Bruce Warner (12
"BOTH OF THESE SCRIPTURES SPEAK OF THE 'DEAD IN CHRIST' AND THE 'LIVING IN CHRIST'"
Consider this while reading and comparing the following two Scriptures:
phrase "He will revive us" means: 'He will resurrect the desd in
Christ' first, and then "He will raise us up" means: 'He will rapture
together the newly resurrected saints as well as the living in Christ'.
The phrase "we may live in His sight" means: "so shall we ever be with
"After two days He will REVIVE US;
On the third day He will RAISE US UP,
That WE MAY LIVE IN HIS SIGHT."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
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.
Notice also that Hosea 6:2 gives us 'THE DAY' of the rapture: "ON THE THIRD DAY".
As the Scripture says, "On the third day", Come Lord Jesus!