Summary: Watch and Pray we are close.
AT THE END NOW WHAT ?
We are thinking, primarily , of the second coming of Christ the end of this dispensation .
Many fail to understand why we should preach, or study the second coming; saying that
has nothing to do with Salvation. Every living person must have and interest in the coming of Christ.
The saved will have rewards eternal glory
The lost will face judgment the full impact of it.
No man knows the time nor the hour.
People may disagree on the details but want alter the facts.
THE LORD IS COMING.
Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
1st Thess. 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1. THE FACTS OF HIS COMING
1800 Bible references
Paul mentions it 50 times.
Testimony of Jesus himself
The Lords supper.
2. The conditions at his coming. ( Luke 17: 26-28)
Social and professional
Life as normal
Business as usual
Politically deception & corruption
1st Thess. 5;3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Morally corruption & debauchery as in the days of Noah & Lot
Spiritual Gen 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
What is going on today .
Government going totally away from God & his teachings.
Politicians voting for & with the anti-Christ .
3.ASPECTS OF HIS COMING RAPTURE & REVELATION
The rapture ---- 1st Thess,4;16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Dead in CHRIST shall rise first .
1st Thess. 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.