The Second Advent

Jesus Promised His Return

Jesus promised His return. (Jn 14:2,3)

Angels repeated the promise (Ac 1:10,11)

No one Knows When Jesus will Return

No one knows when Jesus will return. (Mt 24:36, Mt 25:13, Mk 13:34,35)

We can know when the second coming is near. (Mt 24:32-37)  Jesus Prophecy

For many, the second coming will be unexpected. (Mt 24:37-44, Lk 12:40, Lk 17:26-35, 1Th 5:1-3, Rev 3:3, Rev 16:15)

Through evangelism, we can speed the Lord's coming. (Mt 24:14, 2Pe 3:10-12)

Physical Signs of the Second Coming

A great earthquake (Rev 6:12)

11/01/1755 - The Lisbon earthquake was a great earthquake.

Over 700 miles in radius, 60,000 residents of Lisbon killed

Moon red like blood (Joel 2:31, Ac 2:20, Rev 6:12)

05/18/1780 - The moon appeared red for some days immediately prior to the dark day.

Darkening of the sun and moon (Joel 2:31, Mt 24:29,30, Mk 13:24-26, Ac 2:20, Rev 6:12)

05/19/1780 - The dark day

Midnight darkness ocurred during the daytime hours.

Luminous bodies were obscured at night.

Falling of the stars (Mt 24:29,30, Mk 13:24-26, Rev 6:13)

11/13/1833 - The greatest shooting star shower ever recorded

The sky was ablaze (60,000 per hour per observer) for over 4 hours.

Scientific accounts indicate more than a billion meteors fell over North America alone.

Spiritual Signs of the Second Coming

The book of Daniel is opened (understood). (Da 12:9 compare Rev 10:1,2,9-11)

The eternal gospel is preached to all nations. (Mt 24:14, Rev 14:6,7)

There is a falling away (apostasy) in the church. (2Th 2:2,3, 1Ti 4:1)

Godlessness abounds. (2Ti 3:1-5)

Satan's sinful deceptions are exposed. (2Th 2:2,3,7-9 note "mystery of iniquity")

Worldwide warning messages are proclaimed. (Rev 14:8-12, Rev 18:1-5)

Signs and wonders sway the masses. (Rev 13:11-14, Rev 16:13-16, Rev 19:20)

The masses worship the image of the beast. (Rev 13:3,4, Rev 13:11,12)

God's remnant church is persecuted under the mark of the beast. (Rev 13:15-17)

Defiant sin abounds. (Rev 9:20,21)

Every Person will See and Hear the Second Coming  Jesus Return  Jesus and White Horse

Jesus will come with His angels (Mt 16:27, Mt 25:31, 2Th 1:7, Rev 19:11-16)

Angels shine like lightening. (Mt 28:2,3, Lk 24:3-5)

Jesus shines like the sun. (Rev 1:12-18)

Every person will see His coming. (Mt 24:27,30,31, Lk 21:27,28, Rev 1:7, Rev 6:14-17)

Every person will hear His coming. (Ps 50:3-6, Jer 25:30,31, Jn 5:28,29, 1Th 4:16)

The Righteous will be Resurrected

Righteous dead raised first (Da 12:1,2, 1Th 4:16)

The first resurrection (Ac 24:15, Rev 20:6)

The resurrection of life (Jn 5:28,29)

Righteous (raised and living) meet Jesus in the air (1Th 4:16-18, Rev 14:14-16)

Righteous are transformed into their glorified immortal bodies (Isa 35:4-6, 1Co 15:42-44,51-54, Php 3:20,21)

The Wicked will be Slain

Special resurrection of certain wicked (Da 12:1,2, Mt 26:59-64, Rev 1:7)

The leaders/agents of the beast and false prophet systems are destroyed as they gather to make war against Jesus (Rev 19:19,20)

They make war against Jesus by attempting to destroy His people. (Dt 3:22, Ps 35:1-3, Rev 13:15, Rev 17:12-14)

The rest of the wicked living are also slain (Jer 25:33,37,38, Mt 13:40-43, Lk 17:29,30, 2Th 1:7-10, 2Th 2:8,9, Rev 14:17-20, Rev 19:17,18,21)

Wicked dead remain dead (Rev 20:5)

There will be Counterfeit Second Comings

There will be counterfeit second comings. (Mt 24:4,5,23-26)

Be Ready

Two classes of people at the second coming. (Mt 25:31-34,41, Rev 11:18)

Those who are ready - the righteous (the saved) (Tit 2:11-14, Heb 9:28)

Those who are not ready - the wicked (the lost) (Isa 13:6-9, Rev 6:15-17)