What does it mean when Christians say Jesus is coming back?
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Jesus said that He would come back to bring His church to be with Him in heaven. Coming back means that He was already here, so . . . He came, He left, and He's coming back again.
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First, when Jesus told Caiaphas and the court that condemned him todeath that he was the Son of Man who would come " on the cloudsof heaven " he was not speaking of his second coming but of thejudgment of Jerusalem (Matthew 26:63-64). As Caiaphas and the courtwell knew, clouds were a common Old Test…ament symbol pointing toGod as the sovereign judge of the nations. In the words of Isaiah," See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud and his coming to Egypt.The idols of Egypt tremble before him, and the hearts of theEgyptians melt within them " (Isaiah 19:1). Jesus employs thesymbolism of clouds to warn his hearers that as judgment fell onEgypt, so would it soon befall Jerusalem. The " coming onclouds " judgment metaphor was clearly intended for Caiaphasand the first century crowd who condemned Christ to death. Thegeneration that crucified Christ would see the day that he wasexalted and enthroned at " the right hand of the MightyOne ." Jesus' coming on the clouds to judge Jerusalem in the first centurypoints forward to the end time when he will appear again " tojudge the living and the dead " (2 Timothy 4:1). A day iscoming when " all who are in their graves will hear his voiceand come out-those who have done good will rise to live, and thosewho have done evil will rise to be condemned " (John 5:28-29). Answer: at the end of days (revelations), there will be signs likeearthquakes, famine (starvation), wars and rumors of wars, any ofthese sound familiar, personally i think the signs have started butthe bible says not the angles in heaven OR THE SON (Jesus) but only the father knows when, so its unknown to anyonewhen it will happen all we have are the signs, now I'm not saying oits coming soon NO it may be another 100 years or more all I'msaying is i think the signs have started Answer: In short, when we least expect it. Answer : The Bible is very clear in Matthew 24:36that no one knows the day or hour of the second coming of JesusChrist. So whenever someone sets a date for the end of the world orthe second coming, then you can know they are not speaking thetruth. Now in saying that, the Bible also teaches that we CAN know whenthe second coming is near from the signs of the end times (Mark13:29). And the signs that are in the world today show that we areliving in the end times and the second coming is not too far away. You are told specifically when Christ will return "at thelast or 7th Trumpet" Its difficult to believe that even though it's written veryplainly, many here tell you it can not be known. Did Christ tellyou that you can not know when he returns? Kind of, but his commentwas very focused concerning the exact moment (year, month, day,hour). However, he did give you signs to watch for; which woulddefine the end times, the establishment of the kingdom of Satanplaying fake Jesus (Antichrist) and the length of Satan's reign (5mo - Rev 9), and an entire set of Seals Trumpets and Vials toobserve in order to keep on track concerning those events and hisreturn. A Watchman watches for events... signs. So what is the answer to the question when is Jesus coming back?The summed up answer is simple. Christ will return at the 7thtrumpet which occurs on the first day of the 7th month. whichoccurs at the end of the 5 month reign of Satan playing the fakeJesus (Antichrist) (Rev 13). The more difficult task is getting your ducks in a row concerningthe chronological order of events which occur prior to, and duringthe 5 mo reign of Satan as Antichrist. This would require aknowledge of scriptures, specifically the prophecies of Daniel 8,11, and 7 (in that order) and the book of Revelation (Daniel 7dovetails into Revelation), and all the words of the prophets whichsupport the prophecies of Daniel and the warning signs of Christand the detailed support provided by the Prophets about key andspecific events which will occur. It takes quite a while to searchthese things out in scripture and understand their progression intime. For this reason, many simply cop out , by saying "you can'tknow when that time is", however what is written the wordcontradicts that claim. Where to Start: . 2nd Peter chapter 3 (the key of David) . Acts 17 and Colossians 2 (understanding who the philosophia areand what their doctrine is) . Then Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 . Then Daniel 8, 11, and 7 . Then the Book of Revelation . Then the major and minor prophets, Specifically Jeremiah 24which set the timing for the beginning of the end times(1948). This sequence will get you in alignment with the majority ofevents. (MORE)
Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. It all depends on what you believe. Perhaps he will come back after you are gone, perhaps he will never come back, perhaps he is back already.
yes. Yes, the scriptures teach of the second coming of Christ. Many believe we are living in the last days, and His return in imminent.
