What will the Bible second coming be like? 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.' ...We could stop right here and know from this verse exactly what the Bible second coming of Christ Jesus will be like. From the east to the west, every eye shall see Him coming like lightening in the sky. Thankfully God doesn't stop there, He gives us much more evidence so we can be without doubt about how Jesus will return.
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.'
Jesus is warning us here that there will be many people who say they are the Christ. This has happened many times over the years with people like David Koresh, Jim Jones etc. But, at the very end, satan will use all of his power to deceive the world with his angels impersonating loved ones and showing great signs and wonders. This is why we need to be devoted to Bible study each and every day, including bible prophecy, so we can know the truth of God and be prepared for any deceptions that satan uses. It is widely believed that satan will himself impersonate Christ, as it suggests in 2 Corinthians 11:14 ...'And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.' ... The big difference is, satan will not have the power to match the glorious return of our Lord and Saviour. Also, he will not be able to resurrect all who have died. Visit THIS PAGE for the truth about death.
We can see what Christ Jesus will do at the second coming in the following Bible verses:
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.'
We need to fix these Bible verses about the second coming of Jesus in our minds. Remember, satan will not be permitted to re-enact the Bible second coming of Christ Jesus. Notice three important stages in these verses that happen during the same event. First, Jesus descends with a shout, and with the trump of God. So the Bible second coming is going to be a very noisy event, and there will be nothing secret about it, as many secret rapture theorists believe. Second, AT the second coming the saved in Christ who have passed away are resurrected and the saved in Christ who are still alive are 'caught up' together to meet Jesus in the air. Don't miss that point, because satan will not be able to re-enact this. It's DURING this NOISY second coming that the saved are 'caught up' into the sky to meet Jesus. Remember, up to this point, Jesus will not have set foot on the earth, which leads onto the third stage, which is, Jesus doesn't come down onto the earth and then receive His people, we meet Him IN THE AIR. Please engrave that point in your mind. This is the Bible second coming truth.
Did you notice also in the above verses, that there is nothing secret about the second coming. There is no rapture that takes place, as a lot of people would suggest. The second coming of Christ is an incredibly noisy event. Satan will try and impersonate Christ's return and he will appear in different places of the world showing great wonders and signs. But those who know the truth about the second coming, know that Jesus will NOT set foot on this earth when He returns. We meet Him IN THE AIR. This is why the teaching by many Christians saying that Jesus will come to earth and rule from Israel is so dangerous! Many people will be deceived by satan doing this.
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.'
Does this sound anything like a secret event? God repeats the fact that the Bible second coming of Jesus will be a noisy event that everyone will see. He knows that satan will try to deceive people, so God gives us clear instruction in His Word about this. And when something is important, He repeats it again and again, so that we don't miss it. Unfortunately, because people are not studying their Bibles, they are not seeing the truth about the Bible second coming of Christ.
Left Behind?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. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.'
The people who hold to the 'rapture' theory use the couple of lines above that say 'one shall be taken and the other left' to backup their belief. By the way, there is not a single verse in the whole Bible that supports a 'secret' rapture. If you take the these verses in context with the rest of Matthew 24, then you will see what Jesus is explaining. In the previous verses He is explaining that His second coming is going to be an incredible, glorious, noisy event that everyone will see. And now in these verses Jesus is explaining the fact that the majority of people, including Christians will be spiritually sleeping when He returns. Out of the vast number of people in the world, in Noah's day, only 8 were saved. Eight!! And Jesus is making a comparison here with when He returns.
In Matthew 7:14 Jesus says ...'Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.' ... Only a few in comparison will have prepared themselves and be ready for His second coming. Look around you today. Do you see Christians everywhere getting ready and watching for our Savior? No, they are carrying on with their worldly lives, ignoring the Word of God, thinking they will be saved just because they believe in Jesus. 'Even the demons believe and tremble.' But they are lost! The same happened in the days of Noah, until the flood came and took them (the lost) away. This time, it will be fire. Please wake up to this!!
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.' ... The point Jesus made about the days of Noah, are backed up again here. Only a couple of people were saved out of Sodom. All the other people didn't heed Lot's warnings and therefore were destroyed. This is why we need to follow Jesus now. We need to study God's Word every day, study end time prophecies and be prepared for the Bible second coming, because there are going to be so many Christians who will be carrying on with their worldly lives as normal and Jesus' return will surprise them and they will be lost. Sudden destruction came upon Sodom, and the same will happen at the Second coming of Christ Jesus. All who did not prepare themselves, will sadly be destroyed.
