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Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Last Day - The Parousia


Christians wait for
The Apocalypse - that occurs on the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ  (1 Corinthians 1:6-8)

The Apocalypse is the Day God’s wrath and righteous judgment will be revealed.  God will repay each person according to wht they have done.  Paul says, “This will take place on the Day when God judges people’s secrets though Jesus” (Romans 2:5-16).

The Apocalypse is the Day when God pay back trouble to the wicked and give reiief to those who are being persecuted when He is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with His powerful angels.  On this same day, He will punish the wicked who do not know God and He will be glorified in his holy people and marveled at by all who believe (2 Thessalonians 1:6-10).  

The Apocalypse is the Day the sons of God are revealed and the creation is liberated from its bondage to decay (Romans 8:18-21).

The Apocalypse is when Jesus Christ’s glory is revealed (1 Peter 4:13).

The Apocalyse is the day we will share in the glory to be revealed (1 Peter 5:1).  It is the day the Chief Shepherd appears (phanerao) and we will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away (1 Peter 5:4).

The Aocalypse is the Day our inheritance “which is being kept in heaven for us” will be revealed.  Now, by faith we are shielded by God’s power until this salvation is revealed (1 Peter 1:4-5).

The Parousia is the Day we are gathered unto Him (2 Thessalonians 2:1)

The Parousia is the Day when Jesus descends from heaven with a loud shout and the dead in Christ are raised from the dead (1 Thessalonians 4:15)

The Parousia is the day when Christ raises those who belong to Him.  After this THE END comes.  Christ Jesus reigns UNTIL the Parousia.  On this Day the last enemy (DEATH) is destroyed in the resurrection.  On this Day of The Parousia He will have put ALL His enemies UNDER HIS FEET.  Then, He hands over the kingdom to God the Father and submits Himself to the Father so that God may be all in all. (1 Corinthians 15:23-28)

The Parousia is the Day death is “swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:54; Isaiah 25:6-8).

The Parousia is the Day we are “caught up in the clouds” to meet the Lord in the air. (1 Thessalonians 4:16)

The Parousia is the Day Christ comes in power and majesty (2 Peter 1:16).

The Parousia is the Day we are kept strong for so that we will be blamess and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes (parousia) with all His holy ones (1 Thessalonians 3:13)

The Parousia is the Day of His promised coming (2 Peter 1:4)

The Parousia is “the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men" (2 Peter 3:7)

The Parousia is the Day when Christ destroys “the lawless one” by the breath of Hs mouth and the spendour (epiphanea) of His coming (parousia)  (2 Thessalonians 2:8)

The Parousia comes like a thief.  It is the Day when the heavens disappear with a roar and the earth is laid bare. (2 Peter 3:10)

The Parousia comes suddenly and unexpectantly like Noah’s flood and the punishment on Sodom and Gomorrah.  It will be like lightning flashing across the sky.  At this time the Son of Man will come and the vultures (birds of the air) will gather on the carcasses of the wicked.  (Matthew 24:27-28, 37, 39; see Revelation 19:16-17, 21).

The Parousia is the Day of God in which the heavens disappear and the elements melt with fervent heat (2 Peter 3:11)

The Parousia is the beginning of the New Heavens and the New Earth wherein righteousness dwells (2 Peter 3:12)

The Parousia is the Day we “look for” and “long for” - the day on which we “diligently strive” to be found of him in peace, spotless and blameless (2 Peter 3:14).

The Parousia is the day of His Appearing (1 John 2:28).  Therefore, we continue in Him so that on that Day we will be found spotless and blameless before Him at His coming (parousia).

The Parousia is the Day in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ along with those who have come to the Lord as a result of our ministry (1 Thessalonians 2:19)

The Parousia is the Day we patiently look for, standing firm until the Day our Judge arrives (James 5:7-9).  Therefore, we persevere and are blessed (James 5:10).

The Appearing is the Day when Christ who is our Life appears (phanerao) and we appear (phanerao) with Him in glory (Colossians 3:4).

As Christians we are called to “fight the good fight of faith” without spot or blame until The Appearance (epiphanea) of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 6:1), which God will bring about in His own time.

The Appearing (ephiphanea) is the Day when Jesus Christ appears to judge the living and the dead (2 Timothy 4:1)  It is the appointed day on which the Lord will “bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart.  At that time each will receive their praise from God” (1 Corinthians 4:5).  For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead” (Acts 17:31).  Jesus is the appointed heir of all things (Hebrews 1:2).  God the Father has placed all things under His feet and has appointed Him to be head (Ephesians 1:22).  God has given the nations to Him as His inheritance (Psalm 2:8).

The Appearing (epiphanea) is the Day we long for when Jesus Christ, the Righteous Judge, will give us our crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8)

The Appearing (epiphanea) is the Day we “wait for” and hope for - “The Appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ”  – our bleesed hope (Titus 2:13).

The Appearing is the Day when Christ will appear (horao) a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him (Hebews 9:28)

The Appearing is the Day when we will be changed in the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:51), transformed.  Our vile body will become like His gloroious body (Philippians 3:21).  We will be like Him, for we will see the Lord Jesus Christ face to face (1 John 3:2).  According to 1 John 2:28 (a few verses berore this) this is the Day of His Parousia.

The Parousia is the Day when we will be fully sanctified (spirit, soul and body) into the image of Chrrist (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).  God Himself will do this.  He who began a good will in you will carry it on to completion in the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6).

We are sealed by the Holy Spirit for The Day of Redemption (Ephesians 4:30).  The Holy Spirit is given to us as a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possission (Ephesians 1:14).  This is the Day for which we eagerly wait - the Day we receive our adoption as sons and the redemption of our bodies (Romans 8:23).

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