The Second Advent of Jesus, The Messiah

Part Two – The Second Advent of Jesus, The Messiah

Lord Jesus’ SECOND ADVENT is approaching. This is when He physically returns to the Earth.

When Lord Jesus read Isaiah 61 to announce that that He was the Messiah, He stopped half way through verse 2 where it says “to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord” and did not read the second half of the verse which says,

“And the day of vengeance of our God…” Isaiah 61:2b

If He had read the second part He could not have said, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Because the second part has to do with His return to Earth as a Warrior King-Priest to reveal Himself to Israel and save them from the armies of all the nations of the Earth who will try to destroy her.

In God The Father’s plan, this day of vengeance had not arrived when Jesus was speaking in His hometown synagogue. By reading verse 2 and 3 we see what His Second Advent involves:

“The SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, FOR HE ANOINTED ME…TO PROCLAIM..

“…the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,

To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:2b-3

This section of Scripture reveals a SECOND ADVENT and reveals the specialized task the Messiah, Jesus, will perform as Warrior King-Priest:

  • …to proclaim…the day of vengeance of our God
  • to comfort all who mourn… in Zion
  • …giving a garland instead of ashes
  • …giving the oil of gladness instead of mourning
  • …giving a mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting
  • He will make the people of Israel into oaks of righteousness
  • He will cause glory to rebound unto God, by the changes in the people of Israel.

The specialized task deal with two things: the day of vengeance and the salvation of Israel physically and spiritually. This is after the church as been raptured and almost at the end of the future Anti-Christ’s rule.

First, why the need to minister to the mourning?

The setting is the end of the seven years of tribulation and the Battle of Armageddon is ongoing. Armies from all the nations of the earth are besieging and close to overwhelming the defenders of Jerusalem. Some of Israel has fled to the wilderness (Petra), some have been killed by the invading armies and some are besieged in Jerusalem. Zechariah 13: 9 tell us that two-thirds of the people in Israel will die during this time but much of the Jewish population will have already fled to the safety of the wilderness. The one-third remaining in Israel will be refined or purified by the Lord.

It is my understanding that at that point in the battle, Jesus will physically set His feet on the Mount of Olives coming to help Israel and will reveal Himself to Israel. They will understand that He was their Messiah all along. This is why the Messiah’s specialized tasks mention mourning, ashes, and fainting. Listen:

Zechariah 12:9-14 NASBS

[9] And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. [10] “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn. [11] In that day there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo. [12] The land will mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves; [13] the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves; [14] all the families that remain, every family by itself and their wives by themselves.

And again:

Ezekiel 20:43-44 NASBS

[43] There you will remember your ways and all your deeds with which you have defiled yourselves; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for all the evil things that you have done. [44] Then you will know that I am the LORD when I have dealt with you for My name’s sake, not according to your evil ways or according to your corrupt deeds, O house of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD.'”

Concerning those who have fled to the wilderness:

Ezekiel 20:33-38 NASBS

[33] “As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “surely with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I shall be king over you. [34] I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out; [35] and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face. [36] As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you,” declares the Lord GOD. [37] “I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant; [38] and I will purge from you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the land where they sojourn, but they will not enter the land of Israel. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.

Think about what this will be like? For the Jewish people to realize that Jesus of Nazareth was their Messiah all along. To realize that all the judgements that they as a people had endured over 2000 years could have been avoided. Is it any wonder that Ezekiel 20:43 says speaking about the Jewish people who realize this, “you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for all the evil things that you have done.” The shock of the realization and then the remembering of all they had done individually and nationally. It will be a time of “being stunned” by what is being revealed to each individual.

But…now we see the reason that the Messiah will comfort all who mourn in Zion, giving a garland instead of ashes and a mantle of praise for the spirit of fainting! Though this realization that Jesus is the Messiah will happen to the whole nation, it is through personal repentance and faith in Jesus The Messiah, that the Jewish remnant will be born again. That is what “…by themselves…” in Zechariah 12:12-14 means.

It will be a glorious transformation of Israel that will rebound to God’s glory!!!!!

Ezekiel 39:25-29 describes this time:

[25] Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name. [26] They will forget their disgrace and all their treachery which they perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them afraid. [27] When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of the many nations. [28] Then they will know that I am the LORD their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer. [29] I will not hide My face from them any longer, for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD.

