"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
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Jesus Christ is with us from his ascension, Acts 3:26, John 3:16 & 1 John 4:9. His first "second coming" is to give last warning to turn us from sins. If you did not hear him yet, and if you hear him today, harden not your heart by deceitful sin, as in Hebrews 3:7-19. He will either accept you or reject you eternally, as in Matthew 25:1-13. This "second coming" is to all of us.
The first event of Second Coming is: Jesus Christ has already come. "Acts 3:26 God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. Matthew 28:20 Jesus Christ tells to teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." As God (omnipresent), Jesus Christ is in heaven and on earth. "Hebrews 3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. 13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; 15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation." The Second Coming of Jesus is here, turning us from our iniquities, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. If he has not visited you and turned you away from your sins yet, he may visit your soul any day. This is his second coming to you. If you allow him to turn you from iniquities, he will come in you. Instead, if you harden your heart and do not allow him to turn you from iniquities, he will close the door and will reject you never to accept you again. Jesus Christ may come anytime to a sinner, he/she may open the door of the soul to let him in, OR Jesus Christ will reject the sinner for eternity, and this will be the eternal verdict to the sinner according to, Hebrews 3:7-18, Matthew 24:44-51, 1 Thessalonians 5:2-6, Matthew 25:1-13 & Luke 13:23-25. So, phrases like, in such an hour they think not, as a thief in the night, etc refer to how Jesus Christ will come suddenly and judge them to eternal death as they are committing sin. They will have no future chance for eternal life. Usually, religious Christians like to live on the fence. They will keep God at the reach, while enjoying the pleasures of sin. There will be a last warning and these habitual sinners will take it as usual. If it is the "second coming", it will be the verdict, either to his kingdom or to damnation.
"Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." Jesus Christ will come any time without any notice. He will receive the wise virgins, and he will reject and close the door on the foolish virgins saying that he don't even know them. That is the end of them. However, the wise virgins got it made. We hear such stories, and brush it aside as mere stories. But, these are parables and this one is pertained to the kingdom of heaven. Still we ignore them!
You may refer to this link (video) for more information: "Second Coming." Thank you.
God Bless You