Summary: Saddess in the followers of Jesus but promise he was coming back
JESUS’ SECOND COMING
It was a sad day for the followers of Jesus the day He was killed. It must have seemed their hopes just crumbled around them. Still there was yet another sad day. But this one was when Jesus come crashing from that grave and walked again upon earth. Sad for Satan and his followers because Jesus wouldn’t stay dead.
After this happened, the disciples said now will you restore the kingdom again to Israel. Jesus said all this is not meant for you to know. But this you do need to know: After the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will be witnesses unto me. After He had spoken, while they were looking, or in their sight; Jesus ascended into the clouds. I can imagine they were looking at the spot in the air where they last saw Jesus, when two men dressed in white said, “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?” This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” Folks this isn’t human speculation but divine revelation. Jesus coming again is the blessed hope of all Christians in their life time. Christian doesn’t want to experience death but experience rapture. When is He coming? I don’t know. We have had some date setter, but usually I find them up setters.
More about the question of His coming we do have a hint of what things will be like just before His coming. I turn to some words spoken by Jesus Himself in Matthew 24, “As it was in the days of Noah,” and as it was in the days of Lot, even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
I was talking to a church member of another denomination recently. I made mention of just what Jesus said as in the days of Noah, and about I believe we are about there. He said O preacher don’t preach doom to me. Folks if you are saved by the blood of Jesus, His coming isn’t doom but a welcome inviting hope.
But allow me to give some principles concerning the Lord’s return from His statement. First of all we can determine from this God’s judgment is determined.
In the book of Genesis we find how disobedience brought about God’s judgment upon the earth. The Bible states that even the thoughts of man were evil. God saw the wickedness of man and said I will destroy man whom I have created. He sent the flood that destroyed all the human race except for 8 people, Noah, his wife their sons and wives.
But that isn’t all, Jesus said also as in the days of Lot. We find the same wickedness God moved in and this time with fire and brimstone destroyed Sodom and Gomorra the wicked cities. Again all the human race in these cities except for Lot and just part of his family.
What of the day of Christ’s return? As it was, so shall it be. Of the sin and unbelief in the world today we are rapidly approaching those days if we aren’t already there. Some believe God isn’t paying attention to all that’s going on. But my friend, God speaks for a time He will act. The Lord Jesus shall appear from heaven with His mighty angels taking vengeance on them that know not God. Judgment is determined.