Don’t Follow the Crowd to See Jesus on Earth.

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When I am on Christian social media, I have noticed many believe Jesus will come to earth and appear in his temple. I have read some say Jesus will walk upon the earth again for the thousand years mentioned in Revelation.

I feel inside me Jesus saying, “Warn them, warn them.” I could be wrong, but these are the thoughts I had this morning. Jesus warned us there would be false Messiahs and false prophets.

“…Satan himself disguises himself as an angel of light.”  2 Corinthians 11:14  

“It (the beast) performs great signs to cause even fire to come down to earth in the presence of men.” Revelation 13:13

Like Israel misunderstood Jesus’ first coming, many Christians misunderstand Jesus’ second coming. The disciples thought the Messiah would come to fight their enemies and make Jerusalem powerful. They were taught that and they believed it.

Even when Jesus returned to heaven, the disciples were expecting to be rescued from Rome.

Acts 1:6

Then they gathered around Jesus and asked him, “Lord, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He told them it is not for them to know times and dates the Father has set up.”

The teachers back then read the verses that apply to the new heaven and new earth, where righteousness dwells. They thought the Messiah would bring that to pass. God will indeed rule earth and the universe. But that will be after the holy city comes down from heaven and lands on earth, as it says in Revelation. That will be the great judgement day when the wicked are raised and punished for what they have done. The Bible says what they have done to others will be done to them. Then they will all die the second death. They will hurt others no longer.

Jesus’ followers asked him about his second coming. This is found in Matthew 24 and Luke 21. I haven’t put every verse here. We all need to read and understand for ourselves.

Luke 21

Jesus said:

25“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Matthew 24

22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.25 See, I have told you ahead of time.

26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

29 “Immediately after the distress of those days

“‘the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[b]

30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth[c] will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.[d] 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Revelation 1:7

“Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him…”

Acts 1:11

“Men of Galilee, they said, why do you stand looking into heaven. This Jesus who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Mark 14:62 At his trial Jesus said:

“…and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” 

Years ago, I had a dream. I looked out my dining room window and saw it was a desert land outside. Then thousands of people were walking past my house. I went outside to see what was happening. I looked toward where the people were walking. There was a large, beautiful, white building with pillars. There were women in front of the building dressed in white. I decided not to follow the people.

I looked out my window again and all the people were gone. I went out the door and saw the building swallowed up by the sand. It was gone and so were the people.

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “Don’t Follow the Crowd to See Jesus on Earth.

  1. Hi Belle, hope all is well!

    I think we can disagree on this one but your post assumes that there is deception rather than simple disagreement about how to apply the same verses you reference. Yes, false messiah’s will come and yes, Jesus is returning with the clouds but the Old and New Testaments are filled with references to Jesus reigning and setting things right on the earth before the New Jerusalem is set up. Taking the Millenial Kingdom is something that you may not agree with, but frankly lots of Christians disagree – including me:) Rule and reign for a 1000 years in Revelation 20 seems to be describing ruling and reigning.

    Every eye will see Him seems to indicate everyone knows it is Jesus. SO when that happens we will find out who is right or wrong…and probably not care.

    I don’t know about the Temple thing. Never heard that.

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    1. Hi and thanks for commenting. I believe the thousand years is where we will reign with Christ for a thousand years. Then we will all come down with the Holy City, During the thousand years, Satan is made to stay on the earth. All humans are dead or in heaven. When the city comes down, God raises the wicked dead in order to judge them. Satan makes them into an army to storm the city, but this is when God judges and fire comes and destroys all of them, Satan and his angels also. These are my beliefs.

      Yes, I believe there will be a great deception near the end. There will be great signs and wonders performed, as Jesus said. They will deceive the nations to pass religious laws. They will believe this “angel of light” is Jesus, telling all Christianity to do what he says. With the theology that is common now, most will be deceived. What Jesus said about his second coming is open and plain. He said nothing about coming back to walk the earth. He said nothing about a thousand years. He warned us about fake Christs and said he was coming in such a spectacular manner that everyone would see him. These are his own words. Other verses in other books can be misinterpreted. His words cannot.

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      1. Hi – Ok, thanks. I think you mix together a couple of theories in your statements about what people believe.

        Those who believe in a literal 1000 year reign of Christ read the verses that talk about the reign that precedes the Holy City as taking place on the earth. There is much Scriptural evidence for it, though there are plenty who disagree.

        But there is not a return of Jesus to walk the earth like His first coming. Every eye will see Him and mourn – the earth will know exactly who He is.

        A belief that Jesus is going to return like He came the 1st time, specifically as just a guy who will reveal Himself is not mainstream Christianity – that is the stuff of cults.

        Yes, there will be deception, but that is part of the beliefes of the pre-millenial folks, that Satan will work through the Anti-Christ.

        You are free to believe as you do, of course, just trying to clarify.

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    2. Hello again. Lol I was writing my new post and then noticed Spurgeon wrote about the millennium. I had chosen this sermon yesterday. I love to read sermons from preachers who lived long ago. They have quite a few on the Gutenberg site that are wonderful. Thanks again for your comment.

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  2. I just want people to know I Jesus 2017 and in 2018 it is 4: 21 am in NJ. I got out of bed from a sound sleep to tell you this I felt the need to tell you this.

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    1. God has given visions and spoken to my sister about the end of the world. He told her to buy things she will need to survive in the mountains. He has given me dreams of Jesus’ return. My husband has had dreams only recently of us fleeing to the mountains or mountain towns. We don’t know what is coming, but we wait. I should blog about this and I guess I will. I know most people won’t believe me, but this is what is happening in our family.

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    1. I’m so happy for you. Thanks for writing. I have learned recently to, “Glory in my infirmities…” because they led me to God and also made me closer to God than before. May God bless and keep you.

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