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The Hope of Glory
Here's hoping we are at the finish line. That's the key word isn't it--HOPE.
The appearing of our LORD AND KING is our HOPE!
To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: - Colossians 1:27 KJV
Jesus is Literally 'THE WAY'!
The Resurrection of Y'shua Ha Moshiach, Jesus our Messiah, is the most important event in history. What He accomplished proves that RESURRECTION IS AN EVENT HORIZON!
It is very possible that when Father God, Yahweh, raised Jesus Christ from the dead it created a wormhole… "A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe"… [Excerpt from Event Horizon--The Resurrection]
Jesus literally is THE WAY to Heaven! His event horizon formed the wormhole or path for us! This may be what some people report seeing when traveling to Heaven in dreams or visions! Bob Barber has a wonderful video that is an example of this called ECLIPSE OF THE MESSIAH--ESCAPE INTO THE CLOUDS DREAM!
HE Glorifies Us at the Last Trump!
Because of Jesus Christ we will be glorified.
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.-Romans 8:16-17 KJV
When will we be glorified? At the redemption of our bodies:
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation [apokalypsis--revealing] of the sons of God...
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body. Romans 8:18-23 KJV (in part)
All of creation travails and groans for the manifestation--apokalypsis--of the sons of God which will occur at the "redemption of our body" when the dead and the living in Christ meet Him in the air!
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. - 1 Corinthians 15:52 KJV
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. - 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 KJV
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. - 1 Corinthians 15:54 KJV
Saved by Hope
Today I watched Bob Barber's video Nuclear War Dreams and Visions Compilation and wept. You would have thought such a thing would be terrifying, but each message given to the Body of Christ that Bob shared was that as nuclear war begins, we will be raptured. Or as some of the watchmen have said, "When the missiles come down, we go up!" It filled me with hope and longing and I wept for joy at the thought of being with my KING.
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it]. Romans 8:24-25 KJV
Just for Fun
My daughter Rachel was visiting us one day and we were talking
"I'll be like Heimlich," I began to joke referring to the rotund character from A Bug's Life cartoon movie. "...and will struggle to get my chubby body off the ground!" At 60 plus years old I have gotten quite round.
My daughter is a natural born comedienne and her ability to "roast" any one in the family was taken in good humor. She chimed right in, of course. "I can see you now, Mom." Then bending her arms so her hands poked out at her shoulders, she flapped them and said in her best German accent, "Look at my beautiful wings!" (To view the clip from the cartoon click here.)
We all busted out laughing and then my husband Tom (who is thin as a stringbean) said the sweetest thing--
"I don't think there's a weight limit for going in the Rapture."
But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. - 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 KJV