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The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

 What Are The Indications of Christ's Return?

First...How Did Christ Leave and What Was The Indication of How He Would Return?
Acts 1:9 And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
Acts 1:11 They (angels) also said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.
 Summary:
1. He was lifted up in the sky, a cloud received him out of their sight
2. The Key: Jesus who was taken into heaven will come back the same way the disciples watched Him go into heaven.
How Will He Come Back? (just reverse the verses)
1. He was hidden from our eyes because he is now in heaven
2. He will appear from heaven just as the Apostles saw him disappear

 His Return Will Be Unmistakable (Scriptures are paraphrased)
 Rev 1:7 Every eye will see him
 Tit 2:13 His appearing will be glorious
 Mt 24:27 Christ will come back like lightning
 Lk 17:23-24 When Jesus returns his presence and majesty will be unmistakable

Zech 14:4 On that day his (Christ's) feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley...

Q: According to this Bible prophecy has Christ returned?

 We Don't Need To Know The Date
Mt 24:36 No one knows the day or the hour
1 Thes 5:1-3 No one knows when exactly Christ will return but he will return like a thief in the night
Acts 1:6 It is not for you to know the times & dates the father has set by his own authority

 He Will Come Like A Thief In The Night (When You Least Expect It)
1 Thes 5:1-3 No one knows when exactly Christ will return (it will be like a thief in the night)
Mt 24:40-42 There will be no time for last minute repentance when he returns
Mt 24:50 Jesus will come when you don't expect him

 

 False Prophets and False Predictions
Mt 24:26 If anyone tells you that Christ has come DO NOT BELIEVE IT!
Mt 24:23-24 False Christs and false prophets will appear saying Christ has already come

 Keep Watch
  Mat 24:42 Keep Watch
  * What this does not mean:
 Date Setting
 or Date Adjusting
  * What it does mean:
 Be prepared by having a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with JESUS CHRIST! If so, His Coming will be a glorious event for you!

 

 Events Of Christ Return: SUMMARY
 1. Christ will return visibly, with a loud command.
 2. There will be an unmistakable cry from an angel.
 3. There will be a trumpet fanfare such as never been heard.
 4. Believers in Christ who are dead will rise from their graves.
 5. Believers who are alive will be caught up in the clouds to meet Christ.(1)

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(1) Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright (C) 1973,1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zonervan Publishing p2175 (Not to be used commercially)

Scripture quotations taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright (c) 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

Some Scripture quotations taken from the HOLY BIBLE NASB