Free Shuttle Flight

Will You Be Going Up?

by Pastor John Hamel


“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: 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.” (1Thessalonians 4:16,17)


Jesus is coming and He is coming very soon.  


All the Bible indicators point to this inescapable fact.  


Jesus is coming to lead His Holy Army in a Battle called “Armageddon.”  As a result of this battle, His enemies will be ultimately defeated and Satan and demon spirits will be locked away forever in a placed called “The Lake of Fire.” (Zechariah 14:1-21; Revelation 20:7-15) 


However, one very significant event must occur before Jesus returns to planet Earth.  That event is commonly referred to as “the Rapture” amongst Christian people.  


Although the actual word “Rapture” is not in the Bible, the event certainly is.  The Bible refers to it as “The Blessed Hope.” (Titus 2:13)  


The opening Scripture text above describes the “Rapture” clearly.   


During the Rapture, Jesus will not actually return and place His feet on the Earth as He will later at His Second Coming. (Zechariah 14:4)  


At the time of the Rapture, Jesus will appear in the clouds above the Earth, as you have read.  


At that time, those who went to their graves believing in Jesus as their Savior will be literally raised up to join Him in the air above the Earth.  Graves will literally open as untold millions, possibly billions, are “shuttled” up to Jesus supernaturally. 


Within seconds of that first shuttling, those Believers who are alive will also be “caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.”  What an historical and frightening event for those who will witness it and not participate in it. (John 5:22-30) 


Think about it - airplanes suddenly missing pilots who were Christian, automobiles with Believers behind the wheel suddenly driverless.  Believing doctors taken up in the middle of surgeries and vice versa.  Missing family, friends, neighbors and the like. 


The impact of the Rapture will be tremendous and undeniably supernatural.  It simply cannot be described in this small Gospel message.


Where will you stand at that moment in time?  


Will you ride the Lord’s “Free Shuttle Flight” to the clouds?  


Or will you remain behind as the spirit of the Anti-Christ takes over control of the world for the next seven punishing years? (Daniel 9:27; Mark 13:14; Revelation 7:13,14)  This will be a time of great fear and suffering that can easily be avoided right now. 


My prayer for you is that when this promised event occurs, you’ll be looking down experiencing it as opposed to looking up and regretting it.  




I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that both thou and thy seed may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19) 


To choose life, simply say, “Jesus, You’re my choice.” (Romans 10:13)  


Your name will be recorded in God’s Book of Life. (Daniel 12:1; Revelation 20:15)  


You’ll become a member of God’s Forever Family. (John 1:12) 


You’ll also receive a non-transferable pass, good at the time of the Rapture for the Free Shuttle Flight to the clouds.  


Once there you’ll face what the Bible refers to as the Judgment Seat of Christ.  It’s a Judgment of Rewards.  


From there you’ll pass on into Heaven.  Once there, you’ll remain with Him forever.


As my friend, Phil Driscoll, often signs off his correspondence, "See you here, there, or in the air!"


Be Blessed … John and Barbara Hamel



How to Be Born Again (Receive Christ as Your Savior)


How to Receive The Holy Spirit & Power



 Home  l  Bible Training  Top  Beliefs  l  Contact