Jesus’ return – the Second Coming
According to Christian belief, Jesus Christ will return at some point in the future, and when this occurs, everyone will be informed of it. His reappearance is referred to as the Second Coming. It will be a remarkable and unparalleled event in history, in stark contrast to his first appearance in Bethlehem as a defenseless infant. There are hints in the Bible about what it could be like, but there is no indication as to when it will occur. In the days leading up to his crucifixion in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, Jesus talked of his return to the earth.
‘ This same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven will return in the exact same way that you have witnessed him ascend into heaven.’ The final hours of Jesus’ earthly life also provide a hint concerning the Second Coming.
During that time period, he was seen by more than 500 individuals.
The ascension of Jesus is the name given to this occurrence.
- According to the book of Acts, they assured the disciples that ‘this same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven would come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven’ would return in the same manner.
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- Jesus had warned his disciples that no one, other than God, could predict the exact moment of his return, but he also instructed them to make certain that they were always prepared in case it did.
- Christian scholars have examined passages of the Bible that talk about the future during the centuries that have followed to attempt to determine the conditions under which Jesus would return.
- It is a description of a complicated, lyrical vision that John has received.
- It talks not only of the present, but also of the future – including a time when the existing heavens and earth will be destroyed and replaced by a new heaven and a new earth – as well as of the present and past.
- Because the old order of things has gone away, there will be no more death, sorrow, weeping, or suffering.
- Others believe that all believers, even those who have died, will be immediately evacuated from the world and will join God in heaven, where they will be joined by all other Christians.
- According to some interpretations, the allusion to a period of 1,000 years refers to a period of just and peaceful world leadership by the Christian church, which will be followed by a horrific apocalypse involving evil.
- There is a third school of thought that holds that the symbolic events described in Revelation do not foreshadow concrete occurrences.
- There are several variants on these views, but the Bible instructs Christians not to get obsessed with these events and their timing, but rather to take comfort in the confidence that Jesus will return to make all things new.
‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes,’ says the Bible, which is virtually its final words. Because the old order of things has gone away, there will be no more death, sorrow, weeping, or suffering.
Will We Work in the New Earth?
“What will we do in the life after death?” inquired one of our readers recently, in response to a series of questions I hear frequently: “In the life after death, what will we do?” Will we be able to work together? “Will any of the modern conveniences, such as automobiles, be available?” We need to clear up a few points before we can get to the bottom of the question.
Where Do Christians Go When We Die?
Christianity believes that when people die their souls are taken to heaven and their bodies are returned to where they originated (Gen 3:19). This paradise is not an everlasting state; it is only a bus stop, to be precise. Here we go to rest and await God’s completion of the task he is accomplishing in our generation. We shall not have physical bodies in this paradise; instead, we will be more like the angels (Mark 12:25). This is neither our last destination, nor is it heaven. We’ll be there till the last resurrection, if necessary.
- The Bible teaches that when Christ comes, there will be a general resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked, according to Scripture (Dan 12:2).
- It is anticipated that, following the resurrection, there will be a final judgment in which Christ will preside as judge over all persons who have ever lived on the face of the planet.
- This is something that is mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments (Isa 65:17-19,Isa 9:7,Isa 11:6-9,Rev 21:1-5).
- Even while the Bible does not go into great detail about what these bodies will look like, we do have a description of Jesus’ resurrection body to go on.
- This is not a new message; the Church has been preaching it for more than 2,000 years already.
Will We Work There?
It is also obvious from the Bible that we shall be involved in the new earth’s development. The Garden of Eden provided Adam with a place to labor: “God took the man and placed him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (Gen 2:15). Despite the widespread belief that hard labor is a curse, the fact is that God created it, and it was an integral component of the very good world prior to Adam’s fall from grace. Because of Adam’s transgression, work is cursed, and it is this curse that makes labor so tough on a regular basis (Gen 3:17-19).
- When Jesus returns and Adam’s curse from Genesis 3:16-19 is lifted, as it reads in Revelation 22:3: “There will be no longer be any curse,” what will happen to the world of work?
- Despite the fact that Adam had sinned and that, as a result of his sin, all of mankind was cursed, because Christ did not sin and yet gladly died on the cross, he has given a means for the curse to be removed.
- Consider what our job could be like in the New Creation if we didn’t have to deal with the pain, aggravation, stress, difficulty, unpredictability, perspiration, and interpersonal strife amongst sinners that we presently face as a result of the Fall in our current state of affairs.
- When we lay down our weapons, the prophet Micah proposes that we should pick up implements of labor: “They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks,” says Micah (Mic 4:3).
Our final point is addressed by Darrell Cosden in his bookThe Heavenly Good of Earthly Work, which opens with the query: “Will any of the goods we have now be carried over to the new earth?” The most our sanctified imaginations can do is speculate about what God’s promise to create all things fresh could entail.
The Messiah by Handel, performed frequently in the New Jerusalem, is something I am looking forward to.
Due to the fact that we are working in a restored, sinless world, the work we accomplish will be significant to God and fruitful for us, since this is exactly what God intended.
