Bible: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
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. 4:18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.