Contrary to what some believe, Christians are not waiting for Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or God the Father to show up or come to earth. They have already come.
We are waiting for Jesus to come back.
Sometimes Bible “stories” tend to come off as boring or far-fetched for some (though it’s hard to see how Harry Potter or Twilight are any less far-fetched), but what’s incredible about each and every story from the old testament to the new…is that they are historical occurrences. Every single thing that happened in the text (aside from prophesies yet to come in Revelation) has come to pass.
We have stories of Thor, the Hulk, The Avengers, Superman, and all sorts of overpowered superheroes that come to earth to save the world in a time of utter chaos and destruction.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the one that all other “superheroes” bow to:
His name is Jesus.
Behold, a day of the Lord is coming when the spoil [taken from you] shall be divided [among the victors] in the midst of you. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses rifled and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle. And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from the east to the west by a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north and half of it toward the south. (Zechariah 14:1-4 AMP)
When Jesus returns the same way in which He left (Acts 1:11) and sets foot on this earth again, it will not be in the meek and mild manner in which His first arrival occurred. He will not be as a baby in a manger, but a King bent on conquest. His adversary: Sin and Death.
Just for clarification, there are discussions about the “Rapture” and how scripture says that Christ has a “second” coming and so having Him come and remove His church/the Holy spirit from earth so that the rest of Revelation can be accomplished…seems to be contradictory.
Well there’s one fact that people miss: Jesus doesn’t set foot on earth when He calls His church out. It clearly states that we “meet Him in the sky.” So Jesus’ second coming…refers to the second time the Son of God and Son of Man…steps foot on the earth.
And….when He does set foot on earth again…the mount of olives is split in two. Jesus tells us that the smallest of faith, faith the size of a mustard seed can move a mountain. Well if our faith can move one…then the power possessed by the creator of all things…can EASILY split it in two by just touching down/landing on it.
No “Avenger” has that kind of power.
The whole book of Revelation is a display of God’s power and judgment on sin and those that side with sin. This is the real book of the Return of the King.
J.R.R Tolkien’s book was fiction….Jesus’ story was truth.
The Return of the King is something we all long for because it is not only the end of time (ending decay and death) but the end of sin. For that, we have much reason to rejoice and even more reason to bring others into the kingdom so they aren’t eradicated along with sin.
Let THAT be your new years resolution for 2014.
Be on His side…because if he is for us…who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)