Jesus is Coming [in His Physical Body]

Submitted by chibueze on Sun, 04/16/2017 - 12:53
image of a little dude announcing "the coming of the Lord"

Evidence is God’s Testimony (Word)

Is Jesus really coming [in his physical body]? I ask you to bear with me while I present the testimony of God to answer the question. And as some of you may know God in heaven cannot lie, so his testimony is upheld and completed by the Power of God who raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus is risen from the dead, and God accomplished this miracle by using the ability of His glory and Power. The rising of Jesus from the dead also is undisputable proof that God can and does complete His promises, which go forth out of his mouth about which he testifies. Jesus speaks the same Word which God speaks, so we conclude that since God cannot lie, then neither can Jesus (John 14:10).

The Holy Spirit testifies on God’s Word and says “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19 NIV2011).

In another place…

The Holy Spirit says that the Lord says…“10As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11).

Jesus Says That He’s Coming

Let’s look to the testimony of Jesus to see what God says about Jesus coming

The most striking evidence on the coming of Jesus is perhaps the testimony of Jesus. The Holy Spirit reminds us that Jesus says:

3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am” (John 14:3 NIV2011).

We know that the testimony of Jesus is the testimony of God. That’s because Jesus is God’s Holy Son and the Holy Spirit says that in these last days, God speaks to us by His Holy Son (Hebrews 1:2 NIV2011). So, we conclude that when Jesus speaks, God is speaking and the Power of God who raised Jesus from the dead upholds the integrity and completes the Word of God and Jesus. So, when Jesus says that he is coming back, then God is saying the same thing.

Why is Jesus Coming: To Straighten-Things-Out?

Years ago, I met a man in a restaurant and we talked about Jesus coming back. He said he believed that Jesus is coming and he wished for it to occur soon. When I asked why, he said because the world is in terrible shape and we need Jesus to come and straighten-things-out.

Why is Jesus Coming: To Gather His People?

The Holy Spirit then corrected him when I said, “Jesus is not coming to straighten-things-out, but instead to gather his people who belong to him at his coming”. I told him that I learned that after gathering his people who belong to him at his coming, Jesus will return to heaven with the people who he gathered and remain in heaven for about seven years. During the period in which Jesus and his people will be gone, there will be great trouble on earth, and the people remaining will experience their greatest challenges. After the period has expired, Jesus will return as king and will destroy “the evil one” with the breath of his mouth.

Saved by Hope

Faith in the Power of God who raised Jesus from the dead

Hope is expectation, and God gives us hope by giving us His Word about his promises of things to come, and one of God’s promises is that “Jesus is coming”. Our hope in God’s promises is not false-hope because God does not give us false-hope produced from “empty promises”. Instead, every promise that goes forth out of the mouth of the Lord God is completed by the Power of God who raised Jesus from the dead. And “our hope” that Jesus is coming like he said is also God’s promise because when Jesus promises it is the same as God promising. Finally, Jesus is alive from the dead, because God promised, and the truth about Jesus being alive from the dead is proof that God in heaven (by his Power) can perform the impossible. Human strength cannot do what God’s Power does, as Jesus says, “What is impossible with man is possible with God” (Luke 18:27 NIV2011).