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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Kislev 17, 5777

For this we say to you
by the word of the Lord,
that we who are alive and remain
until the coming of the Lord
will by no means precede those who are asleep.
For the Lord Himself
will descend from heaven
with a shout,
with the voice
of an archangel,
and with the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them
in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air.
And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
I Thessalonians 4:15-17

Now this I say, brethren,
that flesh and blood cannot inherit 
the kingdom of God;
nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
Behold, I tell you a mystery:
We shall not all sleep,
but we shall all be changed -
in a moment,
in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound,
and the dead will be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible
must put on incorruption,
and this mortal
must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible
has put on incorruption,
and this  mortal
has put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass
the saying that is written:
'Death is swallowed up in victory.'
I Corinthians 15:50-54