Signs Of The Coming Of Christ
The message of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has been received with mixed reactions from people of all walks of life. Is He really coming again? When is He coming? Why the long delay if indeed Jesus is coming again?
Let me take you through God’s word as we explore the truth and signs of the Second Coming of our Lord, King and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To begin, Jesus in a revelation to John on the Island of Patmos said, ‘I am coming quickly’ Revelation 22:12
Then in John 14:3, Jesus told His disciples, ‘I will come again and receive you to Myself’
From these declarations, I believe Jesus is coming again.
There are three advents or comings of Jesus Christ. The first was to die for the world and save all who by faith accept Him as Lord and Saviour. The second coming is for the evacuation of the Church, the great escape and Blessed Hope also called the ‘Rapture’, and the final coming is for the redemption of Israel and the establishment of His eternal Kingdom (Revelation 21).
His second coming is mainly for the Gentiles and all who by faith in Him wait and watch in holiness; He is coming to separate the sheep from the goats. His third Coming is to purposely redeem Israel and all Christians (who could not make it in the Second Coming) from the tribulation and distress imposed upon the world by the Antichrist, the false prophet, and the beast.
In another message, I will talk about what will happen after the Second Coming of Jesus and in the great tribulation. But for now, let me concentrate on the signs of His Second Coming which is closer than you might think; you must be ready anyway!
ANGELS DECLARED TO CONFIRM HIS COMING
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white garment, who also said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven. Acts 1: 9 – 11
TWO TRUE STORIES OF JUDGEMENT CONFIRM HIS COMING
Jesus Christ in one of His teachings related His second coming to the days of Noah and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
This is what Jesus said;
And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. Luke 17:26-30
A look at the story of Noah and the Flood and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
Noah and the Flood
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was also filled with violence.
So God instructed Noah to build an ark and to preach repentance and righteousness to his generation but NO ONE listened or repented until Noah entered the ark and the flood came to destroy the whole generation. Only eight people were saved; Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives. Reference: Genesis 6 to 9; 2Peter 2:5
Sodom and Gomorrah
God rained fire and brimstone on these cities because of their wickedness (homosexuality). Two angels were sent into the cities to witness and confirm the acts of wickedness. As they entered the city, the men desired to sleep with the angels. Lot hid the angels in his room, consenting to give his two daughters to the men but they refused and desired in the angels. The men struggled with Lot. But the angels pulled Lot into the room and struck the men with blindness. The angels took Lot and his family out of the city. Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah out of the heavens. Reference: Genesis 19
Now, to the SIGNS of HIS COMING… Read More