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Jesus Coming in His Glory

By the way, Matthew 16: 27 says, "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works." This is speaking of the judgment at the time of the Revelation, the Second Coming of Christ, and has nothing to do with the Judgment Seat of Christ, which takes place in Heaven between Revelation 4: 1 and 4: 4, and has not yet taken place as of the time that I am writing this website. The four and twenty elders have those crowns of rewards on their heads in Revelation 4: 4. One might ask, "If this is not the Church, the Bride of Christ, the Body of Christ receiving their rewards, then who is it? To find the answer let's go to Matthew 25: 31. Now keep in mind who Jesus' angels are gathering at this point when the Lord Jesus returns in the Revelation/Second Coming. These are those who survived the tribulation period, the 70th week of Daniel, not the Church as some may think.

There are several places when God (Jesus) will judge human beings. One is at the Judgment Seat of Christ, which happens between Revelation 4: 1 and 4: 4. Another is in Revelation 11: 18, which has to do with the Old Testament saints, including the prophets. A third is the judgment in Matthew 25: 31 - 46. At this judgment only the living are judged who survived the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel), and those 30 days and 45 days that Daniel 12: 11 and 12 refer to. Matthew 19: 28 refers to the 12 tribes of Israel and as to how they will be judged at the same time, on the same day Jesus returns to earth (Matt. 25: 31 - 32). Then there will be another judgment of the saved people who lived during the 1000 year reign of Christ. Though the Bible does not tell us about it, I am sure there has to be some type of rewards that are given out to those saints. Finally, in Revelation 20: 11 - 15, the judgment of the lost (unsaved) of all Ages at the Great White Throne Judgment.

Let's take a look at Matthew 25: 31 - 32.

"When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations:..." (Matt. 25: 31 - 32)

That would be all those who are alive after the tribulation period, the 70th week of Daniel, is over, and at the end of those 30 days and 45 days that Daniel refers to in chapter 12, verses 11 - 12 (Rev. 20: 6). This has nothing to do with the dead in Christ, only the living tribulation saints. It has to do with all those who are alive that are lost (unsaved) too. Both the saved (the sheep) and the unsaved (goats) are here at this judgment. Both groups are alive that stand before Him (Jesus). This judgment will be here on earth. Whereas, when the Rapture takes place, the dead in Christ, who will have just been resurrected, and those Christians who are alive when the Rapture happens will be changed and will stand before Him at the Judgment Seat of Christ in Heaven, not here on earth. It does not say the dead are resurrected here at this point in Matthew 25: 31 - 33 (34 - 40) (41 - 46). Besides, those four and twenty elders were already wearing on their heads crowns of gold, their rewards, in Revelation 4: 4. (These verses are in connection with the Rapture. See II Tim. 4: 8, I Pet. 1: 7, 5: 4, James 1: 12, I Cor. 3: 8 - 15, 15: 51 - 54, II Cor. 5: 10, I Thes. 4: 13 - 18, Rev. 4: 1, 22: 12, and there are others also.).

Let's continue,
"...and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep (the saved) on His right hand, but the goats (the unsaved) on the left. Then shall the King (that's Jesus, Zech. 14: 9) say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:" (Matt. 25: 32 - 34)

So, don't try to use those verses (Matt. 16: 27, 24: 31, 25: 32 - 33, 34 - 40, 41 - 46, there may be others also) to prove that the Rapture happens at the same time that the Revelation does because if you do, that will be wrong.

I would like to explain some other things to you as well.

Matthew 16: 27, 19: 28, 24: 30, 31, 25: 31 - 33, 34 - 40, 41 - 46, also Mark 13: 26, Luke 9: 26, and there may be a few more, are in connection with the Revelation/Second Coming. Some of these verses that are in these chapters have phrases such as: Matthew 16: 27, "...the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father..."; Matthew 19: 28, "...the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory..."; Matthew 24: 30, "...the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." (Read also Mark 13: 26.); Matthew 25: 31, "When the Son of man shall come in His glory...then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory:" (See also Joel 3: 12.); Luke 9: 26, "...when He (the Son of man) shall come in His own glory...".

The point I am trying to make is, according to these chapters and verses above, Jesus is going to come (He is coming back) in His glory, with great power and majesty (I Pet. 4: 13). This is called the Revelation/Second Coming when He comes in His glory (See Matt. 25: 31.), etc..., and sits on "...the throne of His glory:". (See Matt. 16: 27, 19: 28, Luke 9: 26, etc....). (Read also Luke 1: 31 - 33, Isa. 9: 6 - 7, and Zech. 14: 9.).


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