And what will happen to those who are "taken"? Take a look at Luke 17:36-37 ...'Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.' ... Why did the disciples say "WHERE, Lord"? Because they are asking WHERE have the ones who were TAKEN gone? And Jesus tells them ... "Where the BODY is, there are the eagles gathered." The word eagles in the original language can also mean VULTURES. And where do vultures gather? Where there is a DEAD BODY!
You see, the one taken is the lost and will be destroyed, and the one left behind will be saved, just like Noah was the one left behind and saved, while the wicked were TAKEN by the flood and destroyed.
How Will Jesus Return?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.' ... So Jesus will come with ALL His angels. Do you know how many angels Jesus has? Look at Revelation 5:11 ...'And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.' ... This is probably a conservative number, but if we do the math of this verse, we come to at least ONE HUNDRED MILLION. Can you imagine? Jesus is going to return at His second coming with at least ONE HUNDRED MILLION MIGHTY ANGELS! This is going to be an awesome event!!
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.' ... When do we rest? AT THE SECOND COMING. And what is the second coming going to be like? An ARMY of at least 100,000,000 MIGHTY ANGELS coming with Jesus in FLAMING FIRE!! This is going to be a glorious and dreadful event at the same time, as it says in Malachi 4:5...'the great and dreadful day of the Lord.' ... Glorious for the redeemed, but dreadful for those who are lost.
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.' ... As these verses clearly state, Jesus will not secretly 'rapture' people away; He will not secretly return and appear to certain people. He will return in the clouds with all His mighty angels and we will look up to Heaven and see Him return, just as the disciples looked up and saw Him ascend into Heaven. Friend, this is the Bible second coming truth, not some made up fantasy story, like the left behind novels.
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.' ... At the second coming of Christ Jesus, EVERY EYE will see Him.
Psalm 50:3-4 ... 'Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.'
Hebrews 12:26 ... 'Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.' ... The second coming of Christ is going to be a noisy event. God even declares in Psalms above that He will NOT keep silent! The second coming isn't going to be secret or quiet, the Word of God is very clear that it will be great and dreadful and glorious and very noisy.
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.' ... All the armies of Heaven, those mighty angels, follow Jesus at His second coming. Can you imagine what this is going to look like? Believe me friend, satan will not be able to match this. He will try, and he will succeed in deceiving many, but if you hold on to these Bible second coming truths, and trust in Jesus, then he will not be able to deceive you. If anyone has to say to you, "look, Jesus has returned", then you know it is false, because the Bible says EVERY eye will see Christ return at the second coming.
Like a Thief2 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 the most damaging verse to the 'secret rapture' theory. The people who hold on to this theory, take this verse and stop when it says that Jesus will 'come as a thief in the night.' That's it, they stop right there! But notice what God's truth says next ... 'IN WHICH' ... Now what does 'in which' mean? It means that at the same time as Jesus returns 'as a thief', something else happens AT THE SAME TIME. And what is it that happens at the same time? ... 'THE HEAVENS SHALL PASS AWAY WITH A GREAT NOISE, AND THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH A FERVENT HEAT, THE EARTH ALSO ... SHALL BE BURNED UP.' ... That is Christ Jesus' Bible second coming truth right there! So what does He mean by coming as a thief. Well, take another look at the verses above about the days of Noah and Lot. People will not be prepared for His second coming, therefore TO THEM (the lost), He will return as a thief.
Take a look at the following verses:
1 Thessalonians 5:2-6 ...'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. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.'
The Lord Jesus comes as a thief, and at the same time, sudden destruction. Therefore do not sleep as others do, but WATCH, be sober and prepare yourself for the second coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. If you open your heart to the Bible truth and study God's Word each day, then you will not be in darkness, and that day will NOT overtake you as a thief.
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 giving us the chance NOW to turn to Him and give our all to Him. This popular, unbiblical 'left behind' theory, teaches that we get a second chance after Jesus has raptured away the saints. This is nothing but the work of satan, trying to deceive us, so that we are not ready for Jesus when He returns. In this above verse it shows that once Jesus has 'risen up', just before His second coming, the door to mercy will be shut and no one will receive any more chances.
As it says in 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.' ... Just think how many Christians who believe in this 'left behind, second chance' story who sit back and don't live as disciples of Jesus, thinking they can wait and get another chance at the end. It's such a dangerous game to play and anyone who does this, shows to God that their hearts are not in Him. Don't wait and end up being sorry, follow Jesus with all your heart now! Jesus is returning soon and this Bible second coming truth shows how He will return.
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