THE FIVE COMINGS OF CHRIST
Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
I want to speak to you on The Five Comings of the Lord
Jesus Christ. You may say, "I thought there were just
TWO comings of the Lord." We speak much about His two
comings, but I know of five, and I would like for you
to listen carefully.
Psalm 50: "The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken,
and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto
the going down thereof. Out of Zion, the perfection of
beauty, God hath shined. Our God shall come and shall
not keep silence. A fire shall devour before Him, and
it shall be very tempestuous round about Him. He shall
call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that
He may judge His people." Were you listening to that,
Christians? The first thing God is going to do is
judge His people. That is where the Apostle Paul gets
the truth that God is going to judge His saints first,
and then the world.
Let us continue in this Psalm: "Gather my saints
together unto Me; those that have made a covenant with
me by sacrifice." By SACRIFICE, God makes no covenant
apart from sacrifice. You may say, "I believe in God,"
but I tell you, you will PERISH if you don't come
through the SACRIFICE of the Lord Jesus Christ.
"And the heavens shall declare His righteousness; for
God is Judge Himself." Now go back to verse 3: "Our
God shall come." There are five comings of the Lord
Jesus Christ, Who is the Living God.
First, God comes at conversion. That is His spiritual
coming. It is nonetheless real, just because it is a
spiritual coming. The spiritual is just a real as the
physical. Your spiritual life is just as real as your
physical life. Your soul is just as real as your
hands. When a man dies, his flesh remains, but
something has gone. What has gone? The spirit of the
man has gone. Gone is that spirit that looked out of
his physical eyes, and spoke wit ...
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