The second coming of Jesus Christ is the greatest thing that is to happen in the near future. The world is presently self-destructing and the stability of the past is rapidly disappearing. So many are wondering just what is going to happen next. No one seems to know how to fix the problems we have in the world any more. A cataclysmic ending of our world involving finances and destructive forces are surrounding us and many are now searching for how they can escape what they see is coming ahead.
I believe that the only answer to these deep seated problems are found in the Bible. When Jesus comes back at the end of the age, in His second coming, He will stop the destruction and trouble that is in the world and save His people.
When is Jesus coming back? What is it going to be like? How can we be one of those who will receive His reward when He comes and not be subject of His wrath which is directed to those who destroy the earth.
And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.Revelation 11:18
Jesus is coming back to reward His people. But He is also coming back to destroy those who destroy the earth! These are awesome and serious thoughts as we approach this time.
Apparently, there is going to be a lot of deception about Jesus' second coming. But God will not allow even Satan to fully copy how Jesus is to come. We know this is true because Jesus specifically warns us how He is to come. All others are imposters!
If people say they are one of the dead prophets or even Christ or if even Satan comes as Christ! We are told not to believe any of these reports or even what we see. Because Christ's coming will be a very public event! For as lightning comes from the east to the west, covering the entire sky; This is what it is going to be like when Jesus comes. No matter where you are on earth, the lightning will cover the sky announcing His coming.
So, if someone says Jesus has already come, you will know that it is not true!
When Jesus comes back, everyone will see it over the whole earth.
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Those also which pierced HIM... ( Aren't they dead? ) Yes. It doesn't matter. ALL WILL SEE HIM.
JESUS CHRIST, THE KINSMEN REDEEMER OF MANKIND ! When HE comes, " ALL " will know !
As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Revelation Chapter 22
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
+ THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST +
We believe in the second coming of Christ. His return from heaven will be personal, visible and glorious, a blessed hope for which we should constantly watch and pray.1
Before He establishes His kingdom on earth, Jesus will come for His Church, an event commonly referred to as the "Rapture." At that time the dead in Christ will be raised and living Christians will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and be with Him forever.2 In this resurrection, those who have died in Christ will have their redeemed souls and spirits united with a body similar to
Christ's glorified body. Christians living at the time of this event will not die, but will be changed to be like Christ.3 This expectation is a motivation for holy living, as well as a source of comfort.4 No man knows the day or the hour when this will take place.5
After the Rapture of the Church, Christians will be brought before the judgment seat of Christ. He will reward them on the basis of the works they have accomplished.6 This is not a judgment to determine their salvation but a reward for labor on Christ's behalf.7 The Rapture will also inaugurate a period that the Bible characterizes as the "great day of His wrath," "the great tribulation" and the "time of Jacob's trouble."8 This time of unprecedented difficulty will affect Israel and all nations. Its purpose will be to prepare Israel for her Messiah.9
At the end of the Tribulation, Jesus Christ will return with the hosts of heaven as well as the Church to establish the Messianic Kingdom on earth.10 His Kingdom will last for a thousand years.11 At this Second Coming, the Antichrist will be cast into the Lake of Fire and Satan will be bound for a thousand years. 12 The nations and their representatives will be judged.13 Israel will be restored to her land, never more to be removed.14 Christ will reign with firmness and equity.15 His kingdom will be marked by material and spiritual blessing, since the curse upon the earth will be removed.16
The Messianic kingdom will close with apostasy and rebellion.17 God will crush this uprising in the last battle of the ages and Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire.18 All those who rejected the Word of God will be resurrected.19 They will be judged by Christ and cast into the lake of fire, the place where they will suffer final and everlasting punishment.20
After this judgment there will be a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness is the norm.21 There will be a new Jerusalem and the everlasting presence of God among all the redeemed.22
1 Zechariah 14:4; Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13; Revelation 1:7
2 1 Corinthians 15:51–54; 1 Thessalonians 4:14
3 1 John 3:2
4 1 John 2:28; 1 Thessalonians 4:18
5 Matt. 24:36; John 6:39
6 Romans 14:10–12; 2 Corinthians 5:10
7 1 Corinthians 3:9–15
8 Revelation 6:17; 7:14; Jeremiah 30:7
9 Zechariah 12:2, 3; 14:1–3
10 Revelation 19:7–9, 14; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; Zechariah 14:9; Revelation 19:15, 16
11 Revelation 20:2, 4–6
12 Revelation 19:20; 20:1–3
13 Joel 3; Matthew 25
14 Amos 9:15; Ezekiel 34:28
15 Psalm 2:9; Isaiah 11:4
16 Romans 8:19-21
17 Revelation 20:7–9
18 Revelation 20:10
19 Revelation 20:11–13
20 Revelation 20:14, 15; Mark 9:48
21 2 Peter 3:13
22 Revelation 21:2, 3; 2:3–5