After Jesus' death he went directly to Hades. He preached to all the people in the prisons and dungeons. After he preached for 3 days, God came down to Hell and stole the keys of death from Satan. He gave the keys to Jesus and Jesus got out of Hell and God restored His spirit so that Jesus could com…e back to life. If you mean how did Jesus rise from the dead three days after easter, then the answer is God did it. He can do anything. He made you an me and well........ everything . If he can make everything, he can do anything. (MORE)
Mankind sinned against God by choosing to disobey His commands (which He gave in order to keep us from harming ourselves and others). The Bible declares the the wages (the payment due) for sin is death. Originally God accepted animal sacrifice as the blood payment, but this was just a shadow of the …Sacrifice to come because the blood of animals could never truly cleanse mankind from sin. God in His foreknowledge, knowing that mankind would sin and knowing that because He is Just He would have to punish sin (just like a human judge punishes lawbreakers), had a plan to offer His mercy and grace and forgivess justly by having Someone pay the punishment we deserve. Of course, this Person had to be sinless or else it would have no effect. So God allowed His one and only begotten Son to come into the world, be born of a virgin (God in nature is perfect and He cannot be born of human nature which is passed along human lines, ie sexual reproduction). He lived a sinless life and was sacrificed (killed willingly by the Romans and the Jews at the time). But He not only died for us, but rose from the dead by the power of God the Father, thereby defeating sin, death and the devil. By believing in Him, His shed Blood (death) and resurrection, we can receive the forgiveness of God and Eternal Life! (MORE)
Jesus said "If somone slaps you on the right cheek turn to him the other also.". That means don't hit them back, forgive them
Because it is not yet time for His Second Coming. The final prophecies must happen first, and then His Second Coming will happen in the clouds. Jesus will not come back to earth as He did the first time. Everyone on earth will witness His Second Coming in the clouds with great power and glory. (Mark… 13:26). First there has to be a great war, then the Antichrist has to come to make a false peace. Then the Antichrist will rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem and procliam himself as the Christ, for the first three-and-a-half years of his reign. Then for the next three-and-a-half years, he will reveal his true self and wage war against all those who did not accept his mark. Then the Second Coming of Christ will happen in the clouds and Christ will destroy the beast and all those who received his mark on their right hand or forehead. Jesus' Second Coming will not happen until these final biblical prophecies have been fulfilled. (MORE)
The signs of the second coming, there will be rumors of war , war, famine, sickness, and love for money will increase and children will be disobediant. Answer: Of the "four horsemen" of the Apocalypse, or Revelation [the first four seals of chapter 6] - war, famine, pestilence, disease and earth…quakes - Jesus tells us that these things will continue as "normal" everyday occurences in the world. He tells us: "...see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet." (Matt.24:6) These things have increased and intensified over the centuries... much of it the results of man's "technological advances" in warfare, scientific discoveries and medicine. And Jesus tells us that the increase and frequency of these things are not the signs of His "coming back"... but will signal the " beginning of the Great Tribulation !" " ALL THESE ARE THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS ." (Matt.24:8) [sorrows: throes (odin); a pang or throe, especially of childbirth] This corresponds with Revelation's "seal 5" that follows the "four horsemen seals." The fifth seal of Revelation 6 reveals a time of persecution and martyrdom on the earth of God's people... NOT BEING CARRIED OFF SAFELY INTO HEAVEN, as so many religious denominations teach today. Jesus' description of seal 5, the Great Tribulation... the next chronological event to come in human affairs on the earth signaled by the first four seals... is found in the next 21 verses of Matthew 24: "... THEN shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and SHALL KILL YOU : and ye shall be hated OF ALL NATIONS for MY NAME'S SAKE . And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another... and because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED . and THIS GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM SHALL BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD FOR A WITNESS UNTO ALL NATIONS ; and THEN SHALL THE END COME ." (Matt.24:9-14) Jesus doesn't come back until verses 30-31 in Matthew 24. Not until the Great Tribulation is shortened by the " heavenly signs "... not the