JESUS ~ YESHUA ~ IS COMING TO EARTH AGAIN!
GOD HAS WRITTEN THE GLORIOUS CLIMAX OF HISTORY FOR US!
FINAL GREAT EVENT FOR THIS WORLD IS THE VICTORIOUS RETURN TO EARTH OF
THE MESSIAH YESHUA/ JESUS/ EL MASIH, YESU,
(THE NAMES WE KNOW HIM BY).
We mainly use the Name ‘Jesus’ or 'Yeshua' in this study.
'Christ' means 'Messiah'.
1. We take all our information from the ancient 'Holy Bible' ~ [that is the Hebrew Tanakh, or 'Old Testament/ Covenant', and the Greek 'New Testament' which have been proved totally true. For us, this alone is the "Word of God Almighty".
So, all Scriptures quoted from the Bible, - (we use NIV~ New International Vsn.) are given in purple Italic print, but please look at references given too!
2. Other religions have theories about a messiah, but none are both loving and totally just against evil, bringing Truth and Peace to the world ~ except Jesus/ Yeshua. Some, like the Muslim Mahdi and his false helper, (called Isa) are completely different. The Iranian Shia believers have made a film, called 'The Coming is Near' which is in line with their ideas that world war will need to happen first to bring him. God, will allow the events before Messiah Returns!
3. The return to Earth, of Yeshua/ Jesus, will only bring joy to those Believers who trust fully in His Word, and are members of His Royal godly Family. For those who ignore, or hate, or refuse to accept His Word, it will be total disaster!
Our emphasis on ‘The Earth’. Throughout these articles you may have noticed that the word ‘Earth’ is always written with a capital. This is quite deliberate, as for a start, the names of the other planets around our sun are always written that way, (e.g. Mars, Jupiter, etc.)
Of far more importance is the attitude we have to this Earth being:
The special creation by Elohim/ God, as a
Home for His people.
> The focus of His acts and messages, throughout time.
> The place to which God in Messiah Jesus came, in a human form, to live, work and teach, especially His Jewish Followers.
> The place where, having ministered for 33 years, Jesus/Yeshua laid down His life in a cruel death, was buried as a dead body for 3 days, and arose victoriously as a visible live Person, talking and eating with His friends in the Land of Israel.
> Clearly, it was the actual Earthly place Yeshua ascended from, with a sure promise to return and actually stand on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel.
> The Realm of His Kingdom will be here on a renewed Earth, for 1000 years.
> Finally, after creating a totally "New Heaven and a New Earth", God Himself ~ 'YHWH Shammah' (Ezekiel 48:35), ~ will dwell with all His redeemed people (with no difference between Jews or Gentiles) ~ there, forever!
NOW WE ALSO NEED TO SEE GOD’S OVERALL PLAN. ~
God’s PLAN was to create for Himself and us, a Fellowship of ONENESS.
This is explained over and over in the Bible, which we believe
is the total Word of God. His wonderful Plan
can be found in the Tanakh/ O.T. and explained in
the New Testament.
> The Plan was for Him to make a way for anyone who chooses to be made free from the ‘cancer’ of sin, and so could be freed from the death sentence of sin ~ and have God’s ‘Eternal Life’ in them instead!
That would make it possible to be in God’s Royal Family -forever!
> This is why Jesus prayed in John 17: 1-3, “Father… Glorify Your Son, that Your Son may glorify You. For You granted Him authority over all people that He might give Eternal Life to all those You have given Him. Now this is Eternal Life: that they might know You, the only true God and Jesus Messiah whom You have sent.”
In verse 22, “I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as We are one; I in them and You in Me. May they be brought to complete unity [with Us], to let the world know that You sent Me, and have loved them even as You have loved Me.”
> [Note: the unity is with God and Jesus - an amazing miracle! It is only when we are one with God that we can ever be ‘one’ with each other. It is like the spokes of a wheel – the closer they are to the ‘hub’/center (God) the closer they are to each other!]
