Saturday, March 14, 2015

When Is Jesus Coming

When Is Jesus Coming?

Would you not love to know when Jesus is Coming?


Everyone would love to know when Jesus is Returning. Would not that be nice? You could be ready for when He comes. But, the Bible tells us that no-one knows when Jesus will return. 



Here are some Bible promises from God. A lot of these are from the New Testament, so they are told by Jesus Himself.

1 - Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. And many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time. "So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. (Matthew 24:4-5; 11; 23-27)

2 - "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. (Matthew 24:30-31)

3 - For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. (Matthew 16:27)

4- 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; 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 24:37-39)

5 - "It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. "It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. (Luke 17:28-30)

6 - "Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man." (Luke 21:34-36)

7 - 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. "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. (Matthew 24:40-44)

8 - "At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. "At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' "Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.' "'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.' "But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. "Later the others also came. 'Sir! Sir!' they said. 'Open the door for us!' "But he replied, 'I tell you the truth, I don't know you.' (Matthew 25:1-12)

9 - It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night. (Luke 12:37-38)

10 - "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:1-3)

11 - "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. (Matthew 25:13)

12 - "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Matthew 24:36)

13 - You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." (Luke 12:40)

14 - "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.' "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' "He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life." (Matthew 25:31-46)

15 - If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels." (Mark 8:38)

Please share these promises with your friends and family so they will be ready.

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  1. I PRAY FOR THE WORLD TO LOOK UP WHEN YOU SEE THE RED MOON YOU WILL KNOW IM NEAR. SO... IF ITS FAKE... WHY IS IT HAPPENING. WORLD STOP TO THINK A MINUTE HERE. LOOK SEE WORLD SEE TRUTH CHRIST WILL BE HERE. LIKE IT OR NOT.

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  2. Many of these verses are quoted out of context. Good verses all, but not speaking about the time this article is covering. The first point is about the WAY not the TIME. Flash of lightening across the sky, not someone in a desert or room etc. It will be quick, no time for analysing and teaching etc. Point 2 is about WHAT will happen, not WHEN. Angels gathering, blast of a trumpet etc. Point 3 mixes Matthew 16 which should be part of point 2 with Matthew 24, which is talking about 'as in the days of Noah' "THEY did not know". They being the unbelievers, not the believers who did know and were inside the ark. If you compare carefully, it's talking about the end of the 7 years tribulation. See further down.
    There's no point 4 but I think that's just a typo. 5 is basically the same, unbelievers will not notice until it's too late. 6 and 8 are similar to each other, watch and be ready. But if you are not to know them why watch? Rev 3v3 says if you do NOT watch I will come like a thief. He'll surprise you. If you have a good idea He won't surprise you. Ditto 9.
    10 is a pattern for the Jewish wedding feast. The bride and groom know when he's coming to 'snatch' her away. It's part of the ritual. That's why Jesus used that as an illustration. We are to know and look out for Him. 11, 12, 13 are talking about the end of the 1000 year reign. That's why Jesus said heaven and earth will pass away. Of THAT day no man knows. Rev21 says heaven and earth pass away AFTER the 1000 year reign. He's not talking about His second coming! Everyone presumes that.
    14 is talking about the judgement, separating the righteous and the unrighteous, not about His coming to fetch us from the wrath to come in the 7 year tribulation.
    15 has nothing to do with the timing of His coming either. It's about denying Him and being denied.
    All good verses but the context is wrong. The unrighteous are taken away (as in the days of Noah) because after the 7 years is the wedding feast, the last festival that Jesus will fulfill, and they are not invited. They are removed for the 1000 years that follow. Rev20 says the rest of the dead lived not again until the 1000 years were over. They are not raised and raptured at the first rapture with the believers. That comes later. That's why it says specifically the dead IN Christ. The dead NOT IN Christ have to wait their turn.

