The Lord is coming back to possess the land and to claim His bride. Ephesians 5:31 says, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and shall be joined unto his wife and they two shall be one flesh. Verse 32 says This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. He is leaving heaven and coming for His bride. But as He leaves and comes to earth, His presence causes great destruction. Read Psalm 19:4-6.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away. Matt.24:35. Heaven and earth become Jericho and devoted to destruction.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, and a 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. 1Thess. 4:16-17
Notice the similarities in Joshua 6:5 and 1Thess 4:16:
JOSHUA 6:5 1THESS. 4-1
- Shout 1. Shout
- Ram’s horn 2. Trump of God
- People ascend up 3. People caught up
- Walls of Jericho Fall 4. Babylon Falls, Rev. 14:8
THE END OF HEAVEN Isaiah 13:1-13
In 1Thess. 4:16 the word “shout” in the Greek means cry of incitement, order, command. Incitement means urge to action.. Who is He commanding? What is He telling to do? I believe the answer is in Isaiah 13:1 verse 3 says, ” I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in My Highness. Verse 4 says The noise of a multitude in the mountains like as of a great people; the Lord of Hosts mustereth the host of the battle. Verse 5 says They come from a far country , from the END OF HEAVEN, even the Lord, and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy the whole land. Verse 6 says, Howl ye; for the Day of The Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction.