“…looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ…” (Titus 2:13)
WHAT IS THE SECOND COMING?
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ will return to earth in bodily form as He promised. Known as the Second Coming, Jesus will return in righteousness and in judgment as He executes the will of God upon a Christ rejecting world.
This doctrine is found referenced in nearly all the books of the Bible. When Jesus returns to earth in the Second Coming, the Bible says that every eye will see Him coming in glory, accompanied by His holy angels and with His church, known as the bride of Christ.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
It is at that time, that Jesus will put an end to the battle of Armageddon, mankind’s most feared and dreaded war to come. After the Second Coming, Jesus Christ Himself will take His rightful seat upon the throne of David, which will be established in Jerusalem, that might explain why Jerusalem is the most important city in the world at this hour, perhaps because of its future significance in the world. The Second Coming is spoken of as an awesome event that will be extremely fearful for those in the world at that time.
The Bible also says that “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD” (Joel 2:31). Unlike the Rapture of the church, the Second Coming will disrupt the celestial, cosmic heavens and the earth will begin to shake at His coming!
With amazing drama, His return will be globally witnessed by all peoples and it will be a day of God’s vengeance. Once the Second Coming has occurred, Jesus will begin to personally judge all those who survived the terrifying events of the seven year tribulation period. Once enthroned, He will separate the survivors, like a shepherd separates sheep from goats. The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is His authoritative, kingly retaking of the earth as scriptures teaches.
It would be better my friend, to trust Christ today, as we together look for the blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, rather than be part of the terrifying events of the Second Coming!