The second coming of Jesus Christ is close. We are living in the very last days of earth's history. But how will Jesus return? The Bible is very clear on His second coming and this truth is revealed here from the Word of God.
Second Coming of Christ Jesus
The second coming of Christ Jesus is THE event we should be looking forward to and focusing on. That great resurrection day when Jesus returns will be the start of eternity with our Lord and Saviour and what a day that will be. But the Bible truth on this subject has been obscured by different doctrines that creep in. Many Christians can't decide whether Jesus will return pre tribulation, mid tribulation or post tribulation. This is thanks to the 'secret rapture' theory that has crept into mainstream Christian teaching. Many of these teachings that have been adopted are false teachings that satan uses to confuse God's people, but if we base our belief's on the Bible alone, then we can know the truth.
Matthew 24:23-26 ....' Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.'
Matthew 24:27 .....' 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.' ......Jesus plainly reveals that His return will be like lightening and that we should not believe anyone who says that He has returned in secret, ie. as the Jehovah's Witnesses teach. There will be no mistaking His second coming, as every eye will see it.
Matthew 24:30-31 .....' And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.' .......The Son of man (Jesus) will return in the clouds, with the sound of a trumpet and all His mighty angels will be with Him. This is no secret return!
Matthew 24:37-41 .....' But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. ......What happened in the days of Noah? Noah preached to the people, telling them of the coming event, but no one took any notice, except his own family. Then, when the flood came it took all the wicked away. The same is happening today. God's remnant church is warning the world of the second coming, but the world (including many christians) are just carrying on with their lives, not watching, studying or waiting for Jesus, and when He returns, most people are not going to be ready. We need to keep watch!
So Jesus will come with ALL His angels. Jesus has millions upon millions of angels, and all of these will come with Him, so I think every eye is going to see this happen don't you?......Matthew 25:31 .....' When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.'
The popular theory of what will happen at the end is to do with the 'Left Behind' stories. A lot of Christians believe that those left behind will get a second chance, but this is nothing but falsehood invented by the Jesuits. The Bible truth shows that when Jesus has risen to return to earth at the second coming, judgement will have come to an end and there will be no second chances. Take a look at the following verses:
Luke 13:25 .....' When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are.' .... Jesus is the Master in this verse.
Revelation 22:11 ...' He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.' .....If you are righteous when Jesus returns at the second coming, then you will remain righteous and be saved. If you are unrighteous when Jesus returns, then you will remain unrighteous and will be lost. Jesus wants you to follow Him now, not later.
Luke 17:28-30 ....' Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.' ......Sudden destruction came upon Sodom, and the same will happen at the Second coming of Jesus Christ. All who did not follow Jesus with all their heart and didn't prepare themselves, will sadly be destroyed. This is the reason we need to follow Jesus right now, and not wait to see what happens. We need to study God's Word every day, study prophecy and watch and prepare for Jesus return, because there are going to be so many Christians who don't study God's Word, or Bible prophecy, and they are not going to be ready. Don't carry on with your normal worldly life, give your all to Jesus now and be ready for Him.
Acts 1:9-11 .....' And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.' ......This verse cannot be any clearer about how Jesus will return. He will not secretly 'rapture' people away; He will not secretly return and appear to certain people. He will return in the clouds and we will look up to Heaven and see Him return, just as the disciples looked up and saw Him ascend into Heaven.
What is the Bible truth of the second coming? The following verses describe how Jesus will return....1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 .....' For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.' ......Notice that at this noisy event, the dead in Christ rise and together with those of us who are still alive, meet the Lord Jesus in the air. No secret rapture! Please remember the fact that Jesus DOES NOT touch the ground at His second coming. We meet Him in the air.
2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 ...' And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.' ......Jesus will return at the second coming with all the mighty angels, IN FLAMING FIRE! This is going to be a truly spectacular event.
2 Peter 3:10 .....' But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.' ......This is one of my favourite verses concerning the second coming. Hence why I've made it more BOLD! The christians who hold to the rapture theory use this as their main reason, that Jesus returns as a thief. Firstly, Jesus only returns as a thief to those who are not ready for Him and are lost. Also, they ignore the following verse that follows Jesus coming as a thief, that says, THE HEAVENS PASS AWAY WITH GREAT NOISE AND THE ELEMENTS MELT WITH FERVENT HEAT!! Doesn't sound like a secret does it?
When Jesus returns, EVERY EYE will see Him ......Revelation 1:7 ....' 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.'
Revelation 19:11-14 .....' And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.' ......The armies of Heaven will follow Jesus when He returns at the second coming. As Malachi says, it will be the 'great and dreadful day of the Lord.' Great for those that are saved, but dreadful for those that are lost.
All these verses show beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus' second coming will be anything but secret. It will be a glorious, spectacular event that 'every eye will see'. Study the Word of God each and every day. Study Bible prophecy and prepare yourself for the soon return of our Lord, Savior and King, Jesus Christ.