The Second Coming
Matthew 24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near — at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. 4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. 5 Thus the Lord my God will come, and all the saints with You.
II Thessalonians 1:7 The Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels.
Revelation 19:19 I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him.
Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth…take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh.
Revelation 16:16 They gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon [Valley of Megiddo, Jezreel Valley].
Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat [Kidron Valley]; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations.
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son.”
Zechariah 13:8 “’They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; and each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
Romans 11:26 All Israel will be saved.
Revelation 19:11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
QUESTIONS FOR LIFE
1. How does today’s message (and passages) about the second coming influence your view of:
God, Jesus, Today’s world situation, The Jews, Jerusalem, Your problems
2. The Lord’s Prayer is the model Jesus gave us for daily prayer. He intends that we expand each part of the model including this request: Thy kingdom come. They will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In what ways can you expand that request in your daily prayer in light of what we have learned today about the second coming of Christ to the earth?
3. In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus also taught us to expand this specific recognition of God at the end of our prayers: Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. In what ways can you expand that specific recognition of God in your daily prayer in light of what we have learned today about the second coming of Christ to the earth?