Suzi (13 Oct
"Re: Rapture in the Blink of an Eye"
First, my usual disclaimer of NOT being a Bible Scholar. K.
'Twinkling of a eye is actually a measurable amount of time according
to my extremely intelligent son. He explained to me that it is
basically 'a blink', but it is discernible. That is how fast we will be
Now, when that change happens, especially to the 'dead
in Christ', I think there is going to happen some earthy physical
changes too. Simply because so many Christians have decomposed into the
earth, to bring those elements back together to form and incorruptible
'super body' will HAVE to create a real physical reaction in the earth.
When Jesus resurrected, there was an earthquake. When He did ascend
after He spendt time here, it wasn't 'in the blink of an eye' (that
would have been how fast his body changed in the tomb), He was able to
be seen 'going up'. Of course there are other Biblical references to
that 'going up' activity and it isn't the fast 'blink' either.
think, with the reanimation of the 'dead in Christ' and the ensuing
chaos of a global earthquake, most will not see our 'going up'...since
they will be among alot of things 'falling down' around their ears!
But, if someone is 'in a field', working side by side with another,
even if there was a mighty earthquake going on, I think they would see
the 'change' if they were looking right at the person when it happened,
and then I do think they would see them rise up and join with others to
meet the Lord in the air. I wonder how that will look? If the Shroud of
Turin is real (and I believe it is), the markings are akin to radiation
'aging' basically, the fabric has marks of eternity etched into it.
They were created by an internal light force that burst out through the
body as it 'changed' and it happened 'in the twinkling of an eye. So,
maybe if a person were looking directly at a believer at the moment it
happens (and I can't believe that somewhere in the world someone would
be gazing into the eyes of a saved loved one at the precise
moment)...maybe they would be blinded, at least temporarily by that
flash of light? Our senses are such that one might not even be able to
comprehend (especially for an unbeliever), exactly what was happening.
that's just my thought. I too have had a Rapture dream, and I can say
that it did feel 'natural', as if this were the norm that we'd always
longed for. So much of this world 'feels foreign' to us. I always quip,
*especially in hot weather*, "I was designed for Eden". We all know
that death is a part of our experience in life...but why then is it
such a painful ordeal? Why does it feel so wrong? Because we were
designed for eternity...so I think when we get those 'super bodies' (as
I always explained it to my kids), it will feel extremely NORMAL. In
fact, I expect it to be the first time in all my years that I will feel