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“Our conversation (0) is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Ph. 3:20. “Waiting for the adoption, to-wit, the redemption of our body." Rom. 8:23.

“Waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

1 Cor. 1:7. Looking for that blessed hope.”

Ti. 2:13. "The patient waiting for Christ."

2 Th. 3:5. "To wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus.”

1 Th. 1:10.



of the LORD as the Bride.

groom, into the Air, for His

Church. (C)

The Dead in Christ raised.

"The Lord Himself (d) shall descend from heaven with a shout, (e) with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God.(f)

1 Th. 4:16. “At the last trump (f); for the trumpet shall sound.”

1 Cor. 15:52. “Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” (9) 1 Th. 4:14.

The dead in Christ shall rise first.”

1 Th. 4:16. In Christ shall all be made alive. They that are Christ's at His coming."

1 Cor. 15:22, 23. “The dead shall be raised incorruptible.

1 Cor. 15:52. "Raised in incorruption; raised in glory; raised in power;

raised a spiritual body.”

1 Cor. 15:42-44.

for ye

(b) Or "Citizenship,” see Jno.

17:16; Ep. 2:19; He. 11:10,

13, 16; 12:22.
(c) “Watch, therefore;

know not what hour your
Lord doth come.” Mk. 13:

32, 37; 1 Th. 5:6.
(d) That is, personally, yet

seen by none but believers;
vide Jno. 14:19; Acts 1:3, 4,
9; 9:7; 10:40, 41; 1 Co. 15:

(e) Understood by those only to
whom addressed;

see Jno. 12:28, 29; Ac. 9:4. 7.

(f) The trumpet sounded twice

when the Lord descended upon Sinai, see Ex. 19:11, 17. And so when He descends to take the church unto Himself, at its

first sounding the dead in Christ will be raised, and at its last sounding, the liy

ing saints will be changed. (g) The oid Testament saints

also will doubtless at this time receive their glorified bodies, see Heb. 11:39, 40.

Living Believ. ers Changed.

Both Caught up into the Clouds. (d)

“We which are alive, and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent (a) them which are asleep.” 1 Th. 4:15.

“We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. ...

.. and we shall be changed.” (b)

1 Cor. 15:51, 52. "The Lord Jesus Christ

shall change our vile body, (c) that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body."

Ph. 3:20, 21. “And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly."

1 Cor. 15:49. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

1 Cor. 15:53. “Then we which are alive and remain, shall be caught up together, with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air."

1 Th. 4:17. “The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto

2 Th. 2:1. “So shall we ever be with the Lord.”

1 Th. 4:17. “That where I am, there ye may be also.”

Jno. 14:3. “Where I am, there shall also my servant be."

Jno. 12:26. With me where I am; that they may behold my glory.

Jno. 17:24. “They shall never perish.” Jno. 10:28. Because I live, ye shall live also.”

Jno. 14:19. “That we should live together with Him.”

1 Th. 5:10. An eternal weight of glory.”

2 Cor. 4:17. “Eternal inheritance.

He. 9:15; 1 Pet. 1:4. He (e) shall go no more out.”

Rev. 3:12.


To be Ever with tho Lord.

(a) That is, 'Anticipate' or 'go

before.' (b) “Then

Death is swallowed up in victory," 1 Co. 15:54; and "Mortality swal

lowed up of life.” 2 Co. 5:4. (c) The body of our "humble

or “low estate,” Lu. 1:48;

Ac. 8:33; Ph. 2:8. (d) “The redemption or the purchased possession."

Ro. 8:23; Ep. 1:1.4. (e) The overcomer, Re. 3:12; 1

Jno. 5:4, 5.


SEAT of Christ. (6)


of Works.

Whether Good

“We (c) must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done, in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."

2 Cor. 5:10. “We (c) shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ; ... every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Rom. 14:10-12. "Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Rev. 22:12.

“Every man's work shall be made manifest:

and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.” 1 Co. 3:13.

“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to the light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts.”

1 Co. 4:5. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, (d) he shall receive a reward."

1 Co. 3:14. “Whatsoever good thing (e) any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord.

Ep. 6:8. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done."

Col. 3:25. "If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; (f) yet so as by fire. ... For the temple of God is holy which temple ye are."

1 Cor. 3:15-17. “Every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor."

1 Cor. 3:8. “The prize of the high calling."

Ph. 3:14. “The reward of the inheritance."

Col. 3:24. “The kingdom.

Jas. 2:5. The crown of life.”

Jas. 1:12; Rev. 2:10.

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(b) For Christians only, in ref

erence to service. Ro. 14:

4, 10, 12. (c) “The church, the saints."

