Daily Bible Reading for Thursday, February 22nd:

When Jesus Returns

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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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In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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