A Study of the book of Revelation Dec 26, 2019 13:40:14 GMT -5
Post by fearnot on Dec 26, 2019 13:40:14 GMT -5
It was so funny that you mentioned
[smear:#1f9762]I Corinthians 15: 51-53
Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality"[/smear:#e61999:0]
Because that was something I studied yesterday....and was going to post on ( tho I have 2 or is it 3 now? other things I am in the 'middle' of LOL).
But now that you did post it,
and I am sooooo...... not organized
( can I blame it on artistic temperament? ::) :P O_o ::)
Because I was also talking about the 'rapture'
One thing this verse points out very clearly, is the rapture, will be very very fast!
It also seems to me to be an exhortation to live godly lives, because the timing is unexpected:
Here is another rapture passage:
[smear:#e64a19]I Thessalonians 4: 15-18
" For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
Therefore encourage one another with these words".[/smear:#322c95:0]
I haven't forgotten about how Jesus answered ( I am easily sidetracked)
However, I want to start with v. 18 first
( kind of in a way following Jesus example.....sort of
Taking the 'last' first....
When people say these things are best left alone ( end times, rapture, tribulation etc)
verse 18 says that instead, we are to 'encourage' one another with such biblical topics
God didn't put His 'light' to be hid under a barrel.
If its in His Word, the Bible, its to be read, and studied, and to encourage one another.
What are some of the things we can encourage each other with by these things?
Well, the dead will be resurrected and therefore all believers will be united in the future and we will be eternally with them and the Lord.
People might be confused by the 'trumpet', This is not one of the judgment trumpets that are sounded in Revelation, this is a trumpet of deliverance,
To me this trumpet, also signals the end of things going on as they always have....which is not to say, certain things will sort of seem the same ( the sun will still come up....but even the sun is heading for some never before changes)
I guess what I mean, is the end really is about to begin....which sounds like an oxymoron
the really really real end is to be set in motion with that trumpet and the rapture of the believers.
The Christians who are alive ( and have not died) will not be the first, to met Jesus in the air.
The first will be all the believers that have died. I can't remember who said it, but some Christian speculated that is going to be quite a sight.....all the graves throwing dirt in the air ( this is NOT what the Bible says....it was just speculation).
I am super tired today.....so hopefully I can write more tomorrow ( my pain level is very high today also).