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May 2, 2011

The Returning KING




by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

The Second Coming of Christ is the capstone, the crowning point of Jesus’ life and ministry, the point toward which all history is moving. Jesus’ return to earth will be quite different than His first advent! Consider these comparisons:

* He came the first time as an infant, born in time and space, small and weak. (Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-7)

* He will return as the everlasting King, great in strength and glory. (Matt. 16:27a; 24:30b)

* When He came the first time, His glory was shrouded/concealed from human view. (Phil. 2:5-8; 1 Cor. 2:6-8)

* When He comes the second time, His glory will shine brightly. (Matt. 25:31; 13:43)

* His first coming was obscure, witnessed only by a few poor shepherds; few recognized who He was. (Luke 2:8-11, 15-20; 9:18-19)

* At His second coming, every eye will see Him, and all will know who He is. (Rev. 1:7; Matt. 24:30a)

* He came the first time as the Lamb of God. (Isa. 53:7; 1 Peter 1:19; John 1:29; Rev. 5:12)

* When He returns, it will be as the Lion of the tribe of Judah. (Gen. 49:9-10; Rev. 5:5)

* At His first coming He was judged and condemned to die by sinful men. (Matt. 27:22-23, 26)

* When He returns, it will be as the Judge, to execute justice and judgment on all who have refused to repent of their sins. (Isa. 16:5; 11:4; Jude 14-15; Matt. 16:27b; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Rev. 19:11b)

* The first time He came as a Man of Sorrows. (Isa. 53:6; Luke 19:41; John 11:33, 35)

* When He returns it will be as Almighty God. (Isa. 9:6; 49:26; 1 Peter 3:21b-22; Rev. 1:8)

* At His first advent, He rode into Jerusalem on a lowly donkey. (Luke 19:35-36)

* When He returns He will be riding on a great white horse. (Rev. 19:11-16)

* When He came the first time, only a few bowed to pay Him homage. (Matt. 2:7-11; John 12:1-8)

* When He returns, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. (Phil. 2:10-11)

* The first time, He came to earth to die. (Matt. 10:28; John 3:17; 12:27; 1 Tim. 1:15; 1 John 4:9-10)

* The second time He will come to earth to reign. (Isa. 9:6-7; Luke 1:30-33; Rev. 19:15b, 16b)

* The first time He came as a humble servant. (Phil. 2:5-8)

* The second time He will come as the Commander in Chief of the armies of heaven. (Rev. 19:14)

* The first time He washed the feet of His disciples. (John 13:3-5)

* When He returns, all His enemies will be under His feet. (1 Cor. 15:25, 27)

* The first time He came, He wore a crown of thorns. (Matt. 27:29; John 19:5)

* When He returns, He will be crowned with many crowns, the King upon His throne. (Rev. 19:12b,16)

* He came the first time to make peace between God and man. (1 Tim. 2:5; 2 Cor. 5:18-19a; Eph. 2:13-14)

* When He returns, it will be to make war on those who have rebelled against Him. (2 Thess. 1:7-8; Rev. 19:11)

* He came the first time as our suffering Savior. (Ps. 22:1-18; 1 Peter 3:18)

* He will return as our sovereign Lord. (1 Tim. 6:15-16)

In light of the promise of His Second Coming, how foolish it would be to put our stakes down deep here on earth. Rather, the great hope of His return motivates us to live holy lives, and to zealously and faithfully serve Christ and proclaim Him to others until He comes.

“Lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28, NASB).

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15 comments:

  1. Greetings Krisno,

    Indeed He is - Our Sovereign Lord!!

    thanks for connecting today. Be blessed
    Patrina <")>><

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  2. Halleluyah!

    OUR KING IS COMING SOON!

    With the event of things happening in the world, ENDTIME is definitely near.

    p.s..i read a news article few weeks back that the gates of heaven had been seen ..how true & is that possible?

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  3. Hallelujah! A constant reminder. Thank you for taking the time to post this. Blessings.

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  4. It's a sobering thought, isn't it. The long awaited King will collect His bride (can anyone say "Royal Wedding?"), summon Israel and vanquish His enemies. On a small scale we witnessed how that might look with bin Laden's demise. Just thing ... all evil will go that same way.

    Sobering and powerful!

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  5. I await His coming.

    While i wait, i reign and rule over the principles of this world
    I operate with the spirit of dominion over the forces of darkness.
    I reign as a king and a priest
    making decrees and interceding for the church...

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  6. Hallelujah! Watching, waiting and being busy about His business.

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  7. Hallelujah to the soon and coming King of Kings and Lord of Lords! This post made my heart rejoice. Indeed the time is soon, right at our very doorsteps.

    Thank you for sharing this on your post.

    Love
    Lidj

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  8. Wow Patrina! It's pretty exciting to see the scriptures all in black and white! What a day it will be!

    Miss 'seeing' you, so glad to come back and visit here. How is your dad doing?

    xo

    Sonja

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  9. Thanks for sharing, I can not wait to see Jesus!!!

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  10. I loved the last line...that we should not put down stakes in this earth. Well stated. Heaven looks better and better all the time.
    Thank you for your very insightful comment on my blog "I left Africa for Mark" No one has ever put that together, including me. Yet it makes so much sense.
    What an incredible God we serve.

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  11. Hi Patrina -

    Hallelujah on this post.

    Thank you so much.

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  12. Thank you dear one for your sweet and encouraging comments....I wish I could share all about a week I had translating, I don't want to go into detail, but the Lord showed me so much and opened my eyes to His ways and how HE works when we are so lacking....and how much more we could move mountains if we would let HIM occupy more of the areas in us that we keep for ourselves .... really robbing HIM of His place in us....Oh, what He could do... IF!! ....then at my church one of our "Pauls" that knows the Lord's grace so well, shared on this scripture ... it was my answer to many questions all week, watching people trying to accomplish things .... just powerful. I forget what a balm your blog is...so soothing and reassuring!!! Love you in Jesus...someday we will meet!

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  13. Loved that picture, Patrina!

    Our Hero!

    Thank you for sharing this very inspiring post. Yes, I am lifting my eyes to the sky - eagerly awaiting the arrival of the KING!

    GOD BLESS!

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Thanks for picking up the pencil...

May the grace
of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship
of the Holy Spirit ...
be with you all.


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