The Following Is Another Aspect Of Plain Sense Interpretation.
In The Old Testament The Coming Of Messiah Appeared To Be One, But A Moutain Peak
Illustration Shows How That It Could Appear To Be Only One If Viewed From A Particular Angle, Though Due To The Rejection
Of Messiah More Than One. (Zech. 9:9,10; Isaiah 9:6,7)
Today There Is A Dispute Over Whether The Rapture And the Second Coming Are The
Same And Even Whether Christ Came In 70 AD And Whether AD 70 Rules Out Any More Specific And Detailed Fulfillments Later.
Tell Me How Many Times You Think Jesus Is Coming.
The Different Ways, Aspects And Times Jesus Comes Seems To Be Often Related
To Israel's Response/Prophecy While Jesus Coming And Receiving The Body Of Christ Is Unrelated To Prophecy. (Matt. 11:14;
Also Jews And Islam (The Ultimate Replacement Theology) Will Wrongly Replace
The Messiah With The Anti-Messiah. (2 Thess. 2)
The Following Chart Is My Attempt To Answer How Many Times Jesus Is Coming
And In What Manner.
Of Course I Will Be Adding To This Chart As Time Goes By.
But First Hermeneutics 101:
"The p'shat is the plain, simple meaning of the text. .. If we discard the
p'shat we lose any real chance of an accurate understanding and we are no longer objectively deriving meaning from the Scriptures
(exegesis), but subjectively reading meaning into the scriptures (eisogesis)."
"This is where another (implied) meaning
is alluded to in the text, usually revealling a deeper meaning. There may still be a p'shat meaning as well as another meaning
as any verse can have multiple levels of meaning."
"The thing that has been, it is that which
shall be and that which is
done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
Body Of Christ
||Individual Jews And Gentiles|
"See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord
comes." (Mal. 4)
"Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. 12 But
I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the
same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.' 13 Then the disciples understood that he was
talking to them about John the Baptist." (Matt. 17)
"For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14 And if
you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. 15 He who has ears,
let him hear." (Matt. 11)
All Men Must Be Concluded In Unbelief,
(Due To The Univerality Of Sin And Depravity) B4 'All'
Given The Opportunity To Be Part Of The BOC, Through Grace And Faith. (Romans 3:23ff; Eph. 2:14ff)
Then Can Christ Come For Them.
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself
up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and
to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless."
"God Has Concluded 'All' In Unbelief So That He Might Have
Mercy On All. (Jew And Gentile)" (Romans 11:32)
All Must Be Declared Sinners Before The BOC Is Possible.
The Time Of The Gentiles.
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels,
and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. 28 I tell you the truth, some who are standing
here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.After six days ... 2 There
he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just
then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus." (Matt. 16, 17)
Mount Of Transfiguration May Have Qualified As A Coming.
"Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men,
so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men." (Romans
One Cannot Logically Or Scripturally Teach The Universality Of Sin And Depravity
And Not The Universality Of Opportunity.
"For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and
therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live
should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again." (2 Cor. 5)
"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, ... 22 For
this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. 23 How dreadful
it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against
this people. 24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will
be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Luke 21)
This Judicial Coming Of Christ Appears To Be Still In Affect Toward Israel.
The Temporary Setting Aside Of Israel To Make Room For The Body Will Be In Effect 'Until' The
Time Of The Gentiles Are Fulfilled.
Also Romans 11:24-32
the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call
of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will
be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
18 Therefore encourage each other with these words. (1 Thess. 4) |
|'Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you
did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.' (Rev. 2:5)
||51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will
not all sleep, but we will all be changed-- 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable
must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. (1 Cor. 15)|
To The House Of David
"And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants
of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and
they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son."
Also Revelation 1:7
'The House Of David', 'Inhabitants Of Jerusalem' , The 'One They Have Pierced' Must Be Related
To AD 70, And Israel.
"Behold, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they that pierced him;
and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over him. Even so, Amen." (Rev. 1:7; ASV)
To All On Earth
"So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' 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....30 "At that time the sign of the Son
of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son
of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory." (Matt. 24)
"Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced
him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen. (Rev. 1:7; NIV)