When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.—COL. 3:4.
I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.—God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
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.—When he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.—It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.