The earth seems unstable and dark at present. My faith in Christ means more to me than ever. I believe the return of Christ is near and hold fast to my faith until our gathering to Him with the sound of the trumpet. This event is sometimes referred to as "the rapture", a term translated from the Latin Vulgate Bible. The Bible refers to this future event as our " blessed hope."
This poem is based on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
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