Where in the Bible does it talk about the Lord’s returning

By:  Diane D. Louw (Foxcroft)
Dated : 11 August 2011
Well I did not think it would be difficult to find scripture in the Old Testament confirming the Lords return, but I was wrong.  I could only find 3
references to the Lords returning unlike the +-37 references that I found in the New  Testament.  Maybe I did not look hard enough.  Maybe you know of more passages  in the Old Testament and if so, I would love to know them.
All scripture that I quote is taken from my Good News Bible Today’s English  Version, First South African Edition, 1977.
Lets turn to the scriptures.
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Psalms 50: 3 (OT page 565)
Our God is coming, but not in silence; a raging fire is in front of  him, a furious storm is round him.
Zechariah 14: 6-7 (OT page 927)
When that time comes, there will no longer be cold or frost, nor any  darkness.  There will always be daylight, even at night-time.  When this will  happen is known only to the LORD.
Malachi 4: 5 (OT page 931)
But before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes, I will send  you the prophet Elijah.
In nearly every book of the New Testament, you will find a verse or verses  which state that the Lord will return.  So no one can say they did not know this  as its in the New Testament and in nearly every book.  This just goes to show,  that they don’t read their bible at all.  And their arguments are foolish to say the least.  Lets turn to the scriptures again….
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Matthew 16: 27 (NT page24)
For the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of his Father with his  angels, and then he will repay everyone according to his deeds.
Matthew 24: 27, 30-31 (NT page 36)
For the Son of Man will come like the lightning which flashes across  the whole sky from the east to the west.  Then the sign of the Son of Man will  appear in the sky;  and all the peoples of earth will weep as they see the Son  of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Matthew 25: 31  (NT page 38 )
When the Son of MAn comes as King and all the angels with him, he will  sit on his royal throne.
Matthew 26 : 64 (NT page 41)
Jesus answered him, “So you say.  But I tell all of you:  from this  time on you will see the Son of Man sitting on the right of the Almighty and
coming on the clouds of heaven!”
Mark 8: 38 (NT page 57)
If a person is ashamed of me and of my teaching in this godless and  wicked day, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in the  glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Mark 13: 26-27 (NT page 65)
Then the Son of Man will appear, coming in the clouds with great power  and glory.  He will send the angels out to the four corners of the earth to  gather God’s chosen people from one end of the world to the other.
Mark 14: 62 (NT page 68)
“I am” answered Jesus, “and you will all see the Son of Man seated on  the right of the Almighty and coming with the clouds of heaven.”
Luke 9: 26 (NT page 90)
If a person is ashamed of me and of my teaching, then the Son of Man  will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
Luke 17: 24 (NT page 103)
As the lightning flashes across the sky and lights it up from one side  to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.
Luke 21: 27 (NT page 110)
Then the Son of Man will appear, coming in a cloud with great power and  glory.
John 14: 3 (NT page 137)
And after I go and prepare a place for you.  I will come back  and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am.
Acts 1: 11 (NT page 149)
And said, “Galilieans, why are you standing there looking up at the  sky?  This Jesus, who was taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way that you saw him go to heaven.”
1 Corinthians 4: 5 (NT page 208)
So you should not pass judgement on anyone before the right time  comes.  Final judgement must wait until the Lord comes;  he will bring to light  the dark secrets and expose the hidden purposes of people’s minds.  And then  everyone will receive from God the praise he deserves.
Philippians 2: 20 (NT page 248)
We, however, are citizens of heaven, and we eagerly wait for our  Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, to come from heaven.
Colossians 3: 4 (NT page 251)
Your real life is Christ and when he appears, then you too will appear  with him and share his glory!
1 Thessalonians 2: 19 (NT page 255)
After all, it is you – you, no less than others! – who are our hope,  our joy, and our reason for boasting of our victory in the presence of our Lord
Jesus when he comes.
1 Thessalonians 3: 13 (NT page 255)
In this way he will strengthen you, and you will be perfect and holy in  the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all who belong  to him.
1 Thessalonians 5: 23 (NT page 256)
May the GOd who gives us peace make you holy in every way and keep your  whole being – spirit, soul and body – free from every fault at the coming of our  Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1: 7 (NT page 257)
And he will give relief to you who suffer and to us as well.  He will  do this when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven with his mighty angels,
2 Thessalonians 2: 1 (NT page 258)
Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered  together to be with him:  I beg you, my brothers,
2 Thessalonians 2: 8 (NT page 258)
Then the wicked one will be revealed, but when the Lord Jesus comes, he  will kill him with the breath from his mouth and destroy him with his dazzling  presence.
1 Timothy 6: 14-15 (NT page 264)
To obey your orders and keep them faithfully until the Day when our  Lord JEsus Christ will appear.  His appearing will be brought about at the right  time by God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of Kings and the Lord of  lords.
2 Timothy 4: 1 (NT page 266)
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living  and the dead, and because he is coming to rule as King, I solemnly urge you to  preach the message, to insist upon proclaiming it…..
2 Timothy 4: 8 (NT page 267)
And now there is waiting for me the prize of victory awarded for righteous life, the prize which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on
that Day – and not only to me, but to all those who wait with love for him to appear.
Titus 2: 13 (NT page 269)
As we wait for the blessed Day we hope for, when the glory of our great  God and Saviour Jesus Christ will appear.
Hebrew 9: 28 (NT page 278)
In the same manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take  away the sins of many.  He will appear a second time, not to
deal with sin, but to save those who are waiting for him.
James 5: 8 (NT page 287)
You also must be patient.  Keep your hopes high, for the day of the Lord’s coming is near.
1 Peter 1: 13 (NT page 290)
So then, have your minds ready for action.  Keep alert and set your  hope completely on the blessing which will be given you when Jesus Christ is  revealed.
1 Peter 4: 13 (NT page 292)
Rather be glad that you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so  that you may be full of joy when his glory is revealed.
2 Peter 1: 16 (NT page 295)
We have not depended on made-up stories in making known to you the  mighty coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  With our own eyes we saw his  greatness.
1 John 3: 2 (NT page 300)
My dear friends, we are not God’s children, but it is not yet clear  what we shall become, but we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like  him, because we shall see him as he really is.
Jude 14 (NT page 305)
It was Enoch, the sixth direct descendant from Adam, who long ago  prophesied this about them:  “The Lord will come with many thousands of his holy  angels to bring judgement on all, to condemn them all for the godless deeds they  have performed and for all the  terrible words that godless sinners have spoken  against him!
Jude 21 (NT page 305)
And keep yourselves in the love of God, as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ in his mercy to  give you eternal life.
Revelation 1: 7 (NT page 307)
Look, he is coming on the clouds! Everyone will see him, including those who pierced him.  All peoples on earth will mourn over him.  So shall it
be!
Revelation 3: 11 (NT page 309)
I am coming soon.  Keep safe what you have, so that no one will rob you of your victory prize.
Revelation 16: 15 (NT page 317)
Listen!  I am coming like a thief!  Happy is he who stays awake and guards his clothes, so that he will not walk around naked and be ashamed in public!
Revelation 22: 12 (NT page 323)
Listen!  Says Jesus,  “I am coming soon!  I will bring my rewards with me, to give to each one according to what he has done.
Revelation 22: 20 (NT page 323)
He who gives his testimony to all this says,  “Yes indeed! I am coming soon!”
Well there you have it – the Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth soon.
Its not made up, its in the bible.
We are all looking forward to the day when our Lord comes….
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