Basics – #7 Return of Jesus Christ

12 Sep 2019

The writings and prophecies of the Bible throw light on the past, present and future. They leave us in no doubt that Jesus is returning to the earth.

The Bible tells us:

  • mankind will see the return of Jesus to the earth, and the setting up of a new age and government1
  • the return of Jesus will follow great conflict and trouble on the earth – famines, earthquakes, disease epidemics, nations rising against nations, and Jerusalem will be a trouble spot…2
  • all the world will see him return3
  • nobody knows the exact time when Jesus will return4
  • there will be signs of the last days5
  • we need to be OK with God before Jesus’ return (or our own death)6
  • to encourage one another as we see the day of Jesus’ return approaching7

For people who know Jesus, and walk a new life in him, his return is to be looked forward to. Not because it is preceded by great trouble and strife, but because it represents the start of a better world.8

Jesus tells us to be ready for his return, for he will come when we’re not expecting him.9

Other subjects in this series:

• What must I do to be saved
• Water baptism
• The Holy Spirit
Speaking in tongues
• Healing
• Bible prophecy
• The return of Jesus Christ

Read the references in your Bible

  1. Micah 4:1-3, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, 2 Peter 3:10-13
  2. Joel 2:30-32, Zechariah 12:2-3, Matthew 24:29-30, Luke 21:7-28, 2 Peter 3:10
  3. Matthew 24:26-31, Revelation 1:7
  4. Matthew 24:42-44, Mark 13:32-37
  5. Mark 13:24-25, Luke 21:25-28, 1 Timothy 4:1-3, 2 Timothy 3:1-5
  6. Mark 16:15-18, Acts 2:17-21 and 37-40, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 2 Peter 3:3-14
  7. Hebrews 10:25
  8. Isaiah 65:17-19, Revelation 21:1-7
  9. Matthew 24:43-44