Some people long for a physical Second Coming of Christ. This is neither wise nor scriptural. Even during His earthly ministry, Jesus corrected those who preferred physical realities to spiritual ones:
Luke 11:27 While Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed.”
Luke 11:28 But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”
Thus Jesus makes clear that physical proximity to Him is of no significance, but doing the word of God is.
It was always God’s plan that Jesus would come to the earth in the flesh but come the second time in the spirit. For this reason Paul wrote:
2 Corinthians 5:16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer.
Christ already came in the flesh. And He’s already come in the spirit as well. The only place left for Christ to come is your consciousness. Invite Him in, and provide for Him an eternal home.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. (In the NASB New Testament, quotations of the Old Testament are rendered in all capital letters in order to make them easier to identify.)