Isaiah 61: 4-9 describes what the Lord will do for Israel after they acknowledge Him and repent:

[4] Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, They will raise up the former devastations; And they will repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations. [5] Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks, And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers. [6] But you will be called the priests of the LORD; You will be spoken of as ministers of our God. You will eat the wealth of nations, And in their riches you will boast. [7] Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, Everlasting joy will be theirs. [8] For I, the LORD, love justice, I hate robbery in the burnt offering; And I will faithfully give them their recompense And make an everlasting covenant with them. [9] Then their offspring will be known among the nations, And their descendants in the midst of the peoples. All who see them will recognize them Because they are the offspring whom the LORD has blessed.

The second task of Jesus during His second advent is to proclaim the day of vengeance. To understand this let us begin with Isaiah 63: 1-6 which is a picture of Lord Jesus on this day. Note what Lord Jesus says in verse 4.

Isaiah 63:1-6

[1] Who is this who comes from Edom (modern day Jordan)

With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah (Petra),

This One who is majestic in His apparel,

Marching in the greatness of His strength?

“It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

[2] Why is Your apparel red, And Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press?

[3] “I have trodden the wine trough alone,

And from the peoples there was no man with Me.

I also trod them in My anger And trampled them in My wrath;

And their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments,

And I stained all My raiment.

[4] “For the day of vengeance was in My heart,

And My year of redemption has come.

[5] “I looked, and there was no one to help,

And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold;

So My own arm brought salvation to Me,

And My wrath upheld Me.

[6] “I trod down the peoples in My anger

And made them drunk in My wrath,

And I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

(Clarification added)

Did you notice in verse 4 that Jesus said the day of vengeance was in My heart? Remember in Isaiah 61:2b the Messiah would proclaim the day of vengeance? Here we have Jesus The Messiah proclaiming this when He physically comes to Earth to destroy all the armies intent on wiping out Israel and the Jewish people.

After the day of vengeance is finished, Lord Jesus will establish His earthly kingdom in Jerusalem for a thousand years. The new temple described in Zechariah will be built and from there He will rule all nations. Isaiah 61: 10-11 describes the Lord Jesus at this time:

Isaiah 61:10-11

[10] I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. [11] For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.

After the thousand years, the end of time will come and the final judgement. Those who have rejected Lord Jesus will be sent to the place prepared for the devil and his angels forever, the ones they knowingly or unknowingly served/followed in their earthly existence.

The disciples of Jesus Christ will inherit a new heaven and earth where they will dwell forever.

Where will you be at this time?

So we have looked at the two advents of the Lord Jesus and the difference of each. We are in the first and the second advent is steadily approaching.

Even so, Amen. Come, Lord Jesus (Revelation 22:20)

Carl

  • The Two Advents of Jesus, The Messiah

    Part One – The First Advent of Jesus, The Messiah

    When Jesus returned from the wilderness and being tempted by Satan, the Scriptures say that He came to His hometown Nazareth, in the power of the Holy Spirit. He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath as was His custom and He stood up to read. The scroll of Isaiah was given to Him and He found what we know as Isaiah 61 and read the following:

    Luke 4:18-19

    [18] “The SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, [19] To PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD.”

    and then He said this:

    “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4: 21

    This caused quite a stir in His hometown synagogue. Why?

    The Hometown Guy, which is what His old neighbors considered Him to be, had just informed the congregation that He was the Anointed One or Messiah that Israel had been looking for for hundreds of years. At that time Israel was looking for the Messiah to deliver them from Roman oppression.

    They could not receive this awesome revelation and ended up trying to kill Him by throwing Him off a cliff.

    Jesus had declared that He was the Messiah. The title Messiah refers to one who is anointed with oil, symbolizing the reception of the Holy Spirit, enabling them to do an assigned task (Vines). It refers to the consecration of someone or something to a specialized task (Moody).

    The Hebrew word for Messiah is masiah and in the Greek it is christos. In the English language it is christ. In English speaking cultures Jesus is known as Jesus Christ which means Jesus The Messiah or Jesus The Anointed One. The word “Christ”, emphasizes the special anointing of Jesus of Nazareth for His role as God’s Chosen One (Vines).

