Jesus Christ is the greatest and the highest over all, that includes every prophet and priest there has ever been, and every king and wise man who ever lived, and who ever will live, because Jesus is the Son of God.

 

Despite seeing the things Jesus did, most still refused to believe in Him.

The questioning of Jesus’ authority

“Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to Him, ‘Teacher, we want to see a miraculous sign from You.’

He answered, ‘A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.  For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now One greater than Jonah is here.

The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now One greater than Solomon is here.”  Matthew 12: 38-43

(King Solomon was the greatest king and the wisest man there ever was. Read 1 Kings, Chapter 10: 1-9 about him.)

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Jesus surpasses everyone in greatness:

He is more superior than the angels. They worship Him – Hebrews 1:1-6 and Revelation, Chapter 5

He is better than Moses – Hebrews 3:1-6

He is the Highest of all priests. He is the Great High Priest forever seated at the right hand of God, the Father – Hebrews 4:14-5:1-10, Hebrews, Chapter 7, Hebrews 10:11-14 (In this blog’s page, Bible Search, read more about Jesus being seated at the right hand of God)

He is the greatest of all kings because He is the King of kings and Lord of lords – Psalm, Chapter 2, Revelation 1:5 and Revelation 19:16

He was and is the only One found worthy – Revelation, Chapter 5

Jesus, Himself, said in Matthew 28:18,  “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.”


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“Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, ‘Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.’ ” Luke 22:7-8

(Please click on and read Exodus 12: 1-28 for background on the Passover.)

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Please click on and read John 6:48-59.  Here, Jesus vividly describes what is taking place when one participates in the bread and the fruit of the vine, for His sake.

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Luke 22:17-20 reads:

After taking the cup, He gave thanks and said, ‘Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’

And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying,  ‘This is My body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’

In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.’ “

(Also read Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14: 12-27; John 13:1-20 about this event)

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1 Corinthians 11: 23-26  reads:

“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’  For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”

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“Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed.”

1 Corinthians 5:7

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Jesus was arrested and suffered the following, according to the scriptures:

Matthew 26: 59-60:

“The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put Him to death.  But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.”

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The beatings Jesus suffered before He was crucified

“The high priest said to Him, ‘I charge You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God.’

‘Yes, it is as you say,’  Jesus replied. ‘But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.’

Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, ‘He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.  What do you think?’

‘He is worthy of death,’ they answered.

Then they spit in His face and struck Him with their fists. Others slapped Him and said, ‘Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit You? “ Matthew 26:63-68

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Mark 14: 64-65 reads:

“They all condemned Him as worthy of death. Then some began to spit at Him; they blindfolded Him, struck Him with their fists, and said, ‘Prophesy!’

And the guards took Him and beat Him.”

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Then, they handed Jesus over to the Romans.  Governor Pilate wanted to release Him, but the people cried, “Crucify Him!” over and over again. (Read Matthew 27:15-23)

Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around Him. They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him,  and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on His head. They put a staff in His right hand and knelt in front of Him and mocked Him. ‘Hail, king of the Jews!’ they said. They spit on Him, and took the staff and struck Him on the head again and again. After they had mocked Him, they took off the robe and put His own clothes on Him. Then they led Him away to crucify Him.  Matthew 27:27-31

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Mark 15:15:

 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed Him over to be crucified.”

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The Insults at His Crucifixion

When they had crucified Him, they divided up His clothes by casting lots. And sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. Above His head they placed the written charge against Him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Two robbers were crucified with Him, one on His right and one on His left.  Those who passed by hurled insults at Him, shaking their heads and saying, ‘You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!’

In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked Him. ‘He saved others,’ they said, ‘but He can’t save Himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue Him now if He wants Him, for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ In the same way the robbers who were crucified with Him also heaped insults on Him.”  Matthew 27:35-44

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Luke 23: 32-43:

 “Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with Him to be executed.  When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified Him, along with the criminals—one on His right, the other on His left.  Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they divided up His clothes by casting lots.

The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at Him. They said, ‘He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.’

The soldiers also came up and mocked Him. They offered Him wine vinegar and said, ‘If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself.’

