Our God Shall Come
A Study in the Old Testament Scriptures Pertaining To The Second Coming of Christ
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(Below is a bible study by James H. Brookes. This was featured, over a span of three months, in his
magazine called "The Truth" back in 1897. Just two months after this publication, James H. Brookes
passed away and was promoted to glory. We pray that this study would be a blessing to you! Please
remember that these Scriptures are not referring to the
Rapture but rather the Second Coming of the
Lord Jesus Christ at the battle of Armageddon, when we, His Saints, return with the Lord.)

The theme of the Old Testament is the Coming One. There are more than
three hundred promises concerning Him, and the biographies of individuals,
the records of families, the events of nations, the songs of poets, the
predictions of prophets, circle about Him as the central sun of the entire system
of divine revelation. Sometimes we find His first and Second Coming included
the scope of a single verse, like two gigantice peaks of mountains, seen in
perspective that appear to be one; but looked upon more closely, great intervals
and valleys are discovered that lie between.

1. At His first coming, the seed of the woman, not of the man, shall have His
heel bruised by Satan; at His second coming, Christ shall bruise Satan's head.
(Genesis 3:15)

2. Enoch walked with God; and his preaching is given in one of the last books
of the Bible: "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).

3. "The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his
feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be."
(Genesis 49:10)

4. He preserves Israel during the time of their exile in the land of their enemies,
and will bring them forth, as when He brought them out of the land of Egypt.
(Lev. 26:44,45 )

5. Balaam was forced to pronounce his own doom: "I shall see him, but not
now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and
a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and
destroy all the children of Sheth...Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!"
(Numbers 24:17)

6 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence
will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: And
the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed,
and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy
fathers. And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart...  (Deut 30:4-6a )

7. He will advance Israel to the high places of the earth, making them the head,
and not the tail, of the nations as it is this day. (Deut. 28:13; 33:26-29)

8. He will judge the earth. "  The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to
pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the
ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of
his anointed. (1Sam 2:10)

9. He establishes the house of David. "And thine house and thy kingdom shall
be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever."
(2Samuel 7:16)

10. He will be head of the heathen. "thou hast kept me to be head of the
heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me." (2 Sam. 22:44)

11. He will establish the throne of David forever,
but only at His Second
"The throne of David shall be established before the Lord forever."
(1 Kings 2:45)

12. He is to be the chief Prince. "Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of
him came the chief Prince," (1 Chron. 5:2)

13. "Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and
they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the
children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,  And yet this
was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy
servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to
the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God." (1Chron 17:9, 17)

14. "Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among
the nations, the Lord reigneth...Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the
presence of the Lord, because He cometh to judge the earth." (1 Chron. 16:

15. He shall stand on the earth in the last day. "I know that my Redeemer
liveth, and that He shall stand at the last day upon the earth; and after I shall
awake, though this body be destroyed, yet out of my body, shall I see God."
(Job 19:25)

16. As crowned King He receives His inheritance. "Ask of me, and I shall give
thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for
thy possession. Thous shalt break them with a rod of iron, thou shalt dash
them in pieces like a potter's verssel." (Psalm 2:8-9)

17. So universal is His sovereinty that people feign obedience. "As soon as they
hear of me, they shall obey me; and the strangers shall yield feigned obedience
unto me." (Psalm 18:43,44.)

18. He will be supreme Governor. "All the ends of the world shall remember
and turn unto the Lord; and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before
thee. For the kingdom is the Lord's, and He is the Governor among the
nations." (Psalm 22:27,28)

19. He will break the long silence which Heaven has observed. "Our God shall
come, and shall not keep silence...He shall call to the heavens above, and to
the earth, that He may judge His people. Gather my saints together unto me;
those that have a covenant with me by sacrifice." (Psalm 50:3-5)

20. His reign is unlimited. "All kings shall fall down before Him; all nations
shall serve Him." (Psalm 72:11, 17)

21. He is worshipped and glorified everywhere. "All nations whom thou hast
made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name."
(Psalm 86:9)

22. He shall have the homage of inanimate creation. "Then shall all the trees of
the wood rejoice before the Lord: for He cometh, for He cometh to judge the
earth: He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His
truth," (Psalm 96:12-13)

23. He shall appear in glory to build up Zion, and then to gather the people at
large, and the kingdoms to serve Him. "When the Lord shall build up Zion, He
shall appear in glory...When the people are gathered together, and the
kingdoms to serve the Lord." (Psalm 102:16, 22)

24. "The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all
generations." (Psalm 146:10)

25. Under His reign, wars shall cease. “And he shall judge among the
nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword
against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.� (Isaiah 2:4)

26. At His coming government shall be established. For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace
there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to
order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth
even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6,7 )

27. He comes to slay the lawless one, or the antichrist, with the breath of His
lips, and the blessings of His reign shall extend to the poor and even the
creatures of the earth shall live in peace. “But with righteousness shall he
judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall
smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall
he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and
the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the
fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear
shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw
like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the
weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. They shall not hurt nor
destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of
the LORD as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:4-9 )

28. “ And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand
again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left,
from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from
Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of
Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the
earth.� (Isaiah 11:11,12)

29. Poor, degraded, oppressed Egypt shall then be exalted. “In that day shall
there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at
the border thereof to the Lord…And the Lord shall be known to Egypt, and
the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day, and shall do sacrifice and
oblation.� (Isaiah 19:19,21)

30. In a time of universal distress and desolation, when the earth shall reel to
and for like a drunkard, “then the morn shall be confounded, and the sun
ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem,
and before His ancients, gloriously.� (Isaiah 24:23)

31. He will come to deliver His people. “He will swallow up death in
victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the
rebuke of
His people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken
it. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him,
and He will save us: this is the Lord, we have waited for Him, we will be glad
and rejoice in His salvation.� (Isaiah 25:8,9)