    Jesus fulfilled the two qualifications to be the Messiah: 1) the anointing of the Holy Spirit and 2) He was able to fulfill the specialized task.

    Please note that after defeating Satan’s in the wilderness, it is said that:

    “And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit…”

    He was “anointed with oil” so to speak; the Holy Spirit.

    Secondly, note that in verse 18 above that Jesus said “…because He [God The Father] anointed me to…” and then He read the specialized task that He was “anointed” to do:

    • to preach the gospel to the poor
    • …proclaim release to the captives
    • …recovery of sight to the blind
    • …to set free those who are oppressed
    • …to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord

    There is a spiritual and physical component to these task. He preached the good news of God’s mercy to those who realized they were spiritually bankrupt (poor) regardless of their financial status. He physically healed the eyes of the blind but He also opened the eyes of the heart (the understanding) of the spiritually blind. He set free people who were held captive and oppressed by sickness and disease. He also set free those who were enslaved and oppressed by the demons, held captive to do Satan’s will.

    So we see He had the qualifications of the Messiah: He was anointed because of the Holy Spirit and there were specialized tasks that only He could perform. All through the New Testament we see Him fulfilling these tasks thereby proving that He is the Messiah.

    He was the Servant Messiah who died for our sins and was raised from the dead and is seated at God’s right hand as I write this. The favorable year of the Lord has brought eternal salvation from the guilt and penalty of sin. By God’s grace we can be saved from our sins through simple faith in what Christ did on the Cross. During this “year” God remembered us Gentiles and made a Way for us to be reconciled to Him through the Cross of Christ. The Gentiles were welcomed into the kingdom of God.

    These are the days we are living in. Next time we will look at the yet-to-come second advent of the Lord Jesus. Hope you will join us for it. You will find it very interesting.

    Thank you for your time. I pray you were blessed by the Word of God.

    Carl

    Lord Jesus Christ – The Son of Man

    The following Scriptures are about the Son of Man, a messianic term the Lord used for Himself in Scripture. I hope they strengthen and encourage you in your faith. If you have not placed your faith in Jesus Christ, I hope these Scriptures will cause you to re-evaluate your rejection of Him or apathy toward Him.

    We begin in ancient Babylonia when Daniel, the prophet, (530 B.C.E.) had a vision of heaven. We then weave in and out of the New and Old Testament, ending in the last book of the Bible, Revelation.

    Be strengthened and encouraged by what the Word reveals about our coming Warrior King and Priest, Jesus Christ! Carl

    Daniel 7:9-10 – Daniel’s Vision Of The Ancient of Days and The Son Of Man

    “I kept looking

    Until thrones were set up,

    And the Ancient of Days took His seat;

    His vesture was like white snow

    And the hair of His head like pure wool.

    His throne was ablaze with flames,

    Its wheels were a burning fire.

    [10] A river of fire was flowing

    And coming out from before Him;

    Thousands upon thousands were attending Him,

    And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him;

    The court sat,

    And the books were opened. …

    Daniel 7:13-14

    [13] “I kept looking in the night visions,

    And behold, with the clouds of heaven

    One like a Son of Man was coming,

    And He came up to the Ancient of Days

    And was presented before Him.

    [14] “And to Him was given dominion,

    Glory and a kingdom,

    That all the peoples, nations and men of every language

    Might serve Him.

    His dominion is an everlasting dominion

    Which will not pass away;

    And His kingdom is one

    Which will not be destroyed.”

    Revelation 1:10-18 – The Apostle John Encountering The Glorified Lord Jesus On Island of Patmos.

    [10] I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet…

    [12] Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw…

    [13] … One like unto a Son of Man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash.

    [14] His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. [15] His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.

    [16] In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.

    [17] When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man.

    And He placed His right hand on me, saying,

    “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,

    [18] and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

    Colossians 1:15-22 – Who the Lord Jesus Is.

    [15] He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. [16] For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things have been created through Him and for Him. [17] He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. [18] He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. [19] For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him…”

    Hebrews 1:2-3

    [2] … whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. [3] And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…

    Acts 7:56 – Stephen’s Vision As He Was Being Stoned To Death.

    …and he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

    Matthew 16:27 – Jesus Christ Speaking About Himself.

    “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.”

