With a loud command and with the shout of the chief angel and a blast of God's trumpet, the Lord will return from heaven. Then those who had faith in Christ before they died will be raised to life. Next, all of us who are still alive will be taken up into the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the sky. From that time on we will all be with the Lord forever. Encourage each other with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
What will happen to those people who are not “taken up into the clouds” to meet the Lord when He returns from Heaven? I would answer that question with another one. “Why do you care?” Are you still considering whether or not you will be one of the ones that go up to meet Jesus? There is a series of fictional books about those who are “Left Behind.”
The best answer to the “Left Behind” question is this: DON’T FIND OUT! If you spend your time here on earth trying to understand the plight of the lost, you will miss time enjoying the blessings of the saved! If you are alive and breathing air today, then you are eligible to believe on Jesus and receive the amazing benefits of faith!
Those who try to understand the timing and even the theology of the “Second Coming” are missing the peaceful and joyful heart of a follower of Jesus who is ready for His return at every hour of every day!
Leave the problem of souls in Hell to the God who made them. The fate of those who are Left Behind is for God to deal with, and you can be sure He will!
“Lord Jesus, help me today to be ready to go with You when You come! Give me opportunity to warn those around me that the only way to be ready to leave this earth is to make You the Lord of their life! May You, Jesus be praised now and forever. Amen.”