> Paul’s letter to the Ephesians mentions ‘the Plan’, using the picture of ‘a family’ in 3: 14, “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from Whom His whole Family in Heaven and Earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches, He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being –so that Messiah may live in your hearts through faith…” In 3: 4 –7 he explains how all this can happen. “Because of His great love for us, God, Who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Messiah even when we were dead in transgressions –it is by [undeserved] grace you have been saved!”
> So all of Scripture explains that without His great grace/ mercy ~ our sins would have made it impossible for us to live in God’s Holy Presence – let alone forever! It would be like torment! That is why only Believers will welcome Jesus.
> But God wanted us to wait for all the Family to be gathered together, at the same time on Earth to start actually enjoying all the wonders of being together with Him! Jesus understood how hard it would be for us to wait till that time when He prayed, “My prayer is not that You take them out of the world, but that you would protect them from the Evil One.” In addition, when Jesus was giving His farewell talk to His Disciples and telling them that He would be going to the place of death, (which they could not understand), He would also later on, come to Life, and so they would see Him but then only for 40 days!
> This was to make it possible for us to always have a 'Place’ beside Him', not only in this life (spiritually) but later on physically with resurrection bodies, as well! (Look carefully at John 13:31 - 14: 2.)
> It ends with Jesus words of comfort: " I am going there to prepare - [by His death and resurrection] "a place for you..." This talks about 'a place' Jesus was going to, which I believe was 'death' to win the right for us spiritually always live with Him ~ Immanuel ~ even on Earth! So, now we can spiritually “live in Him”, John 15: 4-7! Our prayer is that you know about this by experience.
THE PLAN IS COMPLETED BY THE RETURN OF MESSIAH JESUS TO EARTH,
ON HIS ‘WEDDING DAY’ AND OURS!
HOW GOD IS GOING TO COMPLETE 'THE PLAN'.
Jesus comes as the
Bridegroom to claim His Bride, joining Jesus to all His
People! It is this part of the Plan
that we consider now, where Yeshua/ Jesus/ actually returns to Earth
as “KING OF kings and LORD OF lords.”
> God completes His Plan by giving us 'resurrection bodies' to go up in the air to meet Jesus as He comes back to this Earth to reign along with us! The actual description is given like a glorious video, complete with the words of the songs to be sung, in Revelation chapter 19:1-16.
> About us! “After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in Heaven shouting: ‘Amen Hallelujah!’ [Vs. 5] Then a voice came from the Throne, saying, ‘Praise our God all you His servants, you who fear Him, both small and great!’ … [Vs. 6 –8] “Hallelujah! For our LORD God Almighty reigns! Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him the glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come and His Bride has made herself ready’. Fine linen bright and clean was given her to wear. (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.”) See Psalm 45: 10- 15!
> About Jesus! Vs. 11, “I saw Heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse whose Rider is called ‘Faithful and True’. With His justice He judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He has a Name written on Him that no one knows but He Himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood and His Name is ‘The Word of God'. The armies of Heaven were following Him, riding on white horses, and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written: ‘KING of kings, and LORD of lords’.” Psalm 72, describes the Royal bridegroom Prince ~ our LORD Jesus Messiah!
>A Royal Wedding! Compare with Psalms/Tehellim 45! In those songs a royal wedding is described – but it could only be for this great wedding Day, as it says, “God has blessed you forever… Your throne O God will last forever; a sceptre of justice will be the sceptre of Your kingdom.” Clearly ~ 'Oneness of God' with Yeshua bringing a whole new world of total justice, kindness, love and peace!
> The re-occurring theme throughout the whole Bible is just so beautiful to trace. You could list all the sounds, all those involved -from myriads of angels to countless singing choirs; the significance of clouds and white linen garments, and so much more! No subject could give more joy than this one. (Many songs we sing are about this.) A particularly precious study is to see some references in the O.T/Tanakh, like, Isaiah 40: 5, “And the glory of the LORD will be revealed and all mankind together, will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken!”