2 Co, 1:1. (d) The foundation, “which is

Jesus Christ. Isa. 28:16;

1 Co. 3:11. (e) “Service as to the Lord.”

Ep. 6:7. (f) “No condemnation." Jno. 5:

24; Ro. 8:1.

"A crown of Righteousness.” 2 Tim. 4:8. "A crown of glory.”

1 Pet. 5:4. "An incorruptible" (crown). 1 Cor. 9:25. "The things which God hath prepared.”

1 Cor. 2:9. "And then shall every man have praise of God.

1 Cor. 4:5.

The MARRIAGE of the Lamb

and the Church.

“The marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife (a) hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints."

Rev. 19:7, 8. Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it,

that He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”

Eph. 5:25-27.

[The Tribulation, or Time between the Rapture and the Revelation in which there will be a period of seven years, (1) at the commencement of which those Jews who shall have returned to their land in unbelief, (2) and have rebuilt or be rebuilding their temple, (3) enter into a seven-years' covenant with the Antichrist. (4) On the expiration of three and a half years he is revealed in his true character as the Man of Sin, (5) kills the two witnesses who had been prophesying during that time, (6) stops the daily sacrifice which had been resumed, (7) and has his own Image set up in the Holy Place. (8) The Devil and his angels are cast out into the earth, having great wrath, because their time is short. (9) Then follow, during the last three and a half years (10) the treading under foot of the holy city (11) and the time of the "great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world, no, nor ever shall be,' (12) which, under the Antichrist (13) and his Prophet, (14) shall come upon all the world; (15) the penalty of death being suffered by as many as refuse to worship the Image of the Beast, (16) and unparalleled persecution undergone by all who have not received his mark. (17) A third part of the Jews in the land are brought through this time of trouble, (18) and are gathered by the Lord into Jerusalem, (19) to be purged of their dross. (20) The

(a) “Christ and the church.”

Ep. 5:32. (1) Dan. 9:27; Rev. 11:3, 7 with

13:5. (2) Isa. 6:13; 17:10, 11; 18:4, 5;

66:3, 4. (3) Isa. 66:1, 2; Rev. 11:1, 2. (4) Dan. 9:27; Jno. 5:43. (5) Dan, 9:27; 2 Th. 2:3; Rev.

11:7; 13:1. (6) Rev. 11:3-7. (7) Dan. 9:27; 11:31; 12:11. (8) Mat. 24:15; 2 Th. 2:4; Rev.

13:14, 15. (9) Rev. 12:7-12. (16) Dan. 7:25; 9:27; Rev. 13:5.

(11) Dan. 9:26; Lu 21:24; Rev.

11:2. (12) Jer. 30:7; Dan. 12:1; Mat.

24:21; Rev. 13:14, 17. (13) Dan. 7:21, 25; 2 Th. 2:2;

Rev. 13:1, 8. (14) Rev. 13:11, 17; 19:20. (15) Rev. 3:10. (16) Rev. 13:15; 20:4. (17) Rev. 13:16, 17. (18) Zec. 13:8, 9. (19) Eze. 22:19. (20) Isa. 1:21-25; 4:4; Eze, 22:

17-22; Zep. 1:12, 13; Zee. 13:9.

nations are assembled against the city; which is taken by them, great suffering being inflicted upon the inhabitants, half of whom are carried into captivity. (21) The remnant no more again stay upon him that smote them, but stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. (22) The kings of the earth are gathered to battle against Jehovah and against his Anointed. (23) Then shall the Lord go forth, (24) with his saints, for the destruction of his enemies and the deliverance of his people. (25)]

THE COMING of the LORD, as King to the


The Revelation. "THIS same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.”

Acts 1:11. “And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives.Zech.14:4.

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days

they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven, with OW and great glory.”

Mat. 24:29, 30. (Mk. 13:26; L.u. 21-27.) Ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

Mk. 14:62. (Mat. 26:64.) Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him."

Rev. 1:7. "And they shall look upon me whom they have pierced.”

Zech. 12:10. “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels.”

2 Thes. 1:7. (Mat. 25:31.) "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True.”

Rev. 19:11. “Behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity.”

Isa. 26:21. (Mi. 1:3.) "The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgressions in Jacob."

Isa. 59:20. “Sing and rejoice, o daughter of Zion; for lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord.” Zec. 2:10.

(21) Zec. 14:2.
(22) Isa. 4:3; 10:20, 21; 17:6-8;

Jer. 2:27; Hos. 5:15; Zec.

13:9. (23) Ps. 2:1-3; Rev. 16:14, 16;

17:14; 19:19.

(24) Isa. 13:3-6; 26:21; Zec.

14:3. (25) Isa. 50:2; 66:5, 6; Hos. 5:

15; Zec. 12:9, 10; Mal. 4:1. 3; Lu. 21:28.

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