We live in a world that is careening more and more wildly out of control. We face an uncertain future; a future where deadly unseen viruses can blaze through our communities and leave us locked in our own isolated bubbles and locked out of any meaningful social interaction.
We face a future that is filled with economic depression, unemployment, wars, oppression and a whole host of other problems that we have very little control over. Sometimes it can be hard to find hope amidst all this chaos.
But the Bible is all about offering hope. The Bible gives us the greatest hope ever known to us humans; the hope of Jesus’ second coming. The Bible tells us to hang in there because a better day is coming; one that will not be fraught with pain and loss but with joy and peace.
The second coming of Jesus is mentioned over 1,500 times in the Bible. In the New Testament alone it is mentioned in one out of every 25 verses. The second coming of Jesus is a topic that infuses the whole of scripture, drawing our hearts and minds to latch onto something better.
So what does the Bible really say about Jesus’ second coming? Does it tell us when it will happen? How will it happen? Does it give us a how-to guide to prepare for something that earth shattering? Let’s take a look at 9 clear facts the Bible mentions about the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Fact number 1. The Second Coming is God’s final answer to the world’s overwhelming problems.
The Bible says: Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if l go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3.
Fact number 2. The Second Coming of Jesus will not be a secret event.
The Bible says: “Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent. Psalm 50:3. “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him” Revelation 1:7.
Fact number 3. The righteous dead will be resurrected at Jesus coming and the righteous living will be transformed.
The Bible says: “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1Thessalonians 4:16,17
Fact number 4. The Second Coming of Jesus is the blessed hope we can all look forward to
The Bible says: “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ.” Titus 2:13.
Fact number 5. Jesus offers immortality at his Second Coming.
The Bible says: “For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” 1 Corinthians 15:52,53.
Fact number 6. Those who do not have a saving relationship with Jesus will not live through his Second Coming.
The Bible says: “The Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.” 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9.
Fact number 7. There are no second chances to accept salvation after Jesus Second Coming
The Bible says: “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.” Revelation 22:11, 12.
Fact number 8. We do not know the exact time or date of Jesus Second Coming.
The Bible says: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
And finally, fact number 9. Jesus encourages us to be ready for his Second Coming so that we are not caught unawares.
The Bible says: “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming”
So, there they are – 9 important facts about Jesus’ Second Coming
1. The Second Coming is God’s final answer to the world’s overwhelming problem. .
2. The Second Coming of Jesus will not be a secret event.
3. The righteous dead will be resurrected at Jesus coming and the righteous living will be transformed.
4. The Second Coming of Jesus is the blessed hope we can all look forward to
5. Jesus offers immortality at his Second Coming.
6. Those who do not have a saving relationship with Jesus will not live through his Second Coming.
7. There are no second chances to accept salvation after Jesus Second Coming
8. We do not know the exact time or date of Jesus Second Coming.
9. Jesus encourages us to be ready for his Second Coming so that we are not caught unawares.
Of all the events of history, the second coming of Jesus will be the most significant. It is an event that you do not want to miss. An event you do not want to be excluded from. Why not make a commitment to prepare yourself for Jesus coming today?