Verse 10: “See,
the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and His Arm [Jesus] rules for
Him. See, His reward is with Him, and His recompense [reward]
accompanies Him.” See Psalms 47 and 72!
> Also Dani’el 7:13,14 & 18, as well as chapter 12, part of verse 1 through to verse 3. “At that time your people, [Jewish people] ~everyone whose name is found written in the Book of Life ~ [Rev. 20: 12] ~ will be delivered. Also multitudes [of true Christians throughout the whole of History] who sleep in the dust of the Earth will awake some to everlasting life…”
On one 'Resurrection Day'!
This is verse is seriously misunderstood, but part of the verse is a great Scripture about the Day of Messiah's Coming! [The last part is after 1,000 yrs.]
IT WILL BE ONE [ONLY] GREAT DAY OF JESUS’ RETURN!
~ Though it may last far longer than ’24 hours’!
And as we discuss in other places, it is the one and only Resurrection Day! [See point C6 below]
First, God's holy justice deals with all evil in the Earth.
Foolishly the 'False-messiah' now plans to fight God and God’s people in a last desperate declaration of world war, gathering at Ha Megiddo. This is really initiated by the pouring out of the 6th bowl of God’s wrath, and also, possibly, the 6th Shofar or trumpet. Revelation 9:13-21 and 16:12-16 explains it, from a Heavenly perspective, but again this has been clearly foretold in many places in the O.T./Tanakh. Consider Isaiah 11:15-16, & chapter 13 to chapter 14... It is generally called "Armageddon", triggered by a HUGE earthquake!
[See 'Worldwide Future Earthquakes and Sky Signs']
2. The pouring out of the Seventh bowl is also when the False-messiah’s whole structure and seat of power, called 'Babylon', is totally overthrown.
This calls forth great, resounding angelic announcements of the rightness of this final bowl judgement as carefully recorded from Revelation 16: 17 right through chapters 17 and 18! “Evil and its just reward are chained irrevocably together.” God’s saints have been greatly tested on the matter of God’s justice, while holding perhaps with fearful faith to its truth.
We worship a Holy and totally Just, (fair) GOD!
3. The strange
thing is, that before the actual Coming, inspite of the signs and
the tragic ‘end time events’ – Jesus told us that
people would still be trying to live ‘normal’ lives.
“As it was in the days of Noah so it will be at the
Coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the Flood, people
were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage up to the
Day Noah entered the Ark [boat] and they knew nothing about what
would happen until the Flood came and took them all away. That is how
it will be at the Coming of the Son of Man.” Matthew
4. But just at the right moment King Jesus Messiah will come and destroy the False-messiah, his prophet and the whole army!
> All God’s true people will be totally vindicated and rewarded for their costly faithfulness! Revelation 19: 17 -21 is only one of many ‘videos’ of this, the greatest climax of History! After awful darkness, LIGHT! The end of the Age is the end of all evil government! This emphasises the two sides of the Second Coming of Messiah Jesus. It will be a wonderful Day for all Believers – but a Day of final judgement of the False-messiah and His Prophet and his army of Satan worshippers. [Note: Satan himself is locked away for 1,000 years.]
However the two leaders are thrown into the lake of Fire. [Vs 20.]
See Isaiah 2:12-22, 11:4 & 5, & the full chapter of 24, also shared in another study. We will just quote from Isaiah 66:14-16, “When you see this, your heart will rejoice, (like in Rev. 19!) “and you will flourish like grass; the Hand of the LORD will be made known to His servants –but His fury will be shown to His foes, See, the LORD is coming – with fire…”
The same terrible judgements are spelled out in Revelation chapter 16 - 18.
[Note about the timing of Israel's Revival, Isaiah 66: 19 –21, will have happened 7 yrs before this as a result of the events of Ezekiel 38 & 39. Discernment re the timing of foretold events have to be considered in the light of all Scripture!
