Living in light of the Rapture, the Blessed Hope
What comes after the Rapture? Pt 1 – the Bema
2 Corinthians 5:1-10
The doctrine of the rapture of the church, the fact of the translation from these lowly mortal bodies and from death, to glorified bodies and relocation upward into heaven of the body of Christ, is the focus of our keen attention in this series. The rapture of the church is the next event on the eschatology calendar. It is imminent, and no signs need precede it. How should we then live?
We’ve looked at the fact of the rapture, we’ve considered the warning about false teachers, wolves, as a church age issue, and now we turn our attention in anticipation to what comes after we are raptured up to be with Christ in heaven. This is part 1 of a roadmap of the sequence of events that follow for us, who, by faith alone in Christ alone, are born again into a ready expectation of our great, Blessed Hope. The Bible lays out in general terms what we can expect, and in what order. It should be remembered that whilst we experience these things above, a very different, quite detailed set of things will begin unfolding on the earth in the time called the 70th week of Daniel, the Great Tribulation, the and Time of Jacob’s trouble.
Today we look at the 1st major event, which is outlined in our text, 2 Cor 5:1-10. The judgment seat (the Bema) of Christ for rewards.
Next time we look at the Marriage of the Lamb and the Marriage Supper/Feast of the Lamb (two distinct, but related events).