signs of wars, famines, etc., that mark the start of the Tribulation. The "heavenly signs" is the composition of Revelation's "seal 6." "...when He opened the sixth seal... there was a great earthquake; and THE SUN BECAME BLACK AS SACKCLOTH OF HAIR , and THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD ; and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth... and the beaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places..." (Rev.6:12-14). Jesus tells us in Matthew 24, that it's these signs IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE GREAT TRIBULATION that signal the time of His coming. "... IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION OF THOSE DAYS shall THE SUN BE DARKENED , and THE MOON SHALL NOT GIVE HER LIGHT , and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and THEN SHALL APPEAR THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN IN HEAVEN : and THEN shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they SHALL SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather His elect..." (Matt.24:29-31). Once again... this is borne out by Revelation's "seal 6." "...and the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, HID THEMSELVES IN THE DENS AND IN THE ROCKS OF THE MOUNTAINS ; and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and HIDE US FROM THE FACE OF HIM THAT SITTETH ON THE THRONE , and from THE WRATH OF THE LAMB : for THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME ; and who shall be able to stand?" (Rev.6:15-17) It isn't the ongoing signs of the four horsemen of Revelation, wars, famines, pestilences, diseases and earthquakes that are the signs of Jesus' coming back. It shall be the entire darkening of the earth that will signal it. And that won't happen until AFTER the Great Tribulation which is just ahead of us... being brought about by the increasing, intensifying signs of more deadly global wars, famines, pestilences, diseases and earthquakes. (MORE)
Jesus did come back to life, but if he didn't we wouldn't know he was going to come. back again to judge us
ANSWER: He will return to this planet as King of kings and Lord of lords. He will be the ultimate king and of the increase of his government there will be no end. "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wond…erful, Counselor, the Mighty Good, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end..." (Isaiah 9:6-7). "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first" (1 Thess 4:16). Answer : Behold, he cometh with clouds ; and every eye shall see him . Revelation 1:7. "Every eye shall see him" is only possible in a flat earth. \n. A: \n. He will return in Power and great Glory. The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. (MORE)
A: Many Christians believe that Jesus will return before the end of time, and some even say his return is imminent. In fact, hundreds of prophecies have told us when he would return, and each one was wrong. In Mark's Gospel, Jesus assured his listeners that he would return on clouds of glory with…in the lifetimes of some of those listeners. Even earlier than Mark's Gospel, Paul was convinced that he would live to see the end of time, so much so that he said that Christians had little time remaining and if not already married should not do so. This still had not happened by the time Matthew's Gospel was written in the 80s of the first century, so the wording of Mark's prophecy was changed to mean something different and it is emphasised that no one knows when he will return. Some see the Book of Revelation as contain a promise of those times, but this is for the distant future, so we will not know in our own lifetimes if Jesus will return. Perhaps it is not really important whether or not the promise of Jesus' return is ever kept. (MORE)
A: No. There have been literally hundreds of prophecies of the return of Jesus and none of them ever came true, yet people continue to yearn for his return. Strangely, after some two thousand years, these yearnings and expectations are always that Jesus will return within the present generation. … The world will go on for thousands and then millions of years. As long as there is still a Christian religion on earth, people will continue to yearn for his imminent return, but these expectations will never be fulfilled. (MORE)
Jesus said that in the last days, there will be rumours of war and wars, famine, earhquakes, sickness and people would be lovers of money and the children would become disobedient. Not an answer but ^^ already happening .
3 days after he died, Jesus is said to have been resurrected into heaven. Jesus died on good Friday and was resurrected on Easter Sunday. Theologians say Jesus would've been around 31 years old when he was crucified.
A: Christians believe that Jesus came back on the third day after his crucifixion; in fact this is considered the most significant event in Christian faith. Others say that there is no evidence for this resurrection and that it did not really happen.
