parousia: a presence, a coming
Original Word: παρουσία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (par-oo-see'-ah)
Short Definition: presence, a coming, arrival, advent
Definition: (a) presence, (b) a coming, an arrival, advent, especially of the second coming of Christ.HELPS Word-studies
3952 parousía (from parōn, "be present, arrive to enter into a situation") – properly, coming, especially the arrival of the owner who alone can deal with a situation (cf. LS). 3952 (parousía) is a "technical term with reference to the visit of a king or some other official, 'a royal visit' " (Souter) – "hence, in the NT, specifically of the Advent or Parousia of Christ" (A-S).
[3952 (parousía) is "used in the east as a technical expression for the royal visit of a king, or emperor. The word means literally 'the being beside,' thus, 'the personal presence' " (K. Wuest, 3, Bypaths, 33).]
A prophecy against Egypt: See, the LORD rides on a swift cloud and is coming to Egypt. The idols of Egypt tremble before him, and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear.
"In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.
"And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be as great as the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
"Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."
"Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.
"At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.
and, as another scripture says, "They will look on the one they have pierced."
1 Corinthians 15:52
in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
2 Corinthians 12:2
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows.
2 Corinthians 12:4
was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell.
1 Thessalonians 3:13
May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:18
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 5:10
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
"Look, he is coming with the clouds," and "every eye will see him, even those who pierced him"; and all peoples on earth "will mourn because of him." So shall it be! Amen.
Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.
From http://www.parousiaband.com/parousia "Parousia" In Scripture
Many of you have asked us what "Parousia" means. To help you to better understand, here is a website we found that explains the meaning of the Greek word, “Parousia,” much better than we can put into words.
We encourage everyone to prayerfully conduct his/her own search for the full meaning of this word, as the Lord is more than able to lead and direct your own understanding by His Holy Spirit. We are not endorsing this website and all of its contents, nor do we state that we agree entirely to all that is found there; it is simply a link that explains “Parousia” more fully than we can, and God can give the reader his/her own revelation in its beautiful meaning as He guides you in your search.
Also, we are not affiliated with any particular doctrines associated with this word. It is a beautiful word, and is a blessed hope for us all, as Believers and followers of Jesus Christ, and the Word Living God.
Following are some scriptures where Parousia is used in the Bible (we have placed the Greek word in the stead of the English one in each verse where it is found), and for those of you that read a Scofield Study Bible, you will find "Parousia" referenced within his commentary notes:
Matt. 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy parousia, and of the end of the world?
Matt. 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the parousia of the Son of man be.
Matt. 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the parousia of the Son of man be.
Matt. 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the parousia of the Son of man be.
1Cor. 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his parousia.
1Thess 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his parousia?
1Thess 3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the parousia of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
1Thess. 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the parousia of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Thess. 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the parousia of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2Thess. 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the parousia of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him
2Thess. 2:8,9 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his parousia: Even him, whose parousia is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders
James 5:7,8 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the parousia of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the parousia of the Lord draweth nigh.
2Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and parousia of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
2Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his parousia? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation
2Peter 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the parousia of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
1John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his parousia.
Again, Lord bless you all, and we sincerely hope that we may always be a blessing and a tool of God to aid and encourage people in their walk as they search God’s Word with open minds and willing hearts. Enjoy the journey!
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