Are you ready to meet the Lord Jesus face to face? Have you been looking for Him up in the sky? Is there a gladness, an excitement, a real love in your heart when you seek Him? Do you believe He’s really coming back for us who believe one day soon? Do you believe all the Bible says about this future event called the ‘Rapture of the Church,’ when Jesus shall come from Heaven and call us all, the living and the dead to Himself, to meet Him up in the air above the clouds and return with Him to Heaven?
Well, whether you believe it or not, whether you interpret it one way or another, whether you like it or not, or whether you have closed your mind to Bible prophecy altogether, it’s still going to happen!
“Now hear this Christians…now hear this! Man your battleatations! We are at war!” And as the great ship Christian sunk by attacks from the enemy above and below, there were still many survivors clinging to their life jackets in the dark , turbulent sea. From where would come their rescue? When? Who?
Today, in 2020, the “the Year of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, people everywhere feel like they are drowning in the sea of despair where death, worry, debt, faith, and physical and mental breakdown swirl about us with increasing intensity! Who will rescue us from the things confronting us today? And from where will our lifeline come, and when? What is our hope? Who is our hope?
Just Jesus Christ.
He and He alone is our hope; He is the one who will rescue us. He is the one that will throw us His lifeline because He loves us and cares for us, and will never leave us or forsake us, and nothing, nothing can ever separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior! All that the Father has called and will call can never be snatch out of His hand!
This soon and coming rescue was put in motion by the Lord Jesus Himself almost 2,000 years ago in the Upper Room in Jerusalem of Judea in the year A.D. 33, where they were gathered together at the ‘Last Supper.’ The event is recorded in our Bible in the fourteenth chapter of the Holy Gospel According to Saint John.
His disciples were at that moment as in a sea of turbulence. He was going to His death; one would betray Him, and one would deny Him three times! He knew they were troubled, and said don’t be troubled, but believe in Me. Guess what? Way up in Heaven in My Father’s house are many mansions, and I am going there to prepare a place for you. If it were not the truth, I would have told you!
Don’t you understand? Listen, since I am going up to Heaven to prepare a place for you (and all of us), I WILL COME AGAIN AND RECEIVE YOU TO MYSELF, THAT WHERE I AM, THERE YOU MAY BE ALSO.” One day He will receive us like a great magnet draws iron! And it will happen faster than you can blink your eye!
Dear blessed in the Lord, that’s the rescue lifeline Jesus will one day throw to us here on earth! He promised, and He will do it! Only He is our hope, not man.
Jesus further explained how this future lifeline will work through the writings of the Apostle Paul in I Thessalonians four as something that can only be know as God reveals it. Here, in I Thessalonians 4:13-18 is the doctrine of how Jesus is gonna rescue His church-His true believers right up to our time in history in the 21st Century:
Paul wrote these words to his young church in Thessalonika, Greece…
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep (dead), that ye sorry 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.”
Here the Lord Jesus through Paul has given us in clear, simple, understandable words of Holy Scripture how He is going to rescue us…His lifeline to us who believe…our sure and certain hope!
Let others know that they might grab hold of this lifeline with both hands out of the sea of hopelessness!
May God bless you and keep you in His care, and may he open your eyes in believing what He said He’s going to do for those He loves.
Look up for your redemption draws near.
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost,
Amen and hallelujah.