He’s Coming Back
2016 Conference
Robert R. McLaughlin
Thursday, August 4, 2016

First in the clouds of the air which is called the Rapture, and then when He steps back on the earth which we call the Second Coming or the Second Advent.
Rev 13 makes it clear that all who go through the Tribulation period are brought into subjection to the beast and through him to Satan who gives the beast power.
If the church were in this period she would be subjected to Satan and Christ would either lose His place as head or because of His union with the Church, He would be also subjected to Satan's authority.
1. The Rapture. 2. The Big Genuflex. 3. The Judgment Seat of Christ. 4. The Second Coming.
Point 1 was a Definition. The Rapture is used in a technical theological sense for the resurrection of the royal family of God.
Point 2. Biblical principles that establish the Bi­blical position of a pre-Tribulational rapture of the church.
(1) The great Tribulation is punishment for a Christ-rejecting world, and the nation of Israel, who rejected her Messiah, Rev 6:12-17.
(2) The nature of the church, and the promises of Christ forbid the church from going thro­ugh the great Tribulation.
The nature of the church COL 1:22  yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach‑‑
The promise of Christ HEB 13:5  "for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,"
(3) There must be an interval of time between the rapture and the Second Coming.   (4) The scripture's which deal with the great tribulation have particular reference to the Jew, Mat 24:1-31; Mar 13:14; Luk 21:23-36.
The abomination of desolation has to do with Jerusalem and the Temple, DAN 11:31 "And forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation."
Why does it say the Sabbath?
We are talking to the Jews not to Christians.
The Sabbath is for the Jews only, Exo 31:16.
In LUK 13:6, the fig tree represents the nation of Israel, And He {began} telling this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it, and did not find any.
The Sabbath is used, Mat 24:20. Jerusalem is trodden under, Luk 21:24. Kingdom of God is near and at hand, Mat 24:14.
The Church is never mentioned; Temple implied; abomination of desolation denoted.
(5) The Tribulation is mentioned as a gross time of darkness, evil, and sin, where none have faith.  Isa 60:2; Jer 13:16; Luk 18:8.
(6) Satan persecutes the women in the Tribulation (Israel).  The church is not to come under condemnation.  Rev 12:1-4; Rom 5:9; 8:1; 1Th 1:10; 5:9; 1Co 15:55-57; 1Th 4:13-18.
(7) The Church is not of the world.  Joh 17:14; Phi 3:20; 2Ti 2:3-4. The church is a spirit­ual extension of Jesus Christ, with promises that are heavenly related.  Eph 1:3; 2:6.
(8) Christ is preparing a home for His body the Church, and has promised to return and to take His bride back with Him, JOH 14:3; 1Th 4:13-17.
JOH 14:3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, {there} you may be also."
(9) The Church has been promised deliverance from the wrath to come.  Rom. 5:9; 1Th 1:10; 5:9; Rev 3:10.
(10) The believer is told to watch, or have an attitude of anticipation for the Lord's coming.
If believer's are to go through the great Tribulation, they would be advised to watch for the signs of the prophecies of the coming of   Why would we in ROM 8:23 groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body?
In 1CO 1:7, await eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ?
TIT 2:13  looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus;
(11) God has always protected His people in unique fashion's in the face of judgment.  Enoch before the flood; 2Pe 2:6-8. Lot from Sodom and Gomorrah.
(12) The instructions by the apostle Paul never include any preparation or warning that the church will encounter the great Tribulation.
(13) If the Church goes through the Tribulation then the Jew's as well as the Gentiles of the Tribulation period would become part of the Church.
(14) The church at Thessalonica would not be concerned of any disadvantage of the dead in Christ if those who were alive had to go through the great Tribulation, 1Th 1:4.
(15) The message of the church is the message of the Gospel of grace, and peace which se­cured at the cross by Jesus the Christ. Eph 2:8-10.
The message of the great Tribula­tion is one of God's judgment.  Rev 7:4-8; 12:17; 19:10; Mat 24:14.
(16) The iniquity of the anti-Christ cannot be released until the Holy Spirit, the restrainer is removed with the Church. 2Th 2:3-7 (mystery of lawlessness).
(17) The church is called to pray for those in authority 1Ti 2:2; if the church was on earth in the great Tribulation why would those who come through the great Tribulation pray for the de­struction of those in authority?  Rev 6:10.
(18) Christ's return for His church is unconditional, and He returns to heaven, Joh 14:1-3.
The great tribulation is conditional, and based upon the abomination of desolation. Mat 24:15-16.
(19)  Christ returns for His bride in the air and does not touch down upon the earth at the Rapture.
Joh 14:1-3; at the second coming he comes down to the earth.
(20) The bema seat judgment takes place after the Rapture.   This represents the divine production in the Spirit or in the flesh.  1Co 3:12-15.
(21) Time is needed for the bema seat, and the marriage of the Lamb, and His pure bride dressed in white, the church.
(22) The Rapture is a mystery and secret, the second coming is a world display of power. 1Co 15:51-52.
(23)  The Rapture comes at a time of false peace and safety.    (24) After the Rapture (Rev 4) the day of the Lord begins with the opening of the first seal, Rev 5.
(25) The Church is never mentioned from Rev 4-19.
(26) The 144,00 Jews from Twelve Tribes; the two prophet's probably Elijah and Moses and the angel witness the gospel, Rev 11:3.
The hope of the Church is the return of Christ at the Rapture, who will deliver them from the greatest outpouring of judgment in the history of the universe, Tit 2:11- 13; 1Th 1:10; 4:18; 5:11.
The Doctrine of the Big Genuflex.
The Big Genuflex is the interim event between the Rapture and the Judgment Seat of Christ.
It is both the glorification of the Father's plan and the recognition of our Lord's battlefield royalty which was bestowed at His session.
The big Genuflex is the moment of maximum +H which is perpetuated forever.
We make that happiness meaningful by receiving our eternal rewards and decorations.

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