There can be no more ‘evangelism’ or salvation, after the above judgements have come. This is an example of discerning the real timing of events.]
certain fact is that finally this wicked Evil regime will end! No
wonder there are great songs of joy and a huge victory parade of
Will you be there? [See two parts of Revelation 19!]
SPECIAL ASPECTS OF JESUS MESSIAH’S
ONE AND ONLY RETURN TO EARTH
~ AT HIS SECOND COMING ~ for the BELIEVERS!
1. No one on
Earth will know exactly when Jesus will come. “No-one
knows about that Day or hour.” Mark
13:32, but you read Luke 17: 20 –37, for yourself. Like a
mother giving birth, it is only known when it starts...
2. It will be sudden! Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 5: 2, “You yourselves well know that the Day of the LORD will come like a thief in the night. When people are saying, ‘Everything is so peaceful and secure,’ then the destruction will come upon them, the way labour pains come upon a pregnant woman and there is no way they will escape. But you are not in the dark, so that the Day should take you by surprise ‘like a thief’; for you are all people who belong to the Day.” We certainly will not know the Day or the hour, but like a pregnant mother, we will have some idea of the nearness of Jesus Coming, because of all the warning Signs. It is not 'immanent' - (without any warning or time to prepare as the 'Pre-Tribulation Theory' Teachers say!) Only unbelievers or ‘sleeping Christians’ will be ‘caught out’ – all true Believers, Jewish and Gentile will be ready!
“His Bride has made herself ready.” Revelation 19: 7.
So, we Believers in Jesus will not be surprised. This
is because we will take notice of all the ‘signs’ as
given to us in the Word of God! We
are ‘in the Light’ because we belong to Jesus Who is the
Light. That is what the next verse in 1 Thessalonians 5 means; “
You are all sons of the Light, and sons of the Day! We
do not belong to the night or the darkness.”
This includes Jews and Gentiles. But we do need to
"watch and pray!"
4. The Bible tells us that Jesus will come just when the False-messiah is ready to destroy God’s City and His people by gathering his army to a place called ‘Ha Megiddo’. [We have already explained this in point B 3, above.] We do not need to be afraid but look up and rejoice! Hold onto all Earthly things very lightly – we may lose possessions, even be persecuted before this - but know that now ~ the ‘END’ is near. We should 'invest in Heaven' now, not Earthly investments, houses, treasures, etc.
5. But we do need to get ready! So it will not surprise us - because we are taking notice of the instructions and warnings we have been given!
“So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the Day, let us be self-controlled.” (Please read all 1 Thess 5.) Jesus was anxious to give clear warnings, too: “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what Day your LORD will come…” Matthew 24: 42 – but read to verse 51. There is a punishment for those who do not ‘watch’.
On that Day, all the saints ~ of all time are
resurrected to meet our Saviour in the air and join the most
majestic, glorious procession, ever!
This includes all Believers who have been
here through all the End Time events. There are so many references to
this, but two stand out. One is Paul’s description in 1st
Thessalonians 4:13-17, “Brothers,
we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, [have
died] or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe
that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring
with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him. According to the
LORD’S own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, [not
killed in the Tribulation], who are left
till the Coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who
have fallen asleep. 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 Messiah will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and left will be caught up
together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,
(on His way to the Earth).
And so we will be with the Lord forever!"
>This will be here on Earth, because this is where Jesus is Coming/ Returning to! See Thessalonians 2nd letter, chapter 1:5-10, & 2:1&8. See Dani’el 12:2&3, also Psalm/Tehillim 68.
We will not "go to Heaven" at this time, 'Eternity' is later.
Someone has said ‘the air’ is the only place
suitable for such a huge gathering of all God’s true
children from the entire world, since the time of Seth,
(Adam’s good son) throughout all of history, meeting and
returning with Yeshua!
> The indication is that we meet Jesus in new Resurrection bodies, then join the procession back to Earth with Him and all the Believers and angels!
[Just as we go out to an airport to meet a loved one.]
> Then, we’ll be with Him here for 1000 years, and in Eternity later, forever!
