It is typically believed Â at Christ 2nd coming that creation would resume the way it was intended. Presumably like with Adam and Eve? That there would be a new physical heaven and earth?
Hebrews 12 states that “what can be shaken will be shaken so that what is eternal may remain” and 2nd Peter says that “all the earth, the elements and all its works will be burned by fire and then there is only righteousness”. Indicating that all created things will be removed. All time and matter, EMC= square, big bang stuff for the invisible, immortal Â to exist the way it was in the beginning before time.
It is the purpose of creation to teach man about the invisible things of God, to acclimate man to that element, the spirit. “For that which is flesh is flesh and that which is spirit is spirit”. That you must be born again of the spirit.
Not for God to become the created to live with man in time and matter for that is a facade for God and a false portrayal of who God is.
Even as Christ stated that His Kingdom is not of this world, that it Â is not of time and matter or any created thing. It is for redeemed man to put on Christ by becoming His invisible attributes who is the likeness of the invisible God. We become that, “to become pure even as He is pure” (1 John 3.3) Â To relate to Him in spirit and truth “for the Father seeketh such”.
And we do this how? As Jesus said to “follow Me, that where I am you may be also” who also said ” I am the way”. Â For those who know Him as the Word of God. This is how.
And that place is none other than “In Christ” at the right hand of the Father. The invisible (to carnal perceptions) creation, not being a creation like time and matter with restrictions but the original design that all creation mimics. It is the original creation, or new creation. The one that is always new and never fades being eternally new, forever Glorious. Unlike earth that always gets old.
The new creation is the anatomy of God being the only thing that predates all created things visible and invisible, new and old. It is the components of God broken down into the words of the law and the prophets and reassembled in His son who temporarily put on humanity, who always is the express image of the Father being the same yesterday today and forever. It is Him that we reassemble in ourselves by His word. Only this is eternal. Him. This is why we are called to look to the invisible” because it already is and need not to become as though it is not yet.
It is “Him who calls us” from heaven to His eternal Glory, the Father of glories. Who calls us, the eklisia, meaning the called out to be in, to be into Himself by Jesus Christ. To the invisible, eternal, ubiquitous “the Kingdom of God prepared from the foundation of the world” that predates any created thing. It is that which is from the beginning. Not an end times thing that is still being made.
And it is the Glory of God displayed in the face of a Glorified Christ that we are transformed by now, that we put on by the spirit now and not a second coming. This is true salvation and what the God of this age blinds men to.
1 John 4 puts it like this “4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess [a]that Jesus [b]Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” Meaning, any other saving than the cross is a lie. That Christ does not come back to save the world. He already came to do that.
Â Any other creation and any other Jesus than “He who already came in the flesh” is in competition with Him who is “the same yesterday, today, and forever.
There is no building project for a future earthly kingdom like the 2nd coming purveyors suppose. That is a hoax. That is what the Jews of old were condemned for. It is only “that which is from the beginning” (1 John 1.1) so that “what is eternal may remain. 2 Peter 3-
And as 1 John also states that “we are in the last times” meaning the end times, who also says “if that from the beginning remains in you, you have eternal life”.
It is the belief in a 2nd coming Jesus man to visit planet earth later to save you who spits in the face of the saving of the Christ of the cross and disregards that blood that paid the price of redemption to activate eternal life and all it’s benefits now .
And how is this eternal life activated? Â By faith. Your invisible embelical cord that connects you to the invisible Glory, the moment you hear and believe. For “who shall go to Â the deep to bring Him up? Or who shall ascend to the heavens to bring Him down”? Or how long do we have to wait for Him to come again? Â Well what does the scripture say? That “the word is near that you may hear it and do it, even in your heart. This is the word of faith of which we preach”. And so we do.
And it is from faith to faith one step and one revelation at a time. It is “for the invisible to remain” and not a physical 2nd coming to save you for Him to become your savior from planet earth when he does that.. He already did that by the cross to bring you to Himself in a place where you have dominion over this age and the god of this age. All things being subject to us in Christ.
Even as the invisible God was the rejected King in the times of Samuel and God gave the Hebrews Saul who embarrassed them and enslaved them. Why? Because they wanted a physical manifestation. So too the 2nd coming seekers have a choice. Be enslaved to the elements or made free by the invisible Spirit. Life or death. Living or dying.
Â It is Paul who said “you observe days, months, Â seasons and years. I am afraid that I have labored for you in vain “. This is what the 2nd coming seekers do. They put Christ on a timeline.
This is why “It is God who sends forth a strong delusion that they should believe a lie to those who had pleasure in unrighteousness”. And righteousness is only in His age that predates time and matter that is the place of our calling. Not a renewed planet earth.
A future 2nd coming kingdom is incomplete and in direct competition with “that which is from the beginning”, the before time one, the eternal never fading One.
