Paul also in 1 Corinthians -52 speaks of the same event, saying: "We shall not all sleep [i.e., die], but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet." However, the teaching here relates not so much to meeting the Lord as to the fact that our bodies (dead and alive) will be changed in this great future event.Second, nothing is said in either passage directly about the relation of the rapture to tribulation.
And the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall always be with the Lord." "Caught up" in one early Latin translation is from which we derive the English word "rapture." So the rapture refers in this context to that moment when believers will be caught up, along with the dead in Christ, to a glorious meeting with the Lord in His triumphal descent.Even pay attention to those cheesy dating site commercials (hint hint eharmony).Look for dating sites that give you multiple ways to communicate with potential partners and introduce your profile including online messages, web-based messages, ability to upload videos of yourself, photos, etc.If we continue with this mindset, we will miss the rich truth God has provided for us.We cannot understand where we are now if we don’t understand where we are going.The Sign of Deception Many people will claim to be the Messiah and claim to have the answers for a troubled world.
Jesus says to “take heed”—literally to keep our eyes open so we are not fooled.
The Rapture—the raising of the Church into heaven (1 Thessalonians )—is the next event on the prophetic calendar.
The following signs indicate that the End Times are near.
Hulking on its off-road suspension, widened fenders, and meaty 35-inch tires, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is just as outrageously polar bear–mocking and lane-deflowering as its groundbreaking forebear, only now it swills cheap hooch.
Not that such a detail matters; since being introduced in 2010, the roughly $50,000 Raptor has had buyers lining up even through the late stages of economic recession and four-buck-per-gallon gas. Who wouldn’t, given its huge power, ability to bomb across craggy terrain at 100 mph, and bad-ass visuals?
Happily, Ford stuck to the script for the new model—almost.