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THE RETURN (24 of 32)
I am moving rapidly through the book of The
Revelation, faster than I have ever gone before,
because I want you to get the overall picture. I want
you to see the big picture presented for us in the
book of The Revelation. We are looking today at verse
The most anticipated even in all of human history is
the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Old Testament
prophets predicted that Jesus would return. Enoch
predicted "the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his
saints." The Lord Jesus Himself promised that He would
return. He said, "I go to prepare a place for you and
if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again
and receive you unto myself." Then New Testament
writers predicted that Jesus would return again. John,
in the first chapter of this revelation said, "Behold
he cometh with clouds and every eye shall see him."
Through the ages, the people of God have prayed for
the return of the Lord as they have prayed, even so
come quickly, Lord Jesus.
The return of the Lord Jesus Christ is the climatic
event in all of human history. It is that one great
event toward which all creation moves. We are looking
for the return of Jesus.
The Bible says in the book of Hebrews chapter 9, verse
26, that "He appeared once at the end of the world to
put away sin by the sacrifice of himself." That was
His first coming. Then in the 28th verse it says, "Unto
them that look for him shall he come the second time,
without sin unto salvation." That is His second
We have been moving toward this grand theme in the
book of The Revelation. All the way, since that 7th
verse in the first chapter, when John predicted the
return of Christ, we have been anticipating and
awaiting the return of the Lord Jesus.
Let's put this return of the Lord, which is given to
us in these verses, in context. You will remember in
the 19th ...
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