1 Thess. 4:16-17
"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."
HALLELUJAH! This is why we get up every morning! This is why we put one foot in front of the other and persevere in His Mighty Name, with HOPE in our hearts! This is why we live and move and breathe in Him with JOYYY! Pre, mid, or post-Tribulation really doesn't matter; only the truth of the Lord's promise in these verses does. Do you want to meet the Lord in the air? Do you want to SEE HIS FACE?! Do you want to
be ready whenever Jesus returns??
My mother's piercing brown eyes used to look through me as she'd say, "I'm living to live again", and the heat of that eternal hope in her would burn right into me. I didn't know the full truth of what she meant back then, Saints, but I DO NOWWW! And that hope spans the generations, friends... truth always does. It always will. My soul says, Amen.
Hold on and press on, everybody... for we're almost there. The Lord earnestly
admonishes us that it is high time to awaken out of any slumber, friends, for
"salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed."
Only God's TRUTH encourages.
Dearly beloved, allow Holy Spirit to maintain your sweet souls in His Blessed HOPE
today and every day. Glory to His Name.
(Originally published June 6, 2013)