"From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
(Matthew 4:17 KJV)
"When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 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 1:6, 7 KJV)
The Christian world has been looking for the "Second Coming," the Second Advent or Christ's Second Appearing since Jesus Christ began to preach about it. The expectations of the second coming of Christ have been seen in His followers since He died on the cross and rose again, close to 2,000 years ago.
The Bible clearly states that Jesus will come again and, at that time, our world as we know it will end. Over the nearly 2,000 years since Jesus told us, we have developed many ideas and opinions about the upcoming end times because the Bible does not give us details as to what will happen. But it does say it could happen any time after certain things occur and each generation can see those things are occurring in their time so expectations remain high. We need to believe and trust in Our Awesome God and be prepared for end times.
God's redemption of sinful man is an ongoing process that will conclude when the Kingdom of God has reached its fulfillment. In the Old Testament, God led the Israelites to an understanding of truth and righteousness. Our Awesome God has led us to the final phase of the redemption process which began with the first coming of Jesus Christ and will be closed after all the events of the Second Coming have occurred. There will be judgment, the new spiritual bodies, the wicked will be put in hell and evil will be completely destroyed.
Yes, Jesus Christ will return to finish His work for Our Awesome God so His Kingdom will be complete. Are you one of God's children? He is waiting so long before He "comes again" so that all who can be saved will be saved. So if you are a Christian, you should tell all that you meet about Jesus Christ and if you aren't a Christian, you need to find our church or join any church that preaches and teaches that Jesus Christ died for you, taking your sins upon Himself and arose the third day to sit by God, interceding for you when you sin. God wants all to enjoy heaven with Him.
Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Our Awesome God and His Son, Jesus Christ this Sunday at 10:30 AM and at 6:00 PM for Bible Study along with AWANA, a children's program, until 7:30 PM. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests, and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill