Friday, July 22, 2011

When Jesus Comes Again

Over two thousand years ago Jesus came to this earth as the Savior of the world. He was put to death {crucified} and on the third day He arose {resurrected} and returned to Heaven. To the people who saw Him ascend into Heaven, angels said to them, "........Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” {Acts 1:11} Through out the New Testament there are over three hundred references to Jesus' second coming. Some, who does not know, may ask what is the reason that He is coming again. There are many reasons why He is coming again!


  • To fulfill all prophecies:  For unto us a child is born , unto us a son is given : and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,Counsellor , The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. {Isaiah 9:6-7} NKJV
  • To triumph over death: Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep , but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of a eye,at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound , and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed . For this corruptible must put on in corruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.So when this corruptible shall have put on in corruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written , Death is swallowed up in victory. death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? {1 Corinthians 15:51-55} NKJV
  • The fact that Jesus has to be Lord over all: Where fore God also highly exalted Him, and give Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and thing in earth, and things under the earth, And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. { John 14:1-6}
  • The holy vengeance of God must be shown and carried out. God is a holy God and cannot tolerate sin: And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who shall puish with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power. {2 Thessalonians 1:7-9}
  • Jesus must come Again to reign over Israel: He shall be Great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest and the Lord God shall give Him the throne of his father David, And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.  {Luke 1:32-33}
SIGNS OF THE COMING OF JESUS:   In the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 24 we can read of signs that Jesus gives to to show us what will happen before He returns. They are famines, pestilences, and earthquakes. Another sign that Jesus gave was this: "As the days of Noah were, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be" The days of Noah were characterized by over eating and drinking and divorces and remarriages.  In the old testament in the book of Daniel 12:4 tells of another sign. Daniel says that in the end time; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge will increase.  With the internet we have instant knowledge for just about anything we want. With jet airplanes and all the interstate highways we have now, travel has increased greatly. So what could happen next?

UNTIL JESUS RETURNS CHRISTIANS MUST:  James chapter 5 verse eight tells us: Be ye also patient ; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. We also read in Titus 2:11-15 the following; For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly righteously, and godly,in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.These things speak , and exhort , and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. Everybody wants to go to heaven when Jesus comes back but there is only one way. We can go to heaven without wealth, with out being famous, without being beautiful, without a famous name, without being very well educated, without a lot of things, but no one will ever get there without JESUS THE CHRIST!   


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