Sleepers Riding Christ’s Rapture Waves Into Heaven

What really is 1 Cor 4 describing. As I was going thru it today I thought of John’s description to Martha of those who never die. I’m thinking that 1 Cor 4 describes the death of one whom both believes and lives in Christ, those who never taste death, the true disciple of Christ. Those Who Never Taste Death 1 Cor 4:16-17 says those who are asleep enter heaven first, before those who lived in Christ, the disciples, receive their reward.

I think we can look at the passing of one who lives in Christ as a spiritual wave. Those who only believe in Christ can not make it to heaven on their own, they fall asleep and have to wait until Christ’s next true disciple passes. These sleepers are waiting to ride the next spiritual wave  ahead of the next true disciple. I believe this first happened when Jesus died, and has recurred many times since then.  Remember Matthew’s opened graves [Matt 27:52].  John talks about the same thing in John 5:28.


KJV John 5:28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

I believe that all the souls who have fallen asleep since the last true follower of Christ passed are still asleep waiting for their ride into heaven on the waves of his next disciple!

AMP 1 Cor 4:13Now also we would not have you ignorant, brethren, about those who fall asleep [in death], that you may not grieve [for them] as the rest do who have no hope [beyond the grave].

14For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will also bring with Him through Jesus those who have fallen asleep [in death].

15For this we declare to you by the Lord’s [own] word, that we who are alive and remain [in christ] until the coming of the Lord shall in no way precede [into His presence] or have any advantage at all over those who have previously fallen asleep [in Him in death].

16For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God. And those who have departed this life in Christ will rise first.

17Then we, the living ones who remain [on the earth], shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so always (through the eternity of the eternities) we shall be with the Lord!

18Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words.

Those who are asleep, those who believed in Christ and passed from this life are woken up and given their new bodies in heaven just before the next true follower of Christ, the next true disciple who endures to the end. There are two important thing to grasp here. The difference between the fates of those who believe in Christ and those living in Christ, and the understanding of what happens when these disciples pass. John 11 explains a key difference between the two groups, and Rev 4  explains what those who remain in Christ see as they pass.

KJV John 11: 21Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

22But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

23Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

24Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

25Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

27She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world

This passage is telling us that those that only believe in Christ will sleep. When they pass from earth there will be a period while they are asleep, but those who both live in and believe in Christ will never die! They never sleep. He sees the sequence of Rev 4:1-12 when he passes:

Excerpt from:The Past, Present, and Future Day Of The Lord

He sees a door open,

he hears a ‘trumpet’ say come up hither,

he sees a throne in heaven with Jesus sitting on it,

he sees the 24 elders seated around the throne with white clothes and gold crowns,

he sees the lightning flash,

he hears the voices and thunder[perhaps the seven thunders?],

he sees the sevenfold spirit of God- the seven lamps burning before the sea of Glass and the four beasts. Here that passage.

KJV Rev 4:1-11

1After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

2And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

3And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

4And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

5And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

6And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

7And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

8And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

9And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

10The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

I believe that this passage describes what the humble seeker sees when he passes. He sees a door open, hears a trumpet say come up hither, then he sees a throne in heaven and then Jesus sitting on the Throne. Then he sees 24 seats around the throne with the 24 elders sitting there clothed in white with gold crowns. Then he sees the lightning flash and hears the voices, the thunder and see the seven lamps burning before the throne, the sevenfold spirit of God. Finally we see the sea of Glass and the four beasts with six wings full of eyes who say Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Dear God,

Please help us to grasp the truths that you are revealing, to understand the differences between the passing of one who believes and one who lives in you. Help us to appreciate what the day of the Lord really is, and what these passages are really telling us. Turn us from selfishness pride sin and lust. Help us to be the new creation in Christ, to turn from evil to seek only your will and your glory, to be the new creation in Christ. In Jesus Mighty name we pray, Amen.

Glenn

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