    Psalm 2:7-12 – What ‘God The Father’ Told ‘God The Son’ Plus A Warning.

    [7] “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD:

    He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.

    [8] ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,

    And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.

    [9] ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,

    You shall shatter them like earthenware.'”

    [10] Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;

    Take warning, O judges of the earth.

    [11] Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling.

    [12] Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,

    For His wrath may soon be kindled.

    How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!”

    Matthew 24:29-31 – Lord Jesus Tells About Gathering His Followers.

    [29] “But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

    [30] And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.

    [31] And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. …

    Luke 21:28 – Lord Jesus’ Instructions To Believers In That Day.

    “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

    Psalm 110:1-7 – God The Father Speaking To Jesus, The Warrior King and Priest.

    [1]The LORD (God The Father)says to my Lord (David’s Lord – Messiah -Jesus Christ):

    “ Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”

    [2] The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion (Jerusalem), saying,

    “Rule in the midst of Your enemies.”

    [3] Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power;

    In splendors of holiness,

    from the womb of the dawn, I have begotten you.

    [4] The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind,

    “You are a priest forever

    According to the order of Melchizedek.”

    [5] The Lord (Jesus) is at Your (God The Father’s) right hand;

    He (Jesus) will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.

    [6] He will judge among the nations, He will fill them with corpses,

    He will shatter the chief men over a broad country.

    [7] He will drink from the brook by the wayside;

    Therefore He will lift up His head. … (clarification added)

    Revelation 14:14-20 – The Reaping Of The Church From The Earth

    [14] Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud,

    and sitting on the cloud was one like the Son of Man,

    having a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand.

    [15] And another angel came out of the temple,

    crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud,

    “Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come,

    because the harvest of the earth is ripe.”

    [16] Then He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth,

    and the earth was reaped.

    The Reaping Of The Lost Souls

    [17] And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven,

    and he also had a sharp sickle.

    [18] Then another angel, the one who has power over fire,

    came out from the altar;

    and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle,

    saying, “Put in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth,

    because her grapes are ripe.”

    [19] So the angel swung his sickle to the earth

    and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth,

    and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God.

    [20] And the wine press was trodden outside the city,

    and blood came out from the wine press,

    up to the horses’ bridles,

    for a distance of two hundred miles. …

    Isaiah 63:1-6 – Jesus Treading Wine Press OF The Wrath of God When He Comes To Save Israel.

    [1] … Who is this who comes from Edom (modern Jordan),

    With garments of crimson from Bozrah (Petra),

    This One who is majestic in His apparel,

    Marching in the greatness of His strength?

    “It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

    [2] Why is Your apparel red,

    And Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press?

    [3] “I have trodden the wine trough alone,

    And from the peoples there was no man with Me.

    I also trod them in My anger

    And trampled them in My wrath;

    And their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments,

    And I stained all My raiment.

    [4] “For the day of vengeance was in My heart,

    And My year of redemption has come.

    [5] “I looked, and there was no one to help,

    And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold;

    So My own arm brought salvation to Me,

    And My wrath upheld Me.

    [6] “I trod down the peoples in My anger

    And made them drunk in My wrath,

    And I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

    (Clarification added)

    Isaiah 34:1-3 – In The End, All Nations Attack Israel And Jesus Destroys Them.

    [1] … Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples!

    Let the earth and all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it.

    [2] For the LORD’S indignation is against all the nations,

    And His wrath against all their armies;

    He has utterly destroyed them,

    He has given them over to slaughter…

    Revelation 19:11-16 – Jesus Christ, The Son of Man, Returns To Earth.

    [11] And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse,

    and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True,

    and in righteousness He judges and wages war.

    [12] His eyes are a flame of fire,

    and on His head are many diadems;

    and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself.

    [13] He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood,

    and His name is called The Word of God.

    [14] And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.

    [15] From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations,

    and He will rule them with a rod of iron;

    and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.

    [16] And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written,

    “ KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” …

    Conclusion

    What a mighty Lord and Savior we serve, a Warrior King and Priest. He is coming to deliver the true Body of Christ and to reveal Himself to the nation of Israel and save her from all of her enemies. The Messiah is coming in a second advent to finish what He started in the first advent.

    Are you ready to meet Him Christian? Are you ready to meet Him lost person? That is the question.

    Carl