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1 The Second Coming n We need to clearly see what lies ahead for each of us.

2 The Second Coming n We need to clearly see what lies ahead for each of us. n When rooted in our hearts the second coming gives us purpose. (1 Jn 3:1-3)

3 The Second Coming n 1 John 3:2-3 (NKJV) - Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

4 The Second Coming n Jesus gave this promise before He died. (Jn 14:28)

5 The Second Coming n John 14:28 (NKJV) - You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.

6 The Second Coming n An angel of God repeated the promise after He ascended. (Acts 1:9-11)

7 The Second Coming n Acts 1:9-11 (NKJV) - Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,

8 The Second Coming n 11 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.”

9 The Second Coming n We must not confuse the warnings of the destruction of Jerusalem with passages about the second coming.

10 The Second Coming n We must not confuse the warnings of the destruction of Jerusalem with passages about the second coming. n One has signs while another has none. (Mt 24:15-22; Lk 21:20-21; Mt 24:36-39; 1 Thess 5:1-3)

11 The Second Coming n Matthew 24:15-22 (NKJV) - “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.

12 The Second Coming n 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!

13 The Second Coming n 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

14 The Second Coming n Luke 21:20-21 (NKJV) - “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.

15 The Second Coming n Matthew 24:36-39 (NKJV) - “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

16 The Second Coming n 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

17 The Second Coming n 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 (NKJV) - But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

18 The Second Coming n One is given specific action for a specific place the other has nothing be to be ready!

19 The Second Coming n One is given specific action for a specific place the other has nothing be to be ready! n What if you were unprepared for the destruction of Jerusalem?..the 2nd coming?

20 The second coming will be a surprise n Jesus will come as a thief in the night. (1 Thess 5:2; Rev 3:3, 16:15)

21 The second coming will be a surprise n 1 Thessalonians 5:2 (NKJV) - For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

22 The second coming will be a surprise n Revelation 3:3 (NKJV) - Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

23 The second coming will be a surprise n Revelation 16:15 (NKJV) - “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”

24 The second coming will be a surprise n Jesus will come as a thief in the night. (1 Thess 5:2; Rev 3:3, 16:15) n Are you sleeping? (Mk 13:35-37; 1 Thess 5:4)

25 The second coming will be a surprise n Mark 13:35-37 (NKJV) - Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning—36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”

26 The second coming will be a surprise n 1 Thessalonians 5:4 (NKJV) - But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.

27 The second coming will be a surprise n Jesus will come as a thief in the night. (1 Thess 5:2; Rev 3:3, 16:15) n Are you sleeping? (Mk 13:35-37; 1 Thess 5:4) n There will be some things that must occur before the 2 nd coming.

28 The second coming will be a surprise n Jesus will come as a thief in the night. (1 Thess 5:2; Rev 3:3, 16:15) n Are you sleeping? (Mk 13:35-37; 1 Thess 5:4) n There will be some things that must occur before the 2 nd coming. –There must be a falling away. (2 Thess 2:1-8)

29 The second coming will be a surprise n 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 (NKJV) - Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

30 The second coming will be a surprise n Jesus will come as a thief in the night. (1 Thess 5:2; Rev 3:3, 16:15) n Are you sleeping? (Mk 13:35-37; 1 Thess 5:4) n There will be some things that must occur before the 2 nd coming. –There must be a falling away. (2 Thess 2:1-8) –The purpose of God must be completed.

31 The second coming will be a surprise n All who can be saved will be saved. (2 Pt 3:9)

32 The second coming will be a surprise n 2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV) - The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

33 The second coming will be a surprise n Many will mock and laugh. (2 Pt 3:3-4)

34 The second coming will be a surprise n 2 Peter 3:3-4 (NKJV) - n 2 Peter 3:3-4 (NKJV) - knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation."

35 Elements of the Second Coming n There will be something heard. (1 Thess 4:16)

36 Elements of the Second Coming n 1 Thess 4:16 - n 1 Thess 4:16 - For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

37 Elements of the Second Coming n There will be something heard. (1 Thess 4:16) n There will be something seen.

38 Elements of the Second Coming n There will be something heard. (1 Thess 4:16) n There will be something seen. –Everyone will look up and see Jesus coming on a cloud. (Mk 14:62; Rev 1:7)

39 Elements of the Second Coming n Mk 14:62 - n Mk 14:62 - Jesus said, "I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven."

40 Elements of the Second Coming n Rev 1:7 - n Rev 1:7 - Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

41 Elements of the Second Coming n There will be something heard. (1 Thess 4:16) n There will be something seen. –Everyone will look up and see Jesus coming on a cloud. (Mk 14:62; Rev 1:7) –This was the way He left! (Acts 1:9-11)

42 Elements of the Second Coming n (Acts 1:9-11) - n (Acts 1:9-11) - Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,

43 Elements of the Second Coming n n 11 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."

44 Elements of the Second Coming n There will several things experienced.

45 Elements of the Second Coming n There will several things experienced. –The dead in Christ will be raised first. (1 Thess 4:15-16)

46 Elements of the Second Coming n (1 Thess 4:15-16) - n (1 Thess 4:15-16) - For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

47 Elements of the Second Coming n There will several things experienced. –The dead in Christ will be raised first. (1 Thess 4:16) –If you are alive in Christ you will experience “rapture.” (1 Thess 4:17-18)

