apart from the world and unto God (Acts 20:32, 26:18, 1 Corinthians 1:2, 6:11). Lev. 15:5), being thus whole and entire in all its parts (holokleros kai panteles, Philo, De Merc. (1John 2:28-29), Guzik comments that "The idea behind the word sanctify is “to set apart” - to make something different and distinct, breaking old associations and forming a new association. Notice that God is the Source of each of these spiritual blessings! Victor). Sanctification is a process which begins with conversion and will be completed only when “perfection comes” (1 Cor. was a 1966 graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and a former pastor of 28 years. Are we prepared to set ourselves apart for the Holy Spirit’s ministrations in us? (Macarthur J. James. Barclay adds that amémptōs - expresses what the Christian is to the world. Amémptōs was used in the Greco-Roman world of people who were characterized by extraordinary civic consciousness. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Also called complexive, comprehensive, global, historical, punctiliar, simple or summary), a process of sanctification occurring during this present life and viewed as consummated at the return of Christ. That is where the apostle leaves us, with the hope of the coming of our Lord, and the resources God has provided, so that we may live in a new and different way in the midst of this modern age. But ultimately Paul wants to make it clear that sanctification is God’s work in us. When man sanctifies God, “the word denotes that manner of treatment on the part of man which corresponds with the holiness of God, and which springs from faith, trust, and fear” (see 1Pe 3:15-note)” (Wuest's Word Studies from the Greek New Testament: Eerdmans), Vine - A number of things are "sanctified" in the NT - (a) the gold adorning the Temple and of the gift laid on the altar, Matt. (Click an excellent article on Soul in the Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology; see also ISBE article on Soul) (See word study on psuche), BAGD's lexicon makes the point that "It is often impossible to draw hard and fast lines in the use of this multivalent word. (Eerdmans), Young's Literal: and the God of the peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved unblameably in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. J. Hampton Keathley, III. It is a prayer that is applicable only to believers. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 New International Version (NIV) 23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. Hebrews 10:29 (note) How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? It conveys the sense of protecting, watching over and guarding something which is in one’s possession. The word denotes both an arrival and a consequent presence with. Gradually this unswerving constancy removes the weaknesses and the imperfections from a man’s character. The noun describes that which is without defect or blemish and thus describes not being able to find fault in someone or some thing (cf use in He 8:7 {note} regarding the Old Covenant). Here in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, holokleros is used in an ethical sense to convey the thought that all the virtues that belong to the sanctified believer may be complete in them. sanctify you wholly; or "all of you", as the Arabic version; or "all of you perfectly", as the Syriac version. It is the life principle imparted to man by God Who is Spirit, enabling him to know and communicate with God. (David Jeremiah - Sanctuary). Tim. However the discerning reader must understand that psuche is one of those Greek words that can have several meanings, the exact nuance being determined by the context. 7:13; Jdg. 66) in the same sense. Oswald Chambers - Instantaneous and insistent sanctification - And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly. 1/27/19 Tom Lowe Lesson 24: A Prayer For Their Sanctification and Preservation (1Thess. We are holy because the Sanctifier (the One who makes holy) has already sanctified us in response to our trust in Him (Heb. We are saying "Treat Thy Name as holy", the idea being that the Father would secure before the whole world in a final and decisive way the holiness appropriate to His Name, to which human beings will respond with praise and adoration. Comment: When we pray hallowed be we are asking God to make His Name holy, a Name that people will treat as holy and not as profane. iii. ed. This is positional sanctification, an act of God performed at the moment a sinner puts his faith in the Lord Jesus (1Cor 1:2). 1 Corinthians 1:2 to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified (perfect tense) in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours: Comment: John MacArthur explains that "They were saints because they had been sanctified (hagiazo), set apart from sin, made holy in Christ Jesus. (Amplified Bible - Lockman), Barclay: May the God of peace Himself consecrate you through and through; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete so that you will be blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Proud member (b) But hagiazo means not only to set apart for some special office and task, it also means to equip a man with the qualities of mind and heart and character which are necessary for that task. A sanctified person bears not only God’s name, but His image” (Body of Divinity [reprint; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979], 167).' The idea is that instead of fear, affirm Jesus is Lord and submit to (and trust) His control, instruction and guidance. (Acts 3:16), Comment: Latin integritas; used of an unimpaired condition of body, in which all its members are healthy and fit for use and thus the Latin Vulgate translates the Greek as integra sanitas. 3, holokleros dikaiosune (righteousness): but in an interesting and important passage in the Phoedrus of Plato (250 c; cf. (3SAPO), Hiebert, D. Edmond: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: BMH Book. Hebrews 10:10 (note) By this will we have been sanctified (perfect tense) through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. He and his friends were in the city of *Corinth w… Matthew 23:19 "You blind men, which is more important, the offering or the altar that sanctifies the offering? 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