by Adrian Rogers

Our Coming King
Adrian Rogers
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

Yes, the clouds will be rolled back like a scroll, the trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, even so it is well with my soul. We are talking about that day, when our Lord shall come again. And this morning is the last in our series of messages from First and Second Thessalonians on the second coming of Jesus Christ, Our Coming King. The Lord shall descend. Would you take God's word and turn to Second Thessalonians chapter one and in a moment we are going to begin reading in verse seven. Second Thessalonians chapter one. You know that's going to be a great contrast between the first coming of our Lord and his second coming. When Jesus came the first time, He came to die for the sinner. He poured out His blood for our redemption, but when he comes again, he's not coming as redeemer, He is coming as ruler. He is coming to reign in righteousness and in judgment. The first time he came, he came in love and grace, but when he comes again, he's coming in vengeance, to take vengeance against those who know not our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The first time he came, he came in humility. The lowly Nazarene, but when he comes again, he is coming in great, great power as King of Kings. The first time he came, he was despised and rejected of men. When he comes again, he will come to receive the power and the glory that is due to his name. No longer will he wear a crown of thorns, but he will wear a diadem of glory. I want you to see how God describes it here. Verse seven, ''and to you who are troubled,'' hey you having any trouble? Are you?

There are three categories of people here, those who are in trouble, those just getting out of trouble and those just fixing to get into trouble. That's who is here. This is a message to you. ''And to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not G ...

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