Correct Answer 1: To go and prepare a place for them
Notes to Questions 1-5: “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established” (Matt. 18:16). Concerning the return of Christ we have the three witnesses: (1) Christ Himself (John 14:3); (2) the angels (Acts 1:11); (3) the apostle Paul (1 Thess. 4:16). Note the emphasis on the return of Christ in person: “This same Jesus” (Acts 1:11), “The Lord Himself” (1 Thess. 4:16). This “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13) is the highest goal of Christian living.
Correct Answer 2: That He would come again and receive them to Himself
Correct Answer 3: This same Jesus will come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven
Correct Answer 4: The glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Correct Answer 5: 1.A shout 2.The voice of the archangel 3.The trumpet of God
Note: (1)The shout will come from the Lord Himself. His voice alone has power to call forth the dead. (See John 5:28–29.) (2) The archangel will likely be Gabriel. His special duty is to proclaim when God is about to move in the affairs of men. (See Luke 1:19, 26.) (3) The trumpet is used to call God’s people together. (See Numbers 10:2–3.)
Correct Answer 6: No
Note: To “sleep” means to die. (Compare Acts 7:60 and 1 Corinthians 11:30.) This word is used for the death of Christians because they look forward to waking again on the resurrection* morning. Notes to Questions 6-8: The order of events is: (1) Dead (sleeping) Christians will be raised with new, glorified* bodies. (2) Living Christians will have their bodies changed in a flash to similar glorified* bodies. (3) All Christians will be caught up together in clouds to meet the Lord as He comes down from heaven.
Correct Answer 7: They will rise (from the dead)
Correct Answer 8: 1.They will all be changed 2.They will all be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air
Correct Answer 9: No; never
Correct Answer 10: We will be like Him
Notes to Questions 10-12: The glorified* body of the Christian will be like the Lord’s own glorified* body. (For a fuller study of this subject, see my book The Spirit-filled Believer’s Handbook, Part VI, Resurrection of the Dead.)
Correct Answer 11: Like the glorious (glorified*) body of Christ
Correct Answer 12: 1.Incorruption* 2.Immortality*
Correct Answer 13: The marriage supper of the Lamb (Jesus)
Note: Compare Matthew 8:11 and Matthew 26:29.
Correct Answer 14: She made herself ready
Notes to Questions 14-21, 24-25: The Bible very clearly teaches that, in order to be ready for the return of Christ, Christians must work hard to prepare themselves. In Revelation 19:8, the exact meaning of the “fine linen” is “the righteous* acts of the saints.” This is the righteousness* of Christ, received by faith*, which is worked out in the day-to-day lives of Christians. (Compare Philippians 2:12–13: “Work out…for it is God who works in you.”) In this respect, God’s Word directs Christians to prepare themselves by righteous* acts of:
1.Purity (being without spot) (1 John 3:3 and 2 Peter 3:14)
2.Holiness (Heb. 12:14)
3.Peace (right relations with all men) (Heb. 12:14 and 2 Peter 3:14)
4.Blamelessness (being faithful in all Christian duties) (2 Peter 3:14)
5.Hopefulness (waiting eagerly for Jesus) (Heb. 9:28)
6.Watchfulness (Mark 13:37)
7.Prayerfulness (Luke 21:36).
Correct Answer 15: Fine linen, clean and bright (white)
Correct Answer 16: The righteous* acts of the saints
Correct Answer 17: Those who were ready
Correct Answer 18: He purifies himself just as He (Jesus) is pure
Correct Answer 19: To those who eagerly wait for Him
Correct Answer 20: 1.Pursue peace with all people 2.Pursue holiness
Note: Christ will be like a thief in the way He comes, but He will take only what is His own—”those who are Christ’s at His coming” (1 Cor. 15:23).
Correct Answer 23: No one knows, only God the Father
Note: When the moment comes, the Father will tell the Son. Then all heaven will be stirred to action
Correct Answer 24: To watch
Correct Answer 25: To pray always
Correct Answer 26: 1.Carousing (partying) 2.Drunkenness 3.Cares of this life
Note: (1) Jesus always warned against too much eating and drinking before He warned about drunkenness.(3) Compare Luke 17:27–28. The things mentioned here are not sinful in themselves. The sin comes from being too wrapped up in them.