Ready For The Rapture? – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional January 4th



(The Lord Is Coming With A Shout!)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 ESV
“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.”

How I’m looking forward to the coming of the Lord at the Rapture of the Church! I hope you are too.

He’s coming with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God! He’s coming “with a bang.” Hallelujah!

This isn’t going to be an ordinary shout; it’ll be so loud, every Christian who ever died will hear it and come back to life!

The Bible says the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we that are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air. And the Bible says, “…so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

That shout reminds me of the story in John 11: “And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes…” (John 11:43-44).

Jesus shouted, and Lazarus came hopping out of the grave, still bound in gravecloth. If Jesus hadn’t singled out Lazarus, calling him by name, every dead person would have heard His shout and come out of the grave!

But He was specific when He shouted, “Lazarus, come forth!” He’s going to shout again, and when He does, only those who had lived for Him before they died and those of us living for Him now will hear it at the Rapture of the Church!

That day is coming; are you ready? That’s what all this is for! That’s why we’re sending Rhapsody of Realities around the world in every language: we’re preparing the nations for His return.

We want to reach every man, woman, boy and girl on the face of the earth with the Gospel: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14).

Go Deeper
1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 TPT

Dear Father, thank you for that glorious day when we will be caught up to meet the Lord Jesus in the air. I look forward to it with great faith and expectation, and I prepare others with the Gospel of Salvation in Christ Jesus, even as I am prepared, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 4, Genesis 9-11
Matthew 2:13-23, Genesis 4

Take some time to pray for people you know who haven’t received Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives, and also make specific plans to reach them with the Gospel within the next few days.

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