Black Spirituality Religion : Are You a Child of Light or a Child of Darkness? (Signs and Warnings) Part 2

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    Eccl 12vs13 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Signs and Warning to Watch For

    According to God’s word there should be no way His second return take those with wisdom and knowledge by surprise. There are just too many events that MUST take place before Jesus returns. Granted, some of these warnings and events must come to us using reasoning, logic and good old common sense, but that is what we are to do anyway.

    Now the bible speaks of only one more coming of the Lord, His second coming. There is no mention in God’s word that this will take place in phases, or in two or three parts. Knowing this, any return we read of in the scriptures must be referring to Jesus next return. Let’s now read some of the signs and warnings God, not man, gave to us to know for sure Jesus arrival is soon.

    2 Thes.2
    [1] Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
    [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.

    Above we know the topic Paul speaks of is about the coming of the Lord AND the gathering of the saints. He goes on to tell us not to be worried if a spirit comes, or someone tells us, or if we receive a letter saying that day of Christ is upon us.

    [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;

    He then warns us NOT to be deceived by any means; for that day (Jesus second coming), the topic of discussion in the first verse, SHALL NOT COME, except there is a falling away from the word of God AND the man of sin has been revealed. Now one of these warnings has come to past, for as we know, mankind has surely fallen away from God’s words. But what of the second warning? Has the man of sin been revealed? Let’s hear more from Paul….

    [4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

    Paul tells us this man of sin will exalt himself above all that is called God, will sit in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God! So…has this man been made know yet? Some will say yes he has…but let’s read more…

    [8] And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

    Paul tells us that the man of sin will be consumed by the Lord when He returns. So whoever this person is, if he is alive today, he will still be around when Jesus returns, for Jesus will consume him at His coming! Let’s read more….

    [1] And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
    [2] And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
    [3] And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

    Here we have the disciples asking about the sign of Jesus coming. Let’s read if He says anything about a ‘secret’ return.

    [4] And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

    Again we get the warning of not being deceived. It’s obvious Paul and Jesus both knew that there would be a lot of deception in the world in the latter days. Let’s continue….

    [15] When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

    Here Jesus tells us about a man He calls the Abomination of Desolation, standing in the holy place. Paul described the same individual in 2 Thes. 2:4. And Paul said Jesus second return would NOT happen until this man is revealed. Let’s read more of Jesus words…..

    [21] For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

    Above Jesus speaks of a time so bad the world has not seen any time like it up until Jesus day, nor will there ever be a time like it again. Thus far Jesus has not mentioned anything about His return. Let’s move on…..

    [23] Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
    [26] Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

    And here Jesus gives us the same warning as Paul, which said; “…be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word…”. But still no mention of Jesus return. Let‘s continue….

    [27] For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    [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.

    Finally the disciples are given a sure sign to know when to expect the second return of Jesus. For Jesus tells us His return will be AFTER the tribulation period. And just as the lightning shines, so shall it be when the Son of man return. Notice who will see Him; “…all the tribes of the earth…”.

    [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.

    Here we also have the same gathering of the saints that Paul spoke of. So we know this event will happen at the second coming of Christ.

    I pray you will continue this lesson by reading, "Are you a Child of Light or a Child of Darkness?" (Review and Conclusion) Part 3.