Second Coming of Christ
by Gertrude Battle (Used by permission)
If I go... I will come again.
A cloud of angels escorted Him back to heaven.
This same Jesus will return in the same manner in which He ascended.
He will still have the nail prints in His hands and feet. He will have a real, physical,body. He ate with His disciples and remained with them forty days before returning to heaven.
All the holy angels will accompany Him. It will look like a great white cloud.
With power and great glory.
They will gather His people from all over the earth.
Yes. `Every eye' shall see Him.
The righteous dead will be resurrected first and the righteous living will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
Two--the unprepared and the faithful ones. The first class will not be looking for Him. In contrast to the wicked, God's people will be looking for Him and will be prepared, even though they, too, will not know the day nor the hour. The coming of Christ might be likened to a mother looking for her baby. She does not know the day nor the hour it might be born, but she is prepared for it and welcomes that time.
To give His people hope.
It is the `blessed hope' in the soon return of our Lord and Saviour. This has been the hope of God's people down through the ages, for even Enoch, the seventh after Adam, prophecied of this hope in Jude 1:14.
We will want to be clean and prepared to meet Him. When we are expecting special company, we want everything nice and clean.
By abiding in Him; then we will not be ashamed to meet Him.
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