THE SECOND COMING

Updated: Jun 20, 2020


"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 1:7


ELON MUSK 2020: "This is the first time in the four and a half billion years history of earth that it's been possible to extend life beyond earth. Before this, it was not possible. How long will this window be open? It may be open for a long time or it may be open for a short time. I think we should, it, it would be wise to assume it will be open for a short time."


The window of opportunity is indeed a short time. The prophecies of Daniel and Revelation are aligning perfectly such that the second coming is close and that window of opportunity will close. The stone is about to crush the feet of iron and clay of the Daniel 2 image.

WHAT DID JESUS SAY ABOUT HIS SECOND COMING?

"...I will come again.."


"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 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." John 14:1-3


DID CHRIST'S DISCIPLES BELIEVE IN THE SECOND COMING?

"And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to show him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?


THE APOSTLE PAUL SPOKE ABOUT THE SECOND COMING!

"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. ! Timothy 4:16-18


WHAT SIGNS TELL US ABOUT THE NEARNESS OF THE SECOND COMING?

The signs spoken of in scripture can be grouped into events related to Religion, Politics, Social and Nature.


WHAT RELIGIOUS SIGNS PREDATE THE SECOND COMING?

"For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many." Matthew 24:5

"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect." Matthew 24:24.

There have been false Christs in the last two to three decades including the couple from Queensland, Australia who claim to be Jesus and Mary Magdalen. False teachers abound today. Every wind of false doctrine is blowing Christians away. Scripture says: "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." Matthew 24:11


WHAT POLITICAL SIGNS PREDATE THE SECOND COMING?

WAR: "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these [are] the beginning of sorrows." Matthew 24:6-8


Peace talks abound - Israel, Northern Ireland, Africa, Asia.


"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." 1Thessalonians 5:3

The 20th Century is the bloodiest century with 180 million killed.


WHAT SOCIAL EVENTS PREDATE THE SECOND COMING?

FAMINES IN DIVERS PLACES: "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these [are] the beginning of sorrows." Matthew 24:6-8

UN REPORT 2001

38 countries with food shortage.

1/6 World population.

One billion people face hunger tonight.

10,000 die of starvation every day.


PESTILENCES IN DIVERS PLACES - AIDS, SARS, ANIMAL VIRUSES IN PIGS & CHICKENS, COVID 19


EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERS PLACES

"And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven." Luke 21:11


WHAT HAS BEEN THE BLESSED HOPE OF CHRISTIANS? Tit 2:13 Looking for that BLESSED HOPE AND THE GLORIOUS APPEARING of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”


The word “and” here is from the Greek kai, which often means “even.” - The great God, EVEN our Saviour Jesus Christ. The blessed hope EVEN the glorious appearing of the great God even our Saviour Jesus Christ.


WHAT DID JESUS SAY ABOUT THE MANNER OF HIS SECOND COMING?

"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 1:7


"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." Matthew 24:30


"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." Acts 1:9-11

As Christʼs ascended into heaven Bodily, Visibly, Literally so He will return in the same way.


What are these clouds?

"Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:" Psalm 104:3


"The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] Sinai, in the holy [place]." Psalm 68:17


Makes sense then when Revelation 1:7 says: "Behold he cometh with clouds..." Christ is coming with all the angels.


"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:" Matthew 25:31


"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. 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." Matthew 24:26,2


The second coming will be a very visible coming. It will not be a quiet coming. It will not be a silent coming. It will not be a secret coming.

"Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him." Psalm 50:3


WILL CHRIST REALLY APPEAR VISIBLY AT HIS SECOND COMING? “So Christ...shall... APPEAR the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:28 Christʼs first appearance was very literal & visible so He will APPEAR the second a time.


WILL CHRIST'S SECOND COMING BE VISIBLE TO EVERYONE? “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him... and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” Rev 1:7 “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.“ Matt 24:30

Clealry the righteous AND the wicked see Jesus return. Rev 1:10 does not say Jesus comes “behind” clouds, but with them. “Every eye shall see HIM.” Note: Rev 1:7 does not say Jesus comes “behind” clouds, but “with clouds.” “Every eye shall see HIM.” Neither does Rev 1:7 say that He will seen by all “at the same time.” Christʼs coming will be “from east to west” (See next point). Just as the sun rising in the east & setting in the west is seen by all in the course of a day, so the Sun of righteousness will be seen by every eye on the last day.


WHAT DID CHRIST LIKEN HIS RETURN TO? “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.” Matthew 24:27.

Note: Lightning is VERY visible.


WHAT DID JESUS SAY ABOUT THE TIMING OF HIS SECOND COMING?

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 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. [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness, 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?" 2Peter 3:9-12


"But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 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 childre