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“I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed…. 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

1 Corinthians 15:50-52, 58

Look Forward to the Coming of the Lord

There’s a lot going on in our world, today. but we can be comforted by God’s word in knowing that, “Trouble don’t last always.” We have the blessed hope of salvation and redemption, through Jesus Christ. Very soon we will see Jesus face to face and I can’t wait for that day.

Now, what is this passage talking about? This is all about the special event known as “The Rapture”.  Some say the word, “rapture” is not in the bible.  Yes, we only see the description of that word, but 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, explains the Rapture in clear detail.

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

In Latin, the word for “rapture” is “rapio” and the Greek word for “Rapture” is “harpazo,” which means: caught up, to carry off by force (“in a flash”-1 Corinthians 15:52), or to claim for one’s self eagerly. 

Comfort one another

Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 4:18, to comfort one another with these words.  Those who have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ and surrendered their desires in exchange for His will be saved from this wicked world. One day the body of Christ will be snatched out of here right before all hell breaks loose.

Our bodies will be transformed into invincible, spiritual-physical bodies, just like Jesus’ resurrection body. So don’t be easily shaken by the current events of this world, rather be motivated to tell people about the hope they can have in Jesus Christ.  If you’re a Christian, heaven is waiting for you. Thank you, Jesus! Therefore, obey 1 Thessalonians 4:18,

Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:18

Be Strong in the Lord and let nothing move you!

Salvation Plan

Today, if you have not received Salvation or you would like to rededicate your life back to Christ, say this prayer:

God, I know that I am a sinner. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins, and I ask you to forgive me. Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross and rose from the grave, for me. I open my heart and life for You to come in, and I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You, God for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read the Book of John in the Bible. Find out who Christ is, and how He loves you, yes you!

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