Jesus is Coming Back Soon Pt. 1
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
There is absolutely no doubt that Jesus is coming back soon. Many of the prophecies and indicators given in Scripture regarding the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ are being fulfilled right before our eyes.
I want to stress a few important events that will occur in these end times.
1. The Rapture of the Saints
The first event of the Second Coming on God’s prophetic time table is the Rapture. The Rapture will signal two things:
1. The end of the Church Age
2. The beginning of the Tribulation period.
According to 1 Thessalonians, the Bible says that the dead in Christ shall rise first.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
At the Rapture, those who are saved and have died before the Rapture will have their bodies physically come out of the graves to join with their soul and spirit in the air. At that moment, they will receive an incorruptible, glorified body.
For those that are saved and are alive when the Rapture comes, our entire being(soul, spirit, and body) will be caught up with Jesus in the clouds, and we also will receive incorruptible, glorified bodies.
1 Corinthians 15:51-53
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Meanwhile, as we receive glorified bodies and are caught up into Heaven with Jesus, the 7 year period known as the Great Tribulation begins here on Earth. We will discuss this important event in detail in the next article.