The rapture of the church – Resurrection series 4.5

1 Thessallonians 4:13-18

1 Thessalonians 1: 9-10 calls the rapture, ‘a rescue’:
“For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God, 10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come.”

Romans 5:9 tells us that this rapture accomplishes our being saved, in the temporal sense, rather than the eternal sense:

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.