Sunday, September 2, 2012

When The Trumpet Sounds

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
    the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.

Psalm 47:5

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          This past week I've been thinking about the Rapture.  We were talking about the topic at church.   A song that I know by the Oak Ridge Boys started running through my head.  I couldn't find their version, but I did find this soulful version by Dottie Rambo.

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  1. Good morning, Lee. I've read this and I'm sitting here pondering what to say in response. I don't know what to say about the rapture. I love Christ, I am devoted to Him, but I don't know what to think about a scenario in which people are 'left behind.'

  2. Great song! Great Singer!

    Have you heard this song by Lou Fellingham and Phatfish, on the same theme?

    Makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up!!!


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