Work On

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Hi Peeps,
Today’s Quote
“Good Things happen when you work on your job and not get easily distracted on other people’s business and problems.” ~ Jon Barnes

Offer 

You can offer solutions to people who are interested in the truth of your good work, but you can’t make people eat right, exercise, sleep and maintain their bodies.  They have to do this work for themselves.

Solutions

The evidence of practical solutions working in the lives of people becomes obvious, as they raise their kids with the same mind set, work ethics, and morals. Use these Good Things to build your family brand and band a better bond of love that is surrounded by God’s protection, grace, mercy, and blessings.

Interested

Interested parties should apply at the repentance desk office and speak to the Holy Spirit to confirm your appointed visit, orientation, bible study class, reading, praying, fasting, and working in the fields. Selected candidates will be paid eternally well for their services. Interested parties need only apply in person.
Today’s Question
Do you agree with the working conditions and terms or are you hell bound?
Enjoy The reading

Exodus 30

Plans for the Incense Altar

30 “Then make another altar of acacia wood for burning incense. Make it 18 inches square and 36 inches high,[a] with horns at the corners carved from the same piece of wood as the altar itself. Overlay the top, sides, and horns of the altar with pure gold, and run a gold molding around the entire altar. Make two gold rings, and attach them on opposite sides of the altar below the gold molding to hold the carrying poles. Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. Place the incense altar just outside the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant,[b] in front of the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—that covers the tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant.[c] I will meet with you there.
“Every morning when Aaron maintains the lamps, he must burn fragrant incense on the altar. And each evening when he lights the lamps, he must again burn incense in the Lord’s presence. This must be done from generation to generation.Do not offer any unholy incense on this altar, or any burnt offerings, grain offerings, or liquid offerings.
10 “Once a year Aaron must purify[d] the altar by smearing its horns with blood from the offering made to purify the people from their sin. This will be a regular, annual event from generation to generation, for this is the Lord’s most holy altar.”

Money for the Tabernacle

11 Then the Lord said to Moses, 12 “Whenever you take a census of the people of Israel, each man who is counted must pay a ransom for himself to the Lord. Then no plague will strike the people as you count them. 13 Each person who is counted must give a small piece of silver as a sacred offering to the Lord. (This payment is half a shekel,[e] based on the sanctuary shekel, which equals twenty gerahs.) 14 All who have reached their twentieth birthday must give this sacred offering to the Lord. 15 When this offering is given to the Lord to purify your lives, making you right with him,[f] the rich must not give more than the specified amount, and the poor must not give less. 16 Receive this ransom money from the Israelites, and use it for the care of the Tabernacle.[g] It will bring the Israelites to the Lord’s attention, and it will purify your lives.”

Plans for the Washbasin

17 Then the Lord said to Moses, 18 “Make a bronze washbasin with a bronze stand. Place it between the Tabernacle and the altar, and fill it with water. 19 Aaron and his sons will wash their hands and feet there. 20 They must wash with water whenever they go into the Tabernacle to appear before the Lord and when they approach the altar to burn up their special gifts to the Lord—or they will die! 21 They must always wash their hands and feet, or they will die. This is a permanent law for Aaron and his descendants, to be observed from generation to generation.”

The Anointing Oil

22 Then the Lord said to Moses, 23 “Collect choice spices—12 1⁄2 pounds of pure myrrh, 6 1⁄4 pounds of fragrant cinnamon, 6 1⁄4 pounds of fragrant calamus,[h]24 and 12 1⁄2 pounds of cassia[i]—as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel. Also get one gallon of olive oil.[j] 25 Like a skilled incense maker, blend these ingredients to make a holy anointing oil. 26 Use this sacred oil to anoint the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, 27 the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and all its accessories, the incense altar, 28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the washbasin with its stand. 29 Consecrate them to make them absolutely holy. After this, whatever touches them will also become holy.
30 “Anoint Aaron and his sons also, consecrating them to serve me as priests.31 And say to the people of Israel, ‘This holy anointing oil is reserved for me from generation to generation. 32 It must never be used to anoint anyone else, and you must never make any blend like it for yourselves. It is holy, and you must treat it as holy. 33 Anyone who makes a blend like it or anoints someone other than a priest will be cut off from the community.’”

The Incense

34 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Gather fragrant spices—resin droplets, mollusk shell, and galbanum—and mix these fragrant spices with pure frankincense, weighed out in equal amounts. 35 Using the usual techniques of the incense maker, blend the spices together and sprinkle them with salt to produce a pure and holy incense. 36 Grind some of the mixture into a very fine powder and put it in front of the Ark of the Covenant,[k] where I will meet with you in the Tabernacle. You must treat this incense as most holy. 37 Never use this formula to make this incense for yourselves. It is reserved for the Lord, and you must treat it as holy.38 Anyone who makes incense like this for personal use will be cut off from the community.”

