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THE  FIRST  AND  SECOND  COMING  OF  JESUS  CHRIST  AS  THE  "SON  OF  MAN"

Scripture Texts: Luke 19:10 and Matthew 24:32-44

Jesus Christ is referred to as the "Son of Man" 80 times in the New Testament. He referred to Himself as the "Son of Man" 72 times.

WHY DID JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD, BECOME THE "SON OF MAN"?

  • TO DO HIS FATHER'S WILL ­ (Psalms 40:7,8; Luke 2:49; John 4:34, 6:38, 17:4)
  • TO BE THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD ­ (John 3:16,17; I John 4:10,14; I Timothy 1:15)
  • TO CALL SINNERS TO REPENTANCE ­ (Luke 5:31,32; Luke 13:3,5; Acts 17:30,31)
  • TO DIE FOR US AT CALVARY ­ (Matthew 20:28; John 10:17,18; I Peter 2:24)
  • TO GIVE LIFE TO THE SPIRITUALLY DEAD ­ (Ephesians 2:1; John 5:24; John 10:10)

FACTS ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

The Old Testament tells us that He will come. The Four Gospels tell us that He has come. From the book of Acts through the book of Revelation we read that He will come again. There are 27 books in the New Testament and 22 of those books tell us quite clearly that Jesus Christ will come again. Only Galatians, Ephesians, Philemon and the 2nd and 3rd Epistles of John do not directly refer to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Book of Hebrews there are 303 verses and 36 of those verses refer to the second coming of Jesus Christ, the "Son of Man".

The "Lord's Supper" is mentioned 7 times in the Bible. "Water Baptism" is mentioned but 19 times in the Bible. The "Resurrection" of Christ is mentioned 40 times in the Bible but the "SECOND COMING OF CHRIST" is mentioned 568 times in the Bible. It is the most predominent doctrine found in the word of God. Now don't misunderstand me. I didn't say that it was the most important doctrine found in the Bible, because nothing can supercede the importance of the atoning work of Jesus Christ at Calvary's cross.

The fact of His coming again has been declared by the Lord Himself, the Angels, the Apostles Peter, James, John, Paul and Jude. The "SECOND COMING OF CHRIST" is divided into two parts, the "RAPTURE" and the "REVELATION". At least 7 years will separate the two. The "RAPTURE" could take place at any time.

Although the "RAPTURE" is both "signless and timeless," nevertheless, if the signs we read about in such portions of the word of God as Matthew Chapter 24 refer to the "REVELATION" of Christ, and we see some of these signs being evidenced today, then how much nearer the "RAPTURE" must be. PERHAPS TODAY! If not TODAY then PERHAPS TONIGHT! Remember, no prophecies need be fulfilled before Jesus Christ comes again !

Evangelist: Minor C. Hawk