48 Elements of the Second Coming n 1 Thess 4: n 1 Thess 4: Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

49 Elements of the Second Coming n There will several things experienced. –The dead in Christ will be raised first. (1 Thess 4:16) –If you are alive in Christ you will experience “rapture.” (1 Thess 4:17-18) –If you have died then you will experience a resurrection. (Jn 5:28-29; Acts 24:15)

50 Elements of the Second Coming n Jn 5: n Jn 5: "Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 "and come forth -- those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

51 Elements of the Second Coming n Acts 24:15 - n Acts 24:15 - I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.

52 Elements of the Second Coming n There will several things experienced. –The dead in Christ will be raised first. (1 Thess 4:16) –If you are alive in Christ you will experience “rapture.” (1 Thess 4:17-18) –If you have died then you will experience a resurrection. (Jn 5:28-29; Acts 24:15) –There will be a host of angels assisting in gathering men. (Mk 13:26-27)

53 Elements of the Second Coming n Mark 13: n Mark 13: "Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 "And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.

54 Elements of the Second Coming n The earth will be burned up along with the universe. (2 Pt 3:9-12, Rev 6:12-17)

55 Elements of the Second Coming n 2 Peter 3: n 2 Peter 3: The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

56 Elements of the Second Coming n n 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

57 Elements of the Second Coming n n 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?

58 Elements of the Second Coming n Revelation 6: n Revelation 6: I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.

59 Elements of the Second Coming n n 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,

60 Elements of the Second Coming n n 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 "For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"

61 Elements of the Second Coming n All men will receive a new body.

62 Elements of the Second Coming n All men will receive a new body. –Those who died and are raised will have a physical body. (Lk 24:39)

63 Elements of the Second Coming n Luke 24:39 - n Luke 24:39 - Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.

64 Elements of the Second Coming n All men will receive a new body. –Those who died and are raised will have a physical body. (Lk 24:39) –All then will have their physical bodies changed. (1 Cor 15:50-52)

65 Elements of the Second Coming n 1 Cor 15: n 1 Cor 15: Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

66 Elements of the Second Coming n n 51 Behold, I tell 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 trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

67 The aftermath of the second coming n There will be wrath. (Rom 2:8-9; 1 Thess 1:10; Eph 2:3)

68 The aftermath of the second coming n Romans 2:8-9 (NKJV) - but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek;

69 The aftermath of the second coming n 1 Thessalonians 1:10 (NKJV) - and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

70 The aftermath of the second coming n Ephesians 2:3 (NKJV) - among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

71 The aftermath of the second coming n There will be glory. (1 Thess 2:19-20)

72 The aftermath of the second coming n 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 (NKJV) - For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? 20 For you are our glory and joy.

73 The aftermath of the second coming n Likely there will also be recognition.

74 The aftermath of the second coming n All will appear before God to hear their verdict. (Mt 25:21-22)

75 The aftermath of the second coming n Matthew 25:21-22 (NKJV) - His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 22 He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’

76 The aftermath of the second coming n There will be a chance to appeal to God however none will succeed.

77 The aftermath of the second coming n There will be a chance to appeal to God however none will succeed. n There will be a final separation of the just and the unjust for all eternity.

78 The aftermath of the second coming n There will be a chance to appeal to God however none will succeed. n There will be a final separation of the just and the unjust for all eternity. n What should this mean to me?

79 The aftermath of the second coming n There will be a chance to appeal to God however none will succeed. n There will be a final separation of the just and the unjust for all eternity. n What should this mean to me? n Let each of us be ready and stay ready. (Lk 12:35-40)

80 The aftermath of the second coming n Luke 12:35-40 (NKJV) - “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; 36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.

81 The aftermath of the second coming n 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. 38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

82 The aftermath of the second coming n 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 40 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

83 The aftermath of the second coming n One day in 1789, the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the representatives, glancing out the windows, feared the end was at hand. Quelling a clamor for immediate adjournment, Davenport rose and said, "The Day of Judgement is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If

84 The aftermath of the second coming n If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. Therefore, I wish that candles be brought."

85 The aftermath of the second coming n Learn to see the world from its end and because of this develop right priorities. (1 Thess 3:13; 5:23-24; Jas 5:7)

86 The aftermath of the second coming n 1 Thessalonians 3:13 (NKJV) - so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

87 The aftermath of the second coming n 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (NKJV) - Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

88 The aftermath of the second coming n James 5:7 (NKJV) - Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.

89 The aftermath of the second coming n Work to keep this knowledge fresh and new. (1 Jn 2:28-29)

90 The aftermath of the second coming n 1 John 2:28-29 (NKJV) - And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.

91 The aftermath of the second coming n Warn others to prepare! (Heb 10:37-38)

92 The aftermath of the second coming n Hebrews 10:37-38 (NKJV) - “For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”

93 The aftermath of the second coming n Remember that the world will hate you for this act of kindness!

94 The aftermath of the second coming n Remember that the world will hate you for this act of kindness! n Those who warned of His first coming were persecuted. (Acts 7:52-53)

95 The aftermath of the second coming n Acts 7:52-53 (NKJV) - Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, 53 who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it.”

96 The aftermath of the second coming n There will be a few who will thank you in eternity.

97 The aftermath of the second coming n Do you believe this?

98 The aftermath of the second coming n Do you believe this? n If you knew He was coming in 24 hours you would change.

99 The aftermath of the second coming n Do you believe this? n If you knew He was coming in 24 hours you would change. n Why does the time cause you to act differently? (2 Pt 3:11-13)

100 The aftermath of the second coming n 2 Peter 3:11-13 (NKJV) - Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?

101 The aftermath of the second coming n 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.


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