Rapture


Rapture

John_14-2: 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

John_14-2: 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

 

 

MEMORY VERSE:

“Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,”

1 Corinthians 15:51

 

 

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The second coming of Christ prophesied by Daniel in Daniel 7:13 is a sound biblical fact.

 

This return shall be in two stages. T

he first, “being like a thief in the night” to receive unto Himself His Church. This is popularly called the rapture. May the Holy Spirit Himself guide us into all truth, in Jesus’ name.

 

 

 

 

 

OUTLINE
1. WHAT IS THE RAPTURE?
2. WHEN IS THE RAPTURE?
3. WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE RAPTURE?
4. HOW WILL IT HAPPEN?

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS THE RAPTURE?
The word, rapture, is not found anywhere in the Bible although it is used to describe this great upcoming and memorable event.

The rapture is the sudden catching up or sudden disappearance of holy and faithful saints from the earth to meet with our Lord and Saviour in the air. It is also referred to as the translation or translocation of believers1 Thess. 4:16-17; 1 Cor. 15:51-58.

Examples of such translation in the Old Testament are; Enoch – Gen. 5:22-24; Heb. 11:5 and Elijah – 2 Kgs. 2:11. It shall be as sudden as the twinkling of an eye – 1 Cor. 15:52.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN IS THE RAPTURE?
The exact timing of the occurrence of the rapture is not known –Matt. 24:42-44; Matt. 25:13; 1 Thess. 5:6. We, however, know that it shall precede the tribulation – 1 Thess. 1:10, 5:9; 2 Thess. 2:12.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE RAPTURE?
The following are to be expected at the rapture:
i. The trumpet of God shall sound – 1 Cor.15:52; 1 Thess. 4:16.

 

ii. The dead in Christ shall rise first – Jn. 5:25; 1 Thess. 4:16; 1 Cor. 15:23.

 

iii. Saints which are alive shall be “caught up” to meet our Lord in the air – 1 Thess. 4:17; 1 Cor. 15:51.

 
iv. The dead in Christ and saints who are left shall have glorified or immortal bodies and live forever – 1 Cor. 15:52-54; Phil. 3:20-21; Col. 3:4; 1 Jn. 3:2.

 

 
v. There shall be extraordinary chaos on the earth – 1 Thess. 5:2-3; Mt. 24:40-41.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL IT HAPPEN?

 
i. It shall happen suddenly – 1 Cor. 15:52; 1 Thess. 5:3; Matt. 24:36-41.

 
ii. The power of God shall make the bodies of saints immortal – Phil. 3:21.

 
iii. The sudden “vacancies” produced by such disappearance shall give birth to the chaos.

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION
The greatest calamity that could befall anyone who claims to be a believer is to be on earth a second after the rapture. The one who is coming back for His own “suddenly”, warned us to be prepared, at least six times in different parables. Are you alert and ready? Mk. 13:32-37.

 

 

 

 

QUESTIONS
1. What is the rapture?
2. Mention five things that will happen at the rapture.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Jn. 3:16

– There is no salvation or eternal life without Jesus Christ. Thank God for His love towards us.

 

 
Phil. 2:12

– Believers must remain in the faith to be raptured. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

 

 

 

 

Matt. 25:10

– Be like the wise virgins. Be prepared when the Bridegroom comes.

 

 

 

 

Matt. 24:44

– Live every moment like your last, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man comes.

 

 

1 Thess. 4:16-17

– At the rapture, the saints will be caught up to meet with Jesus in the air.

 

 

 
Phil. 3:20-21

– Our bodies shall be transformed like Christ’s glorious body at the rapture.

 

 

Rev. 19:7-9

– The saints will be assembled at the marriage supper of the Lamb.

 

 

 

 

Thank You Jesus!

John_14-2: 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

John_14-2: 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

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