Yesterday we lifted our spirits by looking past the darkness of the current day to a time when there will be a change for the better. We began by considering the purposes for Christ’s return. Today we will focus on THE PARTNERS who will be with Him and the POPULATION of His kingdom.
THE PARTNERS WITH CHRIST WHEN HE RETURNS TO EARTH TO REIGN
‘When the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His MIGHTY ANGELS’, 2 Thessalonians chapter 1 verse 7.
‘When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the HOLY ANGELS’, Matthew chapter 25 verse 31.
2. THE CHURCH
That is, all believers, from the time of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2 until the time when Christ returns to take all believers to be with Him in heaven, 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 verse 16-18
3. SAINTS (BELIEVERS) OF ALL AGES
‘And THE ARMIES OF HEAVEN clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses’, Revelation chapter 19 verse 14.
‘Thus the Lord my God will come, and ALL THE SAINTS with you’, Zechariah chapter 14 verse 5.
WHAT AN AMAZING SIGHT THIS WILL BE! Each one of us needs to challenge ourselves as to whether we will be in this company, when Christ returns to reign – repentance toward God and faith in Christ will ensure that we will be!
THE POPULATION OF THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM
- REGATHERED ISRAEL – a multitude of saved Jews, including 144,000, who were sealed before the Tribulation began, Revelation chapter 7 verse 4.
- SAVED GENTILES – a multitude of Gentiles who will be saved before and during the 7-year Tribulation period, Revelation chapter 7 verse 9.
- THE ‘SHEEP’ MENTIONED IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 25 – the saved individuals of the nations, who showed compassion to Israel during the Tribulation period.
Come, Lord Jesus, come!