In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

1Cor.15:52 & 1Thes.4:16

Do you ever think about the end of the world? Do you really think Jesus Christ will return physically to our world? What about during our lifetime, are the end of all things as, as we know them, at hand? I believe the end of all things is right at the door, the return of Christ is imminent, His kingdom reign on earth is certain. The strange thing about the fulfillment of prophetic events is their timing, it seems like they are delayed and may never be fulfilled and then, suddenly, they are dramatically in place. In the today’s verse we see this dynamic displayed. Paul uses the phrase, translated in English, “the twinkling of an eye”. This is describing a sudden, supernatural fulfillment of God’s prophetic plans, here is Dick Mills thoughts on this beautiful Bible word.

“Paul had in his vocabulary the following words to indicate time: millennium (1000 years), century (100 years), decade (10 years),year, season, month, week, day, and hour. (These are all Bible words. Paul did not have the words minute and second; these came later.) Yet when describing the return of the Lord, none of these words would suffice. The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write “in an atomos,” “in the twinkling of an eye.” Jesus is coming in an atomic second. A second can be calibrated to a half second, a tenth of a second, a hundredth of a second, even a thousandth of a second. But an atomic second is a unit which is incapable of being further divided. ”

That is incredible! The Lord will suddenly appear, literally in “an atomic instant”. How should that effect our lives? First, it produces a joyful anticipation in our hearts knowing our reward is at hand. Secondly, it fills our hearts with an incredible sense of fear and awe, our incredible Lord Jesus will suddenly appear. I want to be ready for that moment, how about you?


  1. Pastor Frank,
    I really needed this slap in this this morning. It is true in the twinkling of eye he shall return and I want to receive my award!!! Thank you!!!!!!!

  2. what a day or time that will be, my mind can never comprehend how great that will be when the lord comes back for us. This is now the time to be praying and encorageing the lost to come to the lord time is getting short we are getting old, there is a new generation of brothers and sistyers coming up the lord wants to use us all if we will let him i m seeing how we are all individuals with differnt callings and gifts but yet we are one all of the early church were differnt from each other personility wise and they all did differnt ministreys but yet they were one in christ acts they waited for the promise after this they had all things in common they rocked the known world for jesus, i think we are in a time now were the lord will use his people again like he did so long ago in the last days the holy spirit will be poured out real heavy the lord is looking right now for those that will enter in for his purpose i really think this wew are called to go into the world as believers and as churches to make disciples babtiseing in the name of the father son and holy ghost if we cant go because of what ever reason we can send and pray for those that are going even if prayer is all we can do we need to be doing it this time i have in the morning has changed my life alot it is so good to hear from frank and others knowing i got brothers and sisters in our family all over and the lord is showing you all some great things i learn alot by the commits on this this is a good time for getting good stuff from the lord

  3. I wish to be doing only the Lord’s work and not my profession or natural desires when he calls me to be with Him. 1Cor.3:13-15. I don’t know about you but to be saved ‘without reward’ is like playing to a tie in the first heavenly Super Bowl I.I desire instead to celebrate dancing wildly drunk with the Holy Spirit, popping effervescence bottles of anointing oil, high fiving angels and other saints and awaiting my Glorious assignments in the Army of the Lord. Halleulah!!! In His light and Love, dan frisard.

  4. I’m ready for that moment and pray the Lord to keep me running at full speed in the race He has me on. Not paralyzed through analysis of end times but motivated to share the Good News in anticipation of His return! \o/

  5. Pastor Bailey,
    Each year since the Lord saved me in 1992 I have felt an increasing longing for the moment of Christ’s return. it usually hits me at New year’s and in September during the Festival of Trumpets. But I struggle to live my life each day in the light of the fact that God has in his mind a day already planned when He will sednd His Son back to this earth to draw life as we know it to an end. My sense of urgency wanes until I am reminded by nudges such as this one. I thank you for this insight and the reminder that He is our Soon Coming King.


  6. Stamping Out Harold Camping

    I don’t care a fig for date-setters, especially those who predict when Christ will return. The current champion is 89-year-old, headline-grabbing Harold Camping of Family Radio fame.
    Is Second Coming date-setter Harold Camping worthy of death? He already has a zero batting average after his September 1994 prediction fizzle and, according to the Bible, is a false prophet.
    Nevertheless that California shaman, who should be ashamed, claims he’s found out that Christ’s return will be on May 21, 2011 even though Matt. 24:36 says that no one knows the “day” or “hour” of it!
    A Google article (“Obama Fulfilling the Bible”) points out that “Deut. 18:20-22 in the Old Testament requires the death penalty for false prophets.”
    The same article reveals that “Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note ‘taken away’).”
    Theologically radioactive Harold Camping and his ga-ga groupies (with their billboards featuring “May 21, 2011”) should worry about being “stamped out” if many persons decide to follow the I Cor. 5 command.
    The above article concludes: “False prophets in the OT were stoned to death. Today they are just stoned!”
    PS – For many years Camping was not known as a pretrib rapture teacher. But now, for $ome my$teriou$ rea$on, he seeks support from those who believe in and teach an imminent, pretrib rapture which supposedly will occur SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE the traditional SECOND COMING to earth! For a behind-the-scenes, documented look at the 181-year-old pretrib rapture belief (which was never a part of any official theology or organized church before 1830!), Google “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty,” “Pretrib Rapture Diehards” and “Pretrib Rapture – Hidden Facts.” These are from the pen of journalist/historian Dave MacPherson a.k.a the “Pretrib Rapture Answerman” & the “Rush Limbaugh of the Rapture” – author of the bestselling book “The Rapture Plot,” an “encyclopedia” of pretrib rapture history (see Armageddon Books).

    [I ran across the above on the net and would like a reaction. Kwamin]

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