1 Thes 4:13-17 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, con-cerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 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: 17 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.”
Paul told his friends, who were fellow believers, not to grieve for those who have fallen asleep in Jesus, as though they had no hope. Did you notice those two precious words in verse 17 “with them.” We will be caught up together and will be “with” one another.
And then the words, “And so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
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