Summary: A VIEW OF WHAT THE SCRIPTURES SAY ABOUT JESUS SECOND COMING
THE RETURN OF THE KING
WE ARE RE-VISITING THIS PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE BECAUSE THE RETURN OF THE KING IS ACTUALLY THE CONCLUDING PART OF THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON. JUST AT THE TIME WHEN IT SEEMS SATAN HAS WON THE DAY AND IS ABOUT TO DESTROY JERUSALEM WITH FAR SUPERIOR NUMBERS, THE GATES OF HEAVEN OPEN, AND THE KING OF KINGS WILL MAKE HIS TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO CLAIM THAT WHICH WAS HIS ALL ALONG. WITH HIM SHALL COME THE GREAT ANGELIC ARMY, AND ALSO WITH THEM ON WHITE HORSES AND DRESSED IN FINE LINEN, ALL THE BELIEVERS WHO HAD DIED, OR WHO HAD BEEN TAKEN UP IN THE RAPTURE.
THIS WILL BE THE DAY LONG AWAITED BY THE TRIBULATION SAINTS WHO ASKED IN REVELATION 6:10,
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. 10 They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” 11 Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.
THIS DAY THEY EAGERLY AWAITED HAD FINALLY COME. THE DAY OF REJOICING WHEN THE KING WOULD TAKE HIS THRONE, NEVER AGAIN TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE STENCH OF SIN. NEVER AGAIN WILL WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN, DEATH, SADNESS, AND SEPARATION. ON THIS DAY SAINTS ROBED IN WHITE WILL WITNESS THE GREATEST VICTORY OF ALL TIME. AS THE SONG SAYS:
HE IS HIGHER THAN THE HIGHEST, GREATER THAN THE GREAT
NOONE WILL EVER TAKE HIS CROWN AWAY;
HE’S MORE MIGHTY THAN THE MIGHTIEST, HE REIGNS FROM ABOVE
HE IS THE ALL TIME, UNDISPUTED, UNDEFEATED CHAMPION OF LOVE
THE WRITER TO THE HEBREWS STATES:
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
THERE IS GOING TO BE A SECOND TIME THAT OUR KING IS COMING BACK. THIS TIME IT WILL NOT TO BE A SACRIFICE, BUT A VICTOR, NOT JUST TO BE THE LAMB OF GOD, BUT TO BE THE LION OF JUDAH.
IN HIS FIRST COMING HE WAS WRAPPED IN SWADDLING CLOTHES.
IN HIS SECOND COMING HE WILL BE CLOTHED ROYALLY IN A ROBE DIPPED IN BLOOD.
IN HIS FIRST COMING HE WAS SURROUNDED BY CATTLE AND COMMON PEOPLE.
IN HIS SECOND COMING HE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE MIGHTY ARMIES OF HEAVEN
IN HIS FIRST COMING THE DOOR TO THE INN WAS CLOSED TO HIM.
IN HIS SECOND COMING THE DOORS OF THE HEAVENS WILL BE OPENED TO HIM.
IN HIS FIRST COMING HIS VOICE WAS THE TINY CRY OF A BABY.
IN HIS SECOND COMING HIS VOICE WILL THUNDER AS THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS.
IN HIS FIRST COMING HE WAS THE LAMB OF GOD BRINGING SALVATION.
IN HIS SECOND COMING HE WILL BE THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH WHO COMES BRINGING JUDGMENT.
MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT. REFERENCES IN THE SCRIPTURE TO THE SECOND COMING OF OUR LORD OUTNUMBER REFERENCES TO THE FIRST 8 – 1. HIS SECOND COMING IS EMPHASIZED IN NO LESS THAN 17 OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS AND SEVEN OUT OF EVERY TEN CHAPTERS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. SO INCIDENTLY IF YOU’RE SAYING YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THIS TYPE OF PREACHING, WHAT BOOK IS THE GUY WHO’S PREACHING TO YOU USING, BECAUSE IT SURE ISN’T THE BIBLE.
THE SECOND COMING IS SECOND IN EMPHASIS ONLY TO FAITH AS THE MOST DOMINANT SUBJECT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT MANY OF THE PROPHETS SPOKE OF THE SECOND COMING. LISTEN TO WHAT ZECHARIAH SAYS:
Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. 4 On that day his 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, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. 5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him. 6 On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost. 7 It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime—a day known to the LORD. When evening comes, there will be light.