The Revelation of Jesus Christ predominantly taught today they call “the second coming”, is a phrase not found once in scripture. They suppose a singular event when a man name Jesus comes to planet Earth to make right the wrongs and rescue (save) His people and make them better.
But after a closer examination of scripture, the Only Begotten of the Father, meaning the only one who came forth from God, having Gods eternal attributes, invisible to the human senses, from a composition that is not of creation. That is prior to creation, meaning not of this world.
In truth He comes to us numerous times in His original form of who He was before “He became flesh and dwelled among us”.
It was He who came here, went to the cross, then to the underworld to “fill all in all”. It is He who is everywhere all the time. We now know Him as the “lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the ages” and reminds us this by way of revelations, meaning plural visitations and not a singular future event.
The singular event referred to as “His coming” in scripture, is to end salvation and wrap up this age of this creation of this time and matter that started in the beginning with “let there be light”. (Genesis 1.1)
The Lord’s coming according to second Peter 3 states;
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up”. This shows us that creation as we know carnally gets recalled. Peter goes to say;
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat!”
So here Peter defines His last coming and only visibly tangible event. Let’s look at how He comes to us now, because His appearances, revelations and manifestations are many.
It is Him who is everywhere all the time, except to the darkened mind that needs enlightened. That’s what a revelation is, it’s a new awareness.
We then ask, how does He appear to us now? Because if you expect Him to take on earthen elements of expendable, decaying materials to believe He is talking to you, he appears in a construct that is not common to Him.
Well then if He appears in a form that is not originally who He is. This would be just something He puts on. Like when “He became flesh and dwelled among us”.
Beware: we were warned in scripture of a coming Messiah and Savior with all lying signs and wonders if possible to deceive the Elect”. This one will be manifest to suit your carnal fascinations, but will disappear in a puff of smoke as being the imposter and the distraction.
Why? Because the promise and fulfilling of being saved, is not meant to save your physical person and well being. It is for you to take your old self to the cross for a trade in, for a body and life like the only Begotten had before time began. This is the gift of eternal life, your calling and salvation. It is for you to commence this life now, and not at a second coming. That mindset detains you. That is why it is “with all lying signs and wonders”. It’s a freak show.
Meaning, all would believe the coming of this Christ manifest as a man, except those who are exclusively His who know Him now in His true element of Spirit and Truth. This is how He appears to us now.
Knowing Him as He truly is, we would never go after another savior or saving of any sort. When God does things, He does them once and He does them right. This is why He is righteous. That is what righteous means.
So we need to make sure we know Him as He was before “He became flesh and dwelled among us” because the flesh is not His original, natural self. Paul told the Corinthians that “flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom”. There are those of us who know that the re-spirited mind of faith does because our minds have been reformatted and fit to interact perfectly with the living God. And the purpose of the gospel is just this. A supposed second coming cannot save you from anything! That would negate the cross. “For on Him was laid the iniquity of us all, and by His stripes you were healed”. This is Him saving you. You have your human existance to learn how to put this on.
It was the disciples who after the cross, and before Christs ascention back to the Father from where He came from, that they were “assembled together in the upper room behind closed doors” and Yeshua appeared to them “in their midst in another form”. What form may that be? Maybe your behind closed doors now receiving Him in the same way the disciples did back then. After all He does say “behold I stand at the door and knock. Those who open up (their understanding). I will come in and feed them. Revelation 3.
And of Paul who met Him on the road to Damascus in the noon day sun as a brighter light than the noon day sun? Earthen composition melts in that kind of heat.
The sun was created on the first day and Jesus is brighter than that, because He is the light the sun dimly emulates.
Isaiah and John in The Revelation, describe a place where the day that has no night, and the lamb that is the illumination that preceded creation as “The Lamb Slain from the Foundation of the world”.
He is the light that precedes and supercedes creation that shines even now like Paul saw.
The question is, if this light is shining even now, how do we access it?
