Blessings Of Being With The Lord Forever


We tell you this directly from the Lord:
We who are still living when the Lord returns
will not meet him ahead of those who have died.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven
with a commanding shout,
with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trumpet call of God.
First, the Christians who have died
will rise from their graves.
Then, together with them,
we who are still alive and remain on the earth
will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
Then we will be with the Lord forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17

Blessings Of That Coming Day


…we want you to know what will happen
to the believers who have died
so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.
For since we believe that Jesus died
and was raised to life again,
we also believe that when Jesus returns,
God will bring back with him the believers who have died.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Blessings of Forgiveness


Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves,
you must clothe yourselves with 
tenderhearted mercy,
and patience.
Make allowance for each other’s faults,
and forgive anyone who offends you.
Remember, the Lord forgave you,
so you must forgive others.
Colossians 3:12-13