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What does it mean that Jesus will descend with the voice of the archangel?


Paul delivers the Thessalonians a message of hope in 1 Thessalonians chapter four. Paul had praised Thessalonian believers for their love and faith in other places in his letter (1 Thessalonians 3:6; 5:8), but it seems he also intended to assist them develop their hope. Paul outlines the future for his readers so they won't cry like others who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13).


Jesus will descend with the voice of the archangel in that future scene (1 Thessalonians 4:16). Paul emphasises that Jesus will come again for those who have remained in Christ up to that date. Paul explains to his audience in 1 Thessalonians 5 how Jesus will one day return to judge those who are still on earth (1 Thessalonians 5:2–4). Believers are exempt from the coming judgement or wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:9)


In order for the Thessalonians to have hope, Paul did not want them to be uninformed of what would happen in the future (1 Thessalonians 4:13). He specifically didn't want people to grieve in vain for saved loved ones who had already passed away. God will bring all those who died in Christ Jesus with Him, just as Jesus died and rose from the dead (1 Thessalonians 4:14).


Jesus will descend with the sound of the archangel when He makes His own return (1 Thessalonians 4:16). When Jesus returns, believers who are still living and present will be taken up in the air with Him (1 Thessalonians 4:17). Jesus' descent will announce it with a yell, an angel's voice, and a blast from God's trumpet (1 Thessalonians 4:16). In accordance with 1 Thessalonians 4:14, those who have already passed away and whose spirits are in the presence of the Lord will return with Jesus in the clouds after first having their bodies glorified (1 Thessalonians 4:16). When everyone who is left catches up with them, they will all be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:17). Even in the face of death, this message gives solace to Christians and offers hope (1 Thessalonians 4:18).


Christians might anticipate the day when Jesus will descend with the voice of the archangel with optimism. Archangels, or "first" angels, are mentioned twice in the New Testament. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 is one of them. The second refers to Michael as "the archangel" in Jude 1:9.


The angel Gabriel predicted that when Michael "arises" one day, there will be a time of great tribulation from which many of Daniel's people will be rescued in Daniel 12. (Daniel 12:1). This may suggest that Michael will be present when Jesus makes his triumphal entry into heaven at the rapture. Michael's vocalisation will be one of the rapture's events, which are characterised in 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17 as the "catching up." The phrase "in the voice of the archangel" can also be translated literally as "in the voice of an archangel," which would mean that Jesus would descend with a voice similar to an archangel.


The shout, the voice of an archangel, and the final trumpet are the three auditory signs of this occurrence, according to Paul. Most likely, the claim that Jesus would come in the form of an angel simply recounts related events that will occur when He returns to save people who have trusted in Him.