Bible Study Subjects:
Back to Jerusalem
The Coming King
The Law of the King
Witch of Endor
Cities of Ash
A River of Life
Bowing to Baylon
A Tale of Two
Voice in the
A Jar of Oil
Above the Crowd
The Coming King
the ruthless queen of Judah, was even more wicked than her mother
Jezebel. When her son Ahaziah died, she quickly seized control of the
kingdom by executing all of her grandsons who might reign in her place.
"But Jehosheba, ... sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah,
and ... they hid him ... from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. And he
was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And Athaliah did
reign over the land." 2 Kings 11:2,3.
For six years only a handful of trusted people knew that the royal child
was living and hidden in the temple of God. Jehoiada, the high priest,
loved and trained young Joash as his own son. For six years Jehoiada
planned and prayed for the best moment to present this rightful heir to
the people. Finally the old priest secretly summoned trusted captains in
the army and showed them that the youngest son of Ahaziah was still
alive. They decided to wait until Friday evening, when all of the
faithful people would come to the temple for Sabbath worship, to present
the young king to them. With hundreds of armed soldiers on every side,
Jehoiada brought the heir of David's throne before the crowd and
introduced him. At first the people were astonished, but when they saw
the royal crown placed upon his head, "they clapped their hands, and
said, God save the king." 2 Kings 11:12.
Now when wicked Athaliah heard the noise of trumpets and all the people
rejoicing, she came running into the temple only to discover that her
reign of terror was through. That day she and her followers were slain,
and Joash was given the kingdom.
The Bible tells us that another son of David will soon emerge from the
heavenly temple amidst the blowing of trumpets to receive His rightful
kingdom and to destroy the wicked.
is this king who will soon emerge from the temple in heaven?
14:14 . And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud
one sat like unto the ______ of man, having on his head a
Jesus come quietly when He returns?
Thessalonians 4:16 . For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven
with a __________, with the voice of the archangel, and with the
trump of God.
Jeremiah 25:30 The Lord shall roar from on high, and
utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon
his habitation; he shall give a shout.
Psalm 50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence:
... and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
means "turbulent and stormy." The second coming of Jesus will clearly
be noisy beyond description. There will be nothing secret about it!
other physical evidence will accompany Jesus' return?
16:18 . And there was a great ____________________, such as was not
since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
will see Jesus when He returns?
24:30 . And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
and then shall ______ 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.
Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye
shall see him.
is too clear to misunderstand. Every person alive, wicked or
righteous, will see Jesus return to earth. A secret gathering, or
"rapture," of God's people is not described in the Bible.
will be with Jesus when He returns in the clouds?
25:31 . When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the
holy ____________ with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of
brightness of the Lord's return will, by comparison, make the
brightness of a hydrogen bomb pale into insignificance. At Jesus'
tomb, the brightness of one angel caused all the Roman guards to fall
to the ground as dead men (Matthew 28:2-4). The brightness of all
heaven's angels will make Jesus' second coming too bright for anyone
to miss. Added to this will be the fantastic glory of Jesus and the
Father (Luke 9:26). Jesus' second coming will be like lightning
flashing from one horizon to the other (Matthew 24:27).
will the brightness of Jesus' coming do to the living wicked?
Thessalonians 2:8 . And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the
Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall
______________ with the brightness of his coming.
2 Thessalonians 1:7, 8 When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed
from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking
vengeance on them that know not God.
will happen to the righteous who are dead at Jesus' coming?
Thessalonians 4:16 . The dead in Christ shall ________ first.
this point, what will happen to the living and resurrected saints?
Corinthians 15:52, 53 . The dead shall be raised incorruptible, and
we shall be ______________. For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
one except God has immortality now (1 Timothy 6:15, 16). But it will
be given as a free gift to the righteous at Jesus' second coming.
Their bodies also will be changed into heavenly, incorruptible bodies,
like that of Jesus (Philippians 3:20, 21).
being changed, what will happen to the righteous?
Thessalonians 4:17 . Then we which are alive and remain shall be
____________ up together with them [the resurrected saints] in
the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.
saints will meet the Lord in the air. Jesus does not touch the earth
at His second coming, so He will not appear on the earth, as many
believe. His second coming will be a sky appearance, not an earth
solemn warning does Jesus give about His second coming?
24:5 . For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and
shall ______________ many.
Matthew 24:24, 26 For there shall arise false Christs,
and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
... If they shall say unto you, Behold, ... he is in the secret
chambers; believe it not.
will impersonate Christ's second coming by appearing upon the earth as
a glorious being, and he will deceive billions. Jesus has warned us
that He will not touch the earth at all at His second coming, but
rather will remain in the air. The dazzling deceptions of Satan will
be so convincing that most people will be deceived.
will prevent the righteous from being deceived?
. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to
this ________, it is because there is no light in them.
people will not be deceived, because they will know from a study of
God's Word just how Jesus will come (Acts 17:11). Any appearing that
is not in agreement with Scripture is a counterfeit and must be
rejected. Jesus forewarned us.
Matthew 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
it be safe to go see a false Christ?
24:26 . Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the
desert; go ______ forth.
can we know about the time of Jesus' return?
24:33 . When ye shall see all these things, know that it is
________, even at the doors.
Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man,
no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
God knows the exact time of the second coming. All date setting is out
of harmony with the Bible. But Jesus made it clear that when we see
the signs of His coming fulfilled (Matthew 24:4-51; Luke 21:8-33; and
2 Timothy 3:1-8), we can know that His coming is very near--even at
will the angels do at Jesus' second coming?
24:31 . His angels ... shall ____________ together his elect from
the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
guardian angel (Matthew 18:10) will probably be the first to greet you
at Jesus' return. What a blessed thought! No wonder the Bible calls
the second coming the "blessed hope" (Titus 2:13)!
we are living just before Jesus' second coming, how should we relate
to this solemn, glorious event?
24:44 . Therefore be ye also __________: for in such an hour
as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
will people be rewarded at Jesus' second coming?
22:12 . Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give
every man according as his ________ shall be.
will be saved by grace but rewarded based on their conduct, not on
their profession (Matthew 7:21-23).
will the wicked say when Jesus returns?
6:15-17 . And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the
rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every
bondman, and every free man ... said to the mountains and rocks, Fall
on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne
...: For the great day of his wrath is come; and ______ shall
be able to stand?
this horrendous final earthquake, the wicked--petrified with
fear--will prefer for the rocks and mountains to fall on them rather
than to face King Jesus unprepared.
will the righteous say when Jesus appears?
. Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will
________ us: ... we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
is the prime purpose of Jesus' second coming?
. I will come again, and ______________ you unto myself; that
where I am, there ye may be also.
most thrilling purpose in returning to earth is to take His children
to the glorious home He has prepared for them. No more tears, woes,
heartaches, or illness forever. But rather, joy and peace unspeakable
is coming in the clouds very soon. Will you plan now to be ready to