Monday, July 28, 2008

Reassurance, Encouragement, and Comfort



1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (The Message)
And then this: We can tell you with complete confidence—we have the Master's word on it—that when the Master comes again to get us, those of us who are still alive will not get a jump on the dead and leave them behind. In actual fact, they'll be ahead of us. The Master himself will give the command. Archangel thunder! God's trumpet blast! He'll come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise—they'll go first. Then the rest of us who are still alive at the time will be caught up with them into the clouds to meet the Master. Oh, we'll be walking on air! And then there will be one huge family reunion with the Master. So reassure one another with these words.



1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (New International Version)
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.



1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (King James Version)
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:
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.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words


1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (Amplified Bible)
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God. And those who have departed this life in Christ will rise first.
Then we, the living ones who remain [on the earth], shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so always (through the eternity of the eternities) we shall be with the Lord!
Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words.

10 comments:

Bev Brandon said...

I LOVE your eager anticipation as HE is coming for you. And He comes this day for you - Isaiah 42:9. Your words are reassurance in midst of our "no job offers" and comfort in midst of pain and hope in the midst of knowing that He comes quietly in LOVE and may you hear HIM this day rejoicing over YOU.

Eddie said...

Hey Sweetie, Hope you guys are having a great time. You can't improve on God's Word. Thanks for the reminder that one day and I believe very soon, we will hear that SHOUT and it will happen just the way HE says it will.
Love ya, Dad

nothingcanseparateme said...

oooooohhhhhh can't wait!!!!

Amanda B. said...

His WORD speaks infinitely more volumes than I can using all the vocabulary I could muster. Thanks for sharing...I love reading the different versions...how God uses each one to speak volumes to my soul.

Heather said...

I loved reading all the different versions! Our pastor preached on this yesterday- what a day to look forward to!

Earen said...

The Word of God never fails! Thank you for blessing my heart today. Hope you're having an awesome vacation!

Greg P. said...

Get Goofy's autograph for me.

Heidi Zawisza said...

Thanks for the post! I hope you are having a great time....No doubt you are!

Alana said...

Those are great words of encouragement. Thanks for sharing them.

Are you at Disney World now? I'm catching up on blog and I'm so far behind. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful time. Say "hi" to Florida for us!

Fran said...

This passage does all of this...encourage, comfort, reassure. His word is life.

Have fun!
Fran