Bible: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

The Lord Returns for Believers

4:13 Now we do not want you to be uninformed, 1  brothers and sisters, 2  about those who are asleep, 3  so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also we believe that 4  God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep as Christians. 5  4:15 For we tell you this by the word of the Lord, 6  that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep. 4:16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, 7  and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 4:17 Then we who are alive, who are left, 8  will be suddenly caught up 9  together 10  with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord.

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