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Unsettling signs of Jesus’ return
Following up on what I shared with you last Friday, Jesus provided His people with indicators that would allow them to know when the time of his return was approaching. Take a look with me at Matthew 24 of God’s Word as we study the indications that He has given us. 4th and 5th verses “.be careful that no one deceives you. ” For many will come in My name, claiming to be Christ, and many will be deceived by their claims.” The following are citations from Wikipedia: List of Messiah Claimants and List of People Claimed to Be Jesus.
- 6th and 7th verses “Moreover, you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; take care that you are not alarmed: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Because “country will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom,” as the saying goes.
- This is the first and most crucial subject I want you to focus on completely and completely.
- Psalms 61:1-5 and 62:6-8 are other good verses to hold on to.
- “He alone is my rock and my salvation,” I declare.
- According to the facts and numbers – taken from the Wikipedia list of continuing armed conflicts – if you only consider conflicts that have resulted in at least 100 deaths in the last two years, there are now 32 wars involving 64 nations.
- And, according to verse 7, “famines, pestilences, and earthquakes will be experienced in many (other) locations.” adapted from Wikipedia – famines From 1980 until the present, around 3,000,000 people have died as a result of starvation.
- Pestilence is defined as “any virulent (deadly) sickness” according to Webster’s dictionary.
Is anyone still remembering the Ebola outbreak in 2012?
As reported by the World Health Organization, the total number of fatalities due to malaria, cholera, measles, hepatitis B, influenza, and rotavirus in a single year totals 1,504,200.
I used the important earthquakes list on usgs.gov to do my study, focusing on earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.0 and above.
earthquakes have occurred five times more frequently in the first ten years of the twenty-first century than in the first ten years of the twentieth century!
According to Open Doors USA, the most recent available numbers reveal that there were 2,983 recorded Christian martyr killings in the year 2019.
According to the FBI’s crime in the United States report, there were 1,203,808 instances of violent crime in the country in 2019.
Take into consideration the cold-blooded death of innocent infants as well.
God has not ceased counting, despite the fact that America has.
Please, don’t give up hope, my friends.
“Thou will maintain him in perfect peace, whose mind is remained on thee: because he trusts in thee,” reads Isaiah 26:3, in reference to a person whose attention is fixed on God.
Next week, I’ll share with you some encouraging news about “the excellent indicators.” God’s blessings and protection upon you as you pursue him. At Rocky Ford Christian Church in Cana, Virginia, George Randall Jr. serves as the minister to the young people.
I Believe in the Return of Jesus
The signals that Jesus provided His disciples to detect when the time of his return was approaching, as I shared with you last Friday, are still valid today. Let us look at the indications that God provided us in Matthew 24 of God’s Word. 5th and 6th verses “.be careful that no one deceives you.”. For many will come in My name, claiming to be Christ, and many will be deceived by their claims. List of Messiah Claimants and List of People Claiming To Be Jesus, both from Wikipedia – The number of fakes has risen to 75, with 12 of them (or 16 percent) still alive and well.
- This is the first and most crucial point I want you to fully comprehend.
- According to John 10:27-29, we must put our faith in God because He is kind, He loves us, and He has placed us, His children, in the palm of His hand.
- If my heart is overwhelmed, guide me to the rock that is higher than I.
- For the record, according to the Wikipedia list of current armed conflicts, there are 32 wars taking place in 64 countries right now, counting only conflicts that have claimed at least 100 lives in the last two years.
- And, according to verse 7, “famines, pestilences, and earthquakes will be experienced in many (various) locations” Famines, according to Wikipedia: Around 3,000,000 people have died as a result of starvation since 1980.
- Virulent (deadly) sickness, according to Webster’s dictionary, is defined as “any virulent disease.” In accordance with a United Nations assessment on the worldwide aids pandemic, 36 million people have died as a result of AIDS since it began in the 1920s.
- a total of 12,913 deaths Worldwide mortality from malaria, cholera, measles, hepatitis B and C, influenza, and the rotavirus totaled 1,504,200 according to the World Health Organization during the course of a single year in 2015.
I used the important earthquakes list on usgs.gov to do my study, focusing on earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.0 or above.
Five times as many earthquakes occurred in the first ten years of the twenty-first century as occurred throughout the same period of our century!
It is estimated that there were 2,983 recorded Christian martyr deaths in 2019, according to the most recent accessible information from Open Doors USA.
Violent crimes accounted for 1,203,808 instances in 2019, according to the FBI’s Crime in the United States report.
Take into consideration the cold-blooded death of unborn children.
(the last year recorded).
Because of sin, the earth is, in fact, becoming steadily colder.
Always remember to keep your gaze fixed on Jesus in order to have peace of mind throughout these latter days.
When I tell you about “the favorable indicators,” I’ll give you excellent reason to be hopeful. Please accept my heartfelt blessings and prayers as you continue to pursue God! At Rocky Ford Christian Church in Cana, Virginia, George Randall Jr. is the pastor to youth.
