The Dead Will Rise At the Sound of the Trumpet

First Thessalonians Chapter Four

The Dead Will Rise At the Sound of the Trumpet

Brothers and sisters, I do not want you ter be confused ’bout those crew members who ‘ave gone ter Davy Jones. Do not grieve fer ’em like those without hope who grieve. We who be in the Son — we who ‘ave a hope beyond the grave believe that Son died and rose again and if the Son went down and rose again, he ‘ill come fer us, you may lay ter that. The dead will rise at the sound of the trumpet, then we ‘ill fall in behind.

According ter the Son’s own words, we know that those who still be alive — we who be left ’til the coming of the Son in his radiant glory — ‘ill certainly not go be fer ’em who ‘ave gone down ter a watery grave.

Feast of Trumpets and Jesus Return

Fer the Son himself ‘ill come down from heaven with a thunderous command. With the voice of the archangel, he ‘ill appear. With the trumpet call of God the Son ‘ill break forth from heaven.

Then the Lord will appear over them. His arrow will flash like lightning. The Sovereign Lord will sound the trumpet. He will march in the storms of the south. (Zechariah 9:14)

Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. All the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. He will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. (Matthew 24:30-31)

We will not all die: some will be alive when he comes. In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, we will all be changed at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised imperishable. Then we will be changed. (I Corinthians 15:51-52)

I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. (Revelation 8:2)

In the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets. (Revelation 10:7)

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:
“The kingdom of the world has become
the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,
and he will reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15)

In that moment the dead in Christ our Lord ‘ill rise first. After that, we who be still alive and remain ‘ill be caught up together with ’em in the clouds ter meet the Lord in the air. And so we ‘ill be with the Son forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words and look with expectation fer the coming of our savior.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18