CHRIST'S SECOND COMING
Jesus said that he would prepare a place for his followers, and He has prepared the way for the saints (believer's) for their Eternal Life and when everything is ready He will come.
No one knows when that time will be but all are to be expectant.
To the world Christ's Return will be totally unexpected. Christians, are to be prepared for they do not live in the dark they have the light of The Word of God which guide believers to notice what is going on in the world, for there are signs given, that mark His return.
When Jesus Himself spoke of His Second coming, He illustrated to all that it would be a spectacular affair and that everyone will know that He will have arrived.
His Return will occur the same way as He ascended, physically, visibly and surrounded by clouds. The first signal will be the trump of God, accompanying Christ will be the triumphant voice of an archangel and a shout from The Lord Himself.
This event includes the
reunion of all believers with their Lord, called The Rapture, all believers
will receive a spiritual body to be joined with their spirit, incorruptible,
like Christ's resurrected body. It will be the believer's bodily resurrection.
This will be a fulfillment of Daniel 7
Jesus' Return is the Hope of The Church, and believers are told to be watchful, and to pray for His Coming. (NEED TO KNOW TEXT)
The Assurance of the Second Coming of Christ, through the prophecies in scripture, strengthens and encourages believers in times of trial and persecution. Faithfully bearing up and standing in the Belief of The Truths of Christ will result in rewards from Christ at His Return.
There will continue to be outpourings of Gifts of The Holy Spirit on believers, whether Jew or Gentile, bestowed upon all people that believe the Truth and look for Christ's Return, meaning sons, daughters, old men, young men, women and children, irrespective of sex, age or rank, which began on Pentecost Day.
The Truth of Christ will be a powerful witness before the end times and many people will return to The Truth of The Word of God, although there will be great apostasy also. The Teaching of The Return of Christ to the earth is a warning to the ungodly and also provokes the Church into Evangelism and making disciples of the Nations as Christ commanded. (NEED TO KNOW TEXT)
All true believers are One In Christ, and these faithful disciples will inherit what has been promised, which is absolutely trustworthy to accept that this will come to pass. God's people will work together and the Body of Christ will be built up and continue to mature in unity, love, purity, selflessness, in faithfulness, gentleness, in all the fruits of The Spirit of God corporately until Christ, Who is Perfection comes.
A Victorious Church will be made
perfect without spot or blemish upon the instant arrival of Christ.
Christ's Victory over condemnation was also over spiritual and physical death, through His Death and Resurrection. He took upon Himself our sin and blame and set free mankind and offered the New Life in The Spirit of God. Because of His Resurrection, service to Him is not in vain and He will willingly reward disciples at His Return.
The Redeemed will have a spiritual body, physical, yet imperishable, without corruption and adaptable to be able to live with God forever. God takes a perishable, disreputable body, weak and sinful, a natural body and make it a glorious powerful body fit to live with Him. Those who are alive at this time in history will not die, but their physical bodies will be immediately transformed into spiritual /physical supernatural, deathless bodies.
THE COMING OF THE LORD-Judgment is associated with the imminence of Christ's Second Coming as well as comfort and security.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-5:11. The Living Bible 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a mighty shout and with the soul-stirring cry of the archangel and the great trumpet-call of God. And the believers who are dead will be the first to rise to meet the Lord. 17 Then we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and remain with him forever. 18 So comfort and encourage each other with this news. 5:1 When is all this going to happen? I really don't need to say anything about that, dear brothers, 2 for you know perfectly well that no one knows. That day of the Lord will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. 3 When people are saying, "All is well; everything is quiet and peaceful"--then, all of a sudden, disaster will fall upon them as suddenly as a woman's birth pains begin when her child is born. And these people will not be able to get away anywhere--there will be no place to hide. 4 But, dear brothers, you are not in the dark about these things, and you won't be surprised as by a thief when that day of the Lord comes. 5 For you are all children of the light and of the day, and do not belong to darkness and night. 6 So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Watch for his return and stay sober. 7 Night is the time for sleep and the time when people get drunk. 8 But let us who live in the light keep sober, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the happy hope of salvation. 9 For God has not chosen to pour out his anger upon us but to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ; 10 he died for us so that we can live with him forever, whether we are dead or alive at the time of his return. 11 So encourage each other to build each other up, just as you are already doing.
