The Future Work of Christ Part III: Christ’s Coming to Reign -- By: John F. Walvoord

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 123:491 (Jul 1966)
Article: The Future Work of Christ Part III: Christ’s Coming to Reign
Author: John F. Walvoord


The Future Work of Christ
Part III:
Christ’s Coming to Reign

John F. Walvoord

The Second Advent

The second coming of Christ to the earth is the theme of many passages in both Testaments, the more important passages being as follows: Deuteronomy 30:3; Psalm 2; Isaiah 63:1–6; Daniel 2:44–45; 7:13–14; Matthew 2425; Mark 13; Luke 21; Acts 1:11; Romans 11:26; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 5:1–4; 2 Thessalonians 1:72:12; 2 Peter 2:13:17; Jude 1:14–15; Revelation 1:7; 19:11–21 .

The first reference to the second coming of Christ in the Scriptures is found in connection with the prediction of the regathering of Israel in Deuteronomy 30:1–5. The promise is given in connection with the invitation to Israel to repent and return to the Lord, which repentance is predicted as taking place just before the second coming of Christ in Zechariah 12:10–14. This theme is amplified in many other Scriptures and reveals that the second coming of Christ has the immediate object of delivering Israel from her persecutors and restoring to their land those who were dispersed.

In Daniel 2:44–45 and Daniel 7:13–14 it is revealed that the second coming of Christ will end the times of the Gentiles and bring in the millennial kingdom of Christ. Daniel 7:13–14 describes it in these words: “I saw in the night-visions, and, behold, there came with the clouds of heaven one like unto a son of man, and he came even to the ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, and languages should serve him: his domin...

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