The second coming of Christ has never been a matter of importance to many Christians over the ages. Our reasons vary but the main one has been there is more time. But the fact that no one knows when he or she will die makes this reason unreasonable. Once I can depart this life at any time, I need to treat each day as if is the end. Is this not a wiser option?
When Jesus recruited me to do His work, He said, “My 2nd coming is near preach the word of salvation for people to be saved, I am not coming to die again, I am coming to pay every man according to his works”
And the Lord gave me this word yesterday Acts 1:2-11 which says when Jesus was with His apostles whom he had chosen, he told them many things after he had resurrected from the dead, he spend 40 days showing himself to people as proofs of his resurrection, teaching them of things concerning the kingdom.
Here he commanded them to wait in Jerusalem until they receive power when the Holy Ghost is come upon them, then they would become his witnesses( e.g. Preachers) in Jerusalem and the immediate environment and even in the uttermost parts of the earth. Verse 9 says “And when he had spoken these things, whilst they were seeing him, He was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. Verse 10 says whilst they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold two men stood by them in white apparel; verse 11 which also said, you men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up to heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him going into heaven”
This is clear that the same manner in which Jesus was lifted up from Galilee into heaven at the full glare of the apostles is the same manner that Jesus shall come in the day of His 2nd coming. This means that people will see him coming; it shall not be a secret. I believe it shall be the biggest BREAKING NEWS for the international media CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, newspapers like Washington Post, New York Times, Daily Graphic, Peace FM, Citi FM, Radio Gold, Joy Fm and all over the world.
This explanation is very well supported by what the gospel of Matthew says,“and then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” Matthew 24:30 (please read verse 29 also)
Matthew who is the former tax collector who followed Jesus and became one of his 12 disciples said that this 2nd coming of Jesus will be witnessed by all tribes of the earth (including Chinese, Saudi Arabians, Ghanaians, Americans, Europeans, Australians, Turkish etc) and they will mourn, and they shall also SEE the Son of Man coming in the clouds.
- I am sure it shall be global breaking news.
- I am sure the public, in fact global public, will be aware of this happening
- It shall not be a secret
- Not an invisible event
- Just as the disciples saw him lifted up, people of all tribes shall see him come
Is the 2nd coming long overdue?
God’s calendar is not the same as man’s timing hence David speaking by the Spirit says “for a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night” Psalm 90:4
Based on the scriptures, and also recalling my map work lessons in secondary school, I am convinced we can safely say that in God’s timing, a thousand years is as ONE DAY i.e. (1,000 years=1 day) Remember that before Jesus was born, many prophesied it by the Holy Ghost. David, Moses, and Isaiah prophesied Jesus birth. Isaiah for example, prophesied Jesus’ birth in Isaiah 9:6 but Israel had to anxiously wait for 700 years before Jesus was born. Similarly, it’s been 2015 years since Jesus was taken up to heaven and promised he was coming back.
Can we therefore say it’s been too long hence we should forget about his 2nd coming? Certainly not! God never forgets what he says; he is the covenant keeping God, so does not joke with covenants.
Has the 2nd Coming Taken Place Already?
How about those who teach that the 2nd coming has invisibly occurred already?
This is a clear contradiction of scripture and what the Lord told me when he called me into ministry, The Lord said, “My 2nd coming is near, preach My Word of salvation for people to be saved, I am not coming to die again, I am coming to pay every man according to his works”
Friends lets renew our relationship with God and be ready for Him any day any night because He will come like a thief comes to his victim.
Friends, what has been your thinking about the second coming of Jesus before now? Care to comment?