Second Coming

"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

 

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

The second coming of Jesus Christ is a general term that points to 4 major events. Let us look at them now. 1. Jesus Christ has already come. It is his second coming since he has come after his resurrection. 2. Jesus Christ will come to raise and rapture his people. This is his second coming that most preachers preach as the second coming. 3. Jesus Christ will establish his Millennium reign. Usually preachers does not preach this as second coming. 4. He will destroy this world and create all new. Preachers include this as second coming, but they include this with rapture. Any one of these events, is called as the second coming of Jesus Christ.

The first event of Second Coming is: Jesus Christ has already come. Acts 3:26 God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. Matthew 28:20 Jesus Christ tells to teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. As God (omnipresent), Jesus Christ is in heaven and on earth. Second Coming of Jesus is here, turning us from our iniquities, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. And Jesus Christ may come anytime before a sinner to give eternal verdict according to, Hebrews 3:7-18, Matthew 24:44-51, 1 Thessalonians 5:2-6, Matthew 25:1-13 & Luke 13:23-25. So, phrases like, in such an hour they think not, as a thief in the night, etc refer to how Jesus Christ will come suddenly and judge them to eternal death as they are committing sin. They will have no future chance for eternal life.

The second event of Second coming is: Jesus Christ will come to raise and rapture his people. You may refer this on this link: "Rapture".

The third event of Second Coming is: Jesus Christ will establish Millennium reign. You will find the details in two links. "Millennium" & "Rapture video".

The fourth and the last event of Second Coming is: the end of the world. Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit for 1000 years and he will be loosed as in Revelation 20:1-3. 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 the Catholic church. No, it is not. The rule will not even start until Satan comes out of the bottomless pit. Almost 800 years into their reign, Jesus Christ will destroy this world and 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." That is, Jesus Christ will destroy this world in total surprise. When will it be? Millennium will be 359 years from now. Satan will be loosed after 1000 years. Then the 7 heads and 10 horns will rule about 800 years. So, 359+1000+800 = 2159. Again, no one can know the exact day. So giving a margin of 59 years, ie 2159-59= 2100, we may safely say that the present world will not come to an end for another 2100 years from now a/c to the scriptures. These four events are the major known Second Comings. You may refer this link (video) for more information. "Second Coming."

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