2 Thessalonians 1:5-12
5, This is a plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.
6, For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
7, and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,
8, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
9, These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
10, when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed—for our testimony to you was believed.
11, To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power,
12, so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
28“But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
29“Or how can anyone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
The Unpardonable Sin
30“He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
31“Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
32“Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.
16, Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;
17, for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
18, For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.
19, So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
1 Corinthians 15:50
48, As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly.
49, Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.
The Mystery of Resurrection
50, Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
51, Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
52, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
13, And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.
14, Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,
15, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
10, As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.
11,And He was saying to them, “To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,
12, so that WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE, AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR AND NOT UNDERSTAND, OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT RETURN AND BE FORGIVEN.”
Christ Jesus Explanation
13, And He said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables?
14, “The sower sows the word.
15, “These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.
16, “In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;
17, and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.
18, “And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,
19, but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
20, “And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.”
21, And He was saying to them, “A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand?
22, “For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.
23, “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”
24, And He was saying to them, “Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.
25, “For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.”