[Read about our resurrection, and having 'resurrection bodies', in the article about ‘The Messiah’s Kingdom’]
OTHER AMAZING DESCRIPTIONS OF THE
DAY OF YESHUA/ JESUS/ RETURN IN GLORY!
1. It will be seen by everyone alive on Earth! Matthew 24: 17, says ‘Like (sheet) lightning’ - lighting up the whole sky! Revelation 1:7, “Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; [we all did by our sins], and all the Peoples of the Earth will mourn because of Him. So shall it be! Amen!” This was the reason Jesus said to His Disciples, "you won’t have to go here or there to see Me." For 2000 years this had to be taken by faith, and although we still need to trust, with modern technology being watched by Billions of people, for a special sports or other event, – maybe it is easier to accept that “every eye will see Him”? However, we can believe and rejoice in this promise, now!
2. It will
be a very noisy, brilliant, illuminated event!
It seems that the Earth will be in a state of confusion, chaos
and darkness because of ‘the Bowl Judgements’. For
5th one was poured out on the throne of the Beast and his
kingdom was plunged into darkness.”
So the dramatic announcement John saw in
Revelation 18:1 would seem very spectacular!
“I saw another Angel coming down from Heaven. He had great authority, and the Earth was illuminated by his splendour.”
This is when he announces the ‘fall of Babylon’, which is the end of all Evil.
[See article on ‘The time of Tribulation and God’s Wrath’.]
3. It will be at the time of the seventh and last Trumpet being sounded. Incidentally this is a way of understanding the timing of Jesus’ one and only Second Coming. Consider these Scriptures referring to the last Trumpet-call.
Matthew 24:31: “He will send His angels with a loud Trumpet call, and they will gather His elect, [a name for true Believers], from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.”
15:51, 52; “We
will not all sleep,
[i.e. 'die’], but
we will all 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.”
Actually we will be like Jesus was after
John 20 and 21 give us a good idea of how special it will be.
4. It will
not be a secret! 1 Thessalonians 4:16, “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 Messiah will be raised first.”
5. The start of a new Kingdom! Revelation 11:15 says. “The seventh angel sounded his Trumpet, and there were loud voices in Heaven which said; ‘The Kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our LORD and of His Messiah, and He will Reign for ever and ever.” The amazing, exciting part is we will have restful, yet joyful work for Him by ~ "reigning with Him!"
6. The angels are a big part of it. You can compare Matthew 25:31, with Mark 13:27 & 2 Thessalonians 1:7. “When the LORD Jesus is revealed from Heaven in blazing fire with His powerful angels.”
7. In the clouds. There are a whole string of references to this; Daniel 7:13, & Revelation 1:7 say, “He comes with the clouds.” Other references for you are Matthew 24:30, 26:64, Mark 13: 26, & 1 Thessalonians 4:17.
> Some of us have wondered if this is because of the huge ‘cloud’ of angels and saints dressed in white? In ancient times white clothes were expensively woven from special linen flax and only for very rich people or royalty!
> Or more likely the Cloud of glory, called the Sh'khinah glory, as seen in the Tabernacle and the Temple. Jesus referred to this in front of the High Priest, at His trial, in Matthew 26:64, “You will see the Son of Man…coming on the clouds of Heaven.”
> Of course, you will remember that when Jesus returned to Heaven forty days after His resurrection, Luke reported, “He was taken up before their eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.” Later the angel told the disciples, (Acts 1: 9 & 11.) “This same Jesus who has been taken from you into Heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into Heaven.”
> It will bring great
very many Believers/ Christians who have been suffering greatly!
You can read the words yourself in Paul’s
2nd letter to persecuted Believers in 2 Thessalonians 1: 6 –12.
“It is justice for God to pay back
trouble to those who are troubling you, and to give rest to
you who are being troubled, when the LORD Yeshua/ Jesus/ Isa is
revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels in a fiery flame.”
