READ: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
The day is coming when the Lord will come from heaven, a trump will sound, graves will burst open, and a great disappearing of God's people will take place. Many will wonder what has happened.... questioning whether aliens came and took people. But for some, they will know what this day is. The Bible refers to it as a "great taking away" or otherwise known as the rapture of the church.
Sadly not everyone sitting in the church pews will be taken. Some will be left behind as the sickening reality sets in that they actually missed "the rapture".
We don't hear many sermons on this day - I suppose because it sounds scary - but for the Christian this day will be glorious. If you are alive on earth at this time, you will be caught up in the air, receiving a new heavenly body, and forever you will be with the ONE that you LOVE.
If you are left - times will be very different and more than likely you will need to die for Christ here on earth to have a second chance at heaven. It will be very hard though! If you can't serve Him now - chances of serving Him then will be nearly impossible.
This is not a make believe day that Christians talk about. It is real and it will happen. Today I want you to ask yourself: "Am I Ready?" - "When the trump is sounded - am I going with Jesus?"
If you cannot answer 'yes' to those two questions - please contact me and we can talk and pray. You can know for certain that you are His Child!! Make sure that you are ready to be with Him. Tomorrow may be too late . . .