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The Coming of Christ

Jesus Christ once came to this world, lived in obscurity, endured the scorn of his contemporaries, and suffered a shameful death. He was raised to life and taken back to heaven in the presence of his followers. Before leaving this world, he promised that he will come again, but this time, with great might, splendor, and majesty. His coming will be the most dramatic event in human history. He will descend on the clouds, surrounded by his heavenly hosts. Every eye will behold this awesome sight and no one will escape from his presence. Are you ready to meet him?

The Day of the Lord

A Fearful Day

A day of dread. A day of trembling. A day of vengeance. Who can withstand the wrath of the Lord when he strikes the wicked and condemns the disobedient? People from every nation will mourn for their iniquities and for their rejection of the only Savior.

A Joyful Day

The second coming of Christ will also be a day of exhilaration for all true Christians. It will be the day when they will finally meet the Savior whom they have longed for. It will be the day when Christ will reign with justice. The Lord Jesus will send his angels to gather his loved ones and receive them to the glorious kingdom above. He will bless them with eternal happiness and reward them richly for their labors on earth.

When Will He Come?

Signs of His Coming

No one knows the exact day of the Lord's coming. However, the Bible has foretold of many signs which point to the imminence of this event. Constant wars, famine, earthquakes, rise of anti-Christ, religious persecution, and a steep decline of morality are all clear indications that Christ's return may occur any day now.

Certainty of His Coming

The Bible, in both its testaments, is filled with prophesies concerning the approximate time of, and the situations preceding, the Lord's return. These prophesies have drawn the attention of countless Christians who take this matter to heart. Eschatology, the study of the end of the age, can take up volumes and cannot be discussed in detail here. Yet one thing is certain: prophecies in the Bible tell us that the second coming of Christ will surely take place, and it will not be in the distant future.

What Should You Do?

Accept the Savior Now

Be prepared to meet the Lord. Your refusal to accept Christ now can only render you speechless when the Lord calls you to his judgment throne and questions you, "Why did you not accept the salvation and eternal life I had offered to you?"

Eagerly Wait for Him

However, you do not have to fear Christ's second coming or his judgment. God is giving you the opportunity to come to know him. Believe in the Lord Jesus today. Walk on the path of salvation He has prepared. Obey his word and be watchful through constant prayer. Proclaim the gospel and the coming of God's Kingdom. The Lord has in store for the believers glory and riches that far exceed our imagination. He is coming soon to take us to his heavenly home. All Christians have this wish, and may it also be your sincere wish: "Amen, Come, Lord Jesus" (Revelation ).

Why Will He Come?

To Receive the Saved Ones

            "For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And we will be with the Lord forever." (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

To Judge the Unrepentant

            "See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him." (Jude 14-15)

To Reward the Righteous

            "Then the King will say to [the righteous], 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.'" (Matthew 25:34)

To Establish His Kingdom

            "He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed." (Daniel 7:14)

To Destroy All Physical Existence

            "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare." (2 Peter 3:10)

To Create A New Universe

            "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea." (Revelation 21:1)

Major Events Centering on Christ's Second Coming

·         Completion of world evangelism

·         Global tribulation

·         Final world war – "Armageddon"

·         Christ's appearance and descent

·         Resurrection of the dead

·         Believers taken to meet with Christ

·         Universal destruction

·         Final judgment

·         A new heaven and a new earth

Please note: The exact order and details of these events are uncertain and still require further study.

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