A World Of Hurt

Part 5
There is a difference between The Rapture and The Second Coming. Pastor Thompson expounds on the scriptures that describe these two events.
Matthew 24:36-42

Matthew 24:36-42
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Contrast between the Rapture and the Revelation

THE RAPTURE

Christ comes IN THE AIR

Christ comes FOR His saints

 Believers depart to be with Christ

Christ comes  FOR His bride

NOT in the Old Testament

Coming is IMMINENT

Time of BLESSING AND COMFORT

Involves BELIEVERS ONLY

IS so FAST world doesn’t see it

 TRIBULATION begins

Comes as MORNING STAR

  • An Uncertain World

  • An Unsafe World

  • An Unsettled World

  • An Uncaring World

THE REVELATION (2ND COMING)

Christ comes TO THE EARTH

Christ comes WITH His saints

UNBELIEVERS are taken to judgment

Christ comes WITH His bride Angels gather the Elect.

Prophesied in Old Testament MANY TIMES.

Foreshadowed by MANY SIGNS.

Time of  DESTRUCTION/JUDGMENT

Involves ISRAEL and GENTILE NATIONS

EVERY EYE shall see Him.

MILLENNIUM Begins

Rises as SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

  • An Unconcerned World

  • An Unrepentant World

  • An Unaware World

Matthew 24:29-31
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:30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Illustration #1

Matthew 24:32-35
32
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:33 so likewise ye, when ye shall see ALL THESE THINGS, know that it is near, even at the doors.

Matthew 24:35
34 
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Illustration #2

Matthew 24:36-42
36 
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,39 and knew not until the flood came, and took THEM all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Matthew 24:40-42
40 
Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

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