God's Sword of Truth - The Word
DESCRIBED AS THE DAY OF
THE LORD....1 Thes. 5:2 "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night."PURPOSE OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, TO
CHRIST....I Cor. 5:5 "To deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus."
GOD....2 Peter 3:12 "Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat"
THAT DAY....2 Thes. 1:10"When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day."
LAST DAY....John 12:48 "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."
FULFILL HIS WORD....John 14:3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."TIME OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
RAISE THE DEAD....1 Thes. 4:13-18 "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 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. Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
DESTROY DEATH....1 Cor. 15:25,26"For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
GATHER THE REDEEMED....Matthew 24:31 "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."
JUDGE THE WORLD....Matthew 25:32-46 "And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from his goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: Sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."
GLORIFY BELIEVERS....Phil. 3:20-21 "For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we also look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able ever to subdue all things unto himself."
GOD’S PEOPLE REWARDED....Matthew 16:27 "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works." Revelations 22:12..."And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."
UNKNOWN TO MAN....Matthew 24:27, 36 "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." See also, Luke 17:24-36. "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."MANNER OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
AFTER THE GOSPEL’S PROCLAMATION TO ALL....Matthew 24:14...."And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
AT THE LAST TRUMP....I Cor. 15:51,52"Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
IN DAYS LIKE NOAH...Matthew 24:37-39"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."
IN THE CLOUDS....Matthew 24:30 "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."BELIEVERS ATTITUDE TOWARD SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
IN FLAMING FIRE....2 Thes. 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."
WITH THE ANGELS....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."
AS A THIEF....I Thes. 5:2,3"For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and Safety: then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."
SECOND COMING OF CHRIST SEEN BY ALL....Revelations 1:7 "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindred’s of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."
TO WAIT FOR...1 Cor. 1:7 "So that ye come behind in no gift: waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."PARABLES OF HIS SECOND COMING
TO LOOK FOR....Titus 2:13 "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ."
BE READY FOR....Matthew 24:42-51 "Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the Goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily, I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
LOVE...2 Tim. 4:8 "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."
WE PRAY FOR YOUR SOON COMING, LORD JESUS....Revelations 22:20 "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly, Amen, even so, come, Lord Jesus."
THE FAITHFUL AND UNFAITHFUL SERVANTS - One blessed; the other cut asunder at the Lord’s coming...Matthew 24:45-51.BEING READY FOR THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
THE MAN ON A FAR JOURNEY - Servants are to watch for the Lord’s return during all seasons, for the Lord is to come suddenly....Mark 13:34-37. (compare with Luke 12:35-37).
THE BUDDING FIG TREE - When the signs are fulfilled, His coming is nigh....Matthew 24:32-34.
THE TEN VIRGINS - Only those ready will enter with the bridegroom into the marriage....Matthew 25:1-13.
THE POUNDS - The faithful at Christ’s coming rewarded; unfaithful judged....Luke 19:11-27.
THE TALENTS - Reward given faithful; judgment on the unfaithful....Matthew 25:14-30.
THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS - Nations to be judged at Christ’s Coming....Matthew 25:31-46.
HOLD FAST TILL I COME....Revelations 2:25 to Revelations 3:2-3.
BE YE THEREFORE READY....Luke 12:40.
LET YOUR LOINS BE GIRDED AND LIGHTS BURNING....Luke 12:35-36.
TAKE HEED LEST THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES....Luke 21:34.
REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE....Luke 17:31,32.
TAKE HEED THAT NO MAN DECEIVE YOU....Mark 13:4-5.
WATCH FOR YE KNOW NOT WHEN THE MASTER COMETH....Mark 13:35-57.