“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
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.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words,” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (KJV).
Praise God we have hope because of what Jesus did for us on the cross, and how He rose from the dead to give us an everlasting hope that does not disappoint and to which no sorrow is added… Only joy!
Yes, joy for those Christians who are now in his presence and that we will someday join them with hallelujahs!
Beloved, there is a heresy, a lie from the pit that is working to deceive the saints to sit back and not be concerned that a rapture, a secret rapture of the Church is soon coming to carry us away home with Jesus, that we will not have to be here for the coming tribulation.
I say! Don’t you believe it for a minute!
There is only one return of the LORD, only one resurrection of believers and it is at His return. It will be the day of the LORD!
Yes, the dead in Christ will precede the living. You will not go before they do. And it will be no secret!
The LORD himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God!
Praise the LORD, He will make the declaration Himself.
“Here I AM, I have come for My people…..” And those who don’t belong to Him will mourn.
It will more public than anything you have seen, for every eye shall see Him. Every eye… You won’t be able to miss Him!
Oh, to the unbeliever, they will not be prepared…
Don’t you be caught with them and unaware, because you are fooling around. For the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night for those who are not watching and waiting.
But beloved, you “Are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober,”1 Thessalonians 5:3-6.
Stay in the light my friends, keep walking straight ahead holding Jesus’ hand. Don’t let go for a moment. Stay in the light, stay in fellowship with true believers, and walk in the Spirit.
It’s up to you! I can’t do it for you, all I can do is point the way to the truth, to the living God!
He says, “My people, My people, they are so busy looking to other things to fill their hearts longing. Only I can fill and fulfill that longing. The world spins out of control yet I AM constant.
The way may be rocky but let me enlarge the ground under your feet so you can stand, for stand you will in the judgement. Yes every eye will see me in My radiance. There will be no mistaking My glory.
Tell them to trust Me, for I AM the only way out of misery, of pain, of fear, of destruction. I AM your deliverer, but you must know me.
I know you, now hold fast and don’t let go, time is short for your redemption draws nigh…”
God Bless You, you are in my prayers
~ Celeste Dewey