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The Rapture of the Church

Spirit-Lifting Thoughts for Today_150 x 150_jpg“For you know perfectly that the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night.” “For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet 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; 5:2

The events described by the apostle Paul in these verses is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Rapture of the Church.

When Jesus died on the cross, rose again, and ascended into heaven to be with God the Father, He told His disciples that, one day, He would return again. Therefore, we believe His promise and eagerly await His second coming, the rapture of His Bride (the faithful in His church), and the establishment of His millennial kingdom on the earth.

The word RAPTURE comes from the Greek word harpazo, which translates into a “catching away” of believers. The moment Jesus returns everyone will know; every eye will see Him coming in the sky. Some will be glad to see Him, while others will be afraid for their time of judgment has come. His mighty voice will shout from the heavens and the angels will blow their great trumpets.

The dead in Christ will be resurrected from their graves first, and then those of us who are still alive and remain will be instantly be given immortal bodies to fly up to meet the Lord in the air, which is the atmosphere between heaven and earth. Halleluyah!

Because no one knows the day or the hours of Jesus’ return, we need to be ready at all times by watching and living sanctified lives. Those who don’t have a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, or have not prepared their lamps with oil (like the five foolish virgins*) , will be left behind to experience the Great Tribulation, wrath of God He is sending upon the wicked of this earth.

If the Lord Jesus comes back today, will you be ready? If not, repent of your sinful ways and invite Jesus to become your Savior and Lord of your life. Amen.

– Luis Josephus

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* See Matthew 25:1-13

 

 

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Today’s Scripture Verse – 1 Cor 15:12-14

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE VERSE – 1 Cor 15:12-14

But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.– 1 Corinthians 15:12-14

Todays_Scripture_VerseIn today’s Scripture, the aspostle Paul teaches in favor of the Christian resurrection. Some false teachers who had infiltrated the Church were discouraging the Corinthian believers and teaching that there is no resurrection of the dead. Paul argues that if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ did not rise from the tomb, and our faith in an afterlife is in vain.

     But the truth is, Christ did rise from the dead and became the “firstfruits” of the resurrection for all believers. The blessed hope of all Christians is their resurrection from the dead. The Bible tells us that this will occur at the Second Coming of Christ at the Rapture, when all the dead in Christ will be raised first to receive their new glorified bodies, and then afterwards, those who are still alive and remain will be instantly transformed to meet the Lord in the clouds. It will be a glorious event that all Christian are looking forward to. For further study of the Rapture of the Church, order my teaching message entitled, “The Rapture in an Atomic Second.”

–         Luis Yosefus

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COMMENT FROM FILCOM:

“Thank you for this topic. We see, hear, and feel the evil of this world. “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Eph 6:12, ASV)”


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Today’s Scripture Verse

The Rapture in an Atomic Second

What is an atomic second?

With the development of the atomic clock in the early 1960s, it was decided to use atomic time as the basis of the definition of the second, rather than the revolution of the Earth around the Sun.

Following several years of work, scientists determined the relationship between the hyperfine transition frequency of the caesium atom to be more accurate than the ephemeris second.

“Behold, I tell you a mystery — a hidden truth: We shall not all die, but some of us will be changed and transforrmed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet of God will sound, and the dead in Christ will be raised and receive incurruptible bodies to live forever.” – 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

In this Scripture, the aspostle Paul describes the catching away of believers upon the return of Jesus Christ to the earth. It is commonly known as “The Rapture of the Church”. However, the word Rapture never appears in the Bible. It was derived from the Greek word, Harpadzo, which means “a catching or snatching away.” Regardless of what term you prefer to use, it will be a glorious event that all Christian are looking forward to. For further study of the Rapture, order my teaching message entitled, “The Rapture in an Atomic Second.”

–         Luis Josephus

Order your free audio message, “The Rapture in an Atomic Second” by Luis Josephus, with your donation of $15 or more to:

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The Rapture in an Atomic Second by Luis Yosefus

The Rapture in an Atomic Second by Luis Yosefus