Bruce Warner (12 Nov 2010)
"BOTH OF THESE SCRIPTURES SPEAK OF THE 'DEAD IN CHRIST' AND THE 'LIVING IN CHRIST'"

Dear Doves,

Consider this while reading and comparing the following two Scriptures:

The 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 the Lord."

Hosea 6:2
"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
"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.

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!

Bruce Warner