Armageddon: The Purpose of Christ ‘s Return

In general terms, the purpose of Christ’s return is to judge the evil world and to set up His new kingdom. More specifically, I will lay it out in ten points—with Scripture references.

1. To fulfill the prophecies of His coming. Here are a few of those prophecies.

Acts 1:10-11

And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.

Zechariah 14:4

In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.

2 Thessalonians 1:7b-8

…when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, 8 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Matthew 24:30

“And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.

Revelation 1:7

 BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.

2. To destroy the Antichrist and Satan’s power (2 Thess. 2:8-9).

3. To judge all nations (Matt. 25:31-46).

4. To have the throne of David (Isa. 9:6-7; Lu. 1:32) and to sit on that throne (Matt. 25:31; Rev. 5:13).

5. To have a kingdom (Dan. 7:13-14).

6. To rule over His kingdom with His saints (Dan. 7:18; Rev. 5:10).

7. That the kingdom of the world would become His kingdom (Zech. 9:10; Rev. 11:15).

8. That all kingdoms would serve Him (Ps. 72:11; Isa. 49:6-7; Rev. 15:4).

9. That every knee would bow to Him (Isa. 45:23; Phil. 2:10).

10. That the entire covenant program with Israel would be fulfilled, and they would forever be blessed with physical and spiritual blessings (Gen. 12:2; 22:17).


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