- We have no way of knowing when Jesus will return. When Jesus returns, the entire world will be aware of it. Everyone who has ever lived will stand before the judgment seat of Christ
- The virtuous will ascend to Heaven in new and exalted bodies. In the end, the unrighteous will go to Hell, Satan will be conquered, and a new heavens and a new earth will be created. We are in the midst of the last days. We have to be prepared
When Jesus returns, no one knows when it will be. When Jesus returns, the entire world will know it. Everyone who has ever lived will be judged on the last day; the righteous will be taken to Heaven in new, glorified bodies; and the wicked will be cast into the lake of fire. In the end, the unrighteous will go to Hell, Satan will be conquered, and a new heavens and new earth will be created. In these last days, we find ourselves. Preparedness is required of us.
When Is Christ Coming?; The Twenty Signs Of the Bible Give Us a Clue (Published 1970)
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- Millions of Americans are engulfed in a frantic quest to predict the future that has taken many by surprise.
- I had brunch with Walter Reuther a few of years ago, and it was a great conversation.
- “There is one fault,” I pointed out.
- There is no evidence in the Bible that a world of progressive development toward a materialistic paradise is in store for mankind.
- The term “the end days” or “that day” or “the day” or “the day of the Lord” appears often throughout the Bible, denoting in most cases a “X” time in history during which dramatic events would take place.
- The Bible does not teach that the planet or the human race will come to an end at any point in the future.
- This fire will consume all that is bad and will prepare the earth for the coming of the Kingdom of God.
- Social injustice, war, poverty, sickness, and racism will all be abolished, as will all forms of discrimination.
“Do you believe His return is imminent?” According to Marcel Lin Berthelot, a French scientist who lived in 1860, “Within a hundred years of physical and chemical study, man will understand what the atom is.” “I believe that when science reaches this point, God will descend to the planet with His large ring of keys and announce to humanity, “Gentlemen, it is closing time.'” On one particular morning on the Mount of Olives, while the disciples were alone with Jesus, they both posed the same question: “Tell us, when will these things take place?
- What will be the sign of Thy arrival, as well as the indication of the end of the world?” On at least two times, Jesus cautioned them against establishing dates for important events.
- Over twenty separate signs left by the prophets, Jesus, and the apostles are to be looked for by those who follow the path laid out for us by God.
- To give an example, Jesus described the mental state of the world just preceding His coming.
- To be distressed is to be under strain; to be perplexed means to be perplexed and bewildered.
- It is also possible that the moral situation of the globe is another example.
- In Luke 17:26–27 we read that “they did eat, they drank, they wedded women, and they were given in marriage.” This indicates a collapse in the family unit as well as highly lax morality.
- The prophet said that there would be battles and rumors of warfare, since “country would rise up against nation” (Matthew 24:67).
Ultimately, all of these battles will culminate in what is referred to as “the battle of Armageddon.” In addition, the term “peace” is given a tremendous deal of prominence.
Never before has there been so much discussion about peace.
For the first time in history, the Gospel is being broadcasted over the world through radio, television, and the printed page.
In the Bible, it has been predicted that the last events of history and the Second Coming of Christ will be centered around the country of Israel for more than three thousand years.
In Luke 21:24, Jesus predicted that “Jerusalem shall be trampled down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles have been fully accomplished.” Numerous passages in the Bible imply that Israel will reclaim the center stage in international events at some point in the future.
It is incorrect and unbiblical to attempt to predict the date of Christ’s second coming.
Nonetheless, the Bible states that He will return to our planet.
So communism does not have a future in the modern day! Capitalism does not have a future in this century! God is in charge of the future!
The Second Coming of Christ
It is our belief that Christ will return a second time; Our Lord’s return from the heavenly realm will be personal, visible, and spectacular; it is a joyful hope for which we should keep vigilant and pray continuously. Prior to establishing His reign on earth, Jesus will return to gather His Church, an event known as the “Rapture” in the Christian community. At that point, the dead in Christ will be resurrected to life, and those who are alive will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and be with Him for all ever.
- Those who have died in Christ will be raised from the dead in a body that will be comparable to Christ’s glorified body, with their redeemed souls and spirits being joined with the body of Christ.
- 3This anticipation serves as a source of inspiration for leading a holy life as well as a source of consolation.
- Five years after the Church has been caught up in the Rapture, Christians will be hauled before the judgment seat of Christ.
- 6This is not a judgment in which their salvation is determined, but rather a recompense for their effort on Christ’s behalf.
- 8Israel, as well as all nations, will be affected by this period of exceptional struggle.
- 9At the conclusion of the Tribulation, Jesus Christ, accompanied by the armies of heaven and the Church, will come to earth to establish the Messianic Kingdom.
- When Christ returns, Satan will be chained for a thousand years in the Lake of Fire, and the Antichrist will be tossed into the Lake of Fire.
13Israel will be returned to her country, and she will never be driven from it again.
15Because the curse that has been placed upon the world will be lifted, his dominion will be defined by material and spiritual benefits.
Seventeenth, God will put an end to this revolt in the last battle of all time, and Satan will be cast into the lake of fire.