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  3. Many of these verses are quoted out of context. Good verses all, but not speaking about the time this article is covering. The first point is about the WAY not the TIME. Flash of lightening across the sky, not someone in a desert or room etc. It will be quick, no time for analysing and teaching etc. Point 2 is about WHAT will happen, not WHEN. Angels gathering, blast of a trumpet etc. Point 3 mixes Matthew 16 which should be part of point 2 with Matthew 24, which is talking about 'as in the days of Noah' "THEY did not know". They being the unbelievers, not the believers who did know and were inside the ark. If you compare carefully, it's talking about the end of the 7 years tribulation. See further down.
    There's no point 4 but I think that's just a typo. 5 is basically the same, unbelievers will not notice until it's too late. 6 and 8 are similar to each other, watch and be ready. But if you are not to know them why watch? Rev 3v3 says if you do NOT watch I will come like a thief. He'll surprise you. If you have a good idea He won't surprise you. Ditto 9.
    10 is a pattern for the Jewish wedding feast. The bride and groom know when he's coming to 'snatch' her away. It's part of the ritual. That's why Jesus used that as an illustration. We are to know and look out for Him. 11, 12, 13 are talking about the end of the 1000 year reign. That's why Jesus said heaven and earth will pass away. Of THAT day no man knows. Rev21 says heaven and earth pass away AFTER the 1000 year reign. He's not talking about His second coming! Everyone presumes that.
    14 is talking about the judgement, separating the righteous and the unrighteous, not about His coming to fetch us from the wrath to come in the 7 year tribulation.
    15 has nothing to do with the timing of His coming either. It's about denying Him and being denied.
    All good verses but the context is wrong. The unrighteous are taken away (as in the days of Noah) because after the 7 years is the wedding feast, the last festival that Jesus will fulfill, and they are not invited. They are removed for the 1000 years that follow. Rev20 says the rest of the dead lived not again until the 1000 years were over. They are not raised and raptured at the first rapture with the believers. That comes later. That's why it says specifically the dead IN Christ. The dead NOT IN Christ have to wait their turn.

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    1. Brett, you have been strongly deluded to believe the anti-Christ LIE re. the `rapture` of the church as taught by the dispensationalists.
      According to Jesus own words, `Let both (the wheat and the tares) grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers (angels), "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn."`" (Matt.13:30 - 43) The unbelievers are leaving the planet, the church is left behind.
      Also, as per your example of the days of Noah, the unbelievers were swept away in the flood covering the earth, but the believers were saved in and through the ark (a type of Jesus).They were the only ones left behind on the planet.
      The kingdom is NOT leaving, but coming to earth, as Jesus commanded us to pray.
      The earth was promised to Abraham & his Seed (Christ) as an inheritance."For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith ." Rom.4:13 "And if you are Christ`s, then you are Abraham`s seed, and heir`s according to the promise." Gal.3:29. This negates the false claim by the anti-Christ Jewish state of so-called Israel.
      DO NOT BE DECEIVED...

