HE’S COMING WITH A SHOUT 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 4:16-18).
How I look forward to the coming of the Lord, the Rapture of the Church! I hope you do too. His coming is with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump. He’s coming “with a bang.” Hallelujah!
This isn’t going to be an ordinary shout; it’s going to be so loud the dead in Christ—every Christian who ever died—will hear it and come back to life. The Bible says the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we that are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them
to meet the Lord in the air; He’ll be waiting for us in the air. And the Bible says, “…so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
That shout reminds of a story in John 11; Jesus shouted and a dead man named Lazarus came out of the grave: “And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that
was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes…” (John 11:43-44).
If Jesus hadn’t singled out Lazarus, calling him by name, every dead person would have heard His shout and come out of the grave. But He was specific and said, “Lazarus, come forth!” He’s going to shout again,
and when He does, only those who had lived for Him before they died and those of us living for Him now will hear it at the Rapture of the Church!
That day is coming; are you ready? That’s what all this is for! That’s why we’re producing and distributing Rhapsody of Realities to the whole world in every language: we’re preparing the nations for His return. We want to reach every man, woman, boy, and girl on the face of the earth with the Gospel: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall
the end come” (Matthew 24:14).
Dear Father, what a glorious day it’ll be when we all see Jesus! I earnestly look forward to being caught up together with the saints to meet the Lord in the air. Christ lives and reigns gloriously in the earth
through me. Hallelujah!
1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 TPT
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 18:24-19:1-7 & Job 12-14
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Galatians 1:10-17 & Isaiah 27
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