32. At His coming He will raise His dead. “Thy dead shall live, my dead
body shall arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the
dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead,� (Isaiah 26:19)

33. At the time of the second advent, “He shall cause them that come of
Jacob to take root; Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world
with fruit… And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall beat off
from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be
gathered one by one, O children of Israel,� (Isaiah 27:6,12)

34. “In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a
diadem of beauty, unto the residue of His people,� (Isaiah 28:5)

35. “Moreover, the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the
light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the
Lord bindeth up the breach of His people, and healeth the stroke of their
wound… And the Lord shall cause His glorious voice to be heard, and shall
show the lighting down of His arm, with the indignation of His anger, and with
the flame of His devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones,â
€� (Isaiah 30:26, 30)

36. “Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty: they shall behold thy land
far extended…And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick; the people that dwell
therein shall be forgiven their iniquity,� (Isaiah 33:17,24)

37.  He will come and save you…And an highway shall be there, and a way,
and it shall be called, the way of holiness;the unclean shall not pass over it; for
He Himself shall be with them, the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err
therein….And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with
songs, and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.� (Isaiah 35:4-10)

38. “Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall
rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall
feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry
them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.� (Isaiah
39. “Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know
in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I. How beautiful upon the
mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace;
that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto
Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice
together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall
bring again Zion. (Isaiah 52:6-8)

40. “And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from
transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.� (Isaiah 59:20)

41. “The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall
the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting
light, and thy God thy glory.� (Isaiah 60:19)

42. At His coming life shall be greatly prolonged. “There shall be no more
thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the
child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old
shall be accursed.� (Isaiah 65:20)

43. The curse shall be removed. “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's
meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
� (Isaiah 65:25)

44. “For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a
whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain
of the LORD shall be many.� (Isaiah 66:15,16)

45. “At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all
the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem:
neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.�
(Jer 3:17 )

46. “and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they
(Jer. 4:2)

47. “He that scattereth Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd
doth his flock,� Jeremiah 31:10, the entire chapter, shows that it is a
personal gathering at the time of our Lord’s return, when Israel shall be
enlarged and established forever.

48. “Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the
crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is
high. I
will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come
whose right it is; and I will give it him.� (Ezek 21:26,27 )

49. “And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of
Israel; and one king shall be king to them all… And David my servant shall be
king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in
my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.â€�  (Ezek 37:22,24)

50. Ezekiel 48:35 tells us that when Messiah sets His glory in the midst of
Jerusalem, the name of the city from that day shall be Jehovah-shamanah
“the LORD is there.�

51. A stone cut out, without hands, or not in hands, will fall upon the whole
Gentile dominion, and brake to pieces the kingdoms that exist in the End
Times, and this Stone is Christ. (See Daniel 2: 34-45)

52. “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came
with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought
him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a
kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his
dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his
kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.� (Dan 7:13,14)

53. "And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the
field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground:
and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and
will make them to lie down safely.  And I will betroth thee unto me for ever;
yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in
lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness:
and thou shalt know the LORD. And it shall come to pass in that day, I will
hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;
And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear
Jezreel. And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon
her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my
people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God."
(Hos 2:18-23)

54. It is only at His coming He fulfills the promise, “I will ransom them
from the hand of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be
thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction� (Hos 13:14)

55. " Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain:
let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for
it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of
thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and
a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it,
even to the years of many generations." (Joel 2:1-2)

56. "The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem;
and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of
his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. So shall ye know that I
am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall
Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. And
it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine,
the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters,
and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the
valley of Shittim. Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate
wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have
shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem
from generation to generation. For I will cleanse their blood that I have not
cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion." (Joel 3:16-21)

57. "For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all
nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the
earth. All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil
shall not overtake nor prevent us. In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of
David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his
ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: That they may possess the
remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith
the LORD that doeth this. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the
plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth
seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. And
I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the
waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the
wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I
will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of
their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God. (Amo 9:9-15)

58. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let
not thine hands be slack. The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty;
he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will
joy over thee with singing…At that time will I bring you again, even in the time
that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of
the earth…(Zep 3:16-20)

59. And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I
will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. (Hag 2:7)

60. For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will
be the glory in the midst of her…For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the
glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth
you toucheth the apple of his eye…Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for,
lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD. And many
nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I
will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts
hath sent me unto thee. And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the
holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. Be silent, O all flesh, before the
LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. (Zech 2:5-13)

61. “Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the
midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the
mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.� (Zec 8:3)

62. When He comes as the recognized King of Israel, “he shall speak peace
unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the
river even to the ends of the earth.� (Zech 9:10)

63. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh…Then shall the LORD go forth,
and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 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 toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great
valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it
toward the south… and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with
thee. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor
dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor
night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. And it
shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them
toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and
in winter shall it be. And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day
shall there be one LORD, and his name one. (Zec 14:1-9)

64. “For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same
my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be
offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among
the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.� (Mal 1:11)

65. “and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even
the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith
the LORD of hosts.� (Mal 3:1)

This is only a sample of the way in which the Second Coming of the Lord is
set forth in the Old Testament. It will be observed that the purposes and results
of His advent are manifold; and it should not be forgotten that a large part of
His design relates directly to Israel, as His ancient, present and future earthly
people. All of the men employed to reveal God’s will were prophets in the
common acceptions of the word, sent not only to forthtell, but foretell. They
foretold events that occurred in their days, and this should be sufficient to
convince any reasonable man, that their predictions of events at a future time
will surely be fulfilled. If they foresaw and foretold what has passed into
history, they did also of things which are to come. ~ J.H. Brookes

Transcribed and modified for the web by Cobblestone Road Ministries.
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