19They will be judged by Christ and hurled into the lake of fire, where they will endure ultimate and eternal torment, as well as the suffering of the living.
A new Jerusalem will be built, as will the everlasting presence of God among all those who have repented.
Scripture references: Revelation 6:17; 7:14; Jeremiah 30:79 The book of Zechariah (12:2, 3; 14:1–310) In addition to Revelation 19:7–9, 14; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; Zechariah 14:9; Revelation 19:15, 1611; and 1 Thessalonians 3:13; Revelation 20:2, 4–612Revelation 19:20; 20:1–313Revelation 19:20; 20:1–313 3:3; Matthew 2514; Joel 3:3 Amos 9:15; Ezekiel 34:2815; Hosea 6:15 (See also Psalm 2:9 and Isaiah 11:416.) Romans 8:19–2117 (KJV) The book of Revelation 20:7–918 Revelation 20:1019 is a verse from the Bible.
Revelation 20:11–1320 (also known as the Book of Revelation) The Book of Revelation 20:14-15; Mark 9:48212; Peter 3:1322 Revelation 21:2, 3; 2:3–5; 21:2, 3; 2:3–5
When Is Jesus Coming Back? Is it Soon?
In one popular argument to Christianity, non-Christians assert that because Christians think Jesus is returning soon and that He has not returned, it follows that He will not return at all. Today, many people associate the phrase “coming soon” with the act of driving through the drive-thru at their favorite fast-food restaurant. They thus believe that Jesus will return in a short period of time when asked the question “Is Jesus coming back soon?” When Jesus talked of His return, He used the word “soon” rather than the word “immediately,” implying that He would return in the near future.
“Come, Lord Jesus,” the choir sings.
When Is the ‘Soon’ for Jesus’ Return
The Greek word for “soon” is tachu, which may be rendered as “as soon as possible” or “without undue delay.” Throughout the New Testament, the word tachu is most frequently used in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 2:16; 3:11; 11:14; 22:7,12,20). By “soon,” we mean that the sovereign events of history have been put in action, ensuring that Christ’s coming will take place without any additional delay. Thus, history is progressing in accordance with God’s schedule, who is in complete command of the entire historical narrative.
Speaking about Christ’s second coming, Peter writes in 2 Peter 3:9 that the Lord is not slow to fulfill his word as some regard it as such, but is patient with you, not desiring for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
The Return of the Lord Jesus Is Imminent
It is tachu, which means “as soon as possible” in Greek, and it may mean “without undue delay.” Most often in the Book of Revelation, tachu appears throughout the New Testament (Revelation 2:16; 3:11; 11:14; 22:7,12,20). As a result of the sovereign events of history being put in motion, Christ’s coming will take place without any needless delay, as indicated by the term “soon.” Thus, history is progressing in accordance with God’s schedule, who is in complete command of the entire universe. Not only does the Lord Jesus foretell of the Lord Jesus’s imminent return, but so does the prophet Isaiah.
This is a sign that the Lord Jesus will come soon — in the sense that God’s plan is moving forward and is only being delayed so that the elect might be rescued (Romans 8:29;Ephesians 1:5).
The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus
The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus is referenced 1,500 times in the Old Testament, and one out of every twenty-five verses in the New Testament makes reference to the Lord Jesus’ Second Coming, which is a significant number. When it states in Amos 3:7, “For the Lord God does nothing but reveal his secret to his servants the prophets,” this passage draws attention to this topic. What Amos says is important because it helps Christians comprehend that the return of Christ heralds the establishment of God’s Kingdom, which is defined as God’s total authority over all of His creation.
- The book of Revelation 19:11-16 describes how the Lord will be prepared for battle, and how the nations will gather to fight against the city of Jerusalem.
- Furthermore, this will be the day that the Bible predicts in Revelation 19:6-7, when the enemies of God, including the Antichrist and the false prophet, will be completely vanquished (Revelation 19:20).
- Jesus will judge those who are living at the time of His Second Coming as part of the process of establishing His Kingdom.
- A thousand years of peace will be enjoyed by those who survive this judgment as a result of their trust in Jesus Christ.
- (Matthew 25:41).
- In addition, there will be a resurrection of all Christians (Revelation 20:4-6).
- At the conclusion of the thousand-year period, Satan will be freed, and a final fight will take place, which will be conquered by the Lord Jesus Christ on the spot (Revelation 20:7-9).
Then there will be a second resurrection, followed by another judgment. Non-Christians will be revived and judged at this time, in what is known as the Great White Throne Judgment, and will be consigned to the lake of fire based on their deeds, which will be revealed later (Revelation 20:11-15).
Two Different Eternities
There are two eternal fates, one with the Lord Jesus and one without Him, as a result of the Lord Jesus’ return being a reality (Malachi 4:1-2). When the Lord Jesus returns, evil will be destroyed, the planet will be restored, and the Lord will triumph! If you believe in the first coming of the Lord Jesus, your response to his return will reveal whether or not you believe in the second coming of the Lord Jesus. Christian believers have a great hope in that they will not only be admitted to heaven, but that they will also be with the Lord Jesus for all of eternity in heaven.
