The “Blessed Hope”

Today, I continue to think about my future, our future and our hope of eternity… heaven as our final resting place.

As I pickup my pen and begin to pen today’s thoughts I will take my thoughts from 1 Thessalonians chapter 4.

Apostle Paul speaks on this “Blessed Hope”, the resurrection/rapture of all believers.

This time or event could happen anytime after Christ’s resurrection, even during Paul’s life time or anytime in our future…(past, present or future) and this is why we are to be ready at all times. What a great expectation to look forward to…this time of being together with Jesus and His return for all believers, past and present.

It is of the upmost importance to have your mind, heart and soul prepared and ready for this “Blessed Hope” in Christ. Jesus is preparing our future, even now and we will be brought together as the perfect body of Christ.

It is exciting to know that great and mighty things are being prepared for those living the “Christian Walk”.

Not only is it important to have your heart ready at all times, expecting the rapture but also of great importance is the day in our future, known as “the day of the Lord”. This will be a period of great judgment on God’s enemies and will begin unexpectedly and quietly, as a thief in the night.

This time period will happen suddenly, during a time of worldwide concern of peace and security, possibly during a time achieved by a worldwide leader; time applies to “the day of the Lord” and not the “rapture”.

Again let me state, the “rapture” can occure at anytime, now or in the future.

We as believers can see this time and season period noted as “the day of the Lord” soon approaching for there is much turmoil all around in this world not seen as times before.

Apostle Paul exhorts, to “watch and be sober”. We should constantly “abide in him” that we would not be “ashamed before him at his coming” (1 John 2:28).

Let me conclude todays thought by saying, it is of the upmost importance to live our lives honoring God; with our whole heart; spirit, soul and body. Faith in and through Christ Jesus will keep us living this holy lifestyle; for only in him and through him can we attain eternal life.

May we be found busy in the work of the Gospel with our feet and hands found at the plow when Chrust returns. Yes, faithful to the end, until His return caught up with Him.

As always, love in Christ Jesus,

Paul Lundmark

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