upon us." And later the promise of the Holy Spirit in verses 28 - 30:
“I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.
29 In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on servants—men and women alike.
30 And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth—“
Perhaps the Thessalonians were ABLE to be FAITHFUL, LOVING, ENDURING, and receive with JOY because they KNEW they had been touched by the Holy Spirit.
I pray now, more than ever, we receive His Spirit with joy, we are able to also be faithful LIVING TESTIMONIES, love OTHERS as He needs us to, and endure (for ALL it's WORTH), causing His Word to be witnessed and known.