BIBLE VERSE FOR SATURDAY
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
1 Thessalonians 4:17a.
Fo you know the actual word RAPTURE is not found in most English translations of the Bible? It's not in the King James Version, the New King James Version, the New International Version, but it doesn't diminish its reality or our excitement about it. According to the apostle Paul, one day soon Christ will descend from heaven with a shout and believers who are alive at the time will be "caught up" or "caught away" to be with Him.
When the Bible was translated into Latin in the fourth century, the translators rendered the original Greek phrase with the Latin word rapture, a term used meaning "snatched away." That's the source of our English term "rapture". Later when the Bible was translated into English, the scholars bypassed the " also means being caught up in excitement and joy. When Jesus descends from heaven with a shout, we, His children will be caught up with Him in the clouds and we'll feel rapturous joy in our hearts.
Many people do not seem to think Jesus will come back in their lifetime, if they did it would affect the way they lived. Many people don't believe that we are children of the Most High God and will be caught up when Jesus returns and we don't know the day or time. It could be as early as tomorrow, a month, a year. We just have to be prepared for His return.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will demonstrate His ultimate love, comfort and compassion in your good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you, but will walk with you leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to meet in heaven. God bless you. I pray for you in Jesus's Precious Name. Amen.