The Day of Jesus Christ is soon upon us – the Blessed
Everywhere we look we see signs that Jesus will be calling His own home to meet Him – I believe in our lifetime – I believe we are the generation that will be caught up alive to meet Jesus.
The Day of Christ is the day of the resurrection and the day we have come to know as the rapture of the church – when we will together be joined to
Once the Body of
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
There is a distinction made above that I have brought out in other writings but I want to reiterate once again the distinct people and the distinct days.
Let us first deal with the Day of Christ which I have already mentioned. This day is the Blessed
The Day of the Lord will not take us by surprise – we will not be overtaken by its coming.
Because, we will not be here!!!
Because, the Body of
Paul writes that we have no need to know the times and seasons of the Day of the Lord because the Day of Jesus Christ will transform us, take us up and out of here before the Day of the Lord can start.
We are children of the light. Our spirit is full of light and we are not asleep spiritually. We are the children of the day – the Day of Jesus Christ.
We are not the children of the night i.e. the Day of the Lord i.e. the day of darkness and doom. We will not experience God’s judgment and wrath. We are spiritually awake – we are not asleep or dead spiritually.
We are the children of the Day of Christ Jesus in which all true believers are caught up together in the Day of Christ.
The Day of Christ will change our decaying body into a body likened to the glorified body of the
45 And so it is written, The first man
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 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.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 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.
Death is swallowed up in victory for the dead and the living because the dead in Christ will be raised to life eternal and we who are alive will never experience physical death but step into eternity changed – we will be changed from mortal to immortality – we will be changed from corruption to incorruption on the Day of Jesus Christ which is heralded by the trump of God – the last trump which signals the conclusion of this Dispensation of God’s Grace.
The Day of Christ is a day of union.
The mystical Body that the Lord has been calling out and forming will be united with
The Day of Christ will usher us into eternity wherein those who have been sealed unto Salvation – those making up the Body of
The Day of Christ makes possible the resurrection and the catching away which moves us from earth to heaven which is eternal.
Our inheritance is heaven and we will receive our inheritance the moment the resurrection/rapture transpires – when we are called up and out of this world.
When the trump of God is sounded the Dispensation of God’s
When the last trump sounds the age of God’s
When trump of God sounds and we are removed from earth the Day of the Lord will commence.
Let’s back up one Chapter.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. [The spirits of those who have died believing in
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. [The dead in
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: [The trump of God is the trump that heralds the Day of Jesus Christ which will conclude the dispensational Gospel of God’s Grace].
17 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 Day of
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
We are comforted because we will be removed from this earth in the Day of Christ before the Day of the Lord begins.
This is why we who are in
We will not be here…
Remember, God only has one program upon the earth at a time.
The Kingdom Gospel that the Two Witnesses will preach will be preached inside the Day of the Lord.
The Day of the Lord i.e. the period when God’s judgment and wrath is dealt out upon the earth will conclude when Jesus returns to earth to save Israel and set up the Kingdom of Heaven on earth wherein saved Israel will be the head nation and not the tail.
The Day of the Lord will continue all through the one thousand year reign of
The Day of Christ is an appointed day – it is the day of the Blessed
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another…even as you do.
There is no comfort in the Day of the Lord but there is great comfort in the Day of Christ Jesus.
The Day of the Lord is the time that
The Day of Christ is only spoken of through our apostle
Peter, James, and
The Day of Jesus Christ will usher us into heaven unending and imperishable to stand before the Lord at His Bema Judgment when our works of gold, silver, and precious stones will be rewarded and our works of wood, hay and stubble will be burned up.
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
I will close this offering with these added verses.
Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of
That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
May the Lord Jesus give all of us eyes to see that the Day of Christ is the day that the entire Body of Christ is caught up together to meet the Lord Jesus where we will forever be united with Him. The Day of Christ is the Blessed
Let us be fully persuaded that when the last trump sounds the church age of God’s Gospel of
The Lord will sound the last trump on the appointed day.
He will not give one more day of by grace through faith plus nothing once the appointed Day of Christ comes.
Noah was given 120 years before the flood – and the flood came – so too will the trump of God sound which will bring to a close this Dispensation of the Gospel of God’s Grace whereby the Body of Christ has been formed together for two thousand years.
For surely – the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God.
And the Dispensation of God’s
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