“And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” - Matthew 24:31
Jesus says that His coming a second time is going to be a spectacular event. It is difficult for us to imagine what it is really going to be like. Angels respond to His command at the great sound of a trumpet when those who have died in Christ will arise and we who are alive will be caught up to meet Him in the air.
What a stupendous moment this will be when faith gives way to reality. When mortality will be clothed with immortality. When weakness will be clothed with strength. When corruption will put on incorruption and those who have believed will be like Him in the twinkle of an eye.
The angels, Jesus says, will have the responsibility of gathering the elect from the east, west, north and south. From one end of the earth to the other. What a meeting this will be - It will be both thrilling and exciting as millions upon millions of Christians gather and rejoice to praise God almighty. We should live in the expectation of His coming continually.
The day and time of His coming is unknown except to God the Father. We do not allow ourselves to become passive, though, in the light of His soon return but we are to be active and busy in the Master’s service doing what He has called us to do in humble obedience to His divine will.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the assurance we have of Jesus coming again as revealed in Your word. Help me today to fill the minutes and hours to do your will for my life, in the name of the Lord Jesus.