Lesson 14 Page 1

Prayer: “Dear Heavenly Father: Help me to live each day in such a way that will glorify you, and help others to come to Christ; as I study what is coming in the future, may it help me to make each day of my Christian life count for eternity. Thank you. In Jesus name. Amen.” 

Review all scripture verses from lessons 1-13. 

Write from memory the verse for lessons 12.

Review “Points to Remember”, for Lessons 10, 11 and 12.

Do the test for Lesson 12.

Read the Memory verse 5 times. 

MEMORY VERSE

 (I John 3:2,3):

 “Beloved, now we are the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him: for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth  himself, even as he is pure.”
 

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We are now nearing the end of the church age (the age of Grace). The next great event on God’s time calendar is the Second Coming of Christ, to take His Church (all believers) out of the world. At this time, Christ will not come all the way to earth. I Thess. 4:16-17 – “For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so, shall we ever be with the Lord.”

This is the first part of the Second Coming of Christ. Seven years later He will come back to the earth with the Church, and set up His Kingdom and rule and reign here on earth with the glorified Saints for 1,000 years.

Remember in our past lessons we studied the creations of worlds, man, etc. This was a special act of God. God is eternal, and lives in eternity. These creative acts of God started a period known as time. 

TIME is simply a parenthesis in eternity. Let me illustrate it this way:


 

“Time” is simply a pause in eternity.

Some Bible scholars have broken this period of “Time” down into what they call dispensations (when a certain period begins and ends). But that is too lengthy for us to study at this time. 

Nearly all Bible Scholars believe that the Rapture (the taking out) of the Church is very very near. “On the clock of time the little hand is pointing at 12 and the big hand is ticking off the minutes and now stands one minute to 12. Are you ready??

Will you as a Christian be ashamed at His appearing? I John 2:28 - “And now little children abide in Him that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.”
 
We do not know the day or the hour that Christ shall come. But Christ said we should be able to discern the times and the seasons, by heeding the conditions that Christ said would prevail here on earth prior to His coming. Matthew 24:6-8 - “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. All these are beginning of sorrows.” Matt. 24:verse 36. “But of that say and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of Heaven, but my Father only.” Matthew 24:verse 37. “But as the days of Noah so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew 24:verse 39. “And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away: so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.”
 


 
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