Before the world began, He knew that Jesus would come to earth and give Himself as a holy and final offering for sin; once and for all. A baby born of a virgin in a manger would become the Lamb of God. To those who trust in Him and obey His commandments, God has promised a fulfillment to our hope in Christ: He is returning soon, and we will be in His presence for eternity.
According to scholars, there are 1,845 references to the return of Jesus Christ in the pages of the Bible. Jesus’ return is highlighted in seventeen Old Testament books, and within the New Testament, there are 321 mentions of the second coming.
When Christ returns, all of the promises in the Old Testament to Israel will be fulfilled as well as the New Testament promises to believers, and He will reign as King over the whole earth for one thousand years.
Jesus made many messianic claims. With all the bold declarations, with all the evidence, eye-witnesses, and Scriptures about the person and deity of Jesus Christ – many still refuse to believe. One reason for this is His birth and earthly life had one predetermined purpose, which was suffering and death. Then He arose to live. But His return will have a very different purpose – the final judgment of all mankind…
SCRIPTURES Referenced on this Podcast
The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. Psalm 119:160
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Luke 21:33
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise you on the head,
And you shall bruise him on the heel.” Genesis 3:15
“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.
His goings forth are from long ago,
From the days of eternity.”
3 Therefore He will give them up until the time
When she who is in labor has borne a child.
Then the remainder of His brethren
Will return to the sons of Israel.
4 And He will arise and shepherd His flock
In the strength of the Lord,
In the majesty of the name of the Lord His God.
And they will remain,
Because at that time He will be great
To the ends of the earth.” Micah 5:2-4
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” Revelation 22:16
Hebrews 2:14, 1 John 3:8, Daniel 9:24-27, John 5:39-40, John 5:45-46, Luke 24:44-47, Isaiah 7:13-14