We Are Not Promised Tomorrow
We cannot guarantee tomorrow, and the Lord knows not just the number of hairs on your head or the content of your thoughts at any one time, but also the length of all of your days. God longs for your repentance, for you to turn back to Him, and for you to put your confidence in Christ – because Jesus is mighty to save by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone — and that is why He sent His Son to die for you. You must not cower in fear, but instead must stand firm on the Lord Jesus and proclaim the glory of Christ to everyone.
Will Jesus Really Return to Earth?
As Christians, we gladly proclaim that Jesus Christ will, in fact, return to the world again and again. It’s critical for us to remember that Jesus Himself stated that He will return to the world at some point. His disciples gathered on the Mount of Olives when He spoke to them, and He promised them that He would come in might and great splendor. According to the angels, Jesus Christ would return. As mentioned in Acts Chapter 1, when Jesus ascends to His Father, angels appear and proclaim, “He will return in the same manner that He has gone.” When you look at church history, one of the intriguing things you will see is that, although though various Christians throughout church history have had diverse viewpoints on the end of time, they have always agreed on some fundamental truths concerning the end of the world.
- And one of them was the belief that Jesus Christ will return to the planet.
- It is the belief that Jesus Christ will physically return to the planet.
- And, finally, that Jesus Christ will bring about a restoration and a fresh beginning in the world.
- All of these considerations are critical.
- It’s even a part of the Apostles’ Creed, which was written in the fourth century.
- He will then return to judge both the living and the dead once His time on earth is through.
- Is it possible that Jesus will return?
- Not unwillingly because we believe, “Oh, He’s going to return,” but joyously, we as Christians proclaim this truth.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus, since Jesus Christ will truly return. Credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus/Tinnakorn for the photo. Jorruang Dave Jenkins and his wife, Sarah Jenkins, are in a happy marriage. He is a writer, editor, and public speaker who resides in the lovely state of Oregon.
The Second Coming Has Been ‘Imminent’ for 2,000 Years
According to a 2010 Pew Research study, 58 percent of white, evangelical Christians in the United States think that Jesus Christ will return to the Earth by the year 2050. According to Pew Research, 41 percent of all Americans (not just evangelicals) believe that the Second Coming is not only true, but that it will take place by 2050 – in other words, during their lifetime. The fact that numerous past generations have thought that the world will come to an end during their lifetimes and that Christ’s return was consequently imminent is something that current Christians may not realize.
- It is possible to have several interpretations of what this verse truly implies.
- The belief of the Second Coming is the cornerstone of Christian eschatology, which is defined as the study of the “final things,” also known as the “end times” in the Bible.
- “Some would argue that Christ has already arrived, spiritually speaking,” Kyle explains.
- Then there are variances in terms of when and how to do things, as well as everything in between.”
Seven Years of Tribulation, 1,000 Years of Peace
However, it is not the only apocalyptic narrative in the Bible. The book of Revelation in the New Testament serves as the primary source of prophesies concerning the Second Coming of Christ (an “apocalypse” is a divinely revealed vision of things to come). It is likely that Jesus and his fellow Jews were also aware with the book of Daniel, which is considered to be the most apocalyptic literature in the Hebrew Bible (known to Christians as the Old Testament). Jesus’ prophesies about the end of the world, reported in the Gospel of Matthew, are combined to form the current Christian understanding of the Second Coming.
According to Daniel, the Messiah will not arrive until after a seven-year era of “tribulation,” which is a period of persecution.
In Kyle’s opinion, “anytime you have a highly despised individual in history, clearly the Hitlers and the Mussolinis, they are at the very least considered as servants of the Antichrist.” “The Antichrist is a cunning individual who first appears to be OK, but at the midway point of the seven-year tribulation period, he reveals his real colors.” According to the Book of Revelation, when Jesus comes, he and his army of angels will destroy the Antichrist and imprison Satan for a thousand years in the Lake of Fire.
During that 1,000-year time of peace, known as the Millennium (from the Latin mille, which means “thousand”), Christ himself will rule on Earth in the “Golden Age” of peace and prosperity that the Jews had long sought since the destruction of the Second Temple.
Immediately following the Millennium, Satan will be allowed to launch one more hopeless revolt before the Final Judgment.
Does the Bible Give a Time Frame for the Second Coming?
However, it is not the only apocalyptic narrative in the Bible. The book of Revelation in the New Testament serves as the primary source of prophesies about the Second Coming of Christ (an “apocalypse” is a divinely revealed vision of things to come). The book of Daniel, the most apocalyptic text in the Hebrew Bible, would have been familiar to Jesus and his fellow Jews as well (known to Christians as the Old Testament). It is a mixture of passages from Daniel and Revelation, as well as Jesus’ own prophesies about the end of the world as reported in the Gospel of Matthew, that has come to define the modern Christian view of the Second Coming.
” The ” Antichrist ” will also make himself known around halfway through the period of tribulation, a false prophet who, according to Jesus, “will come in my name, claiming, I am Christ, and shall mislead many.”” It has always been a major component of forecasting the date of the Second Coming to try to discern who is the Antichrist.
