May 16, 2022
I Will Return for You
Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
As followers of Christ, we look forward to the return of Christ. When He returns, we will spend eternity with Him.
His Return Brings Hope
As Christians, we look forward to the return of Christ. His return has been the greatest source of hope for Christians for almost two thousand years. Ever since Jesus ascended into heaven, we as Christians have been looking forward to His return.
The Bible is filled with prophecies (promises) related to His return. As each prophecy is fulfilled, we draw closer and closer to the time of His return.
Meet Him in the Air
When He returns, we will meet Him in the air. Those who have died in Christ will be resurrected first, and then those who are alive at the time will be “caught up” to meet Him in the air.
The word “caught up” in this promise refers to someone who is rescued from danger or snatched away by surprise. When Jesus returns, it will happen suddenly and will be a surprise to everyone.
When He Returns
As a Christian, you look forward to the day when you see Jesus in the air, face to face. When He returns, He will set up His eternal kingdom, and you will live in His presence for all eternity. You will join all those who are in Christ to enjoy all that God has prepared.
Knowing He may return at any moment gives you hope to face today’s problems and live in victory over every trial you may encounter. Understanding that the trumpet may sound at any moment, and you will be in His presence keeps your heart set on eternity. Everything else is passing away.
As a Christian, there are few things more exciting than living with the anticipation of Christ’s return.
Look at the promise again.
Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. – 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Make these confessions.
- When Christ returns, I will meet Him in the air.
- Jesus will set up His eternal kingdom here on earth.
- I will spend eternity with Him on a new earth.
- I look forward to the day when He returns for me.
In Jesus’ Name,
You can live with hope today, knowing that one day you will meet the Lord Jesus in the air and spend eternity with Him.
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If you are anticipating the return of Christ, put an “Amen” in the comments below.
My hope is in the return of Jesus. How exciting!!
Praise God for his mercy blessings and promises.
Amen amen 🙏