The second coming of Christ (part 10): Israel 2

I love what Jesus loves! I believe Jesus loves Israel. He always has and always will. God has not given up on Israel and all His promises to Israel still stand (Romans 11). However, there is another reason I love Israel. I believe the church has a debt of gratitude towards her. God has shown… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 10): Israel 2

The second coming of Christ (part 9): Israel 1

              I love what Jesus loves! I believe Jesus loves Israel. He always has and always will. God has not given up on Israel and all His promises to Israel still stand (Hosea 2:19-20; Isaiah 49: 14-16; Romans 11). He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (see Hebrews 13:8), otherwise how can we trust… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 9): Israel 1

The second coming of Christ (part 8): Warnings

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES FACED BY THE SAINTS BEFORE JESUS RETURNS? We can find an answer to this question by examining Israel’s journey and fall from God’s grace (Numbers 25:1) as well as in threats faced by the church in Revelation 7 and 9. In both cases there are two outstanding challenges faced: Sexual immorality… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 8): Warnings

The second coming of Christ (part 7): Some key events

When I talk to Christians about the second-coming of Jesus the response is always ‘we don’t know the day or the hour’.  What I hear in this statement is: ‘this is not the main game so leave it alone.’ Yet why then does Jesus give so much detail about the signs of His coming in… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 7): Some key events

The second coming of Christ (part 6): The righteous Kingdom established 3

WHY THE MILLENIAL KINGDOM?                                                  The more I study the Word of God and gain understanding, knowledge and revelation of God the more I am stunned by the depth of God’s love for His Son, for weak and broken people and the nation of Israel. I believe the Millennial Kingdom is an expression of the… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 6): The righteous Kingdom established 3

The second coming of Christ (part 5): The righteous Kingom established 2

THE MILLENIAL KINGDOM (Revelation 20:1-4):               “Revelation 20 tells of a kingdom reign of Jesus Christ that lasts for one thousand years. Yet the nature of this kingdom and when the reign of Jesus the Messiah occurs have been major issues of debate.” (M J Vlach).    Premillennialism is the view that the second coming of… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 5): The righteous Kingom established 2

The second coming of Christ (part 4): The righteous Kingdom established

You and I are heirs to a kingdom. The New Testament reveals that a tremendous inheritance has been made available to us through the death of Jesus on the cross. Ultimately God Himself becomes our inheritance as we become partakers of His divine nature (2 Peter 1:2-4). This is beyond my understanding, and yet I… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 4): The righteous Kingdom established

The second coming of Christ (part 3): Jesus as Bridegroom, King and Judge

I have always been taught to start with the end goal in mind. This gives me direction in life and enables me to make plans to reach that goal. What end does God have in His mind? On one level, how can anyone possibly answer this question? Yet, God is so full of love and… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 3): Jesus as Bridegroom, King and Judge

The second coming of Christ (part 2): An invitation

  I have spoken to many people about Jesus’ second coming. Most, if not all, do not engage in this vital truth of scripture. ‘We don’t know the day or the hour’ is a common reply. ‘It’s not the main game’ is another or ‘it will take care of itself’. In my experience it is… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 2): An invitation