Come Up Hither
After 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. ~Revelation 4:1
If you or someone you know lives in a two-story home, you have most likely had someone shout from the top of the second floor “come up here”. It’s a request to meet the other person at the top. When the Lord Jesus comes for the believers at the Rapture, the three important words that will be heard by those who placed their faith in Him will be “Come up hither!”
It will be a resurrection call.
The dead in Christ—those who placed their faith in Jesus as Savior that predeceased us into glory, will be resurrected. They will receive glorified incorruptible bodies just like our Lord Jesus. Their bodies will be reunited with their soul forever in eternity.
It will be a redemption call.
After the dead in Christ are resurrected, we which are alive and remain shall be caught up with them to meet the Lord in the air. The Rapture will come at the speed of the twinkling of an eye. As we are raptured we will be changed and receive glorified bodies as well. We will become immortal and incorruptible in an instant. We will be filled with joy when we see the Lord and are joined to Him.
Third, it will be a reunion call.
We will be reunited with loved ones in Heaven. It will be a homecoming day for believers in Jesus Christ. It will be the that day every believer’s mansion in Heaven will be completed. We will be forever with loved ones and with the Lord. It will be an eternal reunion. We will have one another and share all of eternity with each other while serving our Lord.