Summary: The 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ is the HOPE of Believers that God is in control of all things, and is faithful to the promises and prophecies in His Word. In His 1st coming, Jesus came to earth as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem, just as prophesied. Jesus
1st Coming: Isaiah 7:14
The 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ is the HOPE of Believers that God is in control of all things, and is faithful to the promises and prophecies in His Word. In His 1st coming, Jesus came to earth as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem, just as prophesied. Jesus fulfilled many of the prophecies of the Messiah during His Birth, Life, Ministry, Death & Resurrection.
The 2nd Coming of Christ will be the return of Christ to fulfill aLL the prophecies(LITERAL/SPIRITUAL). In His 1st Coming, Jesus was the Suffering Servant. In His 2nd Coming, Jesus will be the conquering King. In His 1st coming, Jesus arrived in the most humble of circumstances. In His 2nd Coming, Jesus will arrive w/ the armies of Heaven at His side.
The second coming should also not be confused with the event referred to as the Rapture. The Rapture refers to a time when Jesus Christ will come to remove all believers from the earth (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; take note vs. 18).
1. What is it?
Jesus Christ will come back & reign for a thousand years.
The church holds many positions on the rapture, but the 2nd COMING is UNDISPUTED.
The 2nd Coming is the event when Jesus Christ returns to the earth to defeat evil and establish His reign of justice and peace.
Matthew 24:30, “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.”
Revelation 19:11-12,“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but He himself.”
2. Why is it important?
Acts 1:11"Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."
-They are eagerly waiting for the Lord.
It is clearly what the Bible teaches. To doubt the reality of the 2nd Coming is to doubt the reliability and validity of God's Word.
The 2nd Coming is important because Jesus HIMSELF PROMISED it. If Jesus was wrong about the 2nd Coming, how can we trust anything else He taught? The 2nd Coming of Christ is our hope and confidence that God is in control of all things and is faithful to His Word and His promises.
Titus 2:13, “… while we wait for the blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God & Savior, Jesus Christ,”
3. When is it?
NO ONE KNOWS!!!JESUS DOESN'T EVEN KNOW.
Jesus told His disciples: (Matthew 24:36, 40 & 42).
"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but ONLY THE FATHER... Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with the hand mill; one will be taken and the other left... Therefore KEEP WATCH, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come"