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    The Scriptural Foundation for This Blessed Hope

    Christ has been here on earth once, and He has promised to come again.WWSJ 7.1

    “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.” Hebrews 9:28.WWSJ 7.2

    “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:1-3.WWSJ 7.3

    “And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:9-11.WWSJ 7.4

    The second advent of Christ is clearly foretold in the Old Testament, as follows:—WWSJ 7.5

    (a) Enoch prophesied of Christ’s coming in glory.WWSJ 7.6

    “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints.” Jude 14.WWSJ 7.7

    (b) Job believed in the coming of Christ at the last day.WWSJ 7.8

    “For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not a stranger [mar-gin]; though my reins be consumed within me.” Job 19:25-27.WWSJ 7.9

    (c) David spoke of Christ’s coming to gather His saints.WWSJ 8.1

    (d) “Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence; a fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him. He shall all to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He may judge His people. Gather My saints together unto Me; those that have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.” Psalm 50:3-5.WWSJ 8.2

    Isaiah prophesied of Jesus’ coming to save His people and to destroy the wicked.WWSJ 8.3

    “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off all the earth; for the Lord hath spoken it. And it shall he said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us; this is the Lord; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” Isaiah 25:8, 9.WWSJ 8.4

    “For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword will the Lord plead with all flesh; and the slain of the Lord shall be many.” Isaiah 66:15, 16.WWSJ 8.5

    Christ’s coming will be personal, in the clouds of heaven, and eery eye shall see Him.WWSJ 8.6

    “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11.WWSJ 8.7

    “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:27.WWSJ 9.1

    “Behold, He cometh 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.” Revelation 1:7.WWSJ 9.2

    “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. 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.” Matthew 24:26, 27.WWSJ 9.3

    “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said; nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” Matthew 26:64; Mark 14:62.WWSJ 9.4

    “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.” Mark 13:26.WWSJ 9.5

    “For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.” Luke 9:26.WWSJ 9.6

    He will come with all the holy angels, and will then gather the saints.WWSJ 9.7

    “When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory.” Matthew 25:31.WWSJ 9.8

    “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. 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.” Matthew 24:30, 31.WWSJ 9.9

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