Jesus Returning For His Church Bride In The Rapture
This is a painting of the Harpazo which is often called the rapture of the church of Jesus Christ.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. Revelation 19
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:1
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
This painting was created because of the enormous amount of discussion about it recently. Prophesies and warnings seem to be culminating now for this great event to occur at any moment. No one knows the exact hour or date but we are to look for the signs given and be ready and welcome His coming.
In the painting the lights surrounding the bride's dress are the souls of the ones on earth being caught up in the air to meet the lord and be with him forever like a bride does with her groom. It is symbolic of the love the Lord has for the ones that God has given to him that have accepted his blood payment on the cross for the forgiveness of their sins which is required in order to be able to be included as the bride of Christ.
Three persons called prophets from ancient history are recorded as saying that right before the return of the Lord Jesus, the revived Roman Empire (U. N.) will devide the world into 10 sections (of 27 signed nations participating) and evenutally create the New World Order. Very recently it has been made public that that plan is being implimented with NAFTA (U. S., Canada, Mexico), one of the first of the ten. The U.N. has just elected its first president. Things are excellerating to the point that we should all be ready and looking up for our redemption draws very near as this painting depicts.