God’s upward call – the Rapture of the Church

Philippians 3: 11…If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection (out) of the dead.

Being taken out of this world is the picture. The word “out” is added in the Greek text.

Philippians 3: 13-14…Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

The necessary preparation is a clean heart…holy in the eyes of God. Made holy by God’s Grace with a yearning from within to be with Christ. The Rapture of the Church is the prize of God’s high calling. All members of Christ’s body alive or in the grave will make the Rapture. Christ will “take out His Church” from among the dead. This upward call is the Christian’s escape from the Great Tribulation.

About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at holy.sermon.net, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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3 Responses to God’s upward call – the Rapture of the Church

  1. I really appreciated the reminder that we are strangers in a strange land….which is getting curiouser and curiouser. That said, it is our great hope to be absent from our earthly and sinful body and present with the Lord – whether it be a natural departure or within the calling up with the body of the Church. But like the virgins awaiting the bridegroom, we must remember to be ready in season and out for the bridegroom’s appearance.

    Even now, come quickly Lord Jesus. In the meantime – we must be busy at sharing God’s love and grace with others. Thanks for the excellent blog. Amen and Amen

  2. ptl2010 says:

    So many are waiting for that upward call – thank God we have hope of the Rapture. This old world is getting unbearable with sin and it cannot hold us.

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