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    2. THERE IS ONE (AND ONLY ONE) COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL, THE HOUSEHOLD AND TEMPLE OF GOD.
      "For you (Jews or Gentiles alike) are all sons of God through faith in Christ (Greek)/ Messiah (Hebrew)/ the Annointed (English) Jesus (Greek)/ Yeshua (Hebrew) Saviour (English).
      In plain English: For you (Jews or Gentiles alike) are all sons of God through faith in the Annointed Saviour.
      For as many of you as were baptized (immersed) into the Annointed (Christ/Messiah) have put on (clothed, wrapped himself with) the Annointed (Christ/Messiah).
      There is NEITHER Jew (including `Messianic` Jew) NOR Greek (Gentile), there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all ONE in the Annointed Saviour (Christ Jesus).
      And if you are the Annointed`s (Christ`s), THEN you are Abraham`s seed, and heirs according to the promise." PLAIN AND SIMPLE!
      Gal.3:26 - 29
      "Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh - who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands (the Jews) -
      that at that time you were without the Annointed (Christ /Messiah), being aliens from THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
      BUT NOW IN THE ANNOINTED SAVIOUR (CHRIST JESUS) you who once were far off have been made near by the blood of the Annointed (Christ/ Messiah).
      For He Himself is our peace [offering], who has made both (Jew and Gentile) ONE, and has broken down the middle wall of division (that existed in the Temple to separate us), having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create IN HIMSELF ONE NEW MAN from the two, thus making peace,
      AND that He might reconcile THEM BOTH to God in ONE BODY through the cross, thereby PUTTING TO DEATH THE ENMITY. ( Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Saviour (Jesus), by a NEW and LIVING WAY which He consecrated for us, through THE VEIL, that is, HIS FLESH,... Heb.10:19,20.)
      And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off (Gentiles) and to those who were near (Jews).
      For through Him we (Jews and Gentiles alike) both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
      Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, BUT FELLOW CITIZENS with the saints AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD,
      having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, The Annointed Saviour (Jesus Christ) Himself being the chief cornerSTONE,
      in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into A HOLY TEMPLE in the Lord,
      in whom you also are being built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit."
      Eph.2:11-22
      "Do you not know that you ARE THE TEMPLE of God and that the Spirit of God dwells IN you?"
      1Cor.3:16
      Daniel explained that "there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days" in a dream of a great image standing before him. The image represented four consecutive great kings or kingdoms."...a STONE was cut out without hands (Jesus), which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay (the fourth kingdom), and broke them in pieces. "And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever."(Dan.2:28, 34, 44)
      Away with this anti-Christ `rapture` of the church nonsense!

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    3. http://bizweni.net/blog/books/left-behind/

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    4. If you want to understand where this "rapture of the church" idea comes from, read this by Dr. Stephen Jones:

      The futurist interpretation of the book of Revelation, which is taught in many evangelical and fundamentalist circles is a recent innovation, not having been popularized until the mid-1800’s. It was popularized by “Dr.” Scofield, a man of dubious character who awarded himself his doctor’s degree without any higher education.

      In the early 1900’s Scofield was backed financially by a Jewish lawyer named Samuel Untermyer, who was one of the framers of the Federal Reserve Act and was the president of the occult Lotus Club in New York. Untermyer provided Scofield with free housing for about twenty years while he wrote his notes for the Scofield Bible. His motive was undoubtedly political, laying the groundwork to convince Christians to blindly support the Jewish State, which was already being planned by certain powerful Zionist Jews. Their motives were anything but Christian.

      The futurist view of Revelation changed the feast of Tabernacles into “the rapture,” introducing a foreign concept into the prophetic feast days. The feast of Trumpets signifies the resurrection of the dead at the last trumpet. The Day of Atonement signifies the great day of repentance and fasting that follows the resurrection. The feast of Tabernacles is a seven-day period in which the seven drink offerings (bowls, or vials) of wine are poured out, one each day, signifying judgment. Yet at the same time the priest in the temple poured out drink offerings of water along with the wine, signifying the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (John 7:37-39).

      Futurists retain the concept that the resurrection is the first event that initiates the coming of Christ. Only a few of them connect it with the feast of Trumpets, even though this feast has been known for thousands of years in Jewish circles as “the day of the awakening blast.” Jews have connected the feast of Trumpets with the resurrection, even if Christians forgot this truth.

      The Day of Atonement occurs nine days after the Feast of Trumpets. It falls on the tenth day of the seventh month (Lev. 23:27). Some futurists connect the Day of Atonement with repentance, but normally limit it to a Jewish repentance of the 144,000. Their view is that the Church will already have been “raptured” at the time of the resurrection (i.e., the feast of Trumpets). In my view, there certainly will be Jews among those who repent on that day; however, the real repentance will be done by the believers who at present do not even know that they need to repent. The message to the latter-day Church of Laodicea in Rev. 3:17, 18 reflects this ignorance of the latter-day Church’s need to repent.

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    5. The week of Tabernacles is the lawful time it takes to consecrate the priests who are called to rule with Christ. Rev. 5:10 and 20:6 makes reference to these priests. Of course, they are not th e old Levitical priests, but are of the Order of Melchisedec, with Jesus Christ being the High Priest (Heb. 7:17). Yet the prophetic pattern of consecration is set in Leviticus 8:35, where Aaron and his sons were to remain in the tabernacle a full seven days, emerging only on the eighth day (Lev. 9:1).

