Wednesday, September 30, 2015

BIBLE STUDY: DANIEL, EZEKIEL, and REVELATION: ANSWERS

QUESTIONS:       WEEK # 8

 

1).        Explain when Jesus will come back to earth, and what is the " Second Coming".

Jesus will return only to earth during the "Second Coming", but He will come back in the air for the Church, all believers. The Second Coming will be a glorious event beheld by believers and unbelievers alike. It is a cataclysmic event that will usher in the Millennium, Christ's thousand year reign on earth.

 

2).        Explain Christ as the Victor.

When Christ returns He will come as King of kings and Lord of lords. He will balance the scales of judgment and justice for a final time. His death, burial, and resurrection has proved that He is the Victor, and we have a Supreme Commander who has never lost a battle. He will descend and crush the forces that have invaded His world. Because He is "faithful and true," "we can rest assured that He is "The Victor."

 

3).        Explain the purpose of His return

The purpose of Christ's return is summarized in Revelation 19:11: "In righteousness He judges and makes war." The means of His judgment and war is the "sharp sword" proceeding from His mouth (Revelation 19:15).

 

4).        Explain the punishment at His return

For all eternity, the unholy trinity-Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet-will be "tormented day and night forever and ever" (Revelation 20:10).  And those who believe in him.

 

5).        Explain the penalty of His return.

Romans 6:23 says "the wages of sin is death." And that is the punishment Christ will deliver upon those who, by their insistent rebellion against God, and have sinned against Him. 

 

6).        Who is our Supreme Commander?

Christ Jesus is our Supreme Commander.

 

7).        What does the Second Coming of Christ and the end of the present age signify on a large scale? (Romans 8:19-23)

I believe it signify the usher in of the Millennium and Jesus as Lord of lords, and King of kings. It's a new beginning, and something we have waited for;  19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

 

8).        What did God do to put an end to the ungodliness? (Genesis 6:7-8)

And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. God destroyed all mankind, except Noah and his family.

 

9).        How does Enoch's description of mankind (Jude 14-15) fit both in his own era and the era of the Tribulation?

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

 

10).      Why will Christ's judgment when He returns be justified?

Revelation 20:12 says that unbelievers will be "judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." Those who have rejected Christ as Lord and Savior will be judged based on their works alone, and because the Bible tells us that "by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified" (Galatians 2:16), they will be condemned.

 

11).      How long has men had to respond positively toward God

Since the beginning of time since Jesus was upon this earth, God has been more than patient. There are so many passages that represent God and man's relationship, but man's heart grew wicked. Since the ages from Enoch in the book of Genesis to John the apostle in the book of Revelation God has waited for man's respond to Him. 

 

12).      What does Romans 1:19-20 say about any excuses man might offer when Christ's judgment begins?

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

 

 

13).      How does the vision Daniel saw in (Daniel 7:13-14) parallel with what John saw in Revelation 19:11-14 and 20:1-4?

 

(Daniel 7:13-14) "1I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." (Revelation 19:11-14) "11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean." Revelation 20:1-4; both of them are talking about the Second Coming of Jesus.

 

14).      Describe what you imagine it will be like to live for a thousand years on an earth over which Christ has total dominion.   

Awesome! I imagine total peace in a beautiful place with a God who loves us so much He

 

15).      How did Zachariah and the angels confirm one another's words about where Christ would return? (Zachariah 14:4; Acts 1:9-11).

Zachariah saw Jesus returning and standing on the Mount Olives just as He left in the book of Act. The angels said He would return as He left.

16).      What will happen to the Mount of Olives when Christ stands upon it? (Zechariah 14:4).

It will move, it will be divided and become two mountains with a valley in the midst of it.

 

17).      How do you know whether or not you will be part of the "armies" that follow Christ from heaven to earth? (Revelation 1:14)

The Bible tells me that all believers will enter the millennial Kingdom with their Savior, and I truly believe I am a believer, I trust Jesus, I love Jesus, and I am waiting for Him to return for me as His Bride. Zechariah said, "Thus the Lord my God will come, and all the saints with You," (Zechariah 14:5; I Thessalonians 3:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; Jude v. 14).

 

18).      Explain what you have learn about the millennium.

I have learned so much more this time in this study. The word millennium in Latin means milli for "One thousand" and annum for "years," which translates to "One Thousand Years." During that time, Christ will rule on earth in peace and justice from the capital in Jerusalem. The Millennium will be a foretaste of the Heavenly state that is to follow. This Millennium will take place after the Tribulation period, not before. The Millennium is proof positive that Christ's death is essential for mankind's salvation.

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