of Christs Coming
Christ Comes For
For what purpose did
Christ say He would come again?
In my Fathers
house are many room; if it were not so. I would
have told you. I am going there to prepare a
place for you. And if I go and prepare a place
for you, I will come back and take you to be
with me where I am. John 14:2,3.
What part will the angels
have in this event?
And he will send
his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they
will gather the elect from the four winds,
from one end of the heavens to the other. Matthew
The Dead and the Living
What takes place at the
sounding of the trumpet?
For the Lord
himself will come down from heaven, with a loud
command, with the voice of the archangel and with
the trumpet call of God, and the dead in
Christ will rise first.
1 Thessalonians 4:16.
What will be done with
the righteous living?
After that, we who
are still alive and are left will be caught up
together with them to meet the Lord in the
air. Verse 17.
What change will then
take place in both the living and the sleeping
Listen, I tell you
a mystery: We will not always sleep, but we
will be changed in a flash, in the
twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the
trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised
imperishable, and we will be changed. For the
perishable must clothe itself with the
imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
1 Corinthians 15:51-53.
When are the saints to be
Dear friend, now we
are children of God, and what we will be has not
yet been made known. But when he appears, we
shall be like him, for we shall see him as he
1 John 3:2.
The Time of Reward
How many will receive a
reward when Christ comes?
For the Son of Man
is going to come in his Fathers glory with
his angels, and then he will reward each
person according to what he has done. Matthew
What promise is made to
those who look for Him?
So Christ was
sacrificed once to take away the sins of many
people; and he will appear a second time, not
to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who
are waiting for him.
When did Christ say the
good would be repaid?
And you will be
blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you
will be repaid at the resurrection of the
righteous. Luke 14:14.
Have our forefathers in
ancient times gone to their reward?
These were all
commended for their faith, yet none of them
received what had been promised. God had
planned something better for us that only
together with us would they be made perfect.
Hebrews 11:39, 40.
When did Paul expect to
receive his crown?
Now there is in
store for me a crown of righteousness, which the
Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on
that day and not only to me, but also
to all who have longed for his appearing. 2
A Time of Judgment
Will this be a time of
Enoch, the seventh
from Adam, prophesied about these men: See,
the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands
of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to
convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts
they have done in a ungodly way, and of all the
harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against
him. Jude 14,15.
How did David express
himself on this point?
They will sing
before the Lord, for he comes to judge the
earth. He will judge the world in
righteousness and the peoples in his truth.
When did Paul say Christ
would judge the living and the dead?
In the presence of
God and of Jesus Christ, who will judge the
living and the dead, and in view of his
appearing and his kingdom, I give you this
charge. 2 Timothy 4:1.
What great separation
will then take place?
When the Son of Man
comes in his glory, and all the angels with him,
he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All
nations will be gathered before him, and he
will separate the people one from another as a
shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Matthew 25:31, 32.
What will He say to those
on His right hand?
Then the King will
say to those on his right, Come, you who
are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance,
the kingdom prepared for you since the creation
of the world. Verse 34.
What will He say to those
on His left?
Then he will say to
those on his left, Depart from me, you
who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared
for the devil and his angels. Verse 41.
Note At the end of the
seventh millennium, the holy city, New Jerusalem,
will descend from heaven with all the saints
inside. (Revelation 21:2) After the city comes to
a rest, the wicked will be resurrected from their
graves. (Revelation 20:5) The wicked, from the
time of Cain to the last person who was killed at
the Second Coming, will number in the tens of
billions. Keep in mind that 99% of the wicked did
not see the Second Coming because they were sound
asleep. On that sober day, two great classes of
people will gaze at each other. The saints,
already a thousand years old but free of the
aging process, will see the miserable and
degenerate condition of the wicked. The wicked
will rise from their graves just as they went to
their graves. They will be astonished as they
study the gleaming walls of the New Jerusalem.
The wicked will see family members, friends, and
individuals who they regarded as poor, weak,
unsophisticated and uneducated. Generals, kings,
presidents, scholars, wealthy tycoons, religious
leaders and greedy employers will be found
standing outside the city. (Matthew 7:14; 19:24)
Will continue in the next segment on The
Resurrection of the Just, why Jesus will
resurrect the wicked for three reasons: Be