Good morning, God —thank you for this Monday!!
Thank you for this life and eternal life with you! Those who have passed, and believed Jesus died and rose again, are sleeping. And through him will go to be with you. That was a promise from our Savior, Jesus Christ before he left this earth. And when he returns, they will rise first, and those who are still alive will be caught up together with them, forever with you —heavenward-bound! Hallelujah!! Amen.
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
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.
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:
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.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.