Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord (1 Thess 4:17).
For those who sleep in Jesus, there is hope of a resurrection of the dead (1 Thess 4:13-14). Some will be alive at the coming of the Lord (1 Thess 4:15). The dead in Christ will rise first when the trumpet of God sounds (1 Thess 4:16). The living and the dead in Christ will be caught up together in the clouds to meet the Lord (1 Thess 4:17). There will be no heaven on earth (2 Pet 3:10). Jesus has prepared a place for His followers (John 14:1-3).