No, He will not. Jesus Christ will not return until three and a half years after the mid-point of the 7-year Great Tribulation. This is when the Antichrist breaks a treaty he made with the Jews of Israel permitting them to remain in their own land and with their own Temple, which hasn't even been bu…ilt yet. This should be no surprise, since Christ Himself said no-one would know when He would rerurn either:= . Matthew 25:13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. . (MORE)
Another answer from our community: Yes, Jesus will return to earth, it is called the second coming ofJesus Christ, at the end of this age. Some believe we are nowliving in the last days and this church age is about to end. Theworld will not end, but things as we know them will be changed andwe wil…l enter into a new age, called the millennium a thousand yearperiod of peace. Yes, Jesus will return to the earth. Jesus said that he will returnbut no one knows when he will return. When Jesus returns, all thedead ones will rise first with him and then the living will riseafter with Jesus. Those who does not believe in Jesus will not risewith him but stay at earth and then the nine plagues will come.When you go to heaven, it is like a city. Made out of crystals.There will be no tears or pain or sadness, nor mourning over a deadone. For everything will be perfect. We would be in a new world.Called the new Jeruselum. I learned all this from my Sunday SchoolTeacher and from the bible. (MORE)
A Christian will come or become a Christian by knowing and searching Christ Jesus, simply speaking or crying from their heart, their hurt and their soul asking or praying for the revelation or spirit of Christ to be revealed to themselves after truly repenting of their sinfulness and unholy nature. …It does not have to even be an audible cry or voice or verbal dialogue. God is a spirit and hears the spirit of His creation. (MORE)
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Jn:19:35: And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true : and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
As himself, although he will not return as a humble baby in a manger or a humble carpenter in a backwater of the Roman Empire. We are told in scripture - and by jesus himself - that when he returns everyone will know. There will be no doubt. He will return as himself but glorifed as king and judge a…nd ruler. (MORE)
In Christianity, Jesus refers to Jesus of Nazareth, the man who Christians accept to be the Messiah, the son of God, the second person of the Trinity, and the incarnation of God. Jesus is seen as the hope of people who have no hope in life, the role model for all people, and the one who opened up ac…cess to salvation. (MORE)
As it clearly states in Revelation, He will rise one group of people from their state of non living and abduct them with other group who is alive to live with Him for 1000 years, before judgment day.
He 'came back' (was resurrected) to fulfill prophecy and continue to do God's will. History: Mankind was created to live forever on earth.(Genesis 2:15-17). Adam lost life for us. God sent a redeemer...a savior...to rescue us from sin and death. (Genesis 3:15), (1 Timothy 2:5&6) *Adam …was a perfect man(Genesis 1:31), son of God (Luke 3:38), who turned away from God, thus becoming sinful(Genesis 3:3&6). He was also the 'father' of everyone on earth, so his sin brought sickness and death to ALL his descendants (us).(Romans 5:12) *Jesus was a perfect man(Hebrews 4:14&15), son of God (Matthew 16:16),who remained FAITHFUL to God, remaining perfect. He REPLACED Adam as 'father' of humanity, (1 Corinthians 15:45&47)and by exercising faith in HIM as God's son and our savior,(John 6:29) we can gain back everlasting life. (John 17:3), (John 3:16) Jesus died as a 'corresponding ransom' for Adam. After he'd offered his perfect life to God, as a sacrifice for us, his resurrection showed that God can overcome even death(Acts 13:32&33), and that there will be a resurrection of MANY MANY people after his judgment period. (Acts 17:31NAS) " . . because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead. ." (Acts 24:15)(John 5:28+29) Because of his faithfulness to God his father(John 20:17), Jesus is now King in God's Kingdom.(Luke 1:32&33)(John 18:36) (MORE)
God the Father resurrected him as promised from before the beginning of time. How he was resurrected cannot be known, it was a miracle .
