Bible Verses about the Second Coming of Christ

Introduction to what the Bible says about the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ

These Bible verses about the end times focus on what the Bible teaches about the Second Coming of Christ.

Bible Verses about the End Times:
The Second Coming of Christ
Contents

  1. Introduction to what the Bible says about the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ
  2. A Letter for you made of Bible verses about the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ
  3. Scripture References for My Son shall return soon, a Letter composed of paraphrased Bible Verses about the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ
  4. The complete Bible verses about the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ cited in the Letter
  5. More Bible verses about the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ
  6. Read these Bible verses about the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ in another Bible translation
  7. Bible Study Tools and further Christian Resources for Bible Study
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Jesus Christ was born around 2000 years ago and lived a short life of about 33 years, but this is not the last time that Jesus will be on earth.

The Bible tells us that Jesus will come again. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament refer to the Second Advent of Jesus with entire chapters and even whole books being devoted to it. The Second Coming of Christ is such a fundamental doctrine of Christianity that many other teachings in the Bible would lose their full richness and meaning without it.

Jesus lived a perfect life and fulfilled His mission. He died for our sins and was raised to life again—victorious over death. His disciples saw Jesus ascending into heaven and He is in heaven now, interceding with our Father on the behalf of all of us who come to Him in prayer.

Jesus is also with God’s children at this very moment through the Holy Spirit in our lives and He is therefore already present on earth spiritually, but Jesus will also return to earth physically in all His glory in the future.

Second Coming of Christ picture. Second Advent Christian Bible illustration

The Return of Christ, by Waiting for the Word.

These Bible verses about the Second Coming of Christ reveal that Jesus will return to earth at a time that only God knows. He will gather the faithful to Him and we shall all be changed. We should therefore live our lives in a way that we are ready for this to happen at any moment, behaving in a way that we will not be ashamed, for we do not know when the Second Coming of Christ will be.

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The following letter is based on the twelfth chapter of the Christian book Letters from Home, Our Father’s Message of Love and is called, My Son shall return soon. The Lord’s coming is the blessed hope of His church and this hope can be the refining fire that succeeds in purifying each one of us (1 John 3:2). As you read these Bible verses about the Second Coming of Christ, be comforted about this hope that we have and think about how you can encourage others with the news that Christ is coming back soon and, when He does, our salvation will be made complete.

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A Letter for you made of Bible verses about the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ

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When the time comes for me to restore and perfect everything, I will send my Son once more, just as I promised many years ago.[1] Tell everyone to turn to me, so that their sins may be removed and I can send the Christ.[2] Tell the whole world my good news, and then the end will come.[3]

My Son will return with my own great glory[4] and take you home, so that you may be where we are.[5] Listen to this mystery: not all of my children will fall asleep, but all will be transformed[6] and gathered to my Son.[7] Know that all my children who are alive at the time will be caught up together in the clouds to meet my Son, your Lord, in the air.[8]

Comfort and encourage one another with these words,[9] for in a very short time, my Son will come to you.[10] Your complete salvation is close at hand, nearer now than when you first accepted me.[11]

My child, in these times you hear of so many wars and rumours of wars, earthquakes and famines, natural disasters and tragedies, but do not worry, terrible as these things are, they must happen. In these end-times, nation will rise against nation.[12] But always be alert, praying that you may escape all that is to occur.[13]

Not everyone will believe. Many will ask when this ‘promised coming’ will happen, because to them, everything appears to carry on as normal, just as it always has.[14] But learn from this: when you see leaves forming on the tender branches of trees, you know that summer is close at hand; similarly, when you see these things that I have told you about,[15] when the time of unequalled distress occurs,[16] know that the time is near, my Son is right at the door.[17]

Keep watch, my child,[18] and stay alert and self-controlled, calm and collected,[19] so that you may stand confidently and unashamedly before my Son.[20] For he will come suddenly and unannounced, perhaps at dawn, maybe at midnight.[21] He will return on the day you least expect him, at an hour you do not know;[22] for it is I who chooses the appointed time.[23] Nobody knows the exact time but me.[24] Be patient and resolute, for the time is near.[25] When he appears you shall see him as he truly is, and you too will be like him.[26]

Wait eagerly, by faith, through the Spirit.[27] For this is your blessed hope[28]—and as you have this hope in you, purify yourself.[29] My child, set your mind on heavenly things; remember that you have already died and that your life is hidden with my Son in me; he is your life, and when he appears you too will appear with him in glory.[30]

So be careful, do not allow your heart to be weighed down with the cares and anxieties of life.[31] He is coming soon. Guard what you have so that no one can take it from you.[32] Be prepared,[33] or this day will come upon you unexpectedly.[34]

Do not be ashamed of my Son and our words, particularly in this degrading world you now live in, or he too will be ashamed of you when he appears with all my glory.[35] If you endure, you will also reign with him; if you turn your back on him, he will also disown you.[36] Do not be mistaken, you will have trouble in this world, but be encouraged and accept my peace, for I am victorious.[37]

