THE SECOND COMING
II THESSALONIANS 3: 11 - 13
JESUS CHRIST's second coming is spoken of in Revelation 1:7,
"Behold He cometh with clouds and every eye shall see Him."
His second coming is set forth in types, figures, symbols,
parables, stories, illustrations, and direct statements
throughout the Bible. The Holy Spirit seems to exhaust human
vocabularies in the vain endeavor to proclaim it.
By the time one finishes reading the N.T. ones ears ring with
the footsteps of His coming.
The stars of Heaven shall pale, the floods of the seas shall
lift their voices, the mountains shall bow down at His presence,
the trees of the forest shall clap their hands, and every voice
in heaven and earth cry out:
"Behold He cometh, He cometh, the King cometh."
Prophecy occupies about 1/4 of all Scripture. The second coming
is dealt with 1845 times in the Bible, 318 times in the N.T. It
is the dominant theme of 17 O.T. books. Every chapter of I and
II Thess. closes with a references to His coming. Seven of every
10 verses in the N.T. refer to His second coming.
We should not look for a cleft in the ground called a grave, but
a cleavage in the sky called Glory.
We should live as Martin Luther said he did: "I live as though
Jesus died yesterday, rose today, and is coming tomorrow."
I.THE DESCRIPTION OF HIS COMING
Basically three words are used in the N.T. to described His
A. EPIPHANEA = APPEARING (Luke 17:30)
B. APOKALUPSIS = REVEALING, unveiling (I Tim. 6:14)
C. PAROUSIA = COMING, personal presence (II Peter 1:16). This
term is used to describe the coming of a mon ...
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