Love,

Jonathan

Translation

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Hi Peeps,
Today’s Quote
” Mist Communication is Missed Communication from Miscommunication by Mr. & Mrs. Communication, which occurs when you believe and think one thing, but do or say something else out of character.” ~ Jon Barnes

Blur

One letter can change the meaning of a word. The wrong word can destroy the message. Living your self-inflicted painful lifestyle of lies and deceit can place you in the holding cell for hell. When will you grow tired of being sick, since you do not take good care of yourself and others?  Pay attention to each letter in your words and work to maximize the strength in each meaning to your message, before you send it.

Focus

You get lost in the mirror when your face doesn’t look like you. Why paint or make over beauty that already exists, wasting money, time, energy, and focus. You are loved for who you are and not what you look like. I think people miscommunicate marketing information with reality, just like a misspelled word. However, it is your choice to see yourself as you are, which reflects your character or vanity.

Spell

Ask God to spell check your words, work, motives, and actions before moving forward with plans, goals, and dreams. The spell button feature on your spiritual e-mail to God does you no good if you do not use it. Push the button each day so that your translation of your message does not end up in a hot mess. Pray that God removes this spell of blindness from your eyes and actions.  Don’t hide the truth by partially tell the whole story, to display the opposite of God’s intentions, which is witchcraft.
Today’s Question
Since God’s spell check is the best reality check, don’t take my word for it, did you check with God yourself?
Enjoy Today’s Readings.

1 John 4

On Denying the Incarnation

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

God’s Love and Ours

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
Love,
Jonathan

Attention

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Hi Peeps,
Today’s Quote
“We attract who we are and repel what we are not, which is who you are, what you love, and why it has your attention with attraction.” ~ Jon Barnes

Ask yourself

Why am I attracted to poop?  Smell yourself from the soul and you’ll understand why people lie to themselves every day. You cannot change anything that you cannot smell. You can smell yourself, but you don’t want to. This is why God does the work for you so you can detect and correct your heart, thinking, and actions. The people around you will smell you coming before you get asked the question: “Do I stink?” God Smells us all the time!

Attention

Place your attention on each little small steps of faith and stop calling people names, writing them off as trash, and playing God. Love people as yourself by holding them to high standards with examples of God’s character in your life.  You will bring people up because they will admire your beautiful look of love-works. Otherwise, your path will smell like the poop you step in each day and even though you will believe your actions smell like roses.  Wake up, clean up and pay attention to the smell and see your direction blossom with love works.

Love Works

Love Works is a concept that takes care of personal responsibilities that are naturally overlooked, neglected, and understated. We idolize trash, lust, money, fame, and the likes. Avoid idling by cleaning your body, home, room, car, work space, and maintain good relationships. Clean up and show signs of your true character.  Otherwise you are a pig. Clean living attracts clean people wanting to do their best for God. Your stinky mess is not clean living with your sorry excuses. Be honest and consistent. Ask God to execute these excuses from your life. Balance your love works to reflect God’s lifestyle of simplicity, cleanliness, focus, patience, faithfulness, and the natural beauty that comes from committed love works. Then relax in your love works with God and your family. Be kind.
Today’s Question
Are you attracting Love Workers based on your Love Actions and Attention to simple nurturing details of life with God’s commandments or do you idolize mess?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.

1 John 5

Faith in the Incarnate Son of God

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the[a] Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Concluding Affirmations

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
16 If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. 19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.
Love,
Jonathan

Souled Out

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Hi Peeps,

 

Today’s Quote

“The devil is like a computer robot trying to steal your job of love from you, but he is souled out of time.” ~ Jon Barnes

Sole Out

The soles of evil shoes are warned out by the people who believe the lies of the devil. Evil and devil share the same root word so that you can see the toes of satan exposed as he approaches you with deception.  Just look at the worn out shoe soles as you can see the digital, mental, molecular, psychological, and physical booby traps  have exploded the motives of the ungodly in Spiritual Warfare. Time to reboot.

Sold Out

Reboot your soul with God’s confirmation and correction to resize your feet to complete the war on evil.  The devil is sold out of tricks so that he cannot infect you with some new artificial intelligence.  At a glance, computers and machines will make our jobs seem easy, but the real job is programing our minds to obey God and do good works of faith to prove our commitment to God to ourselves. God already knows the outcome and the tickets are all sold out, unless you give away your ticket to the devil.