Christ will be with His Holy Ones accompanying Him. He will return in Great Glory, The Glory of God, The Father.
It will be sudden for those who are unaware and do not believe in The Truth, destruction will come to them, not annihilation, but the removal from The Lord's Presence. (NEED TO KNOW TEXT) It will be the same Jesus, that walked the earth and who was crucified that will return, not another. He said himself that He will personally come and receive His saints, for them to be with Him forever. The Gospel of Christ and The Kingdom of God will be preached in the whole World as a witness to the nations, then the end of this age will come.
The Day of The Lord is
a Day of Judgment, to the nations and to individuals who have rejected
Him in their hearts. Zechariah
prophecies that there will be a national repentance among the Israeli people
when Jesus returns
to this earth. "They will look upon Him who they
pierced, and mourn".
Christ's Return will be in Flaming Fire, having vengeance upon those who have rejected God, The Source of All Things. They will be punished and banished from the presence of The Lord Jesus Christ. God acts upon His judgments for He deals with matters that are of Eternal Value.
It is also The Day of Redemption, it will be a joyous affair when Salvation of the saints is complete, and the climax of all things before The Reign of Christ, during the Millennium.
It will be the realization of full Salvation is at Jesus' Second Coming, and it is a crucial time in history. The appearing of Christ ushers in the close of The Church age and The Kingdom. There does seem to be conversions during the millennial Reign of Christ.
To stay awake is to stay within God's boundaries, His morals and His principles. Believer's enter into a covenant relationship with God, which nothing can destroy, except the person who chooses to turn their back on God.
Believers do not live in the darkness and God has not appointed unto His Family, His Wrath; it is His choice and His mercy. We live in The nature of God's Light to the World, Christ.
He will return at The Father's appointed time and no-one will know the exact day or date or hour, but believer's are told to watch for the signs, the times and the seasons. Those who date set and prophesy the day Christ is to return cause people to mock God's Word.
Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy and all prophecies point to him, To The Jew and The Gentile, to the spiritual world and are fulfilled in Him, and it will be so with the prophecies of His Second Coming.
Every New Testament writer recorded the notification of The Second Coming of Christ, His return to the earth as King over all. Even prophecies on this subject are mentioned by many Old Testament prophets, beginning with the prophet Enoch, the 7th generation from Adam.
No one can mark an exact
order of occurrence, but they will happen.
Jesus gives warnings in Matthew 24.
Many will become unstable fallen victims of various false teachers just prior to Christ's Return. As in the days of Noah, there will be judgment upon evil, and as in the days of Lot with the towns of Sodom and Gomorah, the assessment of error will be repeated. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. "It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed". Suddenly, Christ will come. Some scriptures are Psalm 2:9, 11 Peter 3:3 I Thessalonians 4:16,17 Isaiah 63:1-6 64:1,2 Zechariah 12:10 Psalm 98:9 The first and last chapter of the Book of Revelation.
Christ died on Calvary freeing Believer's from the curses of The Law and of His Wrath at the end of the age, and not be condemned with the rest of the world who reject Him and who He sent to represent Himself, His Son, The Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus, The Christ returns as a Warrior-Messiah-King.
After the Millennial reign, Jesus hands His authority and kingdom back to God, The Father, who has promised the redeemed a home of righteousness, a place with out sin that he has prepared for Eternity to live together with His people. Those who live with God are those who have their names written in The Lamb's (Jesus) Book of Life, who have obeyed, believed, trusted God and put Him first in their lives.
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