Kristus Kembali Lagi Ke Bumi

Dan juga kepada mereka ini, Henokh, generasi ketujuh dari Adam, bernubuat sambil mengatakan, “Lihatlah, Tuhan datang dengan beribu-ribu orang kudus-Nya, untuk melakukan penghakiman terhadap semua orang. Yudas 14, 15 (MILT-2008).

Pada penutupan masa seribu tahun itu, Kristus kembali lagi ke bumi. Dia ditemani oleh rombongan orang-orang tebusan dan diiringi oleh rombongan malaikat. Ketika Dia turun dengan keagungan yang hebat Dia memanggil orang-orang jahat bangkit untuk menerima ajal mereka. Mereka datang, sebuah rombongan yang kuat, tiada terhitung bagaikan pasir di laut. Alangkah kontrasnya pada orang-orang yang telah dibangkitkan pada kebangkitan pertama! Orang-orang benar berpakaikan kemudaan dan keindahan abadi. Orang-orang jahat mengenakan bekas-bekas penyakit dan kematian. 336.1
Setiap mata dalam khalayak ramai itu diarahkan untuk menyaksikan kemuliaan Anak Allah. Dengan satu suara rombongan orang-orang jahat itu berseru: “Terberkatilah dia yang datang dalam nama Tuhan!” Bukanlah cinta kepada Yesus yang mengilhami ucapan ini. Kuasa kebenaran mendesak perkataan itu keluar dari bibir-bibir yang tidak rela. Sebagaimana orang-orang jahat itu masuk ke dalam kubur mereka, demikianlah mereka datang dengan permusuhan yang sama kepada Kristus dan roh pemberontakan yang sama. Mereka tidak memiliki masa kasihan baru yang mengobati cacat-cacat kehidupan masa lalu mereka. Tak ada satu pun yang akan diperoleh dari hal ini. Sebuah masa kehidupan yang berisikan pelanggaran hukum tidak melembutkan hati mereka. Sebuah masa kasihan yang kedua, seandainya diberikan kepada mereka, akan dilakoni seperti masa kasihan yang pertama dalam menghindarkan tuntutan-tuntutan Allah dan membangkitkan pemberontakan melawan Dia. 336.2
Kristus turun ke bukit Zaitun, di mana, setelah kebangkitanNya, Dia naik, dan di mana para malaikat mengulangi janji kembaliNya. Berkata nabi itu: “Lalu TUHAN, Allahku, akan datang, dan semua orang kudus bersama-sama Dia.” “Pada waktu itu kaki-Nya akan berjejak di bukit Zaitun yang terletak di depan Yerusalem di sebelah timur. Bukit Zaitun itu akan terbelah dua ……. sehingga terjadi suatu lembah yang sangat besar.” “Maka TUHAN akan menjadi Raja atas seluruh bumi, pada waktu itu TUHAN adalah satu-satunya dan nama-Nya satu-satunya. Zakharia 14:5, 4, 9. Seperti Jerusalem Baru, dalam keindahannya yang menyilaukan, datang turun dari surga, ia itu berhenti di atas tempat yang disucikan dan telah disiapkan untuk menerimanya, dan Kristus, bersama dengan umat dan para malaikatNya, memasuki Kota Suci itu. 336.3

November 23 – The Millennial Judgment
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 1 Cor. 6:3.
During the thousand years between the first and the second resurrection the judgment of the wicked takes place. The apostle Paul points to this judgment as an event that follows the second advent. “Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts.” 1 Corinthians 4:5. Daniel declares that when the Ancient of Days came, “judgment was given to the saints of the most High.” Daniel 7:22. At this time the righteous reign as kings and priests unto God. John in the Revelation says: “I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them.” “They shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4, 6. It is at this time that, as foretold by Paul, “the saints shall judge the world.” 1 Corinthians 6:2. In union with Christ they judge the wicked, comparing their acts with the statute book, the Bible, and deciding every case according to the deeds done in the body. Then the portion which the wicked must suffer is meted out, according to their works; and it is recorded against their names in the book of death. 335.1
Satan also and evil angels are judged by Christ and His people. Says Paul: “Know ye not that we shall judge angels?” Verse 3. And Jude declares that “the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” Jude 6. 335.2
At the close of the thousand years the second resurrection will take place. Then the wicked will be raised from the dead and appear before God for the execution of “the judgment written.” Thus the revelator, after describing the resurrection of the righteous, says: “The rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.” Revelation 20:5. And Isaiah declares, concerning the wicked: “They shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.” Isaiah 24:22. 335.3

November 24 – Christ Again Returns to the Earth
Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all. Jude 14, 15.
At the close of the thousand years, Christ again returns to the earth. He is accompanied by the host of the redeemed and attended by a retinue of angels. As He descends in terrific majesty He bids the wicked dead arise to receive their doom. They come forth, a mighty host, numberless as the sands of the sea. What a contrast to those who were raised at the first resurrection! The righteous were clothed with immortal youth and beauty. The wicked bear the traces of disease and death. 336.1
Every eye in that vast multitude is turned to behold the glory of the Son of God. With one voice the wicked hosts exclaim: “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord!” It is not love to Jesus that inspires this utterance. The force of truth urges the words from unwilling lips. As the wicked went into their graves, so they come forth with the same enmity to Christ and the same spirit of rebellion. They are to have no new probation in which to remedy the defects of their past lives. Nothing would be gained by this. A lifetime of transgression has not softened their hearts. A second probation, were it given them, would be occupied as was the first in evading the requirements of God and exciting rebellion against Him. 336.2
Christ descends upon the Mount of Olives, whence, after His resurrection, He ascended, and where angels repeated the promise of His return. Says the prophet: “The Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.” “And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof, . . . and there shall be a very great valley.” “And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.” Zechariah 14:5, 4, 9. As the New Jerusalem, in its dazzling splendour, comes down out of heaven, it rests upon the place purified and made ready to receive it, and Christ, with His people and the angels, enters the Holy City. 336.3

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