Topic: End of the Age
Have you wondered what it would be like if we meet Jesus Christ as the progress of World War III would take its place? Before I’d go further, let’s read I Thessalonians 4:14-17:
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 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.
Matthew 27:52-53 is the only Scripture that shows the people rose up from their graves as soon as Jesus died on the Cross and occurred an earthquake. Why? Even though the rapture hadn’t taken a place yet, this brief resurrection of the dead people show us that He is the God who can raise people into life. John 14 said that Jesus will come again to take us to His kingdom.
I believe that God gave Paul a vision on the rapture of the Church on the last day of the earth. Even it was not His time during Paul’s life, God wanted Paul to write his vision down, so that we can understand and be ready for His returning.
Paul began by explaining to us if we believe that God raised Jesus from the dead, He can raise people from the grave to meet with Him face to face. Remember Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, after four days, and met each other (John 11). If we remain alive, we will be caught up with Him and people from the graves in the clouds.
Many preachers said that Jesus would return and rapture the Church on either before, during, or after the Seven-Year of Tribulation. Even though the Bible doesn’t clear about when He would take the Church out from the earth, God gave us a sign when this would be taken place: at the sound of trumpet from the Heaven. When God would blow the trumpet, we must know that it is time for us to be united with the King at the clouds and live with Him forever.
The only question is: are we ready for the celebration of His returning and have a wedding ceremony with Him? If you are not sure about His invitation, you can check with God if you are on the reservation list. If you like to be on the list and be a part of the family of God, you can invite Him to come into your life. You just give your life to Him by asking forgiveness for all the sins that you committed and invite Him to the center of your life and let Him show you the light of your life.