Chicago: Moody Press). He who would serve the holy God must himself be holy too. Spirit and soul relate to the nonmaterial part of man. A thing which is hagios is different from other things. New York: C. Scribner's Sons. In the holokleros no grace which ought to be in a Christian man is deficient; in the teleios no grace is merely in its weak imperfect beginnings, but all have reached a certain ripeness and maturity. 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." 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ... Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. Home >> Bible Studies >> Thessalonians >> 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15 These small group studies of Thessalonians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. 1. (1 Thessalonians 5 Commentary). It is used of the animal which is fit to be offered to God and of the priest who is fit to serve him. (perfect tense), Acts 26:18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified (perfect tense) by faith in Me.'. The meaning of psuche is also contingent upon whether one is a dichotomist or trichotomist. It is your urgent need!) The apostle follows his exhortations with prayer to God, knowing the weakness and impotency of the saints to receive them, and act according to them, and his own insufficiency to impress their minds with them; and that unless the Lord opened their ears to discipline, and sealed instruction to them, they would be useless and in vain: wherefore he applies to the throne of grace, and addresses God as "the God of peace"; so called, because of the concern he has in peace and reconciliation made by the blood of Christ, and because he is the giver of peace of conscience, and the author of peace, concord, and unity among the saints, and of all happiness and prosperity, both in this world, and in that which is to come; (See Gill on Romans 15:33). Sanctification and preservation go together. Without psuche a being, whether human or animal, consists merely of flesh and bones and without functioning capability. Spurgeon has the following exhortation... Thomas Manton (Ed: Puritan writer) says: If an earthly king lie but a night in a house, what care is there taken that nothing be offensive to him, but that all things be neat, clean, and sweet? Christ is the Giver of peace (John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Frame commenting on sanctify you renders it "“Consecrate you throughout,” “through and through” (Luther). 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. This a one time event, never to be repeated. In its relation to the world, the soul is entirely dependent upon the body for its information and responses. Matthew 23:19 "You blind men, which is more important, the offering or the altar that sanctifies the offering? Bible> Commentaries> 1 Thessalonians 5:23. The writer did not say the sword of the Word penetrates a person’s inner being and separates his soul from his spirit. 8:31; Ezek. And always remember the end: it is until the coming of our Lord Jesus. [Ps 72:19], Barclay - The word which is translated hallowed is a part of the Greek verb hagiazo. Ezekiel 15:5 "Behold, while it is intact (KJV = whole) (Hebrew = tamiym = complete, sound, whole; Lxx = holokleros), it is not made into anything. Even if the Christian is ridiculed and persecuted, unbelievers in the family are blessed because of that believer. Some claim Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart,” supports a trichotomist view of man’s essence because it suggests splitting soul and spirit. 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. In the biblical sense, the most obscure believer today is just as much a saint as the apostle Paul. 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). Thus, our sanctification has to do with God's transformation of us into persons whose actions in daily life are expressions of the Lord. Let us see to it that all be holy, all pure, all devout. 1 Thessalonians 5:23. The note of consecration already struck (1Th 3:13-note and 1Th 4:3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8- notes 1Th 4:3; 4:4; 4:5; 4:6; 4:7; 4:8) is heard again. Quite clearly that does not mean that in a time of difficulty the Psalmist will remember that God is called Jehovah. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: In the last half of chapter 4, Paul dealt with concerns that Thessalonian believers who died prior to Christ’s Second Coming would not be part of the resurrection. This is the case also with the word “keep,” tereo, in 1Ti 6:14 (that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ), where a momentary act is out of the question. Students of Scripture are not agreed as to whether the distinction between spirit and soul in our passage is substantial or functional. Sometimes He doesn’t grant physical healing because He has other plans and purposes for us (2 Corinthians 12:8–9). 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. But as he recalled God’s unfailing mercy, hope returned to his heart (Lamentations 3:6, 10, 21–24). God's kingdom will come on earth. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Moody Press, Matthew 6 - William Barclay's Daily Study Bible, John 17 - William Barclay's Daily Study Bible, MacArthur, J: Romans 9-16. 1 Thess. In Hebrew the name does not mean simply the name by which a person is called-- John or James, or whatever the name may be. (Ibid), Vincent - It is useless to attempt to draw from these words a technical, psychological statement of a threefold division of the human personality. It means that the animal or the person has no disfiguring and disqualifying blemishes. 