To Meet The Lord In The Air…

I Thessalonians 4: 16-18 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.

We are told to comfort one another with the words of our scripture for today. It is a promise that has three parts. We are told first that our Lord is coming again. The second declaration is that the dead in Christ shall rise first and then we are given promise that we who are alive and remain on the earth shall be caught to meet those who have gone before us in the air. Then we will be ever with the Lord.

These promises are sometimes called the "Blessed Hope" of the church. If  we as Christians were limited by the promises and the hope of the world in which we live, life would be pretty hopeless. However, we have so much more to expect because of our faith in the Lord Jesus. We are promised that Jesus is coming again and we do not need to fear the future. It does not matter whether we die or whether we are alive when Jesus comes we will join Him in the air. Another place in scripture tells us that "we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." (I Corinthians 15:51-52) What a great promise!

Do not place your hope in this world, but  look for the soon coming of our Lord!

Keep Looking Up!

Dan

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