Amsterdam Ghana SDA Church | Home
Lesson 8
Sunday, 10th July 2016
Posted on July 10, 2016

1. Will Jesus return to this earth the second time? Can we be positive?

Christ ... shall ... appear the second time. Hebrews 9:28. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again. John 14:3.

Answer:   Yes! In Matthew 26:64, Jesus testified under oath that He would come back to this earth again. Since the Scripture cannot be broken (John 10:35), this is proof positive. Believe it just as it reads. It is Christ\'s own personal guarantee.

Jesus said He will return to earth in the clouds.

2. In what manner will Jesus return the second time?

While they beheld, 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 apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts 1:9-11.

Answer:   The Scriptures promise that Jesus will return to this earth in the same manner that He left at His ascension--in a visible, literal, bodily, personal manner. Matthew 24:30 says, They shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He will come in the clouds literally, as a personal being with a body of flesh and bones (Luke 24:36-435051), and His coming will be visible. Scripture is clear on these facts.

Every person living on earth will see Jesus when He returns the second time.

3. Will the second coming of Christ be visible to all men or only to a select group?

Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him. Revelation 1:7. 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. Matthew 24:27.

Answer:   Every man, woman, and child living in the world when Jesus returns will see Him at His second coming. The staggering threefold (Luke 9:26) brightness of His coming will stretch from horizon to horizon, and the atmosphere will be charged with brilliant glory like lightning. No one will be able to hide. Every living soul will be forced to face Christ. Christ left no loophole for doubt or misunderstanding.

Note: The secret rapture so commonly believed and taught today is not in the Bible. It is a human invention. Nor is the second coming a spiritual coming into the heart at conversion. It does not take place at a man\'s death, nor is it figurative, to be manifested by better world conditions. These theories are all of human origin. The second coming will be a literal, worldwide, visible, personal appearance of Christ in the clouds to bring this world to an end and to reward or punish all men and women.

All the angels of heaven will be with Jesus at His second coming.

4. Who will come with Jesus at His second coming, and why?

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. Matthew 25:31.

Answer:   All the angels of heaven will come with Jesus at His second coming. As the cloud nears the earth, Jesus will send His angels, and they will quickly gather together all of the righteous people in preparation for the trip back to heaven (Matthew 24:31).

Jesus will take His people to heaven and restore to them everything Adam and Eve lost.

5. What is the purpose of Jesus\' second coming to this earth?

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Revelation 22:12. I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:3. And he shall send Jesus Christ ... Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things. Acts 3:2021.

Answer:   Jesus is coming back to this earth to reward His people as He promised and to take them to the beautiful home He has prepared for them. He will restore to His people all of the joys and glories of Eden that Adam and Eve lost by sinning. His second coming will bring an end to this present age of evil.

Little babies taken from their parents by death will be returned to them at Jesus\' second coming.

6. What will happen to the righteous people when Jesus comes the second time?

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven ... 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. 1 Thessalonians 4:1617. We shall all be changed, ... and the dead shall be raised incorruptible. For ... this mortal must put on immortality. 1 Corinthians 15:51-53. We look for ... the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. Philippians 3:20,21.

Answer:   The righteous dead will be raised from their graves, given perfect, immortal bodies like that of Christ, and caught up into the clouds to meet the Lord. Then the righteous living will also be given bodies like Christ and will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. And Jesus will take the righteous to heaven with Him. Note that Jesus does not touch the earth at His second coming. The saints meet Him in the air. So God\'s people will ignore any report that Christ is in Baltimore, New Orleans, Los Angeles, etc. False christs will appear and do miracles on the earth (Matthew 24:23-27), but Jesus will remain in the clouds above the earth at His second coming.

The wicked will be slain at Jesus\' second coming.

7. What will happen to the wicked people when Jesus comes again?

With the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4. And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth.Jeremiah 25:33.

Answer:   The wicked will be slain by Jesus.

Today\'s earthquakes are minor in comparison with the massive earthquake at Jesus\' coming.

8. How will Christ\'s second coming affect the earth itself?

And there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. Revelation 16:1820. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord. Jeremiah 4:26. The Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste. The land shall be utterly emptied. Isaiah 24:13.

Answer:   The earth will be seized by a great earthquake at the coming of the Lord. This earthquake will be of such a devastating nature that it will leave the world in a state of total destruction.

Millions of Christians died during the Dark Ages. Many were burned at the stake.

9. Does the Bible give specific information regarding the nearness of Christ\'s second coming?

Answer:   Yes, it does! And Jesus Himself said, When ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Matthew 24:33. The Lord placed signs all along the way from His ascension to His second coming. They are listed below. Study them carefully.

A. The Destruction of Jerusalem
Prophecy: There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. Let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains. Matthew 24:216.

Fulfillment: Jerusalem was destroyed in A.D. 70 by the Roman warrior Titus.

B. A Great Persecution, or Tribulation

Prophecy: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world. Matthew 24:21.

Fulfillment: This prophecy points primarily to the long period of tribulation that took place during the Dark Ages and was instigated by the apostate church. It lasted more than 1,000 years. Over 50 million Christians were slain for their faith in this terrible tribulation period. One writer says the apostate church has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind. W.E.H. Lecky, History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, (Reprint New York: Braziller, 1955) Vol. 2, pp. 40-45.

C. The Sun Turned into Darkness

Prophecy: Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened. Matthew 24:29.

Fulfillment: This was fulfilled by a day of supernatural darkness on May 19, 1780. It was not an eclipse. Timothy Dwight says, The 19th of May, 1780, was a remarkable dark day. Candles were lighted in many houses the birds were silent and disappeared, and the fowls retired to roost. ... A very general opinion prevailed, that the day of judgment was at hand. Quoted in Connecticut Historical Collections, compiled by John Warner Barber (2nd ed. New Haven: Durrie & Peck and J.W. Barber, 1836) p. 403.

D. The Moon Turned into Blood

Prophecy: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come. Joel 2:31.

Fulfillment: The moon became as red as blood on the night of the dark day, May 19, 1780. Milo Bostick in Stone\'s History of Massachusetts says, The moon which was at its full, had the appearance of blood.

The great star shower took place on November 13, 1833.

E. The Stars Fall from Heaven

Prophecy: And the stars shall fall from heaven. Matthew 24:29.

Fulfillment: The great star shower took place on the night of November 13, 1833. It was so bright that a newspaper could be read on the street. One writer says, For nearly four hours the sky was literally ablaze.* Men thought the end of the world had come. Look into this. It is most fascinating, and a sign of Christ\'s coming.

*Peter A. Millman, The Falling of the Stars, The Telescope, 7 (May-June, 1940) 57.

F. Jesus Comes in the Clouds

Prophecy: 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. Matthew 24:30.

Fulfillment: This is the next great event. Are you ready?

Strife between capital and labor is a sign of Jesus\' second coming.

10. How may we know when we have reached the very last days of earth\'s history? Does the Bible clearly describe the world and its people in the last generation?

Answer:   Yes, indeed it does. Look at the following specific signs of the last days. You will be amazed. And these are just a few of many, many positive signs that show we are in the closing days of earth\'s history.

A. Capital-labor troubles

The hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord. Be ... patient ... for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. James 5:48.

Trouble between capital and labor is predicted for the last days. For fulfillment, consult your newspaper.

B. Wars and commotions

But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass. Luke 21:9.

Wars and the ravages

Posted on July 10, 2016
No Comment Found.
Full Name:
Your Email:
Health News
Health News Not Found.