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." Heb. 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."
disciples think that death would be the second coming of Christ?
"Peter seeing him [John] 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 21:21-23.
If death 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
steadfastly 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).
How many will
behold Him when He comes?
"Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and
they also which pierced Him." Rev. 1:7.
demonstration will accompany the Lord's coming?
"The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God." 1 Thess.
What will then
"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 Cor.
15:51, 52. (1 Thess. 4:16-17).
Have not 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." Heb. 11:39, 40.
When were the
disciples to be recompensed?
"For thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the
just." Luke 14:14.
How is this to
be brought about?
"If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive
you unto Myself." John 14:3.
What was Enoch's
belief about this event?
"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying,
Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of His saints, to execute judgment
upon all." Jude 14-15.
What was 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." Job 19:25-27.
How did David
express himself on this point?
"For He cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth; He shall judge the
world with righteousness, and the people with His truth." Ps. 96:13.
Did Daniel teach
this same sentiment?
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which
standeth for the children of thy people;... and at that time thy people shall
be delivered everyone that shall be found written in the book." Dan.
In what 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 9:26.
When Christ, at
the transfiguration, represented His future glory, how did He appear?
"And was transfigured before them; and His face did shine as the
sun, and His raiment was white as the light." Matt 17:2.
What is 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
color to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a
multitude." Dan. 10:6.
What is the
appearance of the glory of God Himself?
"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." Eze. 1:27, 28.
For what 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 Tim. 4:8.
How will the
Saviour be seen of those who are finally permitted to behold Him?
"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.
does the beloved John give of His appearance?
"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
His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength." Rev. 1:14-16.
When He 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." Matt. 25:34.