Believers do not need to fear the 2nd coming

For many believers, the thought of the 2nd coming of Christ is a fearful one.

But dear believer, if you trust in Jesus Christ, then His coming is not a day of fear for us.

It will be a glorious day of salvation and blessing for all who believe in Him.

  1. For the unbeliever, the Day of the LORD will bring the following:
    1. Destruction, Judgment, Suffering, Eternity with the devil —-> (1st Thessalonians 5:3, 2nd Peter 3:7, 2nd Thessalonians 1:8, Revelation 20:10-15, Revelation 1:7, Matthew 25:41).
  2. For the believer, our LORD will bring the following:
    1. SALVATION from SIN –> Hebrews 9 “28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, without sin, to those who are eagerly waiting for him for salvation.”
      1. As believers, we stumble in sin at times. But Jesus is not coming back to deal with our sins. He already forgave and took away our sins on the cross. He is coming back to bring salvation from our sins.
    2. SALVATION FROM JUDGMENT —–> Romans 5 “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God’s wrath through him. 10 For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by his life.”
      1. The believer will be saved from the judgment of the world (John 5 “24 “Most certainly I tell you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and doesn’t come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”)
    3. SALVATION from WORLDLY TROUBLES —> 2nd Thessalonians 1 ” and to give relief to you who are afflicted with us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire,”
    4. GREAT JOY —> Jude “24 Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy, 25 to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.”
      1. Jesus is coming back to bring us great joy and happiness in His presence.
    5. GLORIFIED BODIES —> Philippians 3 “20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will change the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working by which he is able even to subject all things to himself.”
      1. Jesus is coming back to save us from our imperfect, weak bodies. He will give us glorified bodies.
    6. SALVATION from DEATH —> 1 Corinthians 15 “51 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable body must become imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when this perishable body will have become imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then what is written will happen: “Death is swallowed up in victory.
      1. Jesus is coming back to save us from death. He will make us immortal.
    7. UNITED WITH ALL BELIEVERS in HEAVEN —-> 1 Thessalonians 4 “16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, 17 then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
      1. Jesus is coming back with all the believers in heaven. We will be reunited with all the loved ones who believe in Christ.
    8. A NEW WORLD WITHOUT SIN —-> 2nd Peter 3 “13 But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
      1. Jesus is coming back to create a new world where we will not sin anymore.
    9. A NEW WORLD WITHOUT DEATH, PAIN or TEARS —-> Revelation 21 “I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away, and the sea is no more. I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with people, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. The first things have passed away.
      1. Jesus is coming back to create a new world without any pain or death. It will be filled only with eternal happiness and life.
    10. ETERNITY WITH GOD our FATHER & the LORD JESUS CHRIST —-> Revelation 22 “He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. There will be no curse any more. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no night, and they need no lamp light or sun light; for the Lord God will illuminate them. They will reign forever and ever.”
      1. Jesus is coming back so that we can live with our Father God and Christ seeing them every day forever and ever – what a great blessing!

For believers, the 2nd coming will be the BEST DAY of this LIFE and the FIRST DAY of ETERNITY in HEAVEN with the LORD forever!

We have nothing to fear. God Himself will keep us blameless until the Day of Christ:

1 Corinthians 1 “I always thank my God concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge; even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: so that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ; who will also confirm you until the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5 “23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it.”

God bless you in Jesus’ name!

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