Sunday, August 30, 2020

How JESUS Will Return

Acts 1:9-11
King James Version
9 And when he had spoken these things, 
while they beheld, 
he was taken up; 
and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven 
as he went up, 
two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 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.

When I woke up this morning, I woke up to the idea that HOW Christ will return was of utmost importance.

Surely, the Holy SPIRIT of God was prodding me to explore it.

It had to be written, with the EXACT words depicting this glorious event, even as we don’t know "the time, nor the season", of Christ’s return.

But along the way, as I searched for the verses, I came upon the LAST instructions of Jesus to His disciples, so I wrote that first.

And now, this second part completes the whole picture, showing the verses of Jesus' return.

If Scripture said:

“…he was taken up; 
and a cloud received him out of their sight.”

Acts 1:9 (KJV)

And, that:

“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 1:11 (KJV)

And Jesus also said:

27 And then shall they see 
the Son of man coming in a cloud 
with power and great glory.

Luke 21:27 (KJV) 

The Book of Revelation says:

7 Behold, 
he cometh with clouds; 
and every eye shall see him, 
and they also which pierced him: 
and all kindreds of the earth 
shall wail because of him. 
Even so, Amen.

Revelation 1:7 (KJV) 

Then, that means when Christ returns, He will also come out from a cloud -- in all His GLORY!

Of course, no one knows when.

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, 
no, not the angels of heaven, 
but my Father only.

Matthew 24:36 (KJV)

But there will be signs, for sure, and Jesus talks about it here.

The LORD Jesus will return for those eagerly waiting for him.

28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; 
and unto them that look for him 
shall he appear the second time 
without sin unto salvation.

Hebrews 9:28 (KJV)

John, the apostle, was also shown a vision of the LORD's return during the end times, this time, to make war.

11 And I saw heaven opened, 
and behold a white horse; 
and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, 
and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, 
and on his head were many crowns; 
and he had a name written, 
that no man knew, 
but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: 
and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven 
followed him upon white horses, 
clothed in fine linen, 
white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, 
that with it he should smite the nations: 
and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: 
and he treadeth the winepress 
of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh 
a name written, 
King Of Kings, 
And Lord Of Lords.

Revelation 19:11-16 (KJV)

Do you eagerly await the LORD’s return? 

I do.

Because of that "great voice out of heaven" that told John:

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; 
and there shall be no more death, 
neither sorrow, 
nor crying, 
neither shall there be any more pain: 
for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:4 (KJV)

Like a child, I eagerly await the LORD, even as I feel, when I’m studying under the guidance of the Holy SPIRIT of God, my tiny hands clasp the LORD’s hand, and I skip and hop alongside Him, happy at the lessons I’m learning from the Lord Jesus.

And He looks down upon me, in great amusement, even as He knows the little one repents for all her many errors, desiring to be forgiven, and doing her best to know the EXACT instructions of the LORD, so she won’t err anymore.

At the end of the day, she closes her eyes, offering her life each night and day to the LORD, asking Him to lead the way, so she will remain on the path that He has paved for all of us.

All we need to do is follow Jesus, if we wish to share ETERNAL life with Him.

Everything starts with the desire to follow, and to love, after which, the Holy SPIRIT will complete our CHRIST education.

I do all these for myself, and I write all these for you, so we may rejoin Christ, on the day appointed by God, only because our hearts are worthy of the LORD.

We cannot rejoin the Lord, the way we are now.

The apostle John urged us to be worthy of Jesus:

28 And now, 
little children, 
abide in him; 
that, when he shall appear, 
we may have confidence, 
and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

1 John 2:28 (KJV) 

We must be born of the SPIRIT.

Only then can we understand things of the Spirit.

Updated 18 January 2022

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