And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}

Monday, July 10, 2017

Contrasting the 1st & 2nd Advent

....and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Hebrews 9:28

"Let us contemplate some of the dramatic distinctions between these two advents.  *Two millennia ago Christ was born into obscurity. Upon returning, "He cometh with clouds; and
every eye shall see Him" (Revelation 1:7).  *As a young child, "they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh" (Matthew 2:11). The Book of Revelation mentions the offering up of royal gold (4:4,10) and priestly incense (8:3) but no myrrh (which was an embalming ointment that had prefigured His death).  *In His first coming He entered Jerusalem "lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass" (Zechariah 9:9). He will return riding on a white stallion (Revelation 19:11) and   *He came once in "the form of a servant" (Philippians 2:7), but will return as "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS" (Revelation 19:16).
*During His first advent Jesus told us, "for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world" (John 12:47). But John predicts: "in righteousness He doth judge and make war" (Revelation 19:11).  *When He first appeared, the prophet said, "there is no beauty that we should desire Him" (Isaiah 53:2) but when He comes again it says that "His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns" (Revelation 19:12).  *The timing of His first appearing was predicted by Daniel, but the day of the Second Appearing "knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven" (Matthew 24:36). We do know, however, that it will be glorious beyond description." DW