Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 2, 2022

Awaiting His Call

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, so we will always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, ESV)

 Years ago, I sang a song with my youngest son entitled “Midnight Cry.” One of the verses goes like this – “I hear the sound of a mighty rushing wind, and it’s closer now than it’s ever been. I can almost hear the trumpet as Gabriel sounds the call; at the midnight cry, we’ll be going home!”

Unless you’ve been living on a remote island completely unplugged from society, you most likely have heard some of the world events unfolding around us.  Russia has invaded Ukraine. It’s the largest military attack in Europe since World War II.

If you’ve spent any time studying the book of Revelation, then you’ve heard of the Gog and Magog war John describes in Revelation 20. Bible scholars agree that modern day Russia is Gog. China is the “Kings of the East” (Revelation16). Iran is Persia (Ezekiel 38, 39).

We are witnessing biblical prophecies being fulfilled in our lifetime.

Upon hearing the news of Russia’s move, I immediately thought about how close we must be to Jesus stepping out on the clouds and instructing the trumpet to sound. While no man knows the day or the hour, the Bible does give us signs to look for (Matthew 24:36). The prophecies that were foretold to happen before the rapture have all taken place. Any minute the trumpet could signal the dead in Christ to rise. And for those who are still living, we will meet them in the air; we will ascend to Heaven to meet the Lord.

Jesus tells us Himself that we will “hear of wars and rumors of wars, nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places” (Matthew 24:6-7).

Instead of being overwhelmed by the news –be informed about the signs of the times and sift it all through the Word of God.

When we see these things happening – we’re told to “look up” “because our redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).

Sweet friends be encouraged that your struggles on this earth are not in vain. There’s so much more awaiting us in Heaven.

God is in still in control. Jesus is coming back!

Don’t listen to the noise of the world – listen for Jesus – any moment God could give the instruction to sound the call to bring us home.

“Father calm our hearts when we see the world going crazy, teach us to run to You. This is all part of Your plan.”

For His Glory

Laura Holmes   (
TRBC Women’s Life

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