Prophecy 7 - 1 Thes 4_13-17 Slides 111509

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Prophecy 7 - 1 Thes 4_13-17 Slides 111509

  1. 1. message seven<br />God’s Planned Escape to Promote Us<br />I Thessalonians 4:13-17<br />
  2. 2. The expectation of the rapture gives us confidence in God’s providence.<br />Thesis<br />
  3. 3. An Experiential Exegesis of the Reasons for the Rapture<br />1.In fulfillment of Jesus’ promise, John 14:3<br />
  4. 4. An Experiential Exegesis of the Reasons for the Rapture<br />1.In fulfillment of Jesus’ promise, John 14:3<br />2.In answer to Jesus’ prayer, John 17:24<br />
  5. 5. An Experiential Exegesis of the Reasons for the Rapture<br />1.In fulfillment of Jesus’ promise, John 14:3<br />2.In answer to Jesus’ prayer, John 17:24<br />3. In order to encourage us through death, 1 Thes4:13,18<br />
  6. 6. Point 1.<br />The rapture is not the same thing as the second coming.<br />
  7. 7. 2 Corinthians 5:8<br />We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.<br />
  8. 8. John 11:43-44<br />And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, and he that was dead came forth<br />
  9. 9. Luke 16:22<br />And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: <br />
  10. 10. Point 2.<br />The only reason we have been able to i m a g i n e it is because God is able to d o it.<br />
  11. 11. Definition:<br />The Greek word harpazomeans to seize, to snatch and take suddenly by force.<br />ἁρπάζω<br />
  12. 12. Sam Gordon:<br />&quot;When we think of Christ&apos;s soon return there is a sound to hear, a sight to see, a miracle to feel, a meeting to enjoy, and a comfort to experience.&quot;<br />

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