The day of the Pentecost, the Holy Spirit filled the apostles. A distinctive feature of Matthew is its arrangement into alternating sections of narrative and discourse.
Paul opens his letter to the people of Thessalonica by letting them know he thanks God for their faith Jesus. The permanent significance of Revelation lies in the author's conviction that right will ultimately triumph over evil.
Try putting yourself in Moses' sandals. Another theme by which we remember the book is faith, climaxed in the famous roll call of faith in chapter 11 which adheres to the genre known as the encomium. Luther was a German priest and theologian, whose break from the Catholic church helped to fuel the Protestant Reformation.
I will discuss his use of Biblical language and imagery, the structure of the poem, his rhythm and rhyme and his use of symbolism. A careful study of these writings shows that they have a number of common characteristics: They were produced in times of crises; they describe the conflict between the forces of good and evil; future events are made known through dreams and visions; the end of the conflict is to come shortly; and those who remain faithful through persecution and trial are promised a reward in the messianic kingdom soon to be established.
Paul opens his letter to the people of Thessalonica with thanksgiving and prayer. But there is always a danger that the symbols may be interpreted in a way that was not intended by the author who used them.
He then talks about Epaphroditus, the messenger. So, God sent two angels disguised as men to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Paul reminds them that from sin they were dead, but they are made alive through Jesus. The purpose, rather, is for moral and spiritual revelation.