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Numerous writers in the New Testament make reference to the return of Christ. With perfect agreement they predict that He will return to this earth, literally and with great power and glory. And it is for this event that the believer lives in anticipation.


This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven (Acts 1:11).


eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ (I Cor. 1:7);

But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming (I Cor. 15: 23);

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Phil. 3:20);

When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory (Col. 3:4);

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? (I Thess. 2:19);

so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints (I Thess. 3:13);

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God (I Thess. 4:15-16);

and to you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels . . . when He comes, in that Day to be glorified in His saints (II Thess. 1:7, 10);

blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing (I Tim. 6:14);

there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing (II Tim. 4:8);

looking for that blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ (Tit. 2:13).


Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ who was preached to you before . . . (Acts 3:19-20);

In this you rejoice . . . that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ (I Pet. 1:6-7);

the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ (I Pet. 1:13);

that when His glory is revealed (I Pet. 4:13);

but the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night (II Pet. 3:10);

looking and hastening the coming of the day of God (II Pet. 3:12).


Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord . . . for the coming of the Lord is at hand (Jas. 5:7-8).


Abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming (I Jo. 2:28);

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him (Rev. 1:7).

Writer of Hebrews:
To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation (Heb. 9:28).

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