PROPHECY is History written in advance for us to know and heed. And Prophecy can only come from the Omniscient God of the Bible – who knows the past, the present and the future.
A. JESUS’ FIRST COMING
Did you know that, as early as 538 BC or about 2,550 years ago, through the Prophet Daniel, the exact date of the First Coming of our LORD Jesus has been prophesied or foretold – and was literally fulfilled to its exact details?
The prophecy was: From the issuance of a decree to rebuild Jerusalem , it will take 483 years for the Messiah to come and then, he will be cut off. (Dan 9: 25-26).
This prophecy was fulfilled in its exact details when King Artaxerxes of Persia issued a decree to rebuild Jerusalem on March 14, 445 BC (Nehemiah 2: 1-9), and after 483years or on April 6, 32 AD (Palm Sunday), Jesus, riding on a donkey, was presented in Jerusalem as the Messiah (Matthew 21: 1-11) and afterwards, He was crucified. Many people consider this as the most amazing prophecy of the Old Testament/Covenant of the Bible.
Other prophecies foretold as early as 750 BC pertaining to the Messiah that Jesus literally fulfilled were: The Messiah will be born in the town of Bethlehem, He will live for a while in Egypt, and He will reside in Nazareth. (Matthew 2). As you can see, the God of the Bible is 100% accurate in fulfilling His prophecies.
Likewise, Jesus’ First Coming also fulfilled the first portion of prophecy written in Isaiah 9: 6 as: “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given,”
Please note that the LORD Jesus came first as servant and the Savior or Lamb of God – to show people the way to salvation and eternal life in Heaven.
B. JESUS’ SECOND COMING
But, there’s more! Because Jesus resurrected from the dead, He ascended back to Heaven and He promised to come back.
Did you know that of the 260 chapters of the New Testament/Covenant of the Bible, Jesus’ Second Coming is mentioned 318 times? More specifically, Jesus’ return (touchdown is near Bethany, Israel) is mentioned once in every 25 verses! Obviously, God is alerting each of us on this very important, momentous event. So, how would you react or respond?
This time, however, no exact date was provided on Jesus’ Second Coming, only signs for us to watch (e.g., Deceivers, wars, earthquakes, drugs, famines, diseases, etc.). (Mat 24: 1-51). Like birth pains, all of these signs are happening in our world right now – in greater frequency and magnitude, aren’t these?
Jesus’ Second Coming will then fulfil the succeeding portion of the prophecy written in Isaiah 9: 6 as: “and the government will be on his shoulders. And he (the Son or Jesus) will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” This is when ALL people would know that the Father is God, the Son is God and the Counselor or Holy Spirit is God – 3 Persons in 1 God – in perfect love and unity. (Unfortunately, for many in Hell, this Truth will already too late for comfort.)
Hence, the climax of human history and the crowning glory of Bible’s Prophecy is the SECOND COMING of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Jesus will return to the earth in power and glory, this time as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, THE KING OF KINGS and THE LORD OF LORDS – to judge all the living and the dead and to condemn those who rejected His *FREE offer of salvation. (Rev 19: 11-16).
So, what could happen when Jesus comes back? Seriously consider this scenario:
- The remnant of the Jews who will be saved by Jesus from the forces of the Antichrist will shout to Jesus, their Messiah, “Welcome!”
- The living Tribulation Saints who were subjected to intense trials and sufferings will exclaim to Jesus, ” Welcome back!”
- The True Believers – each one with resurrected body, soul and spirit – who will accompany Jesus in His Second Coming (together with Angels) will declare, “We’re back!”
- The dead Old Testament and Tribulation Saints will pronounce, “We’re next! (to be resurrected)”
- And ALL Unbelievers – dead or alive – will whimper, “We’re doomed! (to the Lake of Fire)”
So, when Jesus Christ comes back, to what group would you belong?
C. YOUR CHOICE
Right NOW, can you honestly say to yourself that you are absolutely, positively certain that you’ll be part of the LORD JESUS’ entourage on His SECOND COMING here on earth?
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