At a set time, all Christians will hear the reverberating shout of the Lord—accompanied by the mighty voice of the archangel and the invigorating trump of God—as Christ descends in the clouds for the church.
The context surrounding Imminent Rapture teaching contains practical instruction concerning how we should live in light of the blessed hope.
. . . I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. . . last of all He was seen by me also . . .
The earth may well reel in the aftermath, but the biblical focus of the Rapture is the mysterious truth that we will all be changed.
Throughout church history, Christians have looked forward to their meeting in the air with the Lord Jesus Christ. We may well be the generation to hear His shout, the voice of an archangel and the trumpet of God.
Are you expectantly waiting for Jesus return? Eagerness for Christ’s return for the church and living each day with expectancy is a sign of a healthy relationship with the Lord.
Although not formally systematized and categorized, the core of Imminent Rapture teaching was not only taught in the early church, but had adherents well before Darby.
In light of the fact that the Rapture can occur at any moment, I’ve written a timely series focusing on key passages related to this significant event. My prayer is that you will be encouraged and will use the information to encourage others in spite of what is going on in the world!