Tuesday, July 23, 2013

After the Rapture, Pt. 1

1 Thessalonians 4:17
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.

What will we be doing after the “catching away?”

Paul calls the catching away (or the rapture) the resurrection.

2 Timothy 2:18
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some

The first event tied to the rapture/resurrection is the judgment seat of Christ.

Romans 14:10
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

(Notice that the verse number is “10.”  In the bible, 10 is the number of judgment. …interesting.)

Only believers go to the judgment seat of Christ; only members of the body of Christ:  from the apostle Paul (1 Timothy 1:16) to the last gentile in the body.

Romans 11:25
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

When the body of Christ is complete, God the Father will send the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven and we will meet the Lord in the air and then there will be the judgment seat of Christ.

To be continued…

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