There was a written notice above Him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at Him: ‘Aren’t You the Christ? Save Yourself and us!’

But the other criminal rebuked him. ‘Don’t you fear God,’ he said, ‘since you are under the same sentence?  We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this Man has done nothing wrong.’

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.

Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with Me in paradise.’ ”

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Jesus Dies, Nailed to the Cross

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.  About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’—which means, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’

When some of those standing there heard this, they said, ‘He’s calling Elijah.’

Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.  The rest said, ‘Now leave Him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save Him.’

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit.”  Matthew 27:45-50 (Also Mark15:33-37)

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It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,  for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.”  When He had said this, He breathed his last. ” Luke 23:44-46

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John 19:28-37 reads:

 Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’  A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When He had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’  With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down.

The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break His legs.  Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.

These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: ‘Not one of His bones will be broken,’  and, as another scripture says, ‘They will look on the One they have pierced.’ “

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A Poem

You Kept Silent

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To avoid the cross,

Sweet Jesus,

You could have ran;

You could have said

You weren’t the Christ,

but just a man.

You could have

called the angels

to come rescue You;

But, You kept silent

and did what

you had to do.

You could have

cried for mercy, Lord,

but You did not;

You could have

saved Yourself

and came down from that cross;

You could have

defied Your Father’s will,

couldn’t You?

But, You kept silent

and did what

You had to do.

Constance V. Walden

“He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; He was led like a lamb to the slaughter,  and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so He did not open His mouth.” Isaiah 53:7

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God is able to raise the dead…He did, and He will.

In John 10:17-18, Jesus said this about His coming death and resurrection:

The reason my Father loves Me is that I lay down My life—only to take it up again.  No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father.”

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

After Jesus’ death on the cross, His body was placed in a tomb.  On the third day after His death, two women went to the tomb and found the stone had been rolled away. An angel was inside the tomb and said to the women,

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you.’”   – Mark 16: 6-7 (You can also read about the resurrection of Jesus in Matthew, Chapter 28; Luke, Chapter 24; and, John, Chapter 20)

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“After His suffering, He presented Himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.” Acts 1:3

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The Apostle Peter said in Acts 2:22-24:

“Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a Man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through Him, as you yourselves know. This Man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put Him to death by nailing Him to the cross.  But God raised Him from the dead, freeing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him.”

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1 Corinthians 15: 3-4 reads:

“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”

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Our Resurrection To Come

In John 11: 25-26, Jesus said,

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies;  and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”

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“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear His voice and come out—those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.”  – Jesus in John 5: 28-29

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1 Corinthians 15: 50-55 reads:

I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep (pass away), but we will all be changed—  in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.  For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.  When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death is your sting?”

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Philippians 3: 20-21 reads:

“But, our citizenship is in Heaven.  And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord, Jesus Christ, Who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.”

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In Mark 12: 25, Jesus said,

“When the dead rise, they will be like the angels in Heaven.”

(When you read the entire text above, you will see that Jesus was talking about attitude and purpose.  The only attitude and purpose of God’s angels is to focus on God and serving Him.  In Heaven, that will be the total focus of all the souls there. Marriage will not at all be on their minds, nor anything carnal.)

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1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 reads:

“For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”

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Isaiah 26: 19 reads:

“But, your dead will live; their bodies will rise.  You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy.  Your dew will be like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.” (Do not worship the earth. Worship God)

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Daniel 12: 2-3 reads:

“Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.  Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”  (Also, please read Revelation 20:4-6)

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Jesus Returned To Heaven

April 28, 2013

Jesus said to His disciples in John 14:1-4:

“ ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me.  In My Father’s house are many rooms;  if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. ‘ ”

“Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where You are going, so how can we know the way?’

Jesus answered,  ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’ “ John 14:5-6

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Later, in Acts 1:8-11, forty days after Jesus’ death and resurrection, and seconds before He returned to Heaven, Jesus said to His disciples:

” ‘…you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’

After He said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.

They were looking intently up into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into Heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into Heaven.”

