One of the most exciting events of the end times is the rapture, which is commonly known as the “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13) The church will be caught up to meet Jesus in the clouds. The Thessalonians had some misunderstandings about the status of believers who have died. Are they lost? Will they not be raised from the dead when Jesus returns? In today’s passage, the apostle Paul brings clarity to what will happen to believers who have passed into the next life when Jesus comes back. This teaching is a great source of comfort and hope for believers.