Thursday, December 13, 2012

Those Who Have Died

The Thessalonian church experienced much persecution from its 
very inception taking away both friends and relatives. They were 
also very concerned about the Lord’s return feeling that it had all 
ready happened; that they had missed it somehow. Paul answers 
their heart-felt questions in both of his letters to this church.

He begins in the 13th verse of the fourth chapter of 
1 Thessalonians: 

“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who 
have fallen asleep, that you may not grieve as others who have no hope. 
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through 
Jesus, God will bring with him, those who have fallen asleep. For this we 
declare to you by 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.”

Now I don’t know if you are encouraged by this word from Paul, but I am. 
I KNOW that I will see my friends and family and that we will be reunited 
at the time of the Rapture. Oh, glorious day!

Maranatha--Come, Lord Jesus!

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