Christians are supposed to be watching and waiting For Christ's return.
Let's look at some Bible verses that teach us about what we call the rapture or when Jesus returns for his church. "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words" (1Thessalonians 4:16-18).
First - "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God" -This verse teaches us that Jesus Christ Himself will return descending from heaven.
Second- "and the dead in Christ shall rise first" - Jesus will rise up the bodies of those who have already died that were believers in him. Anytime the Bible speaks about those who sleep or the dead in Christ, this means those who knew Jesus as their Lord and savior, but have already died.
Third- "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord". Christians who are alive at the time of Jesus Christ's return, He will also rise up to be with him.
Those who have died and those who are alive will be caught up together in the clouds to meet Jesus Christ in the air, and will be with the Lord forever and ever. Millions of Christians will go to heaven without ever having to die! This is an awesome promise! These are words of comfort to those that know Jesus and are living for him.
|Many people in the world today are living sad and lonely lives without any hope.|
Many verses teach us as Christians to stay away from all things that are ungodly or sinful things that are not pleasing to God. We are to live are lives by putting Christ first in all that we do. We can only live a godly life by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that we receive when we truly except Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.
This time of wrath is to bring judgment on all those who have rejected Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
|The reason Jesus is coming back to rapture the church is to rescue or deliver His people from God's judgment and wrath that will come upon the earth.||Many Christians believe that the rapture will happen before this great time of tribulation.|
|Looking for the blessed hope is the return of Jesus Christ for his church.|
|This hope is far more important than a million dollars or anything else in this life, because this hope leads to everlasting life with Jesus!|
|I encourage you to put Jesus first in your life and to live for him each day. Pray and read your Bible every day and ask God to help you understand it.|
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