Jesse M. Hendley
Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Jesse Hendley, Director of the Radio Evangelistic Hour and we are happy today to bring to you the gospel of Christ and the Word of God. We are studying today the participants in the Rapture of the Church and of course we are thinking about that time when God will take His people and bring them and catch them up to meet Him in the air. The participants in the rapture of the church.
If you have your Bibles, I would like for you to call your attention to Matthew 24 and verse 40. I hope that you have your Bibles with you now and will follow me because this will be an exposition of the scriptures. We want to know exactly what God teaches us about this tremendous event. Suddenly there will disappear over this world a great flood of people, people who love Jesus, people who have been born again. The people of God will be removed from this earth in a very sudden unexpected event and the mightiest event that the world has ever known up until that point. The participants in the rapture of the church. They will go to be with Jesus, suddenly Christians all over this world will be transfigured, be given glorified bodies and caught up, the word has it, the English word caught up, the Greek word hapasso means to be snatched, seized or to be carried away by force.
The idea of suddenness and our strength in it and caught up to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Now we want to know who will be the participants in the rapture of the church and in Matthew 24 and verse 40, our Lord Jesus himself says, "Then shall two be in the field, one shall be taken and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill, the one shall be taken and the other left. Let me call your attention to that. One shall be taken and the other left; the participants in the rapture of the church.
Now you are aware that this tremendous statement is made in the Olivet ...
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