The Second Coming of Jesus Christ......the Blessed Hope Fulfilled!Climax of the age!
Snuffing out the Devilís rage,
Jesus takes the stage!
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.Revelation 19:11-16
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,Jude 1:14
The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ...
is referred over 300 times throughout the New Testament writings.
Only four, of the 27 N.T. books, make no specific mention of this event...
(Paul's letters to the Galatians & Philemon...2 John & 3 John).
The Revelation of John, (a publishers heading), should more accurately be called:
- the Revelation of Jesus Christ, or...
- the Revelation of the Blessed Hope.
The terms referring the Second Coming in the original text are:
- Parousia - meaning: Coming; Arrival; Presence
- Apokalypsis - meaning: Revelation; Revealing; Unveiling
- Epiphaneia - meaning: Manifestation;
The Second Coming or Blessed Hope refers to:
the Physical, Bodily, Appearance & Presence of the Lord Jesus Christ,
(N.B. Contrary to so many false teachings that prevail in the new-age, movement it is
NOT some obscure concept of a coming of a cosmic christ which can only relate albeit remotely to the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, & throughout the Church-age an event which these new-agers reject as having any relevance to their 'superior spirituality'.)
This Second Coming is the climactic, central event of the Revelation of John...
with the decisive conflict between the forces of good and evil at the
Battle of Armageddon and heralding the beginning of the Millennial Kingdom.
The First coming of Jesus Christ...
(certainly the most verifiable event in history),
was clearly foretold by the Old Testament Prophets.
The Second Coming is also confirmed repeatedly...
as a glorious future event by both Old & New Testament writers alike.
Jesus, was rejected by his people the first time...
for his failure to come as a Conquering King,
(this refers in fact to the 2nd coming),
& because of their own failure to see the various scriptures...
related to the suffering servant, (Isa. 53) etc. i.e. Jesus dying for the sins of mankind as the Lamb of God, (1st coming).
However, Bible believing Christians are without excuse for failing to recognize the significant differences between the first and second comings with the benefit of standing On This Side of the Cross!
with the Blessing of the Holy Spirit to lead into all truth...John 16.13.
The Second Coming is...
- The Physical, Bodily,
- Glorious Reappearance of
- The Lord Jesus Christ, on Earth,
- As King of Kings, & Lord of Lords
- Rewarding the Saints
- Destroying evil, seeing Satan bound for 1000 years,
- Establishing the Kingdom of God.
It is also now a present reality in mystery form, in the hearts and minds of the true believers in Jesus Christ, who continuing in Faith, Hope & Love Watching & Praying; and are preparing for the event that will herald a splendid new age. This is the Millennium Kingdom, (Rev. 20), an unprecedented time of Love, Joy, Peace, & Restoration
with the Lord Jesus Christ ruling as King of Kings & Lord of Lords!
Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.Zechariah 14:3-4
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.Revelation 19:16-21
From the Throne...to the Threshing Floor!
And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground. O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.Isaiah 21:9-10
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.Matthew 3:11-12
The Harvest at the End of the Age...
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.Matthew 13:24-30
And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.Revelation 14:14-16
And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.Revelation 11:18
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.Revelation 19:6-9
Make peace with Jesus Christ as Saviour now...
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;Philippians 2:10
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.Romans 14:11
...or meet him as judge later!
To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.1 Thessalonians 3:13
Look, (behold), he cometh with clouds...
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him; and all kindreds of earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.Revelation 1.7
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