1 Year Bible—1&2 Thessalonians Part B

1 Year Bible—1&2 Thessalonians Part B

B3 Rapture

C1 Rapture and Second Coming:

Question: "What is the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming?"

Answer: The rapture and the second coming of Christ are often confused. Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether a scripture verse is referring to the rapture or the second coming. However, in studying end-times Bible prophecy, it is very important to differentiate between the two. The rapture is when Jesus Christ returns to remove the church (all believers in Christ) from the earth. The rapture is described in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-54. Believers who have died will have their bodies resurrected and, along with believers who are still living, will meet the Lord in the air. This will all occur in a moment, in twinkling of an eye. The second coming is when Jesus returns to defeat the Antichrist, destroy evil, and establish His millennial kingdom. The second coming is described in Revelation 19:11-16. [Source]

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[I found this online, but I do not know the original source]

 

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 WEB But we don’t want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who have fallen asleep, so that you don’t grieve like the rest, who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we tell you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, 17 then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

From this passage we learn:

C1 We are not to be in ignorance

C2 Jesus is in heaven and will return with believers, which are also in heaven, for they are brought with Him.

C3 The believers who have died will be resurrected, that is, reunited with a new body like Christ has.

C4 We who are alive will be caught up (seized, snatched, raptured) to Christ in the air.

C5 We are to comfort one another.

 

We do not go through the Tribulation: 1 Thessalonians 5:9 WEB for God didn’t appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 WEB Then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will kill with the breath of his mouth, and destroy by the manifestation of his coming; 9 even he whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 and with all deception of wickedness for those who are being lost, because they didn’t receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

From this passage we learn:

C1 There will be a lawless one. There are many lawless people today, but this is the ultimate in lawlessness-just one of a kind.

C2 Yeshua will destroy him with just a word.

C3 The lawless one is empowered by satan.

C4 satan and his crowd can do miracles (compare Pharaoh's magicians in Exodus 8:7, etc.)

C5 The purpose of these miracles is to deceive

C6 Those most easily deceived are those who want to be deceived

C7 These who are deceived reject the truth

C8 They reject believing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and placing faith and trust in Him.

 

Let us

B1 Eagerly wait for Him: 1 Corinthians 1:7 NIV Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.

B2 Be ready. We do not know the day: Philippians 3:20 NIV but our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,

 

1 Year Bible—1&2 Thessalonians Part B

Bible lessons, Jesus coming, First coming of Jesus, Second coming, Rapture

By Choco on 2 Feb 20

 

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