My Son appeared once to eradicate the sins of my children,[38] in order for you to be truly holy.[39] He shall return to bring complete salvation for all who are his.[40]

My child, as you know that my Son died and rose again, know also that when he returns, I will bring with Christ all my children who have fallen asleep.[41] This is not for you to speculate over, for I have revealed it: be assured that what I have planned will surely occur, just as I have foreseen.[42]

Wait in eager anticipation, my child,[43] and may you join with all my children in saying, “Amen, may it be so. Come, Lord Jesus.”[44]

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Scripture References for My Son shall return soon, a Letter composed of paraphrased Bible Verses about the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ

[1] Acts 3:21
[2] Acts 3:19–20
[3] Matthew 24:14
[4] Matthew 16:27
[5] John 14:3
[6] 1 Corinthians 15:51
[7] 2 Thessalonians 2:1
[8] 1 Thessalonians 4:17
[9] 1 Thessalonians 4:18
[10] Hebrews 10:37
[11] Romans 13:11
[12] Matthew 24:6–7
[13] Luke 21:36
[14] 2 Peter 3:4
[15] Matthew 24:32–33
[16] Matthew 24:21
[17] Matthew 24:33
[18] Mark 13:37
[19] 1 Thessalonians 5:6
[20] 1 John 2:28
[21] Mark 13:35–36
[22] Matthew 24:50
[23] Psalms 75:2
[24] Matthew 24:36
[25] James 5:8
[26] 1 John 3:2
[27] Galatians 5:5
[28] Titus 2:13
[29] 1 John 3:3
[30] Colossians 3:2–4
[31] Luke 21:34
[32] Revelation 3:11
[33] Matthew 24:44
[34] Luke 21:34
[35] Mark 8:38
[36] 2 Timothy 2:12
[37] John 16:33
[38] Hebrews 9:28
[39] John 17:19
[40] Hebrews 9:28
[41] 1 Thessalonians 4:14
[42] Isaiah 14:24
[43] Galatians 5:5
[44] Revelation 22:20

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The complete Bible Verses About the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ cited above and listed in the order that they are found in the Bible

Psalm 75:2

When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

Isaiah 14:24

The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

Christian picture of the Second Coming of Christ by a Cloud Shape of a praying angel

When Jesus gloriously returns at the Second Coming he will be accompanied by God’s holy angels.
This photo of a cloud in the shape of a praying angel was captured by Sirsalis Photography.

Matthew 16:27

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.

Matthew 24:6-7

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Matthew 24:14

And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Matthew 24:21

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:32-33

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

Matthew 24:36

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matthew 24:44

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 24:50

The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

Mark 8:38

Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Mark 13:35-36

Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

Mark 13:37

And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Luke 21:34

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Luke 21:36

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

John 14:3

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

John 17:19

And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Acts 3:19-20

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

Acts 3:21

Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Romans 13:11

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

1 Corinthians 15:51

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

Galatians 5:5

For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Colossians 3:2-4

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

1 Thessalonians 4:14

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

1 Thessalonians 4:17

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:18

Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 5:6

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

2 Thessalonians 2:1

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 Timothy 2:12

If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

Titus 2:13

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Hebrews 9:28

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Hebrews 10:37

For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

James 5:8

Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

2 Peter 3:4

And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

1 John 2:28

And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

1 John 3:2

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

1 John 3:3

And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Revelation 3:11

Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Revelation 22:20

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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More Bible Verses About the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ

If you have any suggestions for any more Bible verses that have not yet been included above, but which also help reveal what will happen in the future at the Second Coming of Christ, please do leave a comment below and I’ll add them here.

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Read these Bible Verses About the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ in Another Bible Translation

The Bible verses in the list above are taken from the King James Version (KJV). To read all these Bible verses about the End Times: The Second Coming of Christ in different versions, copy the list of references below and paste them into the search box on BibleGateway.com. From here you can choose from more than 30 different English language versions alone and many more translations in other languages.

Ps 75:2 ; Isa 14:24; Matt 16:27; Matt 24:6-7; Matt 24:14; Matt 24:21; Matt 24:32-33; Matt 24:36; Matt 24:44; Matt 24:50; Mark 8:38; Mark 13:35-36; Mark 13:37; Luke 21:34; Luke 21:36; John 14:3; John 16:33; John 17:19; Acts 3:19-20; Acts 3:21

Rom 13:11; 1 Cor 15:51; Gal 5:5; Col 3:2-4; 1 Thess 4:14; 1 Thess 4:17; 1 Thess 4:18; 1 Thess 5:6; 2 Thess 2:1; 2 Tim 2:12; Titus 2:13; Heb 9:28; Heb 10:37; Jas 5:8; 2 Pet 3:4; 1 John 2:28; 1 John 3:2; 1 John 3:3; Rev 3:11; Rev 22:20

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