The prophet Daniel’s vision of Jesus in Heaven:

“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days (also Daniel 7:9) and was led into His presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” Daniel 7:13-14

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John’s vision of Jesus in Heaven in Revelation 5:1-14:

“Then I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?’

But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.  I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.

Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.’

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He came and took the scroll from the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.  And when He had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

 And they sang a new song:

  ‘You are worthy to take the scroll

and to open its seals,

because You were slain,

and with Your blood You purchased men for God

from every tribe and language and people and nation.

You have made them to be

a kingdom and priests to serve our God,

   and they will reign on the earth.’

Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.  In a loud voice they sang:

‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,

to receive power and wealth

and wisdom and strength

and honor and glory and praise’

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:

 ‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb

be praise and honor and glory and power,

for ever and ever!’

The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

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Jesus now sits at the Father’s right hand.  King David prophesied of this saying:

“The LORD says to my Lord:

   Sit at My right hand

until I make Your enemies

   a footstool for Your feet.” Psalm 110:1

(Also read: Matthew 22:44, Mark 12:36, Mark 16:19, Luke 20:42, Acts 2:34, Hebrews 1:13)

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“He must remain in Heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as He promised long ago through His holy prophets.” Acts 3:21

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“Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him. So shall it be!  Amen.”  – Revelation 1:7

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During Jesus’ last appearance to His disciples, as He was being taken up to Heaven in a cloud, the angels said to His disciples:

“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into Heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into Heaven.” – Acts 1:11

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Jesus said in Luke 17:26-35:

“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.  On that day no one who is on the roof of his house, with his goods inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything.  Remember Lot’s wife!  Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.

I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.  Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”

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Jesus said in Matthew 24: 30-31:

“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a loud trumpet call and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

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Jesus Will Be Revealed From Heaven With His Angels
“God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well.  This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from Heaven in blazing fire with His powerful angels.  He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.  They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of His power on the day He comes to be glorified in His holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed.” – 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 (also read Matthew 25:31)

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The Day of the Lord

Read the following scripture verses regarding the Day of the Lord, the day Jesus returns:

1 Thessalonians 5: 1-2

2 Thessalonians 2: 1-2

Hebrews 10:25

2 Peter 3: 10-13

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It Will Be A Day of Horror For Most of Mankind
I watched as He opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,  and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him Who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”  – Revelation 6: 12-17   (Also read Isaiah 24, the entire chapter)

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In Luke 21: 25-28, Jesus said,

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.  Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

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When Jesus Returns, He’ll Come To War Against His Enemies. and Will Win

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose Rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and makes war.  His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He has a name written on Him that no one knows but He Himself.

He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is the Word of God.  The armies of heaven were following Him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.  Out of His mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron scepter. He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written:

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God,  so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great.

Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the Rider on the horse and His army. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the Rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.”  – Revelation 19: 11-21

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The Heavens and the Earth Will Burn Up

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives  as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.  But in keeping with His promise,  we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.”  – 2 Peter 3:10-13

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When Jesus Returns, We Will Be Changed
“I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep (pass away or die), but we will all be changed- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For, the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will shall be changed.”- 1 Corinthians 15: 50-52

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But our citizenship is in Heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.”  – Philippians 3: 20-21

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When Jesus Returns, the Dead Will Be Raised
“For, the Lord Himself will come down from Heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so, we will be with the Lord forever; therefore, encourage each other with these words.”-  1 Thessalonians 4: 16-18

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Please Note!

The word, “rapture” does not appear anywhere in scripture.  The words “taken”, “gathered”, “gathering” or “caught up”, are used in scripture when the subject is the saints meeting the Lord in the air. Read Matthew 3:12, Matthew 13:30, Matthew 24:31, Make 13:27, 1 Thessalonians 4:17, and 2 Thessalonians 2:1

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When Will Jesus Return?
In Matthew 24: 36-44, Jesus said,

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;  and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.  But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.  So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.”

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“With the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.  The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”  – 2 Peter 3: 8-10

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Watch Out For False Prophets
Jesus said in Matthew 24:26-27:

So if anyone tells you, ‘There He is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here He is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”

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