If you remember Peter said of scripture, that “you do well to pay attention to it as a light that shines in a dark place, till the day (of this age) dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts”, then refers to the Holy Spirit as being the in-spiration.
Our access is simple, it’s by faith. Our faith is our invisible response to the invisible God, with all of the eternal persons, places and things associated with Him of His things that creation only points to. Creation can never be Him. We change, we transform. The Word declares these things with clarity for your transformation into a being like Him.
Gods word is God’s Son (John 1.1) and the reason the Son said “if you have seen Me you have Seen the Father” and “From now on you have seen Him and Known Him”.
They are calling us out of the ordinary to see the extra-ordinary in an extraordinary way.
It was the bygone generations that were condemned and missed out because “seeing with their eyes they see not and hearing with their ears they hear not. For it is with the heart one must hear and see to understand (and assimilate) the things of God. This is why to some He appears as a thief in the night. To those who reject His light, the giver becomes a taker and you are left to yourself,,, unchanged.
So then those who suppose the Revelation of Jesus Christ to be a singular carnal event, you are missing out. You have to re-examine your belief lest the invisible one who wisks about you now wisks away and you remain un-changed.
We know Him as the “behold I stand at the door and knock” and the one who said “lo I am with you throughout the ages, even unto the end” and the “I will never leave you or forsake you”. That is our current reality.
So why must He take on a carnal form to convince you? That He must become man again? A human? A singularity? product of the dust?
Isn’t the purpose of creation for our transition not His. Are we not “being transitioned into His self same image from the glory to the Glory as by the Spirit”? This is the Gospel. (2 Corinthians 3.18)
Our transformation and our transfiguration, both words that come from the Greek word metamorphosis. Think of a catapillar to a butterfly. This describes our transitioning into a form like Him. That’s what the transformation is about. That is why He revealed Himself to the disciples in His true form on the mount
The glorious thing is that this happens with our participation in our sojourning here. This is our journey. How? Not so much by a revelation, but by multiple revelations. As offen as you “press in to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of you. As often as we go to Him in the recommended way. We are given more of who He is, by way of these multiple revelations.
Even as Yeshua told Paul when He spoke to him in Hebrew as “the bright lite from heaven” and said “for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;. Showing us that Christ’s appearings (Revelations) are many.
And of Paul’s Testimony of the revelations he experienced from Christ to those in Galatia, For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it by man, but by the revelations of Jesus Christ”. He is not a man in the sense of the flesh, but the original all others are patterned after.
If God had ceased revelation with scripture, He would not have said “greater works shall you do”. It was to Daniel He said seal up vision and prophecy”. That was only because Daniel was trying to make sense of it in his day. With John in The Revelation of Jesus Christ, He said “do not seal the prophecies of this book for the time is at hand” meaning, they were happening. And to the disciples glorying over the buildings of Jerusalem whom our Lord said “not one stone shall be left standing that shall not be turned over”. And that “this shall be required of this generation”. Those things having transpired we have the firm foundation of the Apostles and the prophets with Gods Son the Chief cornerstone. And us as we build upon these previous revelations, present to you nothing that hasn’t been said before, but explaining it new to you for the first time, of things that never expire, but are forever in their eternal glory of being brand new everyday because eternal things never fades, decay or need remodeled, they just need to be realized.
The coming of our Lord is not an event but a reality. That is why The Kingdom of God is at hand, at least for now. But when the master of the feast rises up and closes the gate, make sure you are not left outside and He says “depart from Me you workers of inequity. I do not know you where you are from”. You never crossed over. You were left waiting for a carnal rendition of scripture. You took it out of context and in your mind you made Him a product of earth. A man of dirt. Like Adam. You failed to transform and transfigure and remained in yourself. The gospel fell on spiritually dead ears.
Lucky for you, The Kingdom of God is still, at hand. Amen! Why do you keep looking at the earth as though that gets better?