This great story by C.S. Lewis as well as the movie, The Lion King, are great analogies of the fight between GOOD and EVIL. Just as the Lion of Judah has won the victory over the witch of the abyss, so shall we realize the fruition of that victory when the "death of our mortal bodies is swallowed up in Victory" (paraphrase) 1Cor. 15:54,55 This victory occurs when we hear......
The SHOUT, The VOICE, & The TRUMPET 1Thes. 4:16,17
Jesus is our Good Shepherd, His sheep KNOW His voice and follow Him. The shepherd of the Eastern world always move their flock to new feeding ground by calling them, then walking ahead of them and they follow. In the Western world the shepherd DRIVES the flock from the rear. He does not talk TO them but instead yells AT them.
I think the SHOUT is the Lord Jesus calling us by name. I don't know if that is our current birth-given name or if it is a NEW name He has given us. Whichever it is, we will recognize His voice and our hearts will leap within us as our eyes will search the heavens for his appearance.
My best guess is that this VOICE of the archangel is the announcement "THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH" . Since we will already be looking for Him, this announcement will heighten our anticipation to level TEN as the adrenalin of our earthly bodies surges to its zenith. Just when we think we are about to pass out from the glorious realization of what is happening, we hear...
of God sound and our earthly bodies are changed in the twinkling of an eye into the everlasting immortal body that is the fulfillment of our hope; and are caught up, WITH those that have died in Christ, to meet and be with our glorious Lord and Savior forever. 1stCor. 15:51-57 & 1st Thes. 4:13-18
Comfort one another with these words