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The Glorious Appearing of Christ (2 of 10)
Series: Restoring Your Passion for Life
We have been studying a series on ''Restoring Your Passion For Life'' and today's lesson is entitled, ''Restoring Your Passion For His Appearing.'' I have in my hand the latest and last chapter of the Left Behind series. It is called, ''The Glorious Appearing.'' This is now available in most bookstores. And it is a wonderful, wonderful book, very, very encouraging to believers. When you read this book you will be so encouraged, if you are a Christian, about what awaits you when Christ comes again in His glorious appearing. And in the Left Behind series, Dr. LaHaye and Dr. Jenkins trace in a narrative form, the fictionalized characters as they make their way through the tribulation time, all the way through the great tribulation, through the time of Armageddon, and now to the glorious appearing. We are talking about the glorious appearing of Christ. I invite you to turn in your bibles to the book of Revelation.
Revelation 19:11-13 ''I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.''
I. THE APPEARANCE OF CHRIST
Now the first thing that this passage tells us is the appearance of Christ. And you will notice, first of all, the descent of Christ. In Revelation 4:1, John is allowed to enter heaven. The door is open to heaven and John hears a voice that says come up and I will show you things that will be hereafter.
Again the door is open in heaven, but this time it is not open for John to enter, but this time it is open for Jesus to exit. This time the door of heaven is open for Jesus to return to earth, in power and great glory.
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