Summary: He came the 1st time as a meek and lowly Lamb to pay our sin debt, but when He returns the next time He'll come as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, He'll rule with a rod of iron.
#5~ The Lord's 2nd coming. STILL TO COME 7-20-13
For the passed 4 broadcasts we have been talking about things that "ARE STILL TO COME" on Gods Prophetic Calendar.
#1- is the rapture of the True Church, this is next on Gods Prophetic calendar, and it can happen at any time.
#2- will be the Judgment seat of Christ, here is where all that were raptured are judged for their stewardship, that is, what we have done for Christ after we were saved.
#3- the 3rd broadcast we summarized the book of the Revelation.
#4- we pointed out the Ezek. 38: & 39: battle that takes places at 3 ½ years into the tribulation, the middle of the 7 year tribulation, there God is the One that destroys 5/6 of that coalition headed by Russia, its all Gods doing, no earthly armies are involved in their destruction, we're told that Gods fury comes up in His face.
>Ezekiel 38: 18-19 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. 19For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; --
~ Here God has had enough of the way these nations have abused His people Israel, this is in the plan of God, nothing can alter or change it in any way, today God is saving all that will call on His Name, and this includes the people of Russia and the people in the Muslim countries as well. -- And let me say, there are saved people there as well, there's Christians from ever country in the world.
#5- The 7 year Tribulation, let me ask you this question, you that have watched Billy Graham down through the years, have you ever heard him mention the horrible 7 year tribulation? -- He'll tell about the rapture briefly, but he by-passes the tribulation, he don't want to up set his Catholic friends. He'd have to talk about the Great Harlot of Rev. 17.
~~ The True Church is caught out of this world in chapter 4:1, and then the 7 year tribulation begins, we'd have to do a verse by verse study of the Revelation to talk about all the horrors of the tribulation, so let me say to you dear listener, you don't want to be here when it starts, and the only way you will be able to miss it should it begin today is to be saved while you still have time.
#6- The 2nd coming of Christ.
~Today we'll talk for a few minutes about the 2nd coming of Christ.
His next coming will be very different than His first coming. -- He came the 1st time as a meek and lowly Lamb to pay our sin debt, but when He returns the next time He'll come as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, He'll rule with a rod of iron.
We that believe the Bible know that He was born of the Virgin Mary, His Father being the Holy Ghost, and because He had no earthly father He did not inherit sin as all the human race has. -- He was God's sinless and perfect Sacrificial Lamb of God.
>1 Peter 1: 18-20 -- ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, --
~ All in the plan of God.
~ He was beaten with 39 strips with a cat of nine tails, He was spit upon, His beard plucked out, mocked, abused, a crown of thrones placed on His head and mockingly put a reed in His hand. And even as He hung there on the cross in our stead a spear was pierced into His side.
~ That is the way He was treaty by the world the first time, but it was all in the plan of God, He that knew no sin became sin for us.
>Isaiah 53: 3-7 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.