The most thrilling day ever…
Are you ready for your body to be switched? I am quite certain that you are not oblivious of the most thrilling event happening soon, in which our natural, frail and declining fleshy bodies would be transformed into something far more superior and eternal.
It will happen during an event Christians call the rapture.
Oh… the rapture? It is the greatest event Christians all over the world are waiting for right now. It is the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ with His angels in the air to take all His children home as related in
1 Thessalonians 4.
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
The verse states that those who had died as Christians would be resurrected with a new heavenly body (The same body Jesus had when He resurrected from the grave) and will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
However, those of us who are still alive will be suddenly transformed to be like Him and will also be caught up to meet with Him up in the air.
No. We will not just be hanging out there in the air. We shall be taken into the heavenly kingdom which he went to prepare for us as He promised.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also
Did you see that? You have a sprawling mansion there. A mansion in a city constructed with the most astonishing, most beautiful and most precious materials imaginable.
And the building of the wall of it was jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
In that heavenly city there will be no more tears, no more sorrow, no more crying, no more pain and no more death. Wow!!! You will live forever in an exciting city with eternal thrills, pleasures and blessings in the very presence of God Himself. Revelation 21:4
Not as a spirit, but in a new celestial body that can appear and disappear at will; a body that can walk through walls and travel a million times faster than the speed of light. A body that is indestructible.
A body that remains young, beautiful and vibrant for eternity. A body that radiates with the glory of God so intensely so much so that it looks like the sun shining in its strength.
What amazing joys God has prepared for His children!
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.
1 Cor 2:9
Sounds like a most fantastic fairy tale right. I know. But amazingly, it turns out to be true and will happen exactly as predicted. It is as certain as life and death.
How did you earn such a privilege… how much did you pay for such a glorious prospect… How did you get this eternal life? By repenting of and asking God to forgive your sins; believing in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and accepting Him as your Lord and savior.
Well… congratulations and God bless you. You are looking forward to this grand event and I hope to see you in that kingdom soon.
But what about your friends, colleagues, neighbors, and other family members who do not have this hope? What about those you see at the mall, in the market place on the street corner, in the park, on the train and at school who do not know Jesus and do not have the hope you have regarding life after death and eternity?
“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
It is time to tell everyone you can about Jesus and the Kingdom of God. No one should be left behind. Not even your worst enemy.
Are you ready for the rapture? You better be.