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We here at Northwest Baptist Church enjoy some of the best of Christian
We have this because we
rejoice in the Bible.
We do not wonder about
We know!!! We are
assublack of the promises of God’s Word.
This church believes the whole Bible.
We believe every Word
either has been fulfilled or will be fulfilled in the future.
The Bible teaches us
many marvelous truths.
The Bible teaches us about the past.
We do not wonder about
the beginning of things for the Bible covers that.
We read and marvel at
the lives of men who lived thousands of years ago.
How alike their lives
are to ours, except for the technologies that have been developed.
One of the most blessed of all our
beliefs is about the second coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
The question for this message is:
Can We Be Certain of the
Second Coming of Christ?
9:27 And as it is appointed unto men
once to die, but after this the judgment:
Heb 9:28 So Christ
was once offeblack to bear the sins of many; and unto them that
look for him shall he appear the
second time without sin unto salvation.
We believe that Christ is coming, and will first receive His own.
Then He will come down
to this earth to reign.
Revelation 20:4 …
and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Someone brought me a book entitled, “God Cannot Lie; There Cannot Be an
I will agree with the
first part of the statement, “God Cannot Lie,”
But I cannot receive
the last part of it.
The Bible clearly
teaches that there will be a thousand-year reign of Christ upon the earth.
In addition the Bible tells of many things that will take place during
this thousand years.
The Old Testament prophets give many clear pictures of that
wonderful time when the Lord will reign upon the earth.
for one, sets them forth in Isaiah 2
Here we have a prophecy of the coming of Christ back to
Jerusalem to establish His Kingdom, and to rule the world from there.
Listen to these words:
Isaiah 2:2 And it
shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the LORD’S house
shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above
the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
Isaiah 2:3 And many
people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will
walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the
LORD from Jerusalem.
Isaiah 2:4 And he
shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall
beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation
shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
That glorious day shall come to pass
When the Devil has been chained,
And Christ rules in righteousness.
It is the coming kingdom of our Saviour.
It is a time when
righteousness shall cover the earth,
And when justice will be given to all men,
And when even the instincts of wild animals will be
In Revelation 20 the phrase, “a thousand years,” is given six times.
There are those who argue that since this is the only
passage that mentions a thousand years, that it cannot be accepted literally.
My dear friend, as far as I am concerned,
if it were mentioned only one time,
it would be enough,
but when the Spirit gives emphasis
by repeating the number of years six times,
surely the meaning is clear; it
means a thousand years.
The Devil is always trying to discblackit the truth
Always trying to tear down and destroy portions of the Word
Here is a poem to help you settle where you stand.
I stood on
the streets of a busy town,
men tearing a building down;
“Ho, heave Ho,” and a lusty yell,
a beam and a sidewall fell.
the foreman of the crew,
“Are those men as skilled as those who build new?”
“Ah, no,” he said, “no indeed.”
“Just common labor is all I need:
I can tear down as much in a day or two,
As would take skilled men a year to do.”
And then I thought as I went on my way.
Just which of these two roles am I trying to play?
Have I walked life’s road with care,
Measuring each deed with rule and square?
Or am I one of those who roam the town,
Content with the labor of tearing
It is not hard to get a job on the wrecking crew.
Anyone can tear down,
But let us join with those who are seeking to build up
God’s people in the faith.
My friend, we are
looking for His coming, and we are looking for His Kingdom.
Teaches Us This Truth
wonderful is the Word of God!
We read it
and rest our hopes upon it,
important it is for us to faithfully read God’s Word.
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like
manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of
God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
The Bible is
full of this truth,
every book Of the Bible there is mention of His coming.
those who have tried to say that the Bible is a lie,
Charles Smith, president of the American Association for the Advancement of
Atheism, had printed across his headquarters, in big, bold letters, "The Bible is a Lie."
We had the privilege of standing for the truth of the
The atheist club that visited our church didn’t believe it.
They didn’t believe the wonderful truths of the Word of God.
They have decided NOT to believe the testimony of this BOOK.
If the Lord
does not come again,
Then we must
admit that such men and others of their kind are pretty much in the right,
And we are
without a Bible of any value.
Bible is true! Christ is coming!
Himself Taught Us This Truth
Jesus said, ( John
14:3) “ And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive
you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.”
In His death
Jesus knew He would rise
again on the third day.
He knew he would ascend
to the Throne of heaven.
He knew he would
intercede for us during this age.
And He knew that He
would come again at the end of the church age.
His plans are that
He will come to fetch
His church from this world.
He will come to unite us
with loved ones who have gone before us
He will come to save us
from the wrathful Tribulation period.
He will take us out,
which will stop the restraining of Satan.
2 Thessalonians 2:1 ¶ Now we beseech you, brethren, by
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him,
2 Thessalonians 2:2
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit,
nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 ¶ Let no man deceive you by any
means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first,
and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
ministry and sacrifice on the cross were nothing.
should not return, then we are trusting in a false Christ.
even say that Jesus was a good man, for a good man would not lie and deceive
is coming again.
His Word is
true, and we can with assurance look for Him.
has never disappointed anyone who has trusted in Him.
We do not
need to try to force ourselves to believe in His coming, but simply to receive
His Word, for His Word is true.
Holy Spirit Teaches Us This Truth
long dreamed of a world of peace.
leads us to look for such a day, a day when the implements of war will be
formed into implements of peace.
of man to bring about peace have failed;
if Jesus comes not again, then man will be forever and eternally disappointed,
for there will be no peace.
of a world of justice and equality,
never be realized apart from the coming of Jesus,
of a world where sin will be no more.
impossible unless Jesus comes and Satan is cast down and the Lord reigns upon
of a time when pain and suffering and death will be no more.
Such a day
is promised to us in God's Word.
In the day
of the coming of Jesus,
the dead in
Christ shall be raised first,
living shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye,
we shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
urges us to desire His Second Coming.
He makes us
desire the Coming Kingdom.
He points to
Jesus as the Coming King.
He points us
to the Saviour.
lift up our eyes, for the coming of Jesus draweth nigh.
purpose for this world is not going to fail,
"the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as
the waters cover the sea."
waters cover the sea!
Are you a
believing such truth come hard?
Do you just
naturally accept the Truths of the Bible?
be a test for you.
Do you know
that you are saved.
Do you know that you
aren’t just saying you’re saved.
Do you just BELIEVE?
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