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The King is Coming

Mark 13:32-37
Christianity Is History and Prophecy

A. History: Jesus came once.
1. His coming was prophesied accurately.
2. The prophecy was fulfilled with exactness.
Gen 3:15 gives the prophecy that He will be born of a woman.
John 1:13, which according to one manuscript refers to Christ's virgin birth, states He was born ". . . not of blood, nor of the desire of the flesh, nor of the will of man, . . ." Other Scriptures attesting His virgin birth are Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23; Luke 1:27, and Gal 4:4. To be born in Bethlehem (Mic 5:2; Matt 2:1-16; Luke 2:4,15; John 7:42).

 Joyful Expectation

A. The Lord did not want His disciples to be scared of His coming again, but to rejoice in the expectation of the event.
B. Paul calls the event to come "that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing" (Titus 2:13). It is something to look forward to.
C. This appearance of the Lord must not be confused with the coming of the Lord with His saints after the seven year period of the Tribulation predicted by the Lord in Matt 24; Mark 13:1; Luke 21:1, Daniel's prophecy and Rev 4-19. That is to take place after the Tribulation when the Lord shall come back as King with His saints to judge the world (1 Cor 6:2; 1 Thess 3:13).
D. When He comes as King, He rules on earth (Rev 20:4) with His saints (1 Thess 4:15-17). He comes to take them with Him to heaven, whence He will bring them back.