1 Thessalonians 4:17  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.
This is where the term “rapture” comes from. “Caught up” means literally to be “snatched away forcefully.” This is like a hawk diving down to catch and take away its prey. So the term “raptor” is sometimes used to describe birds of prey. Do you know this could happen at any moment? Sometimes you read or hear the words “perhaps today.” That is referring to the momentary possibility of our Lord Jesus descending from heaven to take all His people to heaven before the tribulation. Make sure you are ready. Jesus says, “Behold, I come quickly.”