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. We are “saints by calling.” That refers to the efficacious call of God to salvation (1 Cor 1:24, 26). For example, a dress is a dress; but a wedding dress is sanctified - set apart for a special, glorious purpose. This is a prayer of Paul's in which he makes a bold request on behalf of that congregation. (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. 7:1-note) or of "body and soul" (Matt. Off. Barclay writes that holokleros means "entire, perfect in every part. Comment: Hagiazo here refers to the moment these Gentile sinners were set apart and made saints - the moment of salvation (so called "positional sanctification") with perfect tense pointing to the permanence of their position in Christ (which should give you assurance regarding eternal security). But the Great Physician can heal. [Ezekiel 36:23] The psalmist Solomon prays "And blessed be His glorious Name forever; and may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Notice that God is the Source of each of these spiritual blessings! A priest is hagios because he is separate from other men. Paul's emphasis is that it is God Who sanctifies us ("Himself sanctify you"), accomplishing His work in us. MacArthur - In view of the prevailing Greek culture, it is significant that Paul included the body in his benediction. Thy kingdom come. It is conveyed in three separate words — wholly, entire, and without blame . 8). Such a home is not Christian in the full sense, but it is immeasurably superior to one that is totally unbelieving. In the meantime, expecting to see Jesus Christ at any moment is a great motivation for holy living (see Doctrine of Imminency). Chicago: Moody Press, Walvoord, J. F., Zuck, R. B., et al: The Bible Knowledge Commentary. Romans 16:20 (note) And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. Himself (846) (autos) In the Greek sentence this pronoun is first for emphasis. was a 1966 graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and a former pastor of 28 years. God sometimes heals miraculously and other times through medical science. 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. 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. Exposition of 1 Thessalonians 5:23 - by Pastor Tim Crabtee. That there is a distinction between soul and spirit is clear from Paul's use of the adjectives psuchikos (soulish) and pneumatikos (spiritual) in 1Corinthians 2:14, 15 and 1Cor 15:44. In Hebrews 10 we see these two aspects of sanctification - past tense salvation or initial salvation where by God's "will we have been sanctified" (Hebrews 10:10) and present tense salvation or experiential (progressive) sanctification. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Matthew 23:17 "You fools and blind men; which is more important, the gold, or the temple that sanctified the gold? Holiness, in that positional sense (Ed note: Synonymous with "positional sanctification"), is not a matter of good works, of holy living. That is about20 years after Jesus died and rose again to life. The body is the outward, material part of man, the instrument through which the inner life expresses itself. 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. Read verse in New International Version Amémptōs was used in the Greco-Roman world of people who were characterized by extraordinary civic consciousness. (Ibid), Regarding the phrase your spirit and soul and body Hiebert explains that "All three areas (spirit, soul and body) stand in need of the sanctifying and keeping (preserving) power of God. Sanctification is a process which begins with conversion and will be completed only when “perfection comes” (1 Cor. 1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified (aorist tense), but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God. iii. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 New International Version (NIV). 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. Bishop Trench has a lengthy note comparing holokleros and teleios... Holokleros signifies first, as its etymology declares, that which retains all which was allotted to it at the first (Ezek. J. Hampton Keathley III, Th.M. Baker Book House). The adverb amémptōs (differs by mark over the "o") is the very word archeologists have found on Christian tombs from ancient Thessalonica. When Jeremiah was devastated by the terror of war, he felt like a man mangled by a lion or trapped in a tomb. So, then, let us take these two things and put them together. 8:8, 64; 9:3, 7; 2 Ki. 10:20; 12:18; 1 Chr. 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. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. vi. Hebrews 9:13 (note) For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled (made "common" or unclean, violating the state required for ritual holiness), sanctify for the cleansing (purifying, making ritually cleansed and acceptable to offer worship in the setting of the Tabernacle) of the flesh. The Birth and Growth of a Church; 2. When our Lord sanctifies Himself, He sets Himself apart for God as the Sacrifice for sin (John 17:19; He 10:7-note). May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible at times speaks of man as a bipartite being, referred to as composed of "body and spirit" (James 2:26-note; 2Cor. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 » 1 Thessalonians 5:23b. 1996), Denney writes that our "inward life, in all its aspects, is to be sanctified through and through. The Christian must not only be pure, but the purity of his life must be seen by all. God of Peace - a frequent phrase in the NT... Romans 15:33 (note) Now the God of peace be with you all. The one and only characteristic of the Holy Ghost in a man is a strong family likeness to Jesus Christ, and freedom from everything that is unlike Him. 18:11; 23:13; 26:26ff; 2 Chr. Set Christ apart from all others as the sole object of their reverence and obedience, even in the face of unjust suffering. That culture—influenced by a philosophical dualism which taught that man’s spirit is inherently good and his body inherently evil—held the body in low esteem. God can touch you in all those areas. 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. Ray Stedman sums up the prayer calling on us to... recognize that God is able to minister to the whole man -- spirit, soul and body. 1908), NLT: Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until that day when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. (2Pe 1:3-note), John Stott writes that "If these words can be distinguished, then probably the former implies ‘a totality from which no part is excluded’ and the latter ‘an integrity in which each part has its due place and proportion’. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. The man who has been made obtuse by sin will say he is not conscious of sin. Barclay on hagiazo - Jesus prayed that his disciples might be consecrated by the truth. This is the believer’s position in Christ. This adverb is used in 1Th 2:10 (note) to describe the life of Paul and his companions as they conducted themselves before the Thessalonians, their conduct being such that there was no legitimate ground for accusation. It will cost everything that is not of God in us. In some passages the terms soul and spirit seem to be synonymous, other times they seem to be distinct and hard to define precisely. Are we prepared for what that will cost? Ep 5:25, 26, 27-notes Ep 5:25; 26; 27 (Collected writings of W. E. Vine), Hiebert agrees with Vine noting that "Some insist that the aorist here points to the crisis experience of entire sanctification," but it is generally accepted that the action is best viewed as constative (An aorist tense verb that, along with other contextual features, presents the action simply, in summary, or as a whole. John 17:19 "And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. (1 Thessalonians 5 Commentary), Frame explains it as "if Paul had said: “I have exhorted you to ethical consecration and to the things that make for peace, but God himself is the only power that can make the exhortation effective.” (Frame, J. E. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians. (Elwell, W. A.. Vol. You must not look at the foes before and behind, on the right hand and on the left, but to God's faithfulness to His promises, God's zeal for His honor, and God's love for … The Greek verb hagiazo is connected with the adjective hagios, and means to treat a person or a thing as hagios. 2:4; 5:11; 7:7, 16, 20; 26:18; 29:33; 30:8; 31:6; 35:3; Ezr. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The word denotes both an arrival and a consequent presence with. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press). 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Commentaries: Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Hebrews 13:12 (note) Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Gradually this unswerving constancy removes the weaknesses and the imperfections from a man’s character. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (David Jeremiah - Sanctuary). It is only when we are garrisoned by God with the stupendous sanctity of the Holy Spirit, that spirit, soul and body are preserved in unspotted integrity, undeserving of censure in God’s sight, until Jesus comes. (1 Thessalonians 5 ), Morris agrees with Guzik writing that "The way in which he effects the transition... indicates that it is only in the power of the God on whom he calls that his exhortations can be brought to fruition. Help us, O Purifier of the temple, to drive out all intruders, and reserve our soul in all the beauty of holiness for the Blessed and Only Potentate. And no man is pure except by impartation; and every good thing and every perfect thing cometh from the Father of lights. Approximately 51AD, 1Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (NASB: Lockman), Greek: Autos de o theos tes eirenes agiasai (3SAAO) umas oloteleis, kai olokleron umon to pneuma kai e psuche kai to soma amemptos en te parousia tou kuriou emon Iesou Christou teretheie. (Comment: Observe that James tells us in essence the "definition" of holokleros -- "lacking in nothing." In the NT, holiness is a dynamic process. 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. The precise implication of this threefold enumeration for the essential cure of man has been much debated. 2:11; 5:3, 5; 7:34; 2Cor. There are 6 uses of holokleros in the non-apocryphal Septuagint (LXX) (Lev. But in Christ we are given a new nature and can live out the new kind of life. The sanctifying work of God includes not only the immaterial part of the believer (spirit and soul), but also the body. “Since every believer is sanctified in Christ Jesus, 1Cor 1:2, cf. Lev. At that time, the Christian’s life, service, and testimony will be reviewed, and he will be rewarded or suffer loss. 7:13; Jdg. Nashville: Thomas Nelson), Richards makes an interesting point noting that "A basic distinction must be made between the OT and the NT doctrines of holiness. Ephesians 5:26 (note) that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word. The Book of 1 Thessalonians. Read the 139th Psalm; the Psalmist implies—‘Thou art the God of the early mornings, the God of the