By: Gale Wilcox
1. He Shall Appear The Second Time
Hebrews 9:27-28 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many, and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Revelation 1:17 Behold, he comes with clouds, and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
2. We Shall be Like Him
Philippians 3:20-21 For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working, whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
I John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
3. Who Shall Stand?
Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap.
I John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him, that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
4. Expect It
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
II Peter 3:11-12 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
5. Crowns of Glory Will Be Given
II Timothy 4:8 Now is there laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
I Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.