“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”I Thessalonians 4:13-18 NKJV
The blessed hope of the return of Jesus Christ for us His bride is a great comfort to any believer. The Lord is returning soon and we who remain on the earth at this hour in history must diligently prepare our hearts through prayer and the reading of God’s word. As we abide in Him He shall prepare us for His return.
We are not called to look for the anti-Christ, we are called to look for the return of Jesus. The signs of the Lord’s return are all around us. Many sleep and slumber in this hour because they pursuit the emptiness of this world. But for those who diligently seek the Lord they know and sense in their hearts that His return is very soon.
As wickedness on the earth increases and comes to maturity the sons and daughters of God are coming to a place of full maturity. Those who are setting aside every idol and hindrance are being drawn daily and refined by the Holy Spirit. Those being prepared have faced many trials and challenges and as they have responded in obedience their hearts and minds have become one with the Father. The time is very short and the hour of the return of Jesus is very soon. Simply respond in obedience as the Holy Spirit draws you near.