What a great day this Easter is! Christ has been resurrected. And because of His resurrection we who are believers in Him have hope, hope that we will one day be either resurrected from our grave or be brought alive to heaven and changed—without having seen death.
Now here is something I haven’t thought of before: if we are raptured we will actually witness probably thousands of people coming out of their graves and rising up to heaven; and then we will follow them to be with them. Won’t that be a wonderful, glorious sight?
1 Corinthians 15:51-53 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 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, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall 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.