This is the third article about the first return of Christ, commonly known as the rapture.
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Perhaps in the coming year of 2017, Christians will see fulfilled that wonderful promise of the Blessed Hope. The Apostle Paul encourages Titus, one of his Gentile converts who later entered the ministry in the early Church, with these words ... “looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13 KJV).
For the believer in Jesus Christ there is the possibility that Jesus’ promise to His disciples will come to pass this year.
As one reads the Old Testament Scriptures, it is evident that the prophets spoke of Messiah coming into the world from the perspective of a single advent in which two missions would be accomplished, that of redeeming mankind from the penalty of sin, thus reconciling man to God, and then establishing a kingdom in which there would be universal peace and prosperity.