“Be With The Lord” ( 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, WYC ) by Carley Evans

English: Resurrection of Christ
English: Resurrection of Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven, in the commandment, and in the voice of an archangel [in the commanding, and in the voice of the archangel], and in the trump of God; and the dead men that be in Christ, shall rise again first. Afterward we that live, that be left, shall be snatched (up) together with them in clouds, meeting Christ in the air; and so evermore we shall be with the Lord.”

Maybe Paul started the ‘zombie’ – the walking dead – craze. I don’t like writing about ‘end times’ because the Word clearly teaches no one knows the day, the hour except the Father. Why some insist on predicting the end of the world is beyond me! Why anyone argues over the details is also bizarre to me.

That “evermore we shall be with the Lord” is what attracts my attention! The rest is fluff, so to speak. The rapture? The Holy Spirit says ‘be prepared,” “keep watch” because we know not when He “shall come down from Heaven.”

On the cross, Jesus tells the repentant thief, “Today you will be with Me in paradise.” Jesus’ promise is not for some far off day, but for today!

 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. While we cannot know WHEN we do know that He IS coming, and I look forward to that day, expecting to see it, but knowing that whether or not it happens in my lifetime, I will be going to meet Him anyway.
    However, I also “Occupy til He come” as we are told, and rejoice in the privilege of being in His service.

    What an amazing God!

    1. lambskinny says:

      Amen Meeting in the Clouds!

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Susie & Jeff!

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Julie and Debbie. Blessings!

  4. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Sharmishtha.

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