For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 NKJV)
Jesus is coming soon for His church! Could we be the generation who will not see death but be snatched up to meet the Lord in the air along with all the dead in Christ for the past 2000 years? The Lord Jesus Christ gave this revelation to the Apostle Paul so that the church would live with a powerful motivation to finish strong. It is that a supernatural hope! Think about it, our race concludes with a physical ressurection in a new glorified body. We will be with Jesus from then on in immortal bodies that are immune to temptation, disease, and death.
With that in mind the body of Christ should be like a big cheerleading squad encouraging one another to fulfill the will of God and be ready for His return. Will you be ready and prepared to meet him? Are you living your life as though He could come in your life time? Let me encourage you to raise the level of your expectation and be ready to meet Him at the finish line! HE’S COMING!