Titus 2:13
Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of the great God
and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
It's both exciting and comforting to wait for somebody that you want to see with all your heart.  It's exciting because you're thinking about how wonderful it will be to be together.
And when you know that that special somebody is absolutely going to show up, you can wait patiently, being comforted that you won't be disappointed.
As sons of God we are living every day in hope of the return of Christ.
When Christ returns for his church, all believers since the day of Pentecost will be gathered together to always be with Christ and with God.

God's Word makes us some special promises about this hope.

I Corinthians 15
tells us that death will be swallowed up in victory in the twinkling of an eye when the dead in Christ are raised incorruptible and those who are still alive put on immortality.

Philippians 3:20 & 21 tells us that our citizenship (called "conversation") is in heaven and that that's where we're looking for Jesus Christ.  When he comes we'll get a "glorious" body like his.

I Thessalonians gives us tremendously comforting doctrine about our hope.
Here's chapter 4:13 - 18:

"But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren,
concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not,
even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so those also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord,
that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord
shall not prevent [precede] them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descent 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.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words."

And finally I John 3:1 - 3 gives us the added information that whoever has "this hope in him, purifieth himself, even as he is pure."

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