The Rapture of the 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.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16
I believe there will be seven years of terrible tribulation. It will be a time of tyranny and persecution. It will be a time when all nature will be out of joint and when demon spirits will infest the world. It will be a time when the anti‑Christ will rule and reign.
But before the tribulation comes, the Church is going to be raptured out.
You might find it interesting to note that the word “rapture” is not found in the Bible, but the word “caught up” is, and that’s literally what the word “rapture” means. We will be “caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
Do your loved ones know what the rapture means? Why not ask them what they think this next week and open the door for a candid discussion about the future?
Daybreak: Practicing the Presence of God
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