CRB CLASSES FALL 2011: THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING
8-28-11 KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
GENESIS 7:66-72—As I live, even so will I come in the last days . . . and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare; an holy city, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion; a New Jerusalem.
ISAIAH 60:1-4 . . . 61:10-11 . . . 62:11-12 . . . 63:1-3,9 . . . 64:1-2
DC 108:7, 9-10b—O that thou wouldst rend the heavens, that thou wouldst come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence.
The promises of God arise out of his character and personality. Their fulfillment is sure. Our involvement in the blessings that come is dependent upon our response to his word. If we would be His, we must know Him as He Is. King Benjamin gave his people a name, more precious than any other, by which they would be born as sons and daughters of God (Mosiah 1:17-18; 3:8-21). May we heed his counsel from the dust and retain the name of Christ written always in our hearts, that he may seal us his. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. –John 17:3
- KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS—Revelation 19:16
- THE LAMB OF GOD—John 1:29; Revelation 5:5-14
- THE ADVOCATE WITH THE FATHER—I John 2:1-2; DC 45:1c-e
- THE PRINCE OF PEACE—Isaiah 9:6
- THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD—John 8:12
- THE BREAD OF LIFE—John 6:48
- THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS—Jeremiah 23:5-6
- THE DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS—Haggai 2:6-7
I. WHO IS HE THAT COMETH?
MATTHEW 24:36—Although the days will come that heaven and earth shall pass away, yet my word shall not pass away; but all shall be fulfilled.
REVELATION 19:11-16—And he hath on a vesture, and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
II. WHAT HAS HE PROMISED?
II PETER 3:8—But concerning the coming of the Lord, beloved, I would not have you ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise and coming, as some men count slackness; but long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
III. WHAT DOES HE REQUIRE?
HEBREWS 10:35-38—Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.