Out Souled


Don’t let the devil and his robotic team out sell or our work you and your team.  Build up the true love and beauty of God’s wisdom in your life to shine onto all people. Remember, the devil does not have a ticket to Heaven, you do! Is there anything on earth as valuable as your salvation ticket of love for God? Confirm your ticket and don’t be out smarted or out souled by the devil’s deceit.
Today’s Question
Is your sole purpose to love God, His ways, and lifestyle or are you sold out to the devil with your stuff and your lifestyle.
Enjoy Today’s Reading

2 Peter 2

False Teachers and Their Destruction

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,[a] putting them in chains of darkness[b] to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an exampleof what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. 10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh[c] and despise authority.
Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings; 11 yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not heap abuse on such beings when bringing judgment on them from[d] the Lord. 12 But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish.
13 They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.[e] 14 With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood! 15 They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Bezer,[f] who loved the wages of wickedness. 16 But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—an animal without speech—who spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.
17 These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. 18 For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. 19 They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.” 20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. 22 Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,”[g] and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.”
Love,
Jonathan

This Age

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Hi Peeps,

 

Today’s Quote

“Out of this age will be birthed an amount of people chosen for Kingdom business and it is your job to become one of the chosen by God to labor on His Farm!” ~ Jon Barnes

Unknown Numbers

God multiplies his creation of mankind so that he may choose the people who have hearts of love. If you don’t love God, then you don’t love yourself or your family, friends or enemies. Hell was not made for a fireworks display or any show of power, but for wicked lost souls to burn for eternity. Heaven is for those who connect with God’s spirit of love and truth by their faith walk and active works.

The few counted

Love the truth, and God will set you free to fly around in Heaven with the few He chooses to select.  Check out the manual to study and learn about the criteria and practical commandments needed for access into the Heart of God and His Pearly Gates. Follow the straight path of the few and avoid following long lines of wickedness and evil.

That Age

That age to come will be Glorious and God will set the record straight and will write down your name in his Holy Role Call Book of Life.  If you have not enlisted in His Army when you are alive, then you will follow the opposite path of the Pearly Gate; The Gate of Hell. Focus on getting your name placed in His book and maintaining a good standing of faith and good works to finish your personal race. Do not die twice!  That Age is on the other side of death and will come quickly for the wicked, who did not choose God as a true source of Love and Leadership.

Today’s Question

Can you imagine how many people there are in Hell right now, who would scream and die again gladly to tell you how not to go there? Imagine the volume of all of those voices at once; Hundreds of Trillions beyond comprehension?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.

Philemon

Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,
To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker— also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home:
Grace and peace to you[a] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.

Paul’s Plea for Onesimus

Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus— 10 that I appeal to you for my son Onesimus,[b] who became my son while I was in chains. 11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.
12 I am sending him—who is my very heart—back to you. 13 I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains for the gospel. 14 But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced but would be voluntary. 15 Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever— 16 no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord.
17 So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me. 19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self. 20 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refreshmy heart in Christ. 21 Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.
22 And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers.
23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. 24 And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers.
25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
Love,
Jonathan

Direct TV

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Hi Peeps,
Today’s Quote
“I couldn’t watch TV last night because I was too busy communicating, listening, answering questions, inspiring, nurturing, laughing, helping, and loving my Adult kids that God blessed me with.” ~ Jon Barnes

Adult TV

My kids are Adults and they have great questions, insight, talent, ideas, and challenges for me to engage with my time. The TV Show was turned off and I enjoyed helping out my daughter with question from her new job promotion, writing and proofreading letters– being a blessing and making myself available. When you make yourself available to God, He teaches you how to help others.

Cable TV

I had a blast talking with one child and then the second one called, which made me put the Cable TV on pause. We talked for an hour and I think I listened for almost 59 minutes of the conversation. Then the miracle happened, God showed me how to inspire my child with loving words of wisdom with 5 minutes of information and personal experience and lessons that I had to learn from my bible reading.

TV on Demand

You can’t help someone, especially the ones you love if you are not humble, prepared, and willing to share with the right information to give from God. You are God’s TV, which is a direct source of Love, Hope, Charity, Truth, and Proof that God is real. Your job is to develop channels and programming for people to enjoy, learn, grow, and share with others to help a confused, lying, evil world full of injustice.
Today’s Question
Is your TV (your life) on Demand for God or are you wasting your life, hypnotized by the black box idle, your TV set god, the black hole, which can eat up your life like a digital cancer?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.

1 Timothy 2

Instructions on Worship

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
11 A woman[a] should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15 But women[c] will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
Love,
Jonathan

Focus Blurred

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Hi Peeps,

Today’s Quote

“Information overload and greed prevents us from looking at one problem at a time, completing the solution, sharing the results, and mentoring someone else.” ~ Jon Barnes

One Thing

Learn to do one thing well, to improve your focus and insight so that you can apply this concept to the next thing you need to learn. In your list of things to do, you can only cross out one thing at a time.  Organize and schedule your success with steps that focus on one thing at a time to allow God to train you properly.

Progress

Each step in the right direction points to your progress and paints a story for others to see and analyze. Each story teaches us how biblical laws work in our lives and how God’s love teaches us over the entire span of our lives.

Vision

Your vision improves by allowing all of your senses to be used in each lesson God teaches you. When you pass each simple test, your focus becomes sharpened and what you do and say becomes relevant, clear for all to see the direction you are headed.
Today’s Question
Can you see where you are headed?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.

1 Thessalonians 4

Living to Please God

As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;that each of you should learn to control your own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister.[b] The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before.For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.
Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

Believers Who Have Died

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
 
Love, 
Jonathan