The Two Advents of Jesus Christ

Both Advents Foretold in the Old Testament

Lesson IX

March 13,2005



I         Is the Bible a more sure word of Prophecy?

Ezekiel 12:25-28

Ezekiel 22:14-15

Deuteronomy 18:22

II      Both Advents are foretold by Old Testament Prophets

1 Peter 1:11

1 Peter 5:1

The First Advent         The sufferings, the cross

The Second Advent    The glory, the crown

In the Old Testament prophecies regarding the “sufferings” and the “glory” seem not to be divided by a period of time

III   Both Advents are often in the same context

Isaiah 9:6-7

Zechariah 9:9-10

Malachi 3:1-5

IV   Both Advents are foretold by the same Prophet

Example of the First Advent

Malachi 3:1; cf Matthew 11:10

Example of the Second Avent

Malachi 4:5; cf 1 Thessalonians 5:1

V      The Events of the Advents are not always in a chronological order

Micah 5:1                    The Cross of Christ is foretold

Micah 5:2                    The birth of Christ is foretold

Zechariah 13:6            Is the Second Advent

Zechariah 13:7            Is the First Advent

Compare John 19:24,36,37 and Revelation 1:7

VI   After His Resurrection Jesus, explaining the Old Testament, spoke of His Sufferings and His Glory as being in All the Scriptures

Luke 24:25-27

VII      Conclude

2000 years ago the disciples foresaw the “glory” but failed to see the “sufferings”

Matthew 16:21-23

Mark 8:27-33; cf John 20:8,9

Today believers must accept the literal sufferings of the Saviour, but fail to see His literal coming day of glory on this earth

1 Peter 5:1

Matthew 25:31