This is again, another proof that Christians *, who have been tortured in the Tribulation, will still be on Earth, (not as new Believers), but are those* who refused to take the 'mark' of the Anti-christ.
> But at the same period of time all Messianic Jews (and some Christians as seen in Zechariah 8:23), will be safe in the Land of Israel. However we believe Israel, as the 'Sheep Nation' will send 144.000 "servants" ~ [not evangelists] to feed, cloth, visit persecuted Christians * in prison, and bless them - as they are recognised as 'brothers of Yeshua'! See Matt. 26: 31 -46.]
THIS MEANS THAT ‘THE END OF THE AGE’ HAS COME,
YESHUA/ JESUS/ HAS COME TO BE THE GREAT KING
TO REIGN ON A RENEWED EARTH!
1. Yeshua Ha Meshiach – Jesus the Messiah - takes the Throne of David and begins to reign from Jerusalem. Again you will love to list all the Scriptures about this, and we have written elsewhere about the actual Millennial reign with us on Earth. But one very beautiful jewel of a Scripture is in Isaiah 16: 4/5. “The oppressor will come to an end, and destruction will cease; the aggressor will vanish from the Land. In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a Man [Jesus] will sit on it- One from the house of David- One who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.”
This One could only be Yeshua Ha Meshiach! How very, very wonderful!
The perfect, just and holy reign of King Jesus will be for 1000
Rev. 20: 1- 7 repeats four times it is 1000 years, we call that a ‘Millennium’, and it will be a wonderful time like a Bridal feast that just goes on and on! We know it will be on Earth by Isaiah 2: 2-5, &11: 3 -9!
can go to our article ['Messiah's
Kingdom on Earth'] about that time and add your
own thoughts, Scripture references as you see them! It is such
a lovely study, yet preachers rarely talk about it!
3. It will be on a renewed Earth, as it was at Creation. We believe God made this marvellous intricate world of nature and all the universes around us in six days of 24 hours. So how long it would take for Him to recreate it, after all the judgements our sin has brought on it, we do not know. But the God Who raised Jesus from the dead, and has ordered all the affairs of men and nations for thousands of years could easily return it to the way He made it "in the beginning". We need to note, [as we have in our studies on the ‘Millennium’ and ‘Eternity’,] that there is a big difference between the renewed Earth of the Millennium, and the completely “New Heavens and new Earth [which comes after] the first Heaven and the Earth, which [will have] passed away.” Revelation 21: 1. [See our article on 'Eternity']
>>There are still some marvellous mysteries because we can’t imagine or know all the exciting details about this time.
Where will the “Wedding supper of the
Lamb” be? (Revelation
19: 9.) We believe it will be in the ‘Garden of Eden’,
which is this world restored as it was at Creation. This is a
reason to study the words, ‘Coming’ or ‘Return’
in relation to Jesus ‘Parousia’ or spectacular arrival.
It is clear, He comes to this Earth. “On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives east of Jerusalem.” Zechariah 14:4. The wedding banquet is depicted in some of Jesus’ parables. One in Luke 12: 37 [JNT] says;
“Happy the slaves whom the Master finds alert when He comes! Yes! I tell you He will put on His work-clothes, seat them at the table, and come serve them Himself.” What a wonderful privilege!
[Whenever it is], “if this is how He finds them, those slaves are happy.” Hilariously happy, I'd say!
2. When will the Believers be ‘judged?
> This too is for another article, however the very fact of the ‘Rapture Day’, being the Resurrection Day for all Believers will be a great reward and only by God’s choice. These are all who are ‘gathered’ as Jesus said in Mark 13: 26 & 27, “At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And He will send His angels and gather His Elect from the four winds, from the ends of the Earth to the ends of the Heavens.”
It says clearly that God will gather the Believers up to meet Jesus, as they see Him Returning!
