Monday, December 31, 2012

Does the Bible predict Jesus's Second Coming?

Last week I showed you a few of the many prophecies that predicted the first coming of Jesus. The first time Jesus came to earth, He came as a baby, born of a human mother, fully man and fully God. He had to come this way so He could bear all our sins, all our shortcomings and weaknesses and sacrifice Himself in our stead. He came as a sacrificial lamb

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The second time He comes, it will be as a Lion!  There are more prophecies about Jesus's Second Coming in the Bible then there are of His first. I believe this is because His first visit paved the way for his second visit because His second visit is the culmination of God's perfect plan for mankind.  It is the time when all things will become new, when all of our questions will be answered, when history is explained, when wrongs are set right, when justice and righteousness prevails and the enemy of our souls is locked within the earth for a thousand years. Jesus's second coming will be the single GREATEST event in the history of mankind. And the cool thing is, we'll all be there to witness it!

Here's a few prophecies from the Old Testament

"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, the Lord reigneth...Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because He cometh to judge the earth." (1 Chron. 16:31,33)

"I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the last day upon the earth; and after I shall awake, though this body be destroyed, yet out of my body, shall I see God." (Job 19:25)  

He shall appear in glory to build up Zion, and then to gather the people at large, and the kingdoms to serve Him. "When the Lord shall build up Zion, He shall appear in glory...When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms to serve the Lord." (Psalm 102:16, 22) 

“And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” (Isaiah 2:4)  

“At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.”
(Jer 3:17 )
 


New Testament
"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn.  they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory! “ Matthew 24:30 
reat glory.  

For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. Matt 16:27

For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. Luke 9:26

 “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11


So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.  Hebrews 9:28

http://www.eborg2.com/Jesus/Jesus-Second%20Coming.htm

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10

“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work." Rev 22:12

These are just a FEW of the hundreds of prophecies that relate to Jesus's second coming and the end of the age. Why should we believe them? Maybe because OVER 300 prophecies of His First coming were completely and accurately fulfilled!! (  Prophecies Fulfilled ) And my guess is God's not going to drop the ball now.   

So, how close are we to this big event?  That's a topic for another day!!  But let this encourage you. Jesus IS coming again. He's coming to gather His children and make all things new. It could be tomorrow, next year, ten years from now or after we die. It doesn't matter!  If you are a follower of Jesus, you are already living in Eternity! What a great way to start the new year!

8 comments:

  1. Mon Dec 31st,
    "Morning, MaryLu."
    Allelulia and Amen !!! "Come quickly, Lord Jesus" !!!
    SO looking forward to that day.
    Here we are at the 'end' of yet another year ... which seemingly flew by, again !!!
    Wishing you and your family MaryLu ... love and blessings and good health in the New Year .... and, to 'all' of my fellow - American and Canadian friends as well ... a blessed and healthy New Year.
    We are indeed a blessed people, and have SO very much to be thankful for !!! God IS good, ALL the time, NO matter what !
    Take care, and, God Bless,
    In Him, Brenda Hurley

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  2. I love the picture of the sacrificial lamb! It makes me think of the lyrics from Martin Luther’s hymn, “From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee”

    "Here the true Paschal Lamb we see,
    Whom God so freely gave us;
    He died on the accursed tree
    So strong his love to save us.
    See, His blood now marks our door;
    Faith points to it; death passes over,
    And Satan cannot harm us. Alleluia"

    Christians are suppose to always keep a watch out for the returning on our Lord. I look forward to when all corruption of our nature, and this world will be gone! What a day that will be! I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed New Year!

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  3. Great post, MaryLu! It may not be in my lifetime, but it's definitely close.
    Have a very safe New Year's Eve and may God bless you and yours in the New Year! God bless!
    Happy New Year and God bless to you, too, Brenda!

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  4. Amen, Amen, MaryLu! I am so looking forward to the coming of Christ. Just a little while longer, and then eternity in the physical presence of God!

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  5. Thanks Ladies!! I just LOVE thinking about when Jesus comes back again. It's so Exciting and will be so wonderful!! It helps make the suffering of this life seem insignificant. And it gives purpose for our lives.. to get as many people to spend eternity with God as possible!!!
    The Bible is the greatest adventure story every told!! And the best part.. we aren't just spectators.. we get to play a part.! God is so awesome...
    Loved the poem, Emma!

    Happy New Year, everyone!

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  6. All this gay stuff comes from WHORING heavy drugs and sex outside of marriage, when that happens people receive evil spirits. If you go out as a young person to bars looking for the opposite sex and wind up in the sack with someone involved with bi-sexuality or someone involved with the occult, and you didn’t know it …u received a evil backwards spirit.

    Many people in this generation have evil spirits and (don’t know it) that includes straight people..because of whoring and very few have repented. Others are polluted with evil spirits and r possessed and sleep around everywhere infesting more people…inside of those who r possessed, “{gay)”,many many r waiting to be freed from the grip of satan because they r possessed and there is nothing they can do about it, unless someone prays for them. Which very few do, because for whatever reason, no one seems to understand.

    At the same time many gay people who r possessed, secretly get involved with churches not telling people they r gay and end up wearing holy e tire….telling the people to except the gay life style, blah blah blah and because so many people have very little faith, they will except whatever they r told to keep peace and for the good of humanity….which is a pile of crap!

    This is a current list of accused priests http://bishop-accountability.org the number of accused priests is beyond staggering!

    Many other churches have the same problem…a good church is far and wide between in this generation.

    If u were to look back in history, there was alot of gays in the early 1900′s and gay movies at theaters. In 1917 The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to children in a place called Fatima. She gave a warning that if people don’t repent God the Father will punish us by a world WAR…that happened, not just once but twice. When the wars was over, in the 40′s and 50′s was the cleanest time with many living with good morals. Divorce was taboo, the movies were clean and decent and people like my mom did not even know what a lesbian was until the 60′s.

    In the 60′s young people rebelled…heavy drugs, dirty feet and dirty bodies and hair…open sex ,orgies and whatever. The singer Cher was a part of that and tried a lesbian thing that she realized was not for her….the point is, she tried it! and got cursed for it, just look at her daughter or son…whatever this person is? that goes with many many others…it started back in the 60′s and many r cursed by it. There is even prophecy that the pope at that time stated “the smoke of satan has entered the church.

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  7. Here’s something off the wall. The Lord has different ways of showing people stuff, if they r receptive. The rock star Alice Cooper was the first man to have a woman’s name .We all know how he flaunted sick images of all kinds in everyone’s face. Alice Cooper comes from a very strong long line of ordained Baptist Ministers and other preachers in his family. His father was a ordained Baptist Minister and the woman AC married, her father is also a ordained Baptist Minister.

    When he first came out IN 1968 0R 69 the majority of people hated his guts BIGTIME!…In LA people would buy tickets just to walk out….even when they came to see Jim Morrison and the Doors…they cleared the building empty when Alice Cooper took stage before the Doors.

    Within ten yrs after Alice Cooper …gay bars flourished in all major cities…men dressed like women and women dress like men…Everything u see when u look at Alice Cooper is what this generation is all about…total darkness. What people use to hate is now excepted as a normal thing. When AC chopped babies to pieces in front of the world…they didn’t realize, it’s about them and the onslaught of abortions everywhere!…instead, they would point the finger at AC and say your sick! when it’s really the whole generation that is sick.

    AC has never, ever, whored around, never divorced, and he’s not covered in tatoo’s like everyone he is surrounded by.

    There is more to this, The Blessed Virgin has appeared everywhere around the world…VERY FEW LISTEN….There is a Great Warning coming to everyone…After the Warning, many will flock back to church not realizing many of the churches r sick. Soon, after the Warning, the ANTI CHRIST will come out as a man of peace and per sway the people that gay is ok, and preachers the current pope and governments political people and many by the multitudes will agree with this anti christ…until he shows his full colors.

    When he shows his full colors, persecution of Christians will be alarming…..the same thing that everyone has seen at a Alice cooper concert…the hangings guillotines, electrocutions will happen in real life to many Christians and to those who will not take the mark of the beast…which will be a computer chip on the hand or forehead..

    It’s true…The Second Coming of Christ is right above us. It’s going to happen in our life time…once the Warning, then the anti christ for approx 3 and a half yrs…then The Second Coming.

    Only Catholic prophets r calling out about the Warning in the Christian world..all other Christians from different denominations….r putting flames to it because it comes from the Virgin Mary and only a few listen to her when she appears with messages for the whole world. Even many many Catholics today r against these messages of The Warning and Second Coming of Jesus.

    Because a whole pile of them, r queer.

    In Jesus Name, Thy Will Be Done, Amen and Amen (*)

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  8. Great post, I would like to share a something writing. I just say,"The Bible presents God's work of recovery as a continuous procedure. All through the Old Testament, He heads His picked individuals to truth and nobility. The last period of the procedure of reclamation started with the first happening to Jesus and will come full circle in the occasions encompassing His Second Coming. There will be a last judgment of all individuals, living and dead. The dedicated will get new otherworldly bodies for unceasing life; the underhanded will be thrown into heck. There will be a last thrashing and devastation of all detestable - Satan, sin, enduring and passing. The kingdom of God will go to its satisfaction finally."Good day!!
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