Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Great Evacuation

Dr. Jeremiah presents "The Great Evacuation" sermon which was taped at a rally in Alabama.  For those Christians who may not understand the difference between The Rapture and The Second Coming of Christ, this is an excellent study that uses lots of Scripture to describe the difference between the two and when each will happen as we head towards the culmination of history.

On this Memorial Day weekend, we all need to spend time and reflect; remembering all of those brave military men and women who sacrificed their own lives throughout the history of our nation for the security of our country, the liberation of those who have been oppressed in other lands, and for the liberty and freedoms we enjoy here in the United States of America.

The crosses in the cemeteries where our fallen soldiers have been laid to rest remind us of all of those who died in relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord.
There is a noticeable difference between those who "die in the Lord" and those who die without knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Everyone grieves when a loved one dies.  Jesus himself wept at the death of Lazarus; despite the fact that he was able to raise him back from the dead!  But Lazarus later died physically, again,  probably of old age.   Knowing our eternal destiny allows us to not "sorrow as others who have no hope" [See 1 Thessalonians 4:13]. 

 Everyone dies (unless you are a Christian who is alive at the time of the Rapture - for then you will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air!) and our destiny is determined according to what a person does regarding answering Jesus' question,  "Who do you say that I am?"
When a loved one dies in Christ, he/she is not lost.  All Christians will be reunited one day at the Rapture.  We will recognize each other and enter into heaven together with Jesus.  What a glorious day THAT will be!!

1Th 4:13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.

1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. [fn]

1Th 4:15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive [and] remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.

  1Th 4:16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

1Th 4:17 Then we who are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 

1Th 4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

From the site:

The day is coming when the followers of Christ will leave their earthly residences for a glorious reunion with Christ. Learn more in this special message from Huntsville, Alabama, on the Rapture of the Church.


Dr. David Jeremiah

“The Great Evacuation”

Huntsville, Alabama Rally
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

May 27, 2012

John 14:5
John 14:1-3
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

I. The Careful Preview of the Rapture

A. Dispelling the Believer’s Ignorance
1 Thessalonians 4:13

B. Describing the Believer’s Death
1 Thessalonians 4:13
John 11:11
Acts 7:60
Acts 13:36
 Corinthians 15:20

C. Defending the Believer’s Hope
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
1 Thessalonians 4:14

II. The Certain Promise of the Rapture –
1 Thessalonians 4:15

III. The Chronological Program of the Rapture

A. There Will Be a Return
1 Thessalonians 4:16
Acts 1:11
1 Thessalonians 4:16

B. There Will Be a Resurrection
1 Corinthians 15:52
1 Corinthians 15:51
Hebrews 11:5
2 Kings 2:11
2 Corinthians 12:2-4
Acts 1:10-11

C. There Will Be a Rapture

D. There Will Be a Reunion
1 Thessalonians 4:17

IV. The Comforting Purpose of the Rapture –
1 Thessalonians 4:18
Hebrews 10:38

V. How Should We Live?

A. We Should Be Looking for the Lord
Titus 2:13
Philippians 3:20
1 Thessalonians 1:10

B. We Should Be Living for the Lord
Titus 2:11-13
John 14:6

1 comment:

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