The Event – The Rapture of the Church.
There are people who say, “I don’t believe in the Rapture of the Church,” because the word “rapture” isn’t in our English Bible. But in 1st Thessalonians 4:17, we read,
“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”
The word translated “caught up” in the Greek is harpazo, which means “to be taken away by force.” The Latin Vulgate translates harpazo as “rapture,” and that is where we get our English word “rapture.” Jesus will return to rapture His church.
Are you part of His Church?
Through His Son Jesus Christ, God has also sent out an invitation to each and everyone of us inviting us to be part of His family, His Church. When a host or hostess sends out an invitation to a dinner or a party the recipient of that invitation should always RSVP even if it is to send their regrets that they will be unable to attend, it’s just good manners to do so.
How do you RSVP to that invitation? You respond by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and putting Him in charge of your life, allowing Him to send the Holy Spirit to lead and guide and direct you in every way and in every day of your life. By doing so, you will have responded the way God wants you to respond to His invitation and thus receive the reward He has waiting for you: a place in His eternal heavenly kingdom. There is, however, another way to respond and that is to not respond, to ignore and reject God’s invitation.
How does one RSVP to an invitation from their Creator?
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.
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