20 Jesus is Come, Rapture, Millennium, End of the World.

"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."

 

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India
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Declaration

Rapture is that the dead in Christ shall rise first and then the living in Christ shall be caught up in the air to be with Christ. Millennium is that Jesus Christ will come with his saints and reign in the promised land for thousand years. At the End; Heaven and Earth (the solar system), will dissolve in fervent heat. Jesus Christ will judge all; Righteous people inherit heaven; and Evil people be cast into the lake of fire. 

If you prefer to hear the video clip also, please click on this link: "Declaration 20"

This is, Declaration of Faith #20. Topic is: Jesus is come, Rapture, Millennium, and End of the World.

Explanation

Jesus Christ comes 4 times

"Second Coming" means that Jesus Christ is coming to the world for a second time. We know that he came to the world first time as a man, lived a life for us to follow his steps, died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, raised from the dead and became the author of our salvation. Being our Savior, he has already come, soon after his resurrection, for a second time to save us from our iniquities and sins, and he is here with us now. This is the first "Second Coming" of Jesus Christ. He will come to the world for three more times for three different reasons. It is funny that we do not call them as first, second, third, fourth, and fifth; instead, we call them all as the "Second Coming", except the first coming. If all these are "second comings", there are four "second comings." We have studied the first 'second coming' in the last session. Today, we will study the other three "second comings."

The next Second Coming is the Rapture or Caught up

Our churches teach the rapture as the first thing in the second coming of Jesus Christ. They ignore the fact that he has already come and he is here now in his omnipotent Spirit body, with the mission of converting us. They teach the rapture in such a way that almost all Christians are qualified to the rapture. If it happens, they will be in heaven. If it does not happen, they will stay here and enjoy the world some more. It is a good deal. So, Christians are happy. 1 Thessalonians 4 says, "14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15- 16 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:" Have you noticed that verse 14 says that Jesus Christ will bring the dead saints with him,; but verse 16 says he will raise them from the dead? It contradict each other. Are they coming with Jesus, or are they raised from the dead? It is both! How could be both? When the born again saints die their spirit will go to God, who gave it. Their souls go to rest. So Jesus bring their spirits with him, and he raise their souls from their resting place, and their souls are caught up with their spirits and joint together in the clouds. How about the living saints? "17 Then, we which are alive and remain shall be caught up with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:" The souls and the spirits of those, who remain in him, will meet him in the air. This is how, the rapture will happen. Now, I have to explain something to you. Please don't get mad at me. I have seen a few rapture movies. In one, I saw that people were shooting themselves up from their graves as arrows or as doves. In another I saw that people have disappeared, leaving their clothes behind. I knew it is rapture. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians chapter 15; "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." And "It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body." So, the spirit body will go in the rapture, but not the flesh body. In 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 says, that our flesh body will be dissolved, our new body will be of the spirit and it will be eternal. Further, Bible says in many places that our body came from dust and it will go to dust. So, in the rapture, the body will fall as dead, and the soul and spirit will go up and meet the Lord in the air. The flesh body will not go up. Others may think that the person have just died. And, there may not be many that go in the rapture, because only those who are in Christ will go. Jesus Christ is sinless, and no sin can enter Jesus Christ. If you have sin in your life, neither you can enter him, nor he will enter you. So, those who go in the rapture will be very few, the news media will never know that there is a thing called rapture, and so it will never become a news. Even the church clergies will not even recognize the rapture and they will also think that this person is dead. This event of rapture, may not be even noticed at all. Another very important thing that gives us hope is; that Jesus Christ is doing a purifying work in his people now. Ephesians 5:27 says, "that he might present to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." Jesus Christ is doing this work for the last 2000 years. All those who become holy and without blemish will be ready for the rapture. Those who are passed away will be raised by him, and those who remain in him will be caught up, but not all Christians. Very few of them will be there. I hope Christians recognize that Jesus is here now. And I hope that you all join the rapture.

