How are you all? Taking one day at a time? That is how I am living right now because so much is happening I can’t fit it all in in one day, lol! It is so nice to have my husband’s parents here staying with us for most of the summer. And it makes me sad to think that they will leave sometime in August.
Speaking of leaving, what exactly is the ‘rapture’? Let’s take a look…
The idea of a rapture comes from 1 Thessalonians 4:17 and several other scriptures as well. But 1 Thessalonians is the main reference: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. “The event prophesied in this verse is often called ‘the rapture’; thereturn of Christ at the end of this present age, when all believers, both living and dead, will be raised in immortal bodies and caught up, or ‘raptured’ to meet Him in the air.”1
Can this really happen? Well, according to scripture, it already has! Hebrews 11:5 states By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. The reference to being “translated” refers to a rapture. “This remarkable assertion of Enoch’s rapture into heaven while still in human flesh seems scientifically impossible, both by the law of gravity and the inhospitability of outer space to human life. Nevertheless, with God nothing is impossible, and the writer of Hebrews confirmed that the amazing event briefly described in Genesis 5:21-24 (When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. After he became the father of Methuselah,Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.)really happened.”2
So now we know not only can the rapture take place, but it is possible for such an event to take place. Only a great God, a supernatural Creator, could do such a thing. Stayed tuned next week for more on the rapture, until then…
God bless and take care!