1 Thessalonians 4:17 (NKJV) 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.
The Greek word harpazo is translated to caught up. Harpazo means “to grasp hastily, snatch up, transport, or rapture.” When the Lord Jesus Christ returns, He will say with a loud voice like a trumpet, “Come up here”. And in an instant, in a twinkling of an eye, we who belong to Him by faith will be raptured. It is going to be an orderly procedure. First those who are asleep will be taken up, meaning the believers who have passed away will rise first. Then those believers who are alive at the time of Christ’s return, “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.” We will see Jesus face to face. And we will be given a glorified body. And we will be with our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ for all eternity. That will be truly a wonderful day. And the Hope of our salvation will be realized.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.