OUR LORD'S PAROUSIA, EPIPHANIA AND APOKALUPSIS

(All references are from R2972 "THE PAROUSIA OF OUR LORD JESUS AND HIS SUBSEQUENT APOKALUPSIS AND EPIPHANIA AT HIS SECOND ADVENT" unless otherwise indicated.)
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In Mat. 24:42 and 1Thes. 5:2-4, who is admonished to watch; what are they to look for, and why should they watch?
 
2. What do the words of the Apostle Peter (2Pet. 1:19) and the Prophet Daniel (Dan. 12:10) tell us would be the method of teaching and the results received by the true watchers?
 
3. Who occupied the role of watchman at our Lord's return? Isa.21:6,8,9,11,12 What was his title and responsibility? Mat. 24:42-45 Ezek.33:7,8 What did he proclaim as watchman? 1 Thes. 4:14; Dan. 2:44; Isa. 40:1,2; Rev. 18:4 Hab. 2:1-3
 
4. Who occupies the role of watchmen at our Lord's return and today ? Isa. 52:7,9 What do they proclaim? Psa. 149:6
 
5. Amongst the doctrines in God's Divine Plan, how important is the proper understanding of the features of our Lord's second presence? What two primary features, relative to our Lord's return, will be discerned by the watchers?
 
6. How does the Lord's word function as a lamp of truth and revelation to guide us by His Holy Spirit to discern our Lord's second presence? Consider Dan. 12:1,4, Acts. 3:21, John 16:13
 
7. What is the definition of the Greek word Parousia? What is the nature of our Lord's work at this stage of His second advent?
 
8. What is the definition of the Greek word Epiphania? How does this stage differ from the Parousia stage, and toward whom is it directed?
 
9. From what is described in the parables of the Wheat and the Tares, and the Pounds and Talents, what Harvest works are completed in the Parousia stage before the Ephiphania stage will begin?
 
10. Why is there an inconsistency in the translation of the word Parousia in 2 Cor. 10:10 and Phil. 2:12, compared to the translators rendering it as "coming" in the Scriptures cited below?
 
11. How well do the translators' renditions of the Greek word Epiphania, in the following texts, represent its significance of Bright Shining or Manifestation?
 
12. What is the significance of the Greek word Apokalupsis as found in the New Testament? When, and what or whom, is revealed, and to whom is it revealed?
 
13. Explain how the stages of Parousia, Epiphania, and Apokalupsis differ in how and when they are understood, and their effect upon, the True Church, and The World of Mankind.
 
14. What do we learn from the correct translation of our Lord's expression to the Pharisees as recorded in Luke 17:20,21? (Note marginal references for "with" – vs.20, and the Diaglott and Rotherham renditions of "within you" – vs. 21)
 
15. As watchers, what may we conclude regarding where we are in God's Plan, from the signs we observe in the world's present condition?