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THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

Outline

Timing of Christ's Return

Signs of Christ's Near Arrival

Promises of the Jews Fulfilled

Christ's Appearing

The Resurrection of the Dead

Father & Son Physically Present on Earth

Judgment

Parousia (According to Greek Scholars)


Timing of Christ's Return:
No One Knows The Time:
Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. / 1 Thes 5:1-3 / Acts 1:6-7
Live a Life Worthy of a Christian but be Alert: Mat 24:42 Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. / Mat 25:1-13 / Mat 25:14-30
Parallel of Noah's Day (Primary interest in satisfying desires): Mat 24:37-38 For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, see Gen 6 (appetites of their bodies became their master)
Revival? Luke 18:8 I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? Mt 24:12 / Mt 24:9

Signs of Christ's Near Arrival:
Wars and Rumours of War:
Matthew 24:6-8 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
Lack of Love / Lawlessness: Matthew 24:12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.
Signs: Luke 21:25 There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,
Persecution / Tribulation and False Prophets: Matthew 24:9-11 Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.
False Prophets: Matthew 24:11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
Christ's Warning (Watch Out For False Christs & False Teaching): (Christ warns us over 16 times) Mt 24:5,26 For many will come in My name, saying, "I am the Christ,' and will mislead many....So if they say to you, "Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, "Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them./ 2 Thess 2:3-4 / / Mat 24:4 / Mat 7:15/ Mat 10:17 / Mat 16:6,11 / Mat 23:26 / Mark 4:24 / Mark 8:15 / Mark 12:38 / Mark 13:5 / Luke 8:18 / Luke 12:1 / Luke 17:23 / Luke 20:46 / Luke 21:8
False Christs Will Produce Signs / Wonders & Spurious Teaching: Matthew 24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. / Rev 13:13-14 / Mark 13:22
Gospel Must Be Preached First: Mat 24:14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Abomination: Mat 24:15 Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), / 2 Thess 2:3-4
Lawless One Will Exalt Self: II Thes 2-4 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. / Rev 13:5-6
Restraint Lifted: 2 Thess 2:6 And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.
Great Tribulation: Mat 24:21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will./ Mt 24: 16-20
Days of Tributlation Shortened: Mark 13:20 Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
Christ Will Come When We Least Expect Him: Mat 24:50-51 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Mat 24:45-51/ 1 Thes 5:2 / 2 Pet 3:10
Post Tribulation: Matthew 24:29 But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. / Zech 14:6-7

Promises of the Jews Fulfilled:
God Will Pour His Spirit Out On Isreal:
Isaiah 44:3 / Isaiah 32:15 /Isaiah 34:16???
God Promises to Redeem Believers of Isreal: Romans 11:1-2 I SAY then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? / Rom 11:25-26 /Rom 11:3-36 /
Land Promises: Isaiah 11:11-12 Then it will happen on that day that the Lord Will again recover the second time with His hand The remnant of His people, who will remain, From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, And from the islands of the sea. And He will lift up a standard for the nations And assemble the banished ones of Israel, And will gather the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth.Jer 3:17-19 / Exek 36:24-38 / Is 35:8-10 / Ezek 37(dry bones-House of Isreal will enjoy blessings of Kingdom) / Zeph 3:9-13 / Zeph 3:18-20 / Isaiah 34:17
God Fulfils Promises to Vindicate Himself: Ezek 36:22 Therefore say to the house of Israel, "Thus says the Lord GOD, It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for My holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you went. / Ezek 36:32

Christ's Appearing:
He Will Come Like A Thief (When We Least Expect It):
1 Thes 5:2 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
Coming of Christ Will Be Sudden: Matthew 24:37-39 For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming (parousia) of the Son of Man be. / Mat 24:44(see Parousia)
Will Be Visible:
Matthew 24:30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory Mt 25:31-33/ Acts 1:9,11-12 / 2 Thes 1:7 / 2 Thes 1:10 / 2 Thess 2:8 / Mat 24:26-27 / 1 Jn 3:2 / 1 Jn 2:28 / Heb 9:28 (Parousia (According to Greek Scholars))
Will Be Audible:
1 Thes 4:16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
Christ Will Come With Great Power and Glory: Luke 21:27 Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.
Reaction of The World: Mat 24:30-"and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory."

 

The Resurrection of the Dead:
Resurrection at Christ's Coming :
Mat 24:40-42 Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left. Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
The Dead Will Rise Followed By The Believers (Body & Spirit United): 1 Thes 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
Believers Will Be Taken By Christ At His Return: 1 Thes 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. / 1 Cor 15:23
If People Are Already Raptured How Can They Eagerly Await Him?: Heb 9:28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
Great Gathering of The Elect: Matthew 24:31 And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. / Col 3:4

 

Father & Son Physically Present on Earth (Rulership and Thrones)
Christ Is Physically Present During The Millenium:
Zech 14:4 In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. / Acts 1:9,11-12 / Phil 3:20
God Will Make His Dwelling Place In Jerusalem: Ezek37:27 My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.
Throne of Christ On Earth: Mat 25:31-33 (see below re: section Judgement)

Judgement:
Gathering Around Christ and His Throne:
Mat 25:31-33 But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
Rewards: Mat 24:46-47 Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
Punishments: 2 Thess 1:9 These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, Mat 24:50-51 / II Thes 1:8 / II Thes 2:9-12
Lawless One (Signs and Wonders) To Be Punished: 2 Thes 2:8-9 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,
Lukewarm Person Has No Place: Rev 3:15-16 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.



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