JESUS SECOND COMING ~ part 1
The Bible verses I'm using, which can help us understand Jesus's Second Coming, are:
Revelation1:7 "Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven and everyone
will see him, even those who pierced him. And all the nations will
mourn for him..";
Luke24:39 "Look at my hands and my feet ((showing the nail-wound
piercings)). You can really see that it's me...I am not a ghost..((and
he ate)) a piece of cooked fish";
Luke24:51 "while he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up
The fact that he ascended bodily back to God his Father with his nail-wounds intact suggests that he will also return to the earth (in order to renew it and reunite it with heaven, as Paradise regained) bearing those same prominent scars - and so every human, whether they trusted Jesus in their life or didn't, will see that he is indeed the Jesus who died, nailed to a wooden cross, who rose back to life, and ascended back to heaven.
In Hebrews 9:27 God tells us that "each person is destined to die once and after that the judgement; so also Christ died once for ALL time, as a sacrifice, to take away the sins of many people.
He will come again, not to deal ((then)) with our sins ((then it will be too late for any human to start a relationship with Jesus, God)) but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him".
It is helpful for us to remember that Jesus, and Heavenly Father, and Holy-Spirit are the 3 Persons of the ONE God. We humans have limited, finite minds, and cannot properly understand how we have ONE God, but that he is 3 Persons. God has no difficulty understanding this, thankfully ~ but God himself tells us in Genesis1:26 "let US create humans in OUR own image, to be like OURSELVES.."
Notice that God refers to himself in the plural. The three Persons of God had already, in all of eternity past, been in relationship with each other. This is crucial information, because it also gives humans God's pattern for relationship: humans-with-humans, and humans-with-God. Jesus is the second Person in the God-Trinity, and so has always existed, as spirit. He has always been known by many names, as listed in the Old Testament: "Immanuel" in Isaiah7:14, "Redeemer" in Job.
Those are names which describe Jesus's mission. These names alert us to the fact that the Redeemer will rescue Christ-trusting humans from their sin-sickness (hamartia). The angel Gabriel, in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke + John, tells Joseph that when Mary's divine Christ-child is born, he is to be called "Jesus". Jesus's names "Christ" and "Messiah" are descriptive titles of Jesus's mission to rescue humans from a likely eternity in hell. More to come...