What does the Second Coming of Jesus mean for humanity?
Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Revelation, according to Dr. Grant Richardson, is the “culmination of all books in the Bible.” However, the book is said to be difficult to decipher because of its symbolism and imagery. Christ’s Second Coming is a subject widely mentioned in Revelation. What does the Second Coming of Jesus mean for us?
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ sees Him returning to earth and taking His followers to His kingdom. If His followers get to rejoice His glory, the wicked will suffer the fate of their destruction. His forthcoming return is an event He further alludes to in Revelation 22:12–13. It sees Jesus stating that He will reward His followers for their faith and love for Him. However, His gifts will not come easy. Before any gift will be handed out, Christ will first judge His believers according to their actions throughout the course of their life on earth. If they manage to pass His judgment, they will find themselves with a place in His kingdom.
Signs of the Second Coming have been given throughout the New Testament. Jesus shares a clue in John 14:2–3, where he states that there will be a place for His people. Christ also mentions it in Matthew 24:3–29, even hinting at deception as it happens. If you’re wondering if Christ will keep His word, Revelation 22:13 should serve as a reminder. By declaring Himself as the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, and the First and Last, Jesus assures that we can count on Him to keep His promises.
When is the Second Coming? you ask. Jesus did not reveal the exact time of His return. However, we should all be prepared for it. His Second Coming is not a mere event: it is the day when we find out if we are worthy enough to enter His kingdom.
What are your thoughts on Christ’s return? I’d like to hear your thoughts in the comments section. If you want to know more about the Second Coming and the book of Revelation, feel free to read my book, The Awakening. You may also reach me through my Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads profiles.
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