Part 13 in the series "1 Thessalonians: Finding Hope in a Hopeless World"
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, David Dykes, 07/14/2013, Length: 58:50
Many people are confused about the second coming of Christ, because there are passages that speak of Jesus coming as a thief in the night, suddenly and secretively. Then there are other verses that speak of Jesus coming in glory and every eye will see him. So which one is it? Yes. It's both. When Jesus comes secretively, that's the rapture—and He only comes in the clouds and we are caught up to be with Him. But seven years later Jesus will return in glory leading a heavenly army to defeat the Antichrist at Jerusalem. Those of us who have been raised from the dead or raptured will return with Jesus as part of His army. But don't worry; you won't need to fight. It will be the world's shortest battle.