We are to ENCOURAGE one another with these words. What words??
- That JESUS IS COMING BACK!! That the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout & the trumpet call of God.
- That believers who have died will rise from their graves first.
- Then that believers who are still alive will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
- Finally, that believers will be with the Lord forever. (See 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 NLT)
When was the last time you encouraged someone with these words? When was the last time someone (your pastor) encouraged you? According to verse 15, this is directly from the Lord!