Jesus not only saves us from Hell and gives us a home in heaven when we decide to rest our trust in Him and His sacrifice for our sins on the cross, He also will save us from the wrath to come, which is when God’s judgement comes upon the entire world in the last days.

“and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—

Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.” The Bible, Ist Thessalonians 1:10

We can be confident that what is written in God’s Word here relates to “The Day of The Lord” because the writer carries this theme throughout the letter to the Thessalonians.

Here in The Bible and the same letter the writer makes it clear his purpose is to encourage knowledge of the ultimate hope to believers that we have in Christ.

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” The Bible, 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18

This does not mean we shall all avoid suffering or death, for Christians always have and currently do suffer for Christ as Christ who also suffered and died for us on the cross.

But as Christ rose from death so shall we also rise to new life for eternity when Christ returns, even as He rose to conquer death.

And we do not grieve as those who have no hope. In fact we receive Ultimate Hope when we ask Christ to be our Savior and Lord. We receive the promise of the gift of eternal life with Christ at that moment based on His payment for all our sins in this life, His perfect righteousness cleanses us , our debt is paid in full.

“The dead in Christ shall rise first.”

Jesus is coming back and His word even says that some of us who are alive at that time will never die.

“we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.”

No matter what happens in this life we can have a confidence that is unshakeable.

Don’t wait. Believe in Christ today and the promises of God’s Word are yours forever no matter what happens.

 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The Bible, Gospel of John 3:16

Jesus did for us what we can never do for ourselves, His sacrifice bought our redemption from sin.

“And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”