A crafty character who first appears to be fine, the Antichrist reveals his real colors halfway through the seven-year Tribulation period.” “The Antichrist is a sly guy who initially appears to be OK, but he reveals his true colors halfway through the seven-year Tribulation period.” In the Book of Revelation, Jesus and his army of angels will destroy the Antichrist and imprison Satan for a thousand years when he comes at the appointed time.
When the 1,000-year era of peace comes to an end, known as the Millennium (from the Latin mille, meaning “thousand”), Christ himself will rule on Earth in the “Golden Age” of peace and prosperity that the Jews had long desired.
Premillennialism Makes a Big Comeback
For over 1,500 years, Augustine’s symbolic interpretation of the Second Coming controlled the Church, but then along came a 19th-century preacher called John Nelson Darby and changed everything. The Irish reformer was certain that the Church was in ruins and that the end of the world was near. He was right. Darby discovered that God’s creation was split into seven separate years or “dispensations,” the last of which was the Millennium, based on a literal reading of the Bible’s apocalyptic prophecies, according to Darby.
Darby was known for his fiery premillennial teaching.
Darby’s imaginative interpretation of the Second Coming and the end of the world became known as “premillennial dispensationalism,” and it eventually came to dominate evangelical Christianity’s apocalyptic outlook.
According to Hal Lindsey, who wrote the book, it was one of the first to clearly relate biblical predictions of the Second Coming to contemporary world events such as the end of the Cold War and the restoration of the Jewish state of Israel.
Further evidence that the Second Coming is alive and thriving in the Christian imagination may be seen in Jerry B. Jenkins’s best-selling ” Left Behind ” trilogy, which recreated the Rapture in our own time.
Not Forgotten: The Promised Return of Jesus
The term “Second Coming” alludes to the return of Jesus Christ, as described in the books of Revelation, Hebrews, the Gospels, and other biblical texts. When Jesus initially arrived on the planet, He was merely a little child. Upon completion of His earthly career, including the crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus went to Heaven “to prepare a place” for His disciples (John 14:3). He also promises His return (1 Corinthians 15:23), during which the first resurrection will take place, He will take His disciples to heaven with Him, and sin and Satan will be annihilated for all time.
The expectation of the Second Coming is something to look forward to.
It’s the climax of God’s plan of redemption, after all.
- What it will be like when the Second Coming occurs
- When is the Second Coming going to take place? Prophecies regarding the Second Coming of Christ in the Bible
- Describes how the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the ultimate hope of Adventists
- The role that the truth concerning the Second Coming played in the formation of the Adventist denomination
- How to prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ
Belief 25: The Second Coming of Christ
Ultimately, the second coming of Christ is the church’s glad hope, as well as the great conclusion of the gospel message. When the Saviour comes, it will be literal, personal, visible, and all-encompassing. In the event of His return, the righteous dead will be raised from the grave, and they, along with the righteous alive, will be exalted and transported to heaven, while the wicked will perish. When combined with the current state of the world, the practically perfect fulfillment of most lines of prophecy points to the nearness of Christ’s return.
- 15:51-54; 2 Thess.
- 3:1-5; Titus 2:13; Heb.
- 1:7; 14:14-20; 19:11-21.)
What Will the Second Coming Be Like?
Exclusively the most educated are aware of the Second Coming, nor is it a reward only available to the wealthy. Unlike what many Christian communities traditionally thought, it is neither a metaphor or a symbol, nor is it occurring solely on a spiritual plane, as was previously believed. It is and will continue to be a literal occurrence as stated in Scripture.
- The virtuous dead will rise from their graves and ascend to the cloud with Jesus
- The righteous living will ascend to the clouds with Jesus and “always be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 ESV)
- And Jesus will descend on a cloud.
Adventists hold this belief to be true in its most basic form. Jesus will come on a cloud, and he will remain in the skies the entire time. He has made the decision not to step on the ground. The dead in Christ will rise with Him, and the living will shortly follow, as we are all “taken up together” in the same moment in the same place in the same time (1 Thessalonians 4:17). “When Christ, who is your life, comes, you will also appear with him in glory,” says the Bible (Colossians 3:4, ESV). This is further confirmed by Acts 1:11, in which an angel addresses Jesus’ followers after they had witnessed His ascension, confirming the visible way of His return.
The purpose of Jesus’ coming is to reunite Himself with us. His disciples were notified that He was rising back to heaven, but that He would be preparing a home for us in the meanwhile (John 14). . if I go and make a place for you, I will return and bring you to myself, so that where I am, you may be as well” (John 14:3 ESV). Our ascension to the skies with Jesus will not only be our last destination, but we will also be with Him for all of eternity. The Bible informs us in Philippians 3:20 that “our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (ESV).
“Behold, I am standing at the door, knocking.” In the event that someone hears my call and answers the door, I will enter inside his home to dine with him, as well as he with me” (Revelation 3:20).