It means that you're a follower of Jesus Christ, you believe that he is the Son of God, that the bible is God's word (and that all in it, being God's word, is true), and try to follow it as closely as possible. As for how it became applied to the followers, I'll simply say that his name was Jesus… Christ, and so the following of him is Christianity... (MORE)
In fact the signs are all around us. Jesus said to be alert, heedthe signs because He would return as a thief in the night. WhatJesus said was this generation of man. Not 1 man's lifetime, thepeople that now walk the earth. Jesus says there will be wars and rumors of wars. There will bemany that sa…y they are Christ. Nation will rise against nation.Famines, pestilences, earthquakes in various places. These are thebegining of the end. Lawlessness, false prophets, Christianity willspread all over the globe. world-wide economy and monitary system.This is already in the works. OBama and higher ups are pushing forthis, as is the Pope. These are just a few. But nobody knows, not even Jesus himself,"Only the Father knows, not the Son nor the Angels." That's thewhole idea. The people that are watching, and are ready, will notbe caught off guard. If everyone knew the exact time they would bewicked until 2 hours before the return and then repent. I expectGod knows us well, the faithful will not be taken by surprise. (MORE)
Jesus arose from the dead, to give us victory over death and Satan , and we can have salvation.
You should read Matthew 24:36, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven but my father only" This passage informs us that Jesus doesn't know, the Angels in heaven surely don't know, only God knows. Jesus doesn't give us a date. Instead, he gives us signs to look for, man…y which have already appeared. When we see the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place, that's when we can be certain the tribulation time is upon us. . The abomination of desolation is already in the holy place. 2Thess2:3-3 The holy place was the local churches and congregations of course. God ordained the church to declare the Word of God for 1,955 years. The church age has come to an end as of 1988, and Satan is ruling there, employed by God. Now, as God promised in Daniel 12, He is revealing to us information about the time of the end. Which includes the Biblical calendar of history coming right out of the pages of Genesis 5, 7, and 11. The whole Bible talks about the end, and every verse is taken into account when we preach that we know when the end is near. Please take your time to read Acts 1:7-8 Acts 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all JudÃ¦a, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. When the church age started, God told them, it is NOT for YOU to know the times of the seasons which the Father has put in his own power but ye SHALL receive power to know the times and the seasons. this harmonizes perfectly with Eccl 8:5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth(KNOWS) both time and judgment. Eccl 8:6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man [is] great upon him. Eccl 8:7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. IFFFF therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Isa 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. There is just so much information Also, "no man" is speaking about natural man in himself. The verse in Matthew and mark does NOT say that no one will know. Simply says no one knows. Which is true. 1Cor 2:10 But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1Cor 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth NO MAN, BUT the Spirit of God. 1Cor 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned. (MORE)
Christ is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Messiah , which means "anointed one."
No. The term "Christian" wasn't coined until after Jesus' ascension and the establishment of the church ( Acts 11:26 ). Jesus called those who believed in Him " My disciples " ( John 8:31 and others).
I think that it means that you will always be the one for him...once he finish his wild oates.
Yes, it is a promise. Soon, Jesus will return to Rapture (take to heaven) his church. Be ready. The Bible says Jesus' return will surprise eveyone. It will be like a thief in the night.
No. Easter was when he came back from Good Friday - the day he was crucified, died and was buried.
The question is not clear, Jesus Christ the Messiah was born to Mary in Bethlehem.
Jesus himself made it quite clear that NO ONE can know when he will return to Earth. see Matthew 24:36. NOBODY can or knows when Jesus will return. Even Jesus himself doesn't know. ONLY God Himself knows when. See Matthew 24:36
It means handing over your sins and failures to him. It also means getting to know Jesus and spending time with him.
Here is a definition of Christian: IN BRIEF: One who believes, professes to believe, or who is assumed to believe, in the religion of Christ and whose behavior exemplifies Christ's teachings. Jesus is coming back again as King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the Almighty Son of God, the Ann…ointed One of God.. In the early Church of God (called so 12 times in the NT), disciples or followers of Jesus were called 'The Way.' In Acts 11:26, the term Christian is 1st used to describe those who follow Jesus' example and His leader's role in the Church of God. . (MORE)
Islam believes Jesus Christ was only a prophet, not the Messiah. So the answer is: Christianity, which teaches that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, and is coming back, the hope of all Christians. Another Answer : Both do but only Christianity believes Jesus will return as the King of kings. Som…e branches of Islam teach that Jesus will return to earth not as King or Lord of lords as the Bible teaches, but rather to accompany their 'mahdi' - the Islamic messiah, and to convert the world, including Christianity, to Islam by force. (MORE)
Did Jesus have the second coming in mind when He predicted His coming on clouds or did this saying have a different meaning?
