For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout

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.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NKJV

There is coming a day when the trump shall sound and the bride of Christ shall go home.  No man knows the day or hour this will happen.  It is utter foolishness to try and predict the day or time of the Lord’s return.  It simply causes confusion in the body of Christ.

The Lord has so designed things so the true believer will live every day as if the return of the Lord would be today.  Some will question what this looks like.  It simply looks like a believer abiding in the Lord through prayer and the study of His word.  As we abide in Him we simply grow in sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.  It is the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us into all truth.  He is the one who prepares our hearts for the Lord’s return.

There are some who claim to know the time of the Lord’s return.  Jesus told us the signs that would mark His return but the truth is that the apostle Paul believed the Lord return in His life time.  Every true believer throughout the church age has sensed the anticipation of the Lord’s return.  But we must live wisely during these days.

We must live as if the Lord will return today and plan as if we will be on the earth for a hundred years.  There is much the Lord desires to accomplish and there is a mighty harvest before us.  What the Lord desires in this hour is that we would simply be a house of prayer.  That we would walk in maturity and intimacy and have the fruit of the Holy Spirit growing in our lives.

As we seek Him daily He will open our eyes more and more to the truth and power of His kingdom.  In this hour the Lord is seeking faithful intercessors who will usher in His power and His glory into the earth.  As we pray and press on in prayer it open the door and creates an atmosphere in which the glory of the Lord will manifest in our midst.  Keep praying and press on.  Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and know that each day we have upon this earth is one day closer to the trumpet sounding our going home.

 

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