To those that believe perhaps the most precious and amazing truth in all God's Word is Christ's Love for His own. Unlike human love, His love knows no change. Unlike human love, nothing can separate us from His love -- |Who (or |what|) shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long: we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us| (Rom.8:35-37).
The time when our Lord's Love will be fully exhibited and publicly displayed (before all Heaven's inhabitants) is that time when He shall rise up from the Father's Throne where He is now seated. Then it will be that he shall descend from heaven with a |shout.| What will occasion this |shout|? What is it that He is descending for? Is it that He may return to the earth and take its government upon His shoulder? Is it that He may be coronated the King of kings? Is it that He may vanquish His blatant enemies? Is it that He may bind that old Serpent the Devil? No; important as these may be, there is something else which must take the precedence; there is something else which lies much nearer to His blessed heart. He descend to receive to Himself His blood-bought people. Why? Because He loves them. He comes for that Church which He loved and for which He gave Himself in order |that He might present it (not a part of it) to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blemish| (Eph.5:27). Ah! this will be the time when |He shall see of the travail of His soul and be satisfied,| and think you He would be |satisfied| by seeing an incomplete Church? To teach then that a part of the Church will be left behind when our Lord comes back again to receive His people unto Himself is to declare that something (unfaithfulness or unworthiness) will separate some of the saints from their Redeemer's Love and thus Rom.8:35 is repudiated. Moreover, it is to deny the comforting declaration of John 13:1 -- |Having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them to the end.| Therefore, we say, Because nothing shall or can separate any believer from the Love of Christ, not one shall be left behind when He returns to take unto Himself His blood-washed people. As it was declared of Israel of old in connection with their leaving Egypt (type of the world) -- |There shall not a hoof be left behind|(Ex.10:26).