Jesus knew that His seven-year "earthly ministry" would be a "two-parter." He knew that the first part would be cut off in the midst of it after 3 1/2 years by His "sacrifice." That was the reason He came the "first time." And He knew that He would be returning the second time... not as a "sac…rificial Lamb"... but as earth's returning King with Power and Glory. He revealed it to His hometown people "in church" one day, shortly after He began to preach the Kingdom of God. The scroll of Isaiah that He was handed contained Isaiah's inspired prophecy, that rolled both parts of Jesus' ministry into one, of which the people were unaware. Jesus only read the prophecy up to the end of the first part... and stopped reading where the second part began. The first part read: "...He found the place where it is written: 'The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.' Then He rolled up the scroll , gave it back to the attendant and sat down. "The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on Him, and He began by saying to them, ' TODAY THIS SCRIPTURE IS FULFILLED IN YOUR HEARING .'" (Luke 4:17-21 NIV) If Jesus would have kept on reading... He would have delved into the second part [the second 3 1/2 year phase] of His seven-year ministry -- His return to take over the rulership of earth from Satan-guided man. Isaiah's passage goes on to say from; [... to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor ..."]: "... and THE DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD , to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion -- to bestow on them a Crown of Beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of Praise instead of a spirit of despair..." (Isa.61:2-3 NIV). Jesus knew why He came... to remove all sin from the earth... and to save it from Satan's perverted rule. But, He first had to "redeem man" from his god's clutches -- which meant, He had to DIE FOR THEM. For if He failed to complete the first phase of His ministry... there would be no second part. The Words of the Bible are "Jesus' Words." He is the "WORD of God" [the LOGOS; the Spokesman for His Father in heaven -- see John 1]. And no one knows Scripture better than He does. He knew and knows all the prophecies that reveal the time of His coming to earth as its King. His mention of "clouds" is repeated throughout Scripture. The Scriptures tell us that the earth will be darkened by clouds prior to Jesus coming back to earth in WRATH. It's the sun-like " brightness of His coming " that shall split the clouds for all the nations on earth to see... so that there will be no mistaking it. "...for the Day of the Lord cometh , for it is nigh at hand; a day of darkness and of gloominess, a DAY OF CLOUDS and of thick darkness..." (Joel 2:1-2). "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood [see also; Rev.6, seal 6], BEFORE the Great and the Terrible DAY OF THE LORD come." (verse 31) Jesus had exactly His "second coming" in mind when He spoke of "clouds." " Immediately AFTER the Tribulation of those days SHALL THE SUN BE DARKENED , and THE MOON SHALL NOT GIVE HER LIGHT , and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and THEN shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: and THEN shall ALL THE TRIBES OF THE EARTH MOURN , and THEY SHALL SEE the Son of Man COMING IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN with POWER AND GREAT GLORY ." (Matt.24:29-30) Answer: When Jesus told Caiaphas and the court that condemned him to death that he was the Son of Man who would come "on the clouds of heaven" he was not speaking of his second coming but the coming judgment of Jerusalem (Matthew 26:63-64) As Caiaphas and the court well knew, clouds were a common Old Testament symbol pointing to God as the sovereign judge of the nations. In the words of Isaiah, "See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud and is coming to Egypt. The idols of Egypt tremble before him, and the hearts of the Egyptians melt within them" (Isaiah 19:1). Like the Old Testament prophets, Jesus employs clouds to warn his hearers that as judgment fell on Egypt, so would judgment soon befall Jerusalem. (MORE)
Not specifically, but are you referring to the part in Revelation where He says to the church at Laodicea that because they are lukewarm about their faith, he will reject them? Answer: The word "Christian" is used a total of three times in the KJV... twice in the singular; once in the plural: [A…cts 26:28; I Peter 4:16 & Acts 11:26]. It's a term given by men [first, at Antioch - Acts 11:26] to those who profess the name of Christ. A term that's not necessarily derived from man's positive outlook toward Him. It could just as easily be a term of "derision." Yet... calling someone a "Christian" doesn't make them one. Jesus doesn't look on the surface to make His Judgments... or at the names by which men might label other men: "...the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding... He shall not Judge after the sight of His eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His ears: but WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL HE JUDGE the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth..." (Isa.11:2-4). Jesus doesn't " turn His back " on those who are truly His. But He will Judge those who "use His name" unrighteously -- calling themselves "Christians"... when they ARE NOT! "Many will say to Me in that Day [Judgment Day], Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied IN THY NAME [as Christians]? And IN THY NAME [as Christians] have cast out devils? And IN THY NAME [as Christians] done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I NEVER KNEW YOU : depart from Me, ye that work iniquity ." (Matt.7:22-23) Jesus will Judge those who " use His name " to work their evil, WHO WERE NEVER HIS . But He will never forsake any Truly coverted "Christian" whom He knows and has the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. "... I will never leave thee , nor forsake thee ." (Heb.13:5) The world calling people "Christians" doesn't make those people "followers of Christ." It's what's inside each of us... that which men can't see, but God can... that God looks at and determines who is His... and who isn't. (MORE)
A: In 1872, Charles Taze Russell founded what was later to become known as the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, the official name for the organisation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Russell related social, political and economic issues to biblical prophecies and created an elaborate biblical chronolog…y that applied to his own time, including one prophecy that Jesus would return in invisible form in 1874. This was later revised to 1914 as the date for Argameddon, with the destruction of Christendom predicted for 1918. Like many others of his prophecies, this never seemed to happen, but Witnesses are convinced that he did indeed correctly predict the heavenly establishment of the Kingdom of God in 1914. (MORE)
No man knows the day or the hour Jesus will return. We also know it will be a time we son't expect.
Jesus means many things to Christians: He is the beginning and the end (alpha and omega) - Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." He is God - Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be… upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. He is the only begotten son - John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. He is the anointed one (Messiah / Christ) - John 1:41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ). John 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is translated, A Stone). He is Immanuel - Matthew 1:23 "A virgin will become pregnant and have a son, and he will be called Immanuel" (which means, "God is with us"). He is Saviour - John 4:42 Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." He is judge - Acts 10:42 And he commanded us to preach the gospel to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God has appointed judge of the living and the dead. He is the door - John 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. He is the way the truth and the life. - John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Without Jesus there would be no Christianity. (MORE)
Not quite. From the Gospel of John 20:7 read--And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.. This facial cloth was common enough for Jewish crucifixions. It was placed over the face of the executed person while still on the c…ross in order to hide the face from family members as it contorted in rigor mortis after death*. The cloth thought to be the one placed on Jesus' face is called the Sudarium Napkin or Cloth, found in Oviedo, Spain around the year 800 AD. When scientists lined up the napkin with the Shroud of Turin they matched exactly. The bloodtype on both cloths are AB and it has been concluded by scientists that both the Napkin and Shroud covered the same head. . The significance of this is obvious. Had Jesus' body been removed by grave robbers they would not have taken the time to fold linen and tidy up. There were Roman soldiers on guard outside the tomb. Jesus was responsible for folding the Napkin as a sign that He, despite His gruesome death that was witnessed by others, still lived just as He promised. . It was the custom to leave the bodies of the crucified hanging on the cross for the carrion birds to feast on for three or four days. This was added warning of the consequences of those that oppose Roman rule. Joseph of Arirmethea, a rich Jew who loved God and followed Jesus used his influence and wealth for the immediate release of the body. It was Joseph who owned the tomb the body was layed in. (MORE)
There are no reliable source that confirms how many will besaved before Jesus comes back.
The Bible is silent on this date yet to come but Jesus gave us signs to watch for in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.
He pretty much outright said that not even he knew when, but thatit would be sudden and unexpected, "as a thief in the night". Sopretty much any time.
If you want to know because you think it would be a pretty neattrick to do yourself, Step One is "Be God." After that it shouldn'tbe a problem to figure out the rest. The Bible doesn't actually say much more about "how" than that.
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird What does Scout mean when shesays I knew he had come back to us