According to Revelation 1:7, “every eye shall see Him” (ESV). The question of whether or not this is genuinely Jesus will no longer be a guessing game. We will be able to “see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great splendor” no matter where we are (Matthew 24:30, ESV). He said to the high priest just before His crucifixion that he would “from now on see the Son of Man sitting at the right side of Power” and “come on the clouds of heaven” (Matthew 26:64 ESV). Jesus will be visible to everyone, including those who have wronged Him, those who have chosen to believe in Him, and those who have chosen not to believe in Him.
We can see from the Bible that the Second Coming is not just a literal event, but also a worldwide phenomenon. As stated in the preceding section, “every eye will see Him”—regardless of the time zone, continent, or other geographical location. Even if it’s difficult to picture something like this happening, with God, nothing is impossible! “For as the lightning bursts and illuminates the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in His day.”, we are informed in the Bible (Luke 17:22, ESV).
No one knows “the Day or the Hour” of the Second Coming
Even while Jesus made it apparent that He will return, He also made it clear that we would not be privy to the specifics of when He would do so. However, no one, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father, is aware of the day and hour in which it will occur (Matthew 24:36 ESV). Even the angels are unsure of the exact day on which Jesus will return. This is analogous to how Noah knew that the rain would come, but he didn’t know when it would start to pour. A deluge would be sent by God to purge the earth of corruption, as He had foretold to Noah (Genesis 6).
- No creature on the face of the earth will be able to predict when Christ will come, just as no creature on the face of the earth could predict the deluge of Genesis.
- Jesus utilized parables as lessons and examples to prepare them for what was to come.
- According to the tale Jesus narrates, there are five wise virgins and five stupid virgins among the twelve virgins.
- The wise carry extra oil for their lamps, whilst the dumb bring none whatsoever.
- It was during their absence that the bridegroom arrived.
- When the five foolish virgins returned, they were unable to enter the building (v.
- “Watch therefore, for you do not know the day or the hour,” Jesus concludes His warning by instructing them to “keep watch” (v.
It is not our responsibility to know when anything is going to happen since our duty is not to be concerned with “when.” Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, take the Great Commission seriously, and live as a walking testimony – knowing that Jesus will actually return to redeem us and put a stop to all sin and evil for all time is our goal.
Because many will come in my name, claiming to be the Christ, and they will lead many astray, I warn you (Matthew 24:4, 5 ESV).
The events of the second coming are unknown to everyone save God the Father, who knows when they will take place. This implies that anybody claiming to be knowledgeable is either incorrect or attempting to deceive others.
Bible Prophecies Proclaim Christ’s Second Coming
Although Jesus stated unequivocally that He would return, He also stated that we would not be privy to the specifics of when He would come since they would be revealed by the Father. However, no one, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father, is aware of the day and hour in which it will take place (Matthew 24:36 ESV). Even the angels are unsure of the exact day on which Jesus will appear again on the earth. This is analogous to how Noah knew that the rain would come, but he didn’t know when it would start to fall.
- Even though Noah was certain that rain was on the way, he had no idea when it would begin.
- While on earth, Jesus attempted to prepare His followers for His departure (the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension), as well as for the return of Jesus to earth.
- As a result of this, the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who went to meet their bridegroom with their lamps in hand (Matthew 25:1 ESV).
- To prepare for the wedding feast, all 10 guests congregate to wait for the arrival of the bridegroom.
- Those who had forgotten to bring oil for their lamps had to run out and get some before the bridegroom arrived.
- The wise virgins were allowed to attend the wedding reception and reception.
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- “Take care that no one misleads you,” Jesus instructed them.
- The events of the second coming are unknown to anybody save God the Father, who is the only one who knows the exact time.
In Revelation 14, he recounts other images from his vision
In this vision, John saw the Lamb standing on Mount Zion with 144,000 others, a number that represents the number of Christians who will stand with Jesus at the end of time on earth, according to the Bible (v.
1). This vision lasts until John sees Jesus riding on a white cloud above him. He descends to the world on a cloud, holding a sickle in His hand, and “swung his sickle across the ground, and the earth was harvested” (Hebrews 4:15). (v. 16 ESV).
In vivid word pictures and poetry, the Bible tells of the triumphant coming of Christ in Revelation chapter 19.
“Then I saw heaven opening, and there before me was a white horse!” exclaims John. The one who sits on it is known as Faithful and True, and he judges and wages war in the name of righteousness.” (v.11) The heavens will open like a throng separating to make way for royalty, and Christ will ride into the sky on a white horse, triumphantly riding into battle. He brings with Him angelic troops, and He will fulfill His promise to redeem and judge the world. “His eyes are like flames of fire, and he wears many diadems on his head, and he has a name written on his chest that no one else knows except himself.” (See also v.
- When Jesus looks into our hearts, we can’t conceal anything from Him since He has piercing eyes.
- His robe is stained with blood, and his name is “The Word of God,” which means “God’s Word” in Hebrew.
- While some believe the blood on His robe depicts the blood of His adversaries, it is more probable that the blood signifies His triumph at Calvary, according to scholars.
