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Shout Now

Fri, Jun. 03, 2016 Posted: 06:29 AM

Ever so often in our worship service, my church sings the hymn “O Lord Jesus, how long, how long ere we shout the glad song? Christ returneth! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Amen!” The thought came into my mind some time ago while we were singing those words. Will we have the time to shout those words when our Lord returns?

 1Corinthians 15:52 reads “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” I do not know if we will have the time to think, furthermore shout. The Lord’s coming will be in an instant. As we blink our eyes to take it all in we will be in heaven.

 1Thessalonians 4:16 informs us: “For the Lord Himself shall 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.”

 Our Lord Jesus will be doing the shouting, and what a shout that will be. His shout will awake the dead in Christ. The voice of an archangel and the trumpet of God will also be heard. WOW!!! No need for us to shout then. What a welcome!! I think we will be awestruck. God is really looking forward to having us bodily in His presence. Don’t you think?

I think we should shout these words now while we have time. Shout them in the Church, at home and wherever we have the opportunity to do so. In a flash mob even. “Christ is returning!! Hallelujah!!”

 Are you going with Jesus when He comes? 1 Thessalonians 4:17 reads: “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.” Who are the “we” the verse is referring to? The “we” are those who have accepted the Lord Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.

  John 3:16-18; “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

If you have not yet ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save you from eternal damnation you should do so now. Christ is returning!! No one knows the day or the hour when He is coming; not even the angels of heaven. Matthew 23:36

Be ready!! Shout Now!!

June Samuel