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The Faith of Jesus - Lesson 05

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The faith of Jesus

Lesson 5

What the Bible teaches about the signs

Of the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ

 

 

When will He come?

1. What did the disciples ask of Jesus? (Matthew 24:3)
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

 

2. Do we know the date of Jesus’ return? (Matthew 24:36) 
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

 

3. Are we in the dark concerning the coming of Jesus? (1Thessalonians 5:1-4)
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.  4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

 

Signs that announce the return of Jesus

4. What signs did Jesus predict? (Matthew 24:6,7)
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

 

5.  What social conditions will prevail? (James 5:1-5)
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.  2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.  3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. 4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.  5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

 

6. What would be the moral condition of humanity? (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
1 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.  2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

 

7. What will happen with science? (Daniel 12:4)
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

 

8. What signs would be seen in the stars? (Matthew 24:29)
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

 

What should I do?

9. Be attentive to the signs of the times (Luke 21:28-31)
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.  29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

 

10. Watch and be ready (Matthew 24:42-44)
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

 

My resolution

I believe that Jesus will come very soon. I am preparing to live with him forever.

 

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