2 Thessalonians 2:1 brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, (it is rapture) 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; It says that rapture will not come until two things happen; first is falling away. That is, the people of God will fall away from God and embrace deception. It already happened and Satan has entered the churches. The second is: As they fell away, they have accepted another Jesus, and false Christ, who is Satan, and so they are in deception. God has not revealed it to the public, but he has mentioned it in the scripture. So, we know it, but the vast majority of Christians do not know it. Satan disguised himself now as Jesus Christ in churches. So, we think that we worship Jesus Christ, but we may worship another Jesus, who is Satan. Please don't get mad at me, I am not saying this. Look at verse 4, he opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Verse 7 the mystery of iniquity doth already work: See, Satan is already in the churches showing himself as God and receiving the worship, as Paul was writing this letter, it was from 2000 years ago. It may be happening in most churches. But, bible teachers say that a man antichrist will come to fill this place. No man can show himself as God. No man can be a spirit without a body and can live 2000 years. God is Spirit, do miracles, heal, and he is everlasting. Satan is the only person, who can show himself as God. No man can do this. It is Satan, who is a spirit, that is doing it. 6 now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. Only God can withhold it and nobody else can. God says that he will reveal Satan in God's time. Revelation 11, speaks about two witnesses. They are two latter rain ministries. God uses one of them to reveal Satan in churches. As Satan is exposed, Jesus Christ will rapture his people. Until then, the rapture cannot and will not take place.

The third is the Millennium reign.

We can say a whole lot about the Millennium reign. For want of time, let me give a few links that you can click on and study in detail. I will provide the links below. King of Babylon saw a statue in a dream. Daniel interpreted the dream for the king. The two legs of iron are Iraq and Iran. Iraq is broken, no more iron rule, now it is iron with clay. Iran also will become iron and clay like Iraq, according to Bible. At present, they are not strong enough to attack Israel. But according to Bible, Babylon that is the circle of Iran and Iraq, will become strong enough to destroy Israel. But it will take 300 more years.

Revelation chapter 11 says that God will bring two witnesses to the Jews and Christians to warn them, and they are two latter rain ministries. At first, Jews will not accept the prophesy. Then, Jews will go through great tribulation and will be crushed almost to non existence. Then, they will realize that Jesus Christ is their Messiah, they will repent, and will call Jesus Christ to save them. Zechariah 12:10 and John 19:37 say about this. "Daniel 2:34 says, a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces." So, Jesus Christ, who is the Messiah of the Jews, will come and break Babylon to pieces. He will also reign as their Messiah, in the promised land, for thousand years. This is called the Millennium reign.

End of the world, the Judgment, and Eternal Kingdom.

These three incidents will happen simultaneously or in sequence. However, there will be at least 2100 years to this event. Satan will be loosed from the bottomless pit, after the 1000 years. With his influence, the 7 heads and 10 horns will begin to rule. Most Bible teachers say that the 7 heads rule is Pope and Catholic Church. But the rule will not even begin until Satan comes out of the bottomless pit. Almost 800 years into the reign of the 7 heads and 10 horns, Jesus Christ will destroy this world and will make all things new. "2 Peter 3:10 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. 11, 12, 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." Our earth and heavens, that is our solar system, will be burned into a ball of fire, which will be the lake of fire. The righteous, those who are without spot and blame; they will be holy people, and they will inherit new earth and new heavens.

We can study the judgment of Jesus Christ from a few places in the scripture. Let us see it from Revelation 20:10-15. "10 says that the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Then the unrighteous people also were cast into the lake of fire. 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, etc. That is Jesus Christ is on the judgment seat. 12&13 say that they were judged every man according to their works. 14&15 say that whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." The same thing, the Righteous will inherit heaven, and the Unrighteous will be cast into the lake of fire.

The children of God will inherit the new earth. The Sons of God and the Bride of Christ will be in new heavens. God's righteousness, the light of his glory, peace and joy, will fill the heavens. I hope and wish that you all will enter into the city of God, which is heaven. Please know that Jesus Christ is here doing a work of purification in you. Receive his work in you.

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