late at nights, the God of the mountain peaks, and the God of the sea; but, my God, my soul has further horizons than the early mornings, deeper darkness than the nights of earth, higher peaks than any mountain peaks, greater depths than any sea in nature—Thou Who art the God of all these, be my God. Peter's use in context speaks of the lame man's physical healing or wholeness, although there is clearly application to the ethical sense, where faith likewise produces an "internal healing" of our soul and spirit in the regeneration or new birth.). Hiebert adds that the basic idea of holoteles... is "wholly attaining the end, reaching the intended goal," hence has the force of no part being left unreached. Ryrie for feels that "spirit and soul and body should not be understood as defining the parts of man, but as representing the whole man. We are holy because the Sanctifier (the One who makes holy) has already sanctified us in response to our trust in Him (Heb. (Macarthur J. James. Or "the God of peace himself". He said only that the sword cuts open the soul and the spirit of the person. St Paul ‘is not writing a treatise on the soul, but pouring forth, from the fulness of his heart, a prayer for his converts’ (Jowett), and consequently all appeals to the verse in support of a Pauline system of Trichotomy as against the Dichotomy found elsewhere in his Epistles are beside the mark. Proud member The divine sanctification begins with the inner and spiritual and reaches down to the outward and material. And the very God of peace Or "the God of peace himself". The self-conscious personality reaches out in two directions. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 is the classic verse for those who argue that men and women are composed of three parts: body, soul, and spirit (“trichotomy”). That special service is that we should love and obey him and should bring others to do the same. 3. ed. Such is his devotion to his royal guest that no one may now sit in her chair or dine at the table which she honoured. of 23:15); and a man en holoklero dermati is ‘in a whole skin’ (Lucian, Philops. It is fitting, therefore, that he should in the end pray once again for their complete sanctification (Gk. He can give emotional healing. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. Hiebert - The primary meaning of sanctify is "to set apart, to consecrate," but it also carries the thought of the resultant holiness of character in the consecrated. (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. The apostle’s entreaty for the Thessalonians parallels and reiterates the theme and form of his earlier prayer for their spiritual growth (see notes 1Thes 3:11; 12; 13). 3:1; 12:47; 13:22; Ps. Thus Darius would have been well pleased not to have taken Babylon if only Zopyrus, who had maimed himself to carry out the stratagem by which it fell, were holokleros still (Plutarch, Reg. Luke 11:2 And He said to them, "When you pray, say: 'Father, hallowed (aorist imperative) be Thy name. Believers are to separate themselves from profane things and dedicate themselves wholly to their Holy God. 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. The Apostle has drawn the likeness of a Christian church, as a Christian church ought to be, waiting for the coming of the Lord; he has appealed to the Thessalonians to make this picture their standard, and to aim at Christian holiness; and conscious of the futility of such advice, as long as it stands alone and addresses itself to man’s unaided efforts, he turns here instinctively to prayer: “The God of peace Himself” — working in independence of your exertions and my exhortations — “sanctify you wholly.”...Notice the comprehensiveness of the Apostle’s prayer in this place. Quite clearly that does not mean that those who know that God is called Jehovah will trust in him. All our inventiveness is to be used in God’s service. 23:15; Deut. (3) Future (ultimate, perfect) Sanctification - Glorification when God makes believers free of even the desire of sin, free of the fallen flesh nature, and joined with our transformed, glorified bodies for all eternity. Therefore, when we pray "Hallowed be Thy name," it means, "Enable us to give to thee the unique place which thy nature and character deserve and demand." Plutarch, De Plac. ... (Matthew 5:23-24). Josephus (Ant. The Lord can give spiritual healing. Gilead, a region east of the Jordan, was famous for its medicinal salve, but Jeremiah warned that not even Gilead’s balm could heal the soul. 12. 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. Exodus 40:13 And you shall put the holy garments on Aaron and anoint him and consecrate (Hebrew = qadash = set apart; Lxx = hagiazo) him, that he may minister as a priest to Me. (3SAPO), Hiebert, D. Edmond: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: BMH Book. Before a person is saved he has no holy nature and no capacity for holy living. Do it - preserve and present you blameless at Christ's coming (1 Thessalonians 5:23; Romans 8:30; 1 Peter 5:10). Ro 15:4 (note). 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. 5:23–24 . Parousia conveys the thought of an arrival (advent or coming) of a person to a place plus the idea of their presence at that place until a certain event transpires. Are we prepared to set ourselves apart for the Holy Spirit’s ministrations in us? 1 Thess. (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. Plato, Legg. The word for to consecrate is hagiazo which comes from the adjective hagios. Barclay adds that amémptōs - expresses what the Christian is to the world. 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