CHRIST SAID HE WOULD RETURN - COME AGAIN TO THIS EARTH. BUT WHY
IS HE GOING TO RETURN? WHAT WILL TAKE PLACE WHEN HE DOES? WE CAN
UNDERSTAND AND FIND THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS IF WE WILL
LOOK FOR AND BELIEVE ALL THE SCRIPTURE THAT GOD GIVES US ON
To know the truth on any doctrine we must look at ALL the
scriptures pertaining to that subject. Because God has put a
little here and a little there, (Isa. 28:9-13). If we don't, we
shall be snared into false beliefs, (Isa. 28:13).
God gives us His word to correct us and teach us His doctrines,
(2 Tim. 3:16). Christ said to "search the scriptures" (Jn. 5:39).
Jesus said we must hear what the prophets and Moses wrote, (Luke
16:31, Jn. 5:46,47). Not knowing the scriptures will lead us to
error (Matt. 22:29). Paul said the time would come when people
would not endure sound doctrine (2 Tim. 4:3).
The hard to be understood scriptures must be explained by the
light of the easy, plain scriptures, (2 Pet. 3:10).
We must never take away any of God's Words (Rev. 22:19).
Fear God is the principle part for knowledge (Prov. 1:7).
Be willing to do as the Bereans did - search the scriptures (Acts
Jesus said the Spirit will guide us into all truth (Jn.16:13).
Prophecies are sure - inspired of God (2 Pet. 1:19-21).
THE OLD TESTAMENT TEACHES US THAT CHRIST WAS TO COME THE FIRST
TIME AS SAVIOR. THERE ARE DOZENS OF SCRIPTURES FORETELLING
SPECIFIC SIGNS AND EVENTS THAT SURROUND THE BIRTH, MINISTRY, AND
DEATH OF CHRIST.
HERE ARE SOME!
SOMEONE TO PREPARE HIS WAY - (Isa.40:3; Luke 1:76; Mt.11:7-10;
BORN OF A VIRGIN - (Isa.7:14; Mat.1:18-20) BORN IN BETHLEHEM
-(Mic.5:2; Luke 2:1-4) YOUNG CHILDREN KILLED - (Jer.31:15; Mat.
2:15-18) TO COME FROM EGYPT - (Hos.11:1; Mat. 2:13-15) CALLED A
NAZARENE - (Mat.2:23) LIGHT TO THE LAND OF ZABULON AND NEPHTHALIM
(Isa.9:1-2; Mat.4:12-16) HIS COMMISSION - (Isa.40:1-3; Mat.3:3;
Isa.42:1-7) TO DO MIRACLES - (Isa.42:7; 35:4-6; Jn.9:1-7) HOW HE
WOULD DIE - (Ps.22:1-17) NO BONES BROKEN - (Ex.12:43-46; Nu.
9:12; Ps.34:20; I Cor. 5:7; Jn. 19:32-36) CAST LOTS FOR HIS
CLOTHES - (Ps.22:18; Jn.19:23-24) TO BE RESURRECTED - (Ps.
16:9-10; 68:18; Eph.4:8; Acts 1:9; 3:21).
These prophecies were fulfilled to the letter - there was no
"close encounters" of the just about fulfilled. God performed
miracles, moved men's minds, worked His work just when He said He
IF WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES FORETELLING HIS FIRST COMING - WE
MUST BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES FORETELLING HIS SECOND COMING - THEY
TOO WILL BE FULFILLED TO THE LETTER.
You cannot believe one and disbelieve the other. God does not
FOR THE EARTH SHALL BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD
AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA(Hab.2:14).
"The sceptre or leadership shall not depart from Judah, nor the
rulers staff from between his feet until Shiloh (the Messiah, the
Peaceful One) comes to Whom it belongs, and to Him shall be the
obedience of the people." (Amplified Bible).
See the Cross ref. Num.24:12-17; Isa.11:1; 60:1-5.
