Word Time

Building blocks

New King James Version (NKJV)

In Paul’s day, no different to today, some congregations were about self-gratification; that of faith without works. Below, Paul and others celebrate those enduring just the opposite; sacrifice and persecution – indeed, Messiah’s works! HalleluYH!!!! 

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5

so that we ourselves boast of you among the “churches” (synagogue(s): congregations, etc..) of “God” (Elohim: the Magistrates, the Great, Mighty Ones, etc..) for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of “God” (Elohim), that you may be counted worthy of the “kingdom” (malkuw: realm, reign, etc..) of “God” (Elohim), for which you also suffer;”

Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon: Kingdom:

Kingdom: 4437 malkuw mal-koo’ (Aramaic) corresponding to 4438; dominion (abstractly or concretely):–kingdom, kingly, realm, reign.