|The Bible Prophecy of the Second Coming of Jesus
(A Biblical Overview / Commentary)
Jesus, what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the world, and when shall these things take place, asked the disciples?
After spending much time on the signs of end Jesus gave a warning about false Christs and VERY DECEPTIVE false ideas about his return.
"Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
Near the end of the world Jesus prophesied that some people would say that He has returned and is appearing in various places on earth, and others will be saying that He has come, or is coming, in a secret way.
"Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, [he is] in the secret chambers; believe [it] not."
Jesus says: Don't believe them, and then gives a description of what His second coming will be like:
"For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
The second coming of Jesus will be so bright it will be like lightning, it will not be a secret to anyone. You won't have to read about it in the newspapers.
The Bible also says: "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen." Revelation 1:7
"For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together."
Jesus indicated that there will be weeping, wailing, great destruction and death at His return, those who are left behind will be dead and not have a second chance.
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:"
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
After the tribulation Great and marvelous signs occur, the wicked and deceived people on the earth mourn as they see Jesus come with great power and glory, because they realize they are not ready to meet him nor will they have a second chance.
"And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." Matthew 24:23-31
The Bible Rapture occurs, all of God's people are rescued by the angels in the closing moments of earth's history.
"Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
The raptured will get new bodies and will be with their Lord ever after!
"For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
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