Christ will come - the people and nations will gather to Him and
Prophecy of Christ's second coming to judge the earth. To lift up
and build and to bring down and destroy.
Christ to stand on the earth in last days.
Christ's rule over the heathen. See Amplified Bible.
Christ to rule the heathen.
The earth and its habitants are Christ's - He reigns.
Christ to rule from sea to sea, to the ends of the
earth. All kings and nations to serve Him.
Christ to sit at God's right hand until the time
appointed to rule the world and heathen.
Christ to sit on the throne of David in Zion forever.
See Luke 1:67-75; 1:31-33.
Christ's kingdom over the earth foretold.
Christ to rule all nations. They shall worship Him and
declare His righteousness to those YET TO BE BORN.
God is king over all the earth and the heathen.
All the earth shall worship God.
God to restore Israel.
ALL nations shall worship God alone.
Zion is to be God's dwelling.
Zion restored - heathen fear God - BIRTH TO CONTINUE.
Ps.102:13-19,21-22 and they shall praise God.
Ps.138:4 All kings to praise God.
God's kingdom and works and love to be praised and
PAST ON THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS.
Christ's kingdom to rule all nations - people will want to learn
God's ways - swords into plowshares. Israel restored.
The day of the Lord - men to cast away their idols.
Judah and Israel to be punished but the remnant purged of sin and
holy to God.
Christ on his throne ruling with judgment and justice.
Christ ruling with justice and power - lion dwelling with the
lamb - sucking and weaned children playing with poisonous snakes
- Gentiles seeking salvation - Israel restored - Christ dwelling
The Lord's day - earth punished - few left.
Babylon destroyed - Israel regathered.
God comes to punish the earth - few men left.
Satan is bound - spiritual blindness is removed.
Judah is safely inhabited - the resurrection.
Israel regathered at the great trumpet sound.
God a crown of beauty to the residue of people.
God will perform miracles (physical and spiritual)
when he returns to reign.
God's great day of slaughter - moon as the sun - sun
seven times hotter - Israel restored - Israel given supernatural
The alliance with Egypt will fail - God will deliver Jerusalem -
people will destroy their idols. Christ will reign.
The day of God - heavenly signs - land of Zion at peace and
Christ's return - His reward and works are before Him.
Christ reigns - all shall see God's salvation - nations
and kings who have not been told shall see and hear.
Redeemer comes to Zion - Israel repents - Gentiles come to the
Israel supreme among the nations - other nations must serve
Israel or be punished - no more violence.
God's day of vengeance - Zion to be rebuilt.
Gentiles will acknowledge Israel - Zion to be given a new
name - salvation to come to Zion.
63:1-6; 64:9-12; 65:7-10
God's winepress of wrath - Israel who are in a state of
desolation - cry to God - God will hear and save them.
God will bring forth a new nation of Israel - God's enemies
punished - those left shall go and declare God's glory among the
Gentile nations - the wicked will be destroyed during
Christ to have His throne in Jerusalem - Judah and
Israel to reunite - all nations to worship God at Jerusalem.
Second exodus of Israel - Gentiles to acknowledge
their false ways, at Christ's return.
God will plead with the nations - those who will not be ruled by
Him He will destroy.
When Christ reigns Judah shall be saved.
The greatest day of trouble - Jacob's trouble - but to be saved
out of it - David to be resurrected - Israel restored to health
and prosperity - God's spirit and law to be given to all.
Israel and Judah reunited - Judah saved - Jerusalem
to be given a new name.
Christ will regather Israel and set David over them
at His return.
Many Israelites to be resurrected to physical life
at Christ's return.
Judah and Israel to be reunited and David to rule
them at Christ's return.
Christ the stone to crush the last Roman Empire v.31-45(ten
nations) and to set up His government on earth.
Christ to destroy the last Roman Empire and beast - all
people, nations and languages to serve Him (v. 14).