> It will ‘take out’ the good wheat from the weeds of the tares, (Matt. 13: 30), which is why Jesus also said, “Two men will be in the field, one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand-mill; one will be taken and the other left.” (Matt. 24: 40/41) So again we emphasise that the ‘taking’ -is up into the air because we have resurrection bodies, but we will join the great procession of the saints and angels who are coming back with King Jesus to Earth. Just look at the Bride's reaction in Revelation 19: 1 - 16!!! [This is called ‘Post-Tribulation Teaching’.]
> It is while He is King, here on Earth that we will reign with Him.
It seems clear from other Scriptures that we will be in loving control of non-believing humans, who were not involved in the battle of 'Armageddon'.
[See articles on ‘The Messianic Kingdom’] Also it seems there will be another time when the ‘actual rewards’ for individual faithfulness, are given out –which is a part of the study of ‘Judgements’. [Matthew 5: 12, 16: 27, Eph.6: 8, Col 3: 24.] Just to see Jesus, will be a great reward, as many old Christian songs have said.
to face with Christ my Saviour,
Face to face what will it be?
When with rapture I behold Him-
Jesus Messiah –Who died for me!”
CONCLUSION, WHO CAN EXPECT TO MEET JESUS IN THE AIR? *
*The reality is, that the only people who can honestly look forward to the Return of Yeshua/ Jesus/ Isa the Messiah to Earth, are those who are already part of His Royal family!
the people who read this site, are people who already
believe in God’s whole Plan *of bringing
many, many people into His Kingdom, which is the same as being in His
Royal Family, because we have accepted
Jesus as our Saviour *. Generally we are called ‘True
Christians, or Messianic Believers’.
There is a reason that many of us treasure one verse in the New Testament of the Bible, (along with many others!) It is called John 3:16, and this is what it says, quoting the LORD Jesus Messiah Himself. It says; "For GOD so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes * in Him shall not perish, but have Eternal Life.” Have you believed * in Jesus?
GOD IS HOLY ~ so not one human person can be in His Family or live with Him unless they are perfectly, totally holy and without any sin.
We would die because of the pure, Holy, brilliant Light of His Presence!
WE ARE ALL SINNERS, with the disease of our own wrong choices, like a cancer of death in us. Think about this honestly. Have I ever done 1 wrong thing? Being "good enough" is not good enough for God!
BUT GOD IS LOVE; so He allowed His Son, Jesus, Who is part of Himself, to come to Earth as a human, and because He had no sin in Him, he could die as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of anyone who believes in Him. This was the only way to get rid of the cancer of sin in people. Sin brings death. Some One perfect had to die in our place. Yeshua/ Jesus/ Isa, who loves us, was the only sinless Person Who could do this for us. Do you understand this?
Please ask God to make it real to you today, before it is too late!
NOW OUR PART IS TO BELIEVE IN HIM. This
does not mean just believing about Him. It means we believe
everything about how sinful we are, then repenting
by saying we are truly sorry, and simply believing and
going on believing that His death took our sins away!
Believing is like wearing a gold wedding ring; it joins us to God’s
Love. Our Faith/ believing is ‘gold’ to God!
THIS MEANS THAT NOW WE ARE IN HIS ROYAL FAMILY, and we can call Him ‘Father’ and talk to Him anytime, about anything, and He will hears us.
call this ‘prayer’. Sometimes it is just worship.
Sometimes we ask Him for something. Like a really good Father,
sometimes he says ‘Yes’, sometimes He says, ‘wait’
and sometimes He says ‘No’ ~ all because He loves us
~ BUT GOD'S WILL IS ALWAYS HIS BEST FOR US! ~
'ETERNAL LIFE' is another name for the blessings He gives us for all this life and the next life with Him. It is a quality of true Life now and in the future. We cannot really understand how wonderfully good and kind He is to us! It is another thing that we just have to believe, because God could never tell a lie.
MAY YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE BLESSINGS ~ AS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO
JESUS RETURN TO THIS EARTH!
“On that Day, when He comes to be glorified by His holy People and admired by all who have trusted ~ you will be among them, because you trusted our witness to you.” [2 Thess 1: 12 JNT]