The second coming of Christ will be preceded by The Rapture, where all His believers will be taken up with Him and the 7 year Tribulation where the “great hour of testing will come on Earth”. Unlike the Rapture, where He comes for His Church ( Christians), the Second Coming will be seen by everyone. (those that were left behind after the Rapture of the Church)
When Christ returns, Satan will be cast off and chained into the bottomless pit for one thousand years. When this happens, Jesus will establish his Millennial Kingdom on Earth.
1. His coming will be immediately after the 7 year Tribulation.
“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. ( Matthew 24:29)
2. A cosmic phenomena will happen – the sun, the moon and the stars. ( Matthew 24:29)
3. The Heavens open and Jesus Christ will appear on a white horse. ( 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. ( Revelation 19:11)
4. Followed by the armies of heaven (Revelation 19:14)
And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. (Revelation 19:14)
5. Sign of Son of Man in Heaven, Jesus will be seen by everyone (Matthew 24:30)
“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.”
6. Jesus will be coming in power and great glory (Matthew 24:30)
7. Unbelievers will mourn, for they are not ready (Matthew 24:3o)
8. The Beast (Antichrist) and his armies confront Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:19)
“And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.”
9. Jesus Christ casts the beast and false prophets into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20)
“Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
10. Christs rejectors killed (Revelation 19:21)
“And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.”
11. Satan is cast to the bottomless pit for one thousand years (Revelation 20:1-3)
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.”
12. Resurrection of Old Testament and Tribulation saints (Matthew 24:31; Revelation 20:4)
“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.” Matthew 24:31
“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4)
13. Christ judges nations and establishes His kingdom (Matthew 25:31-44)
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
In order for these mentioned events to take place, the Rapture and the 7 year Tribulation should occur first. Please, do not be left behind. It is better for you to be ready now and be raptured than to wait and go through 7 years of tribulation and unimaginable suffering on Earth.
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