The Rapture of The Church

This sermon was preached by Jimmy Swaggart on January 12, 1985 at the National Stadium during the Kingston, Jamaica Crusade where several thousand were in attendance. This sermon message is taken from I Thessalonians 4:16-18 and includes music from the Crusade Team.

16. For 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:
17. 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.
18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.   I Thessalonians 4:16-18

The pouring out of the Holy Ghost upon God’s people is the greatest sign that the rapture is about to take place and Jesus is about to come.

17. And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh:    Acts 2:17

In this message, Jimmy Swaggart brings out some common questions regarding the rapture. What is the rapture? Who will go in the rapture? When will it take place? What is the difference between the rapture and the Second Coming of Christ? This is a powerful message that you need to hear.

Any church that does not believe in the mighty baptism in the Holy Ghost is teaching little more than philosophy. They tell you what you once had, and what may come in the future, but they offer nothing now.

The cross of Jesus Christ separates us from the world. The Holy Ghost separates us from a cold, decadent, dead, carnal church