A few years ago I understood that Jesus is already here, ruling and reigning in the hearts of His people. That His Kingdom is here now. I understood that the Second Coming happens when we are born again, that the Second Coming is the New Covenant. I understood that I am truly complete in Christ and not waiting for anything else.
I’ve been understanding more and more that the Second Coming of Christ is not just the one time event of being born again… it doesnt stop there… its ongoing, here and now, our whole life in Christ.
The Second Coming is an inward revelation of Christ in you.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:2 KJV
When Christ appears in a certain area of our lives, we become like Him in that area. He shares Himself and His heart with us, and it becomes a part of our heart. He increases in that area and we decrease. The mountain of the Lord is exalted in the earth (Christ in you). The train of His robe fills the temple (Christ in you). He puts to death a part of adam within us and raises up Himself (Christ in you). He, Himself, overcomes in us.
When Christ let’s us struggle with something like bitterness, hatred, pride, etc… whatever it is, to show us “Look, this is what is inside of you.” I have struggled with these things brutally at times and was horrified to see the ugliness within my own heart. Only Christ can change the human heart… and He does. Little by little as we seek Him. This is the Second Coming.
I’m always waiting expectantly for Jesus to come, to set me free of something I am struggling with, to teach me something I didnt know before, to show me a different part of His heart and to share Himself with me. Ongoing. The Second Coming.
The Second Coming is all at once (when we are born again) and also little by little. We are filled with all mysteries but they also need to be unpacked over time.
He comes in Judgment within our hearts. Gods Judgment isnt to punish someone, it’s to change them. God judging sin happened on the cross and it happens within our hearts when we are changed to a new creation.
The Kingdom comes without observation. Nobody but you can see Christs second coming within your own heart.
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:20-21 KJV
The world looks for outward signs of the Second Coming but Jesus said none except for the sign of Jonah will be given… 3 days of darkness in the belly of the sea monster. The sign already came and went… Christ was buried and raised. His work completed.
Our Blessed Hope. Christ overcoming sin within in our own hearts as we walk with Him. Changing us from within. The Second Coming. ❤