Hello my fellow followers of Jesus!
I hope this message finds everyone well, safe and full of joy for being given a front row seat to see God’s plan unfold before our very eyes!
With everything going on in the world today, however, the Holy Spirit has really impressed upon me that I should leave a journal for those left behind after the Rapture, explaining why I disappeared with millions of others, what to expect in the coming years and that they need to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord before and NOT take the mark.
In writing the journal, one question came up that I am having a hard time finding the answer to. I emailed Pastor JD, but he is quite busy, so I am coming to you seeking answers. What happens to true followers when they die? Are they disembodied and their souls go to Heaven? If so, what does 1 Thessalonians 4:16 mean “the dead in Christ rise first.”? If I Thessalonians is referring to those followers who have already passed away, and they were disembodied at death and their souls went o Heaven, then why would they need to “rise first”? Wouldn’t they already be in Heaven?
Please know I have absolutely NO doubt about God’s infallible Word, it is just hard for me to understand sometimes.
Thank you in advance for your help!
God Bless and keep you all! "D