Bruce Warner (18
Arlene RE: (17 Feb 2012) CLARIFY"
In (1 Thessalonians 4:16) where it states "for the Lord Himself"
- I take it to mean that this is a mission He will accomplish
Himself, with the help of His angels, rather than
sending the archangel Michael do it for Him as when he
sends Michael to do battle with Satan and cast him out of
heaven. I do not think that "for the Lord Himself" precludes
Jesus from having His angels with Him. I do not believe Jesus
goes anywhere or does anything without His angels with Him.
I DO believe that "the trump of God" is the same as "a great
sound of a trumpet".
The tribulation is "shortened" and ends early for the Church
when it is "cut short" for the Church by the rapture of the
Church. It is NOT shortened and cut short for the
left-behind unbelievers. After the shortened tribulation is cut
short for the Church by the rapture, the Church is in heaven at
the wedding of the Lamb while the wrath of God is upon the
earth. Then at the Second Coming of the Lord the army of the
called, chosen and faithful in fine linen - His bride- returns
with Him. There is NO severe U-turn at the Second Coming because
the Church was previously raptured soon after the tribulation
began because it was shortened and cut short for the Church.
YBIC, Bruce Warner