“Reform Church, you talk so much about everything Jesus did in His first coming. But what about Jesus’ second coming? Aren’t you belittling the second coming of Jesus by only majoring on His first coming?” Well in a sense, yes, yes we are.
Not that we are making less of it than it is. We are simply seeing the second coming of Christ for what it is, which is far less than His first coming. Let’s explain:
Most Christians put the second coming of Christ on equal footing with Jesus’ first coming. They give it equal importance, when in fact, Jesus said, “It is finished, completed, and done” in His first coming and He will never say it again (Hebrews 10:12).
You see, nothing big is going to happen in His second coming. In fact, nothing will be accomplished at all in Jesus’ second coming. All that Jesus ALREADY provided with His ONE sacrifice will merely be manifested in those who haven’t manifested it all yet. The second coming of Christ is actually only a “revealing” or “manifestation” of what He has already provided us.
Romans 8:19 (NKJV) For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
Jesus first coming is when He provided everything and finished everything He intended to. That’s why He said “It is finished” at the cross. From here on out, we are just manifesting in our lives the very power and glory that Jesus already provided two thousand years ago. And for anyone who has not manifested that power in full, by the time Jesus comes back, all of that power will manifest fully from within every son of God.
Jesus will never say “It is finished” again. That’s because He wasn’t lying. The work really is finished. And when He comes back, all the glory you see in people’s bodies and in creation will simply be a manifestation of what Jesus provided a very long time ago on that tree.
So are we making little of the second coming of Christ? Yes! Because nothing more is going to be provided or accomplished… only manifested!
Listen to “The Revealing” series for the full teaching on this topic.