So from 1 John 4. Every spirit that teaches that Christ came in the flesh is of God”. And this is what the 2nd coming seekers Â deny. How? They say Christ must yet come and save from planet earth through a series of raptures and resurrections. That He didn’t save at the cross. That at His 2nd coming He will be a savior for them from earth. They deny the Christ of the cross who already did the saving work. He is already savior of the world.
1 John 4.14″We have seen and testify that God has sent His Son as savior of the world” Â … and He did for all who believe. Do you?Â
So those who have true faith can say, I Â have over come the world. How? By faith. I have overcome the evil one. How? By faith. I have overcome satan sin and death. How? by faith. This is the gift from God and He calls it salvation and eternal life. And it is brought to us through the gospel and not a 2nd coming.
Â Everything Jesus is and did as displayed at His cross resurrection is given to be activated in me now by the agency of His word and the power of His Spirit to those whoÂ hear and believe because of the blood of Christ.
Â This is the New Covenant and His Holy Spirit, my Mother is (Gal 4.26) the Heavenly Jerusalem come down from God. The Bride of Christ (John 3.29) This is the always new creation.
I will not honor or glorify any notion of any other creation or saving and deny the creation and saving I know. That is the very spirit of anti-christ John warned us against saying;
“Who is he who is antichrist? Â But he who denies that Christ has come in the flesh”. Â And if Christ was manifest without His Bride He could not have correctly portrayed the Father because the Father said that He made man in His image, male and female made He them”. And the Father could not be pleased in Half His image being only male or female. And it could not be said that “in Him, Christ, Â dwells the fullness of the Godhead body” without the reuniting the male and female, but John did see and testify at the baptism of Christ that Jesus was the son of God. This is a true and faithful witness that Christ was complete.
As Christ Â stated ” If another comes in the name of the Father him you will receive ” and some do. They expect another coming, a different Jesus and another saving and they call it the 2nd coming. A coming one Â to rescue, to save in an end time scenario. That Jesus has left us all here unsaved and in harms way. Â You are still in your sins. Why? Because you d not believe the testimony from God about His Only begotten Son.
There is no other saving (from the world) but the cross. There is no other agency but “the gospel once and for all delivered to the saints” for saving. To save “each one in their own order””. Not collectively like the second coming message. Â For it is the gospel that is the power of god unto salvation” for saving, redeeming, re-birthing, sanctifying and making one, at-one-ment in the here and now in this age and no other.
The last coming is the end. That is why the Lord is not slack concerning His last coming. Willing that none should perish before He closes the door then” let the righteous be righteous and the unjust unjust and let the filthy be filthy still” (Revelation 22.11) and whatever we put on of Christ now we keep. Because “now the Kingdom is preached and all are pressing in” as Christ said.
There Â is no transformation power in the story of a 2nd coming Jesus that leaves you too lazy Â to change as you wait for a rapture or to physically die to become Christ-like.
Jesus has many comings but one last Â appearing to judge and put an end of this age to be saved and put on the invisible. Â The 2nd coming is not found once in scripture. It is a cultist believe that makes people poor blind and naked.
Â Poor because they don’t know that they have the keys to enter Kingdom now. Â Blind because they don’t see now Him who is invisible. Â Naked Â because they await a rapture or death and don’t put him on now. But “today is the day of salvation”. Today is the day of the saving from the world. “Today if you will hear His voice “
His comings are many and varied as He says “Behold I stand at the door and knock.” It is the Jesus of the cross and the resurrection that is the way and the truth.
As far as a renewed planet earth? Christ was the propitiation for all creation. Scripture says the whole earth is full of His Glory now. That creations purpose reflects to man the image in his own heart. To the pure all things are pure but to those who are defiled? Well you tell me what you see.
Even as it was the waters of the red sea that saved the Hebrews, it is the same waters that destroyed those who believed not. As scripture says For the wrath of God from heaven is revealed against all ungodliness” now.
Not as if God is powerless to save you from a wicked world Â until the illusive second coming that no 2 Christians can agree on anyway. And why can’t they agree? Because it is “a strong dilussion that they may believe a lie” and the devil’s plan to distract them from entering the Kingdom now. They wait for another kingdom of another Jesus and deny the Kingdom And Christ who is always “at hand”.
But I have been renewed and the creation has been restored to me to what Adam lost because it was a work of word in the spirit that renewed it. This is the new covenant for a new people, to those born of the spirit, that they may see and enter the Kingdom of God in Christ. (John 3.3-5)
This is how every eternal work is done, by Word.
Â Let there be light!
Â In Luke 2 there was a lady that was told by God that she would not die before she saw the salvation of God, saw Him she did. Some call Him Jesus or Emanuel. Â Some think Jesus must come again. I stand with that lady and confess that Christ already came in the flesh.