The rapture is the beginning of the coming of the Lord. The cataclysmic nature of these events brings every believer face to face with the idea that things will not just continue as they always have. One day, perhaps soon, everything will change dramatically. These truths give us a clear and ongoing HOPE that God will bring about ultimate change and justice one day. This hope has guided many generations of believers through more difficult times than we can imagine. These teachings can also help us live for ETERNAL PURPOSE, instead of for ourselves here and now. Further, this gives us URGENCY to share the Gospel while we still have time. Finally, what CONFIDENCE we should have in our eternal life by trusting Christ.