What promise is
made to those who look for the appearing of Christ?
"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and
unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin
unto salvation." Hebrews 9:28.
How many will
receive a reward when He comes?
"For the Son of man shall come in the glory
of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man
according to his works." Matthew 16:27.
Did the disciples think that death would be the
second coming of Christ?
"Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man
do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry
till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. Then went this
saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet
Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I
will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?" John
is not the coming of Christ, how will He come?
"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld,
he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while
they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood
by them in white apparel;"Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why
stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from
you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go
into heaven." Acts 1:9-11 (Rev. 14:14).
will behold Him when He comes?
"Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him,
and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall
wail because of him. Even so, Amen." Revelation 1:7.
wonderful demonstration will accompany the Lord's coming?
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the
dead in Christ shall rise first." 1 Thessalonians 4:16.
then take place?
"Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we
shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed." 1 Corinthians 15:52. (1
the martyrs of old gone to their reward?
"And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received
not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us,
that they without us should not be made perfect." Hebrews
the disciples to be recompensed?
"And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot
recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of
the just." Luke 14:14.
this to be brought about?
"If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto Myself."
Enoch's belief about this event?
"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of
these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his
saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are
ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly
committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have
spoken against him." Jude 1:14,15.
Job's hope when in the depths of affliction?
"For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall
stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms
destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see
for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my
reins be consumed within me." Job 19:25-27.
David express himself on this point?
"Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth:
he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his
truth." Psalms 96:13.
teach this same sentiment?
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great
prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall
be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to
that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered,
every one that shall be found written in the book." Daniel 12:1.
splendor will the Saviour come?
"For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and
of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come
in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels." Luke
Christ, at the transfiguration, represented His future glory, how did He
"And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as
the sun, and his raiment was white as the light." Matthew 17:2.
the appearance of an angel?
"His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the
appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms
and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words
like the voice of a multitude." Daniel 10:6.
the appearance of the glory of God Himself?
"And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of
fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward,
and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the
appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance
of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance
of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness
of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and
I heard a voice of one that spake." Ezekiel 1:27,28.
was Paul waiting when in his Roman dungeon?
"Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and
not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." 2
the Saviour be seen of those who are finally permitted to behold Him?
"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like
him; for we shall see him as he is." 1 John 3:2.
description does the beloved John give of His appearance?
"His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as
snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; "And his feet like unto
fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of
many waters. "And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of
his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun
shineth in his strength." Revelation 1:14-16.
shall have gathered together His elect (Matt. 24:31), if we are among
them, what shall we hear from the Saviour?
"Then shall the King say unto them on his
right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom
prepared for you from the foundation of the world:" Matthew