I Thessalonians 4:13-18 (NKJV)
13 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.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
15 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.
16 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.
17 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.
18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
"...did you know that so many biblical clues have coalesced concerning end-time prophecy that not a single event needs to happen in order to begin the countdown to planet earth's final days? The countdown will begin with the Rapture of the church -- when Jesus Christ appears in the sky to call all true believers (living and deceased) to himself (1 Thess. 4:16-17). When that happens, the Holy Spirit will be removed from earth and the Antichrist will become publicly known (2 Thess 2:1-12 [<click to read this!]). And then, to put it literally and biblically, all hell will break loose on the earth.
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