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- When Jesus returns, He will be accompanied by an army of celestial creatures who will also be riding white horses and wearing pristine, pure white garments when they arrive.
- “He shall tread the winepress of the wrath of God the Almighty,” says the prophet.
- Jesus’ victory over the nations is a result of the power of His words, which emanates through His lips.
- A shepherd would use a staff to guide his flock, but the rod will be constructed of iron to ensure that even the most defiant will bow to his authority.
Symbolism in Revelation
It seems like there is a lot going on in Revelation, and most of it is depicted in symbolism because we do not yet have a frame of reference for the events that will take place. Because we understand the importance of symbolism, we can communicate the most vital truth and hope for mankind via prophecy. The gospel, which is Jesus’ death on the cross and His predicted Second Coming, is a beacon of light in an otherwise gloomy world. The book of Revelation is often perceived as a mysterious and frightening book, but it is actually a story of hope and love.
It is the process of transitioning from death to life, from anguish to tranquility, etc. And throughout it all, the concept of Jesus and His compassion for people is there.
The Second Coming is the Hope of Adventists
It seems like there is a lot going on in Revelation, and most of it is depicted in symbolism since we don’t have a frame of reference for what is going to happen yet. Because we understand the importance of symbolism, we can communicate the most significant truth and hope for mankind via prophecy. The gospel, which is Jesus’ death on the cross and His predicted Second Coming, is a beacon of hope in a darkness world. While many people consider the book of Revelation to be a mysterious and frightening book, it is actually a story of hope and love.
It is the process of transitioning from death to life, from agony to tranquility.
Christ’s Return as a Key Topic in Adventist History
Prior to the Advent movement becoming a worldwide church, the majority of churches thought that the second coming would be a spiritual or symbolic occurrence. It’s probable that it wasn’t even brought up very much. Nevertheless, shortly after the Second Great Awakening occurred in the United States, a Baptist named William Miller resolved to devote more time to studying the Bible after returning home from battle. Miller discovered that Christ’s second coming must be a literal occurrence as a result of his study of Daniel and Revelation.
- It altered the way Christians saw the present and the future after the Second World War.
- Miller’s message, on the other hand, had one flaw: it was ambiguous.
- Despite the fact that it became evident that Miller’s prognosis was erroneous, many individuals wanted to conduct more research to see where he went wrong.
- To an extent, Miller’s blunder contributed to the resurgence of personal and small group dedication among Christians.
- In addition, when Christians learned more about the Bible and God’s truth, they became more determined to obey the Word and to continue their studies of it.
How to Prepare for the Second Coming
Prior to the Advent movement becoming a worldwide church, the majority of churches held that the second coming would be a spiritual or symbolic event. In fact, it’s unlikely that it was ever brought up. However, shortly after the Second Great Awakening in the United States, a Baptist named William Miller, who had returned home from war, chose to devote more time to biblical study. Miller discovered that Christ’s second coming must be a literal occurrence as a result of his research into Daniel and Revelation.
- Christianity’s perspective on the present and future was transformed as a result of this event.
- Miller’s message, on the other hand, had a flaw in it.
- Despite the fact that Miller’s prognosis turned out to be erroneous, many individuals opted to conduct more research to see where he went wrong.
- To an extent, Miller’s blunder contributed to the resurgence of individual and small group devotion among Christians.
It was only during this period that many of the Seventh-day Adventist doctrines were found via in-depth research. Moreover, when Christians learned more about the Bible and God’s truth, they became more driven to obey the Word and to continue their studies of it.
- Pray every day, all throughout the day. Pray for the well-being of others. Pray together as a family. Pray in the name of Jesus, who intercedes for you in the presence of the Father
- Make time to read your Bible. Read the Bible every day so that you can spend time reflecting on God’s Word. In your own prayer practice, make use of scriptures and Bible promises to help you. Recall scripture and make links between it and your contemporary life and experiences
- Pay attention to sermons and teachers. Make use of free internet platforms to listen to inspiring messages and Bible lectures from all around the world. Find dependable mentors who can teach you profound Bible concepts
- Attend services at the church. Locate a local church that is comprised primarily of Bible believers. Develop friendships with like-minded Christians who will encourage and support you in your spiritual journey. Keep your exposure to the outside world to a minimum. You are the only one who truly understands how secular actions and experiences effect you. Precaution should be exercised, and exposure to anything that can entice you or interfere with your connection with God should be limited.
Prayer and personal Bible study are highly vital in helping us to grow in our faith in Jesus and in our connection with Him. Bible study and prayer, carried out under the power of the Holy Spirit, serve as our direct line of communication with the Savior we are waiting for. It is the most effective method of preparing for His imminent arrival. Walking this road alongside other Christians is an important aspect of the whole experience of becoming a Christian. Yes, the world is in a state of turmoil.
Sin has taken over the world.
Despite the fact that everything is working against us, we still have hope.
His reappearance will mark the beginning of the process of transforming this planet into the perfect world that it was always meant to be.
At this point, the Seventh-day Adventist Church places all of its trust in Christ, in His promises, and in the coming of the Lord.