HOSEA 2:16-23; 3:1-5
God will restore Israel to prosperity, peace, and David their
JOEL 1:15-20; 2:1-32; 3:1-21
The day of the Lord - heavenly signs, great destruction - call to
repentance - God's spirit poured
out - Israel, Judah, Jerusalem delivered - battle of Jehoshaphat
- harvest begun - Lord dwelling in Zion, Jerusalem.
God will speak from Jerusalem.
God to reign in Jerusalem - nations to learn God's
law and ways - world at peace - Israel regathered.
The earth to be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover
The day of God and what will transpire - land of Judah and areas
desolate - Assyria (ten nations of Europe) desolate - a pure
language so all can call on God - Israel and Judah restored -
Christ at Zion.
Christ to come to His temple and give peace.
ZECHARIAH 6:12-13 Christ to build the temple and sit on this
Israel gathered - Jerusalem at peace - nations to go
up to Jerusalem to seek and worship God.
Christ to come to Jerusalem - dominion from sea to sea
- Israel mighty and prosperous.
Day of Armageddon and Jehoshaphat - Judah to be strong - Judah to
see the one they pierced (14:1-21) salvation to come - Christ to
stand on Mount Olivet - king over the earth - wicked destroyed -
punishment on those nations who will not keep the feast of
tabernacles at Jerusalem.
Christ to rule Israel (Lk. 1:33.32).
Christ to refine the world starting at the beginning of
the 1,000 years (Mal.4:1-6;, Isa.66:15-24).
Parable of sown seed.
Explanation of sown seed.
Explanation of fish and net.
The harvest starts at Christ's return and continues through
the 1,000 years (Isa. 66).
Parable of mustard seed and leaven - kingdom of Christ
will start at Jerusalem and spread over all the earth until all
nations are covered (Isa. 2; Dan. 2:35).
Christ's twelve disciples to rule the twelve tribes of Israel, in
Parable of Judgment - Christ sits on His throne (at Jerusalem
Jer.3:17; Lk.1:31-33) and all nations are before Him -
salvation given - righteous and unrighteous are divided.
Parable of the pounds - authority given to rule cities.
Christ born to be a king - He will fight to establish it when He
Israel shall have a kingdom.
Christ will come and usher in the "restitution of all
Christ will sit on David's throne.
I CORINTHIANS 15
Christ is to reign till He puts down all rule, authority and
power - He then turns the kingdom over to God the Father.
2 THESSALONIANS 1:1-10
Christ to come with His angels - He will destroy His enemies -
resurrection of saints - others to believe in that day.
Many shall repent and acknowledge God when Christ returns.
Those that overcome shall rule the nations with Christ.
The overcomers will sit with Christ on His throne - David's
Saints are to be priests and reign for a 1,000 years.
Saints shall reign on the earth.
LasT trumpet - kingdoms become Christ's.
Christ and redeemed on Mount Zion (Olives) 7:3-17
(144,000 plus great multitude - Christ will dwell among them).
After Christ and the saints TOGETHER - (Zech.14:1-3; I Thes.4:16)
angels will go forth to every nation, tongue and people telling
them to worship God - Babylon IS fallen - and not to worship the
beast or image or mark.
Saints resurrected - all nations to worship before Christ.
Christ's return - He will rule all nations.
Nations are on the earth during 1,000 years - Satan is
bound so he will not deceive them - he is loosed again after
1,000 years and goes out to deceive the nations that are still on
the earth - God then destroys them.
THEN COMES THE SECOND RESURRECTION. MILLIONS ARE RAISED TO LIFE
AND THE BIBLE IS OPENED TO THEM, SALVATION OFFERED. ALL WHO
FINALLY REJECT GOD AND CHRIST AND SALVATION ARE DESTROYED IN THE
THEN COMES THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH. GOD THE FATHER
COMES TO DWELL WITH HIS CHILDREN. NO MORE SIN, NO MORE DEATH.
GLORIOUS PEACE, RIGHTEOUSNESS FOREVER MORE.
Written in 1980