Source: The Parousia of the Lord Jesus Christ
- The closing years of this age are the subject of much direct prophecy.
After a close study of Daniel 9:24-27 and other passages to which it relates, we choose to call the end time
"The Last Seven Prophetic Years."
- The last half of the Seven Prophetic Years will be a time of great tribulation, closing with the return of Christ. (See: Daniel 12:1-3; Matthew 24:9-22; Revelation 11:2,3; 12:6 and 13:5-9.)
- Before the end, the Lord Jesus will become very intimately known to many believers.
Pressure and trouble only serve to enhance this knowledge of Him, as seen in Matthew 18:20; Matthew28:20; John 14:19-21; John 16:33.
- At the end, the Lord Jesus, Himself, will return personally to gather unto Himself the elect.
These will then join Him in battle against the forces holding the world in darkness. Matthew 24:31; I Thessalonians 4:16,17 and Jude 14,15.
- The Father has given the Lord Jesus Christ this earth as His inheritance.This becomes clear in the Covenant Word of Psalm 2:7-9 and in Matthew 28:18.
- Those joined with Christ will claim the inheritance with Him.This is made clear in Revelation 2:26,27 and substantiated by Revelation 5:9,10.
- Matthew 24:3—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 (parousía), and of the end of the world?
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
Matthew 24:27—For as the lightning cometh out of the east and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming (parousía) of the Son of man be.
Will Be exactly as the Days of Noah
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 (parousía) 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 (parousía) of the Son of man be.
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it (He)shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.
2 That 2)the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair: and they took them wives of all which they chose.3 And the Lord said, 3)My spirit shall not always strive with man, 4)for that he also is flesh: yet5)his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 6)There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5 And God saw that 7)the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and the every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth and it grieved Him at His heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But 8)Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
...pertaining to the Parousía
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming (parousía)of the son of man be.
...at the Parousía of the Lord Jesus
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order. Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at His coming (parousía).
51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound. And the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written. Death is swallowed up in victory.
I Thessalonians 3:13—To the end He may stablish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, ever our Father, at the coming (parousía) of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that 1)we which are alive remain unto the coming(parousía) the Lord shall not prevent (go before) them which are asleep.
16 For 2) the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are 3) alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds 4) to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
... Their Place In God's Eternal Kingdom
I Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming (parousía) of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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 (parousía):
9 Even him, whose coming (parousía) is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish: because they received not the love of the truth that they might be saved.
...the Parousía of the Lord Jesus
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming (parousía) of the Lord draweth nigh.
At the Parousía
... Everything on Earth Will be Judged by Fire
4 continually saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming (parousía)? Ever since early Christians died, all things continue as they have been from the beginning of creation.’
5 These people are deliberately closing their minds to what they know. They know there were heavens long ago and an earth formed out of water by the Word of God. 6 It was through the deluge of water that the world which then was perished. 7 And the present heavens and the earth, by the same Word are kept in store for fire, being reserved for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
8 But let no one of you be ignorant of this matter, beloved, because one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some apparently think he is, but He is long-suffering toward us, not resolving that any be destroyed but that all move on to repentance.
10 For the Day of the Lord will come as suddenly as a thief at night. In that Day the heavens will vanish with a terrible hissing noise, and the elements burning with intense heat will disintegrate, and the earth and the works that are in it will be discovered for what they are worth.
11 Since all these things will thus disintegrate, what manner of persons you ought to be in holy living and godliness,
12 looking for and eagerly expecting the coming (parousía) of the Day of the Lord, in which the heavens being on fire will disintegrate and all basic elements will be liquefied through intense heat.
13 But we are expecting new heavens and a new earth according to His promise, in which righteousness dwells.
14 Therefore, beloved, as you are expecting these things, give diligence to be found in Him in peace without spot and blameless.
15 And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is our salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul according to the wisdom given him, has written...
...He will make His Parousía in Triumph.
17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to Him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased (Matthew 17:5).
18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with Him in the holy mount.
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy (Psalms 2:8,9); whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen (nations) for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
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 in His coming (parousía). Amen!