“Behold, I am telling you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” – 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (NASB)
We do have a special kind of promise about what will one day happen. It’s not based on how we act or behave but we’re promised how long this promise will take to happen. There is another underlying promise: All who are in Christ Jesus by grace through faith (also a gift) are promised to one day be changed. Our present state, which is physical, mortal and perishing will be transformed into immortal and like that of Jesus after His resurrection. We all know how every person on earth is destined to a physical death but, there is this exception for those who are alive when Jesus returns for His believers – also called His Bride and the Church. When He returns He will take up believers who have passed and are buried and those yet alive. We do not know when but it is imminent, nothing else has to happen first. It will be faster than fast. An eye twinkle is a reflected particle of light seen in the eye. It’s reflected light entering the eye and then being reflected and it occurs in about a billionth of a second. Faster than a blink, it happens.