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When Jesus Returns

November 22, 2013

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Comparing John 14, Acts 1:11; 3:21; 2 Thessalonians 4:13-17 and others, we can get a sense of Christ’s return from heaven’s perspective.

Peter's Denial - 1660 - Rembrandt (1606–1669)

Peter’s Denial – 1660 – Rembrandt (1606–1669)

Things Christ will do when he returns:

  • He will raise the dead to life (John 5:24-29)
  • He will proceed with the judgment (John 5:24-29; Matthew 25:31-36)
  • He will destroy the wicked and reward the righteous (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10)
  • He will give the crown of life to the faithful (2 Timothy 4:7,8)
  • He will stop reigning, delivering up the kingdom to God (1 Corinthians 15:28).

Things Christ will not do:

  • He will not offer himself a second time for the sins of the world (Hebrews 9:26-28)
  • He will not restore any phase of fleshly or national Israel (Race is nothing with God – Galatians 3:27)
  • He will not set up a kingdom (He’s already done that, the church is his kingdom)
  • He will not extend a second chance for unbelievers to repent (Hebrews 9:27)

Things Christ is doing at this moment:

  • He is reigning until all of his enemies have been put under foot (1 Corinthians 15:25f)
  • He is interceding for the redeemed (Hebrews 7:25)
  • He is administering all authority in heaven and upon earth (Matthew 28:18-20)
  • He is providentially overseeing the fortunes of his church on earth (Matthew 28:19,20)
  • He is preparing a home for the faithful (John 14:3)

Daily Bible reading for November 22

Psalm 113
2 Kings 21
Isaiah 11-12
John 14

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