      In the days of Aaron, we find that the glory of God manifested to the people on the eighth day after the new priests emerged from the tabernacle. The story is told in Leviticus 9. This prophesies of the eighth day of Tabernacles, called in John 7:37 “the last day, the great day of the feast.” That this was the Feast of Tabernacles is established earlier in John 7:2. The primary event of the Feast of Tabernacles comes on this last great day of the feast, when the Holy Spirit is poured out in its fullness and the bodily change takes place in the overcomers (John 7:37-39).

      The futurists, not understanding the prophetic feast days, added “the rapture” to the Feast of Trumpets and the resurrection of the dead. They limited the Day of Atonement to Jews only. And the seven days of Tabernacles was interpreted to be seven years of tribulation. Verses about the eighth day of Tabernacles, teaching the unveiling of the sons of God, were interpreted as “the rapture” and connected to the feast of Trumpets (resurrection day). In so doing, they missed entirely the significance of the eighth day of Tabernacles.

      The purpose of the Feast of Tabernacles is to unveil the sons of God and empower them to finish the Great Commission. Daniel says the Kingdom of God (the “stone” Kingdom of Dan. 2:35) is to grow into a great mountain range that fills the whole earth. The futurist view takes believers out of the world and puts forth the Jews as the evangelists during the “tribulation.” What is most strange is that this view says that the Holy Spirit will be removed from the earth at this time. How can the work of evangelism be done by the 144,000 without the presence of the Holy Spirit? There would be no point to their preaching.

      The priests poured out a pitcher of water on each of the seven days of Tabernacles. They did not do this on the eighth day, and it was on this day that Jesus shouted, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. . . from his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:39 supplies us with the interpretation. John says it prophesied of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Actually, Jesus was referring to Isaiah 12:2, 3,

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    6. 2 Behold, God is my Yashua [“salvation”], I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and son, and He has become my Yashua [“salvation”]. 3 Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of Yashua [“salvation”].

      Yashua is the Hebrew name for Jesus. Jesus recognized that Isaiah 12 prophesied of Him, and this is why He spoke as He did on the eighth day of Tabernacles in John 7. Coming to Him for drink, we draw water from the springs, or wells, of Yashua.

      Most assume, as I did for many years, that this was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2. But Jesus did not speak these words at the feast of Pentecost. They were spoken on the eighth day of Tabernacles. Pentecost was, indeed, the time that the earnest of the Spirit was given (Eph. 1:14), and so it was partially fulfilled on that day. However, the greater fulfillment can only be the Feast of Tabernacles, the time that the fullness of the Spirit is given.

      The futurists see “the rapture” in Revelation 4:1, when John is told to “come up hither.” Of course, that verse says nothing about a rapture. It is a somewhat desperate attempt to find the “rapture” in the book of Revelation. One would think that if the Apostles really taught this doctrine (as it is interpreted today), it would be the most prominent event in the entire book of Revelation. But because it is not to be found, futurists must resort to applying extra meaning to Revelation 4:1.

      The rest of the book is then interpreted to refer to events AFTER “the rapture.” And so by the futurist interpretation, most of this book yet remains unfulfilled. They say it will be fulfilled over a period of seven years during “the great tribulation.” They also say that “the Antichrist” will come to power during this time—even though the term, “antichrist” never once appears in the book of Revelation. They generally interpret “the beast” to mean “the Antichrist,” even though the beasts of Daniel 7 and 8 are all references to world empires, and even the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8 is never called a “beast.” – Dr Stephen Jones

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  5. Lord please bless my family and I, forgive us of our sins and take us into glory dear lord.. Love u

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  6. An excellent article / blog. I don't want to knock anything you have written but I think that you should add in something about the truth of things for those that are seeking salvation and such. Meaning that in the end when Jesus returns he has made it a requirement that his followers be baptized and they will receive the holy spirit as stated in Acts and many various places in the NT.

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