Promise of Victory #2: The Second Coming
This brings us to the second great prophetic event of triumph that we can look forward to. Boy, what a day this will be! That is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
The Bible says Jesus will return to this earth at the end of seven years of great Tribulation. He will return to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem from which He ascended into heaven. This will occur when the Jewish people have come to the end of themselves as a result of the persecution they experienced in the Tribulation, motivating them to turn their hearts to God. That is one of the fundamental purposes of the Tribulation. There are several purposes, but one is to bring the Jewish people to the end of themselves so that they will no longer look to the United States or anybody else, but they will turn their hearts to God because that’s the only person they will have to turn to.
When Jesus comes, we are told, the remnant of the Jews will look upon Him whom they have pierced and they will weep and they will mourn as over the loss of an only son. They will look upon Yeshua and they will cry out, “Baruch haba b’Shem Adonai,” which means, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.” A great remnant of the Jewish people will be saved on that day. In fact, Jesus said He would not return until the Jewish people are willing to say, “Baruch haba b’Shem Adonia.”
At that point Jesus will speak a supernatural word and the Antichrist and his forces will be destroyed in the Valley of Armageddon. There is no such thing as the Battle of Armageddon. It doesn’t exist. Jesus doesn’t send some army out against the Antichrist and his armies. He just speaks a supernatural word. After all, this is the One who spoke and the whole universe came into existence. Jesus will speak and the Antichrist and his forces will drop dead. Their tongues will melt in their mouths, their eyeballs in their sockets, and their skin will drop off. It’s no wonder that the Valley of Armageddon will be filled with blood as deep as a horses bridle for a distance of 200 miles. There’s going to be hundreds of millions of people in that valley when Jesus Christ speaks.
Jesus will then resurrect the Old Testament saints. You see, the Old Testament saints are not a part of the Bride of Christ. When the Rapture occurs, that’s for the Church. The Church is the Bride of Christ. The Old Testament Saints according to Daniel 12 will be resurrected at the end of the Tribulation at the Second Coming of Jesus. They will be resurrected as will the Tribulation martyrs, and they will receive their glorified bodies at that point.
Jesus will then judge all of those who are still left alive at the end of the Tribulation — both the Gentiles and the Jews —All left alive will be judged at the Sheep-Goat Judgment. The saved will be allowed to enter the Millennium in the flesh, but those who are not saved will be consigned to death and to Hades.
In the fourth segment of our study on God’s promises of victory, we’ll look at the third — the Millennium.