Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:51-58).
Today's Morsel: What do think it will be like when that final trumpet sounds? Are you anticipating that day? After much reading of the New Testament, I find in it pages the continual exaltation by the writers to get ready for that day of Jesus return. The Bible says in Acts 20:7, "And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight." Was this his message title? I think so. Be Ready To Go; and he preached until midnight. A pretty lengthy sermon. But he wanted to get the message across.
Jesus said that no man knows the minute nor the hour of His return. Therefore, we should always be ready. Peter cautioned us, that in the lasts days, many would come saying that everything is continuing just like it always has been and they will deceive many (2Peter 3,my wording). But Paul is a little more forceful and says, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; we are going to be changed." We aren't going to stay in the flesh forever. This body has got to be changed, it has to put on immortality. Are you ready should Jesus sound the trumpet today? Don't wait until the last minute and think that you have time. Paul said that it is going to happen in a moment, in the twinkling of eye. That's pretty fast. There isn't going to be time for death-bed repentance, or asking for forgiveness. Those who are ready will be out of here. Heaven is getting ready now for that final call. So be proactive and not reactive.
Sing: If we never meet again, on this earth, my precious friend; But if to God, you have been true, and you've lived above all sin, then for us, there'll be a meeting, with hallelujah greetings, I'll see you in the rapture some sweet day.
Hallelujah! I'll see you in the rapture. I'll see you in the rapture. I'll see you in the meeting in the air.