Be Ready! Jesus Is Coming Again!

This is  Podcast Episode 31 in our new endeavor to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope you enjoy the podcast and the transcript!

This is Bible patterns and principles. My name is Dan R Crouch. I am the pastor of Fountain of Life Community Church in Prescott Valley, Arizona. We are a classic Pentecostal church that believes the Bible is the only true word of God. And that salvation only  comes through the person of God's son, Jesus Christ. I believe the most important decision in your life is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Repenting of your sins and giving your life to Jesus is the key to joy, peace and success in your personal life. At Bible patterns and principles,  my goal is to help you find the peace and comfort God wants you to experience. Let's look at our principal for today.

I Thessalonians, Chapter four verses 16 to 18 declare For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout with the voice of the Ark Angel, 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 up to meet those who have gone before us in the air. Then we shall be ever with the Lord. The promise is 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 our Lord Jesus. We're promised that Jesus is coming again. 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 be changed in a moment. In the twinkling of an eye at the last trump. The dead in Christ shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed. What a great promise. God wants you to be with him in eternity. If you have not already repented of your sins and asked Jesus Christ to be your personal savior, you need to do so now. Then you will know the hope these verses talk about.  Do not place your hope in this world. But look for the soon coming of our Lord.

This has been Bible patterns and principles. My name is Dan R Crouch sharing another Bible truth To strengthen your daily Christian life. Please let us know if you're enjoying these brief teachings from the word of God or if you have a prayer request. You can write to us at:, We would very much enjoy your comments and would feel very privileged to pray with you concerning the needs of your life.

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