Second Coming
of Jesus Christ

To live and work for the right reasons ...
Being Ready, Preparing the Way

Prophecy and the Lord's 2nd Coming
Jesus could come at any time.  There is no prophecy that needs to be fulfilled.  Prophecy knowledge is not necessary to fully expect to see the Lord Jesus Christ at any moment.

1 Pet 4:7  "But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer"

The end is not waiting on prophecy to be fulfilled.
The end is at hand. 
* Be ready!

Luke 12:37  "Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them."

Luke 12:38  "And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants."

* Will have a blessing.
* Will be a blessing.
* Will see the Lord coming (cannot predict it).

2 Pet 3:11  "Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,"
2 Pet 3:12  "Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?"

Looking for and hastening towards the Lord.
Knowing the terror of the end, we should live holy, tell others, and be watchingly ready.

Mat 24:42  "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come."

Mark 13:35  "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:"
Mark 13:36  "Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping."

Luke 12:40  "Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not."

Constant watchfulness assures:
* readiness when He comes;
* joyfulness when He comes.
He is coming soon!

There is one item which holds up the 2nd Coming of the Lord. 
Jesus is waiting on the last Gentile to be saved.  When this is accomplished Jesus will meet the Saints in the air.  This should be impetus for us to take the Gospel to the world.  Find that last person who either needs to hear it or accept it.


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