The event of all times! The
key theme of the Word of God! None will miss it! You cannot hide from
it! You cannot escape it and regardless of where you turn, it will
find you! When it happens, all will know, and those who are Christ’s
will be caught up to meet Him in the air. It is soon, even at the
door. There are two distinct ways of approaching it: in boldness to
life or in terror to death. Why not decide to face it unto life rather
than onto death. Like it or not, afraid or not, knowingly or not, it
is coming. How will you stand on that great day?
CERTAINTY OF THE SECOND COMING
Jesus return for His people?
“Christ was once offered
to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he
______ the second time without sin unto salvation,”
does Jesus assure us of His return?
if I go and prepare a place for you, I _____ come again,”
did Jesus assure John of His return?
I come quickly.”
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my
reward is with me.” “Surely I
(Rev 22:7, 12, 20).
NOTE: There is no doubt about it. The words of Jesus are
plain. So let us “Therefore be patient,
brethren, until the coming of the Lord…Establish your hearts, for the
coming of the Lord is at hand,” (James 5:7, 8, NKJV).
SIGNS OF HIS COMING
The Bible gives telltale signs
of the second coming of Christ. These signs will be witnessed in the
economic, political, scientific, physical and religious worlds so that
all will know.
will the signs appear?
there shall be signs in the ____, and in the _____, and in the _____;
and upon the earth distress of _________, with perplexity; the _____
and the waves roaring;
Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for
looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the
powers of heaven shall be shaken,”
(Luke 21:25, 26).
did Jesus say that the signs would begin to happen?
in those days, _______ that tribulation,”
Daniel had prophesied that the tribulation would last 1260 years and
that the saints would be given into the hands of the beast. This
period began in 538 A.D. and ending exactly on time, 1260 years later,
in 1798 A.D. with the capture and imprisonment of the Pope Pius VI by
Napoleon’s General Louis Alexandre
Microsoft Bookshelf 1995, 1798 Political Events. Also, look up
Pope Pius VI
on the web.)
did John says would happen to the sun, moon and stars?
“The sun became ______ as
sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as ______; And the stars of
heaven ____ unto the earth,”
(Rev. 6:12, 13).
Many believe that these signs are yet to come; however, the first
signs in the sky occurred at the end of persecution and just prior to
the close of tribulation in 1798. On
May 19, 1780, the sun was darkened and that same night the moon
appeared as blood. (Actually
notes from that day). Then on
November 13, 1833, the heavens seemed ablaze as the greatest
meteoric shower ever to be recorded was observed over North America.
Meteors were falling at a rate of 60,000 per hour.
What would happen on the earth?
“And I beheld when he had
opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a ______ earthquake,”
On November 1, 1755,
Great Lisbon earthquake affected almost all of Europe. Tens of
thousands lost their lives on land, while many drowned because of a
tsunami that followed. The day ended with a massive fire that burnt yet
another 10,000 plus to death. (See
National Geophysical Data Center (NOVA.)
is the worldwide economy described?
“Go to now, ye rich
men, weep and howl for your __________ that shall come upon you.
Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold
and silver is cankered…Ye have heaped treasure together for the last
days…you kept back by fraud,”
will be the political condition?
“And the nations were
and rumors of ______: 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,”
(Matt. 24:6, 7).
will the scientific world be like?
“Shut up the words, and
seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to
and fro, and ______________ shall be increased,”
Like never before in History, knowledge is increasing at a rapid pace.
We have gone from desktop computers to handheld and from getting lost
to Global Positioning Devices on our cell phones.
will the geological atmosphere be like?
there shall be ________, and ___________, and ___________, in divers
Geological Survey: Science for a changing world.
will the religious world look like?
of godliness, unholy, without natural affection, lovers of pleasure,
2 Tim 3:1-5)
Many attend church not because they love God or even because they
believe him, but rather because they want to be called Christians.
Today, in the church, you have many who do not believe that God
created the world in seven days, while others do not believe he
forbids homosexuality. Still, many refuse to accept that His law never
changes although He says, “It is easier for
heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail”
HOW WILL HE RETURN
Although there are many
teachings as to the manner of Christ Second Coming, the Bible leaves
no room for doubt as to the way in which Christ will return the.
will see it and will it be a secret?
“He cometh with clouds;
and ______ ____ shall see him, and they also which
pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail
because of him” (Rev. 1:7).
Christ does not appear secretly to the saved, but to every living soul on
the earth: just and unjust.
it be silent?
Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a _______…with the trump
of God.” (1 Thess. 4:16).
“LORD also shall roar out of
Zion.” (Joel 3:16)
“For the trumpet shall sound.”
(1 Cor. 15:52)
NOTE: While many
churches teach the Secret Rapture, the Bible not only says
that Christ Second Coming will be visible by all, but it will be extremely loud. So loud in-fact, that it
wakes the dead.
will it look like?
they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their
sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven…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 ______ ___ from you
into heaven, shall so come in _____ ________ as ye have seen him go
into heaven” (Acts 1:9-11).
do the saved go to heaven?
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 ______ _______, and receive you unto
myself; that where I am, there ye may be also,” (John
NOTE: Jesus will take us to heaven when at His Second Coming.
anyone in heaven now?
not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which ____ that are in the
_________ shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have
done good, unto the _____________ of life; and they that have done
evil, unto the resurrection of damnation,” (John
NOTE: The passage if very clear. All, whether good or bad, are
in their graves until Jesus comes again. (For further studies see John
6: 39, 44; 1 Thess. 4:15-17)
you understand that when Christ returns it will not be a secret and
all will see Him?