Originally posted by BreezeLike
Im a christian and while I respect your views I don't think the return of Jesus was written as a metaphor.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from
heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in the heaven: and then shall all the tribes
of the earth moujrn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great golory.
Then numerous times it also states that this generation shall not pass and the sun not giving light prior to the return of Jesus. Meaning all these
things will take place in a generation and it shall not pass til all things are done. All prophecy is in motion.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled
But thou, O Dan'iel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased
It has been a sudden increase in knowledge/people becoming more spiritual
I await the return of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
My friend, even in the quotes you used in reference to your view, it does not say Jesus is coming back. It says the Son of Man. Even Christ prophesied
that it would be the Son of Man, not Jesus. Would you know him if you saw him? What would he look like? What will his name be?
Here let me show you Christ's own words about this.
15If ye love me, keep my commandments.
A simple request from Jesus. If you love him, keep his commandments. He said it plainly, Love God, Love your neighbor. He demonstrated how to do it.
Heal the sick, give ALL you have to the poor, raise the dead, love even your enemies, etc.
16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Christ is asking the father to send a comforter. Notice he is sending someone else.
17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you,
and shall be in you.
It is the spirit of truth, and you will know him when you see him. If you do not know him, then you are not one seeking the truth.
18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall
live also. 20At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Christ already returned as I said. He resides in the heart of those who keep his commandments.
21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love
him, and will manifest myself to him.
Again, keep his commandments and he manifests within you.
22Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23Jesus answered and said unto
him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Again, if you love Jesus, keep HIS commandments. Then you will know the truth when you see it.
24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
Again, if YOU love Christ, keep his commandments. This must be pretty important. His commandments are not easy and many do not keep them. He did say
pick up YOUR cross and follow him. That is because it is not easy. How many do you know that are willing to give up all that they own, all that they
love, all that they know to follow in the footsteps of Christ even unto their death? Few will walk this path. Do you?
25These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name,
he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
I am reminding you of these things that Christ said. Too many think if they worship his image, can say his name, and claim he is lord, that will be
enough. NO! He said to KEEP his commandments!
27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be
afraid. 28Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the
Father: for my Father is greater than I.
Jesus returned to the father, rejoice in that! For where dwells the father, dwells the christ. The Kingdom of God is within you!
29And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. 30Hereafter I will not talk much with you:
for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. 31But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me
commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
Christ did what he had to do, he came, he saw, he conquered the flesh, and is now one with the father, within us all.
His second coming is complete. The Prince of this world is not Jesus. That is a name of a man who has already come and gone and returned in spirit.
The Prince of the world is the Son of Man, the comforter of the world, the keeper of HIS commandments.
Christ did not say these things as metaphor. He said them plainly because he wanted ALL to understand. People read and hear what they want to read and
hear. It is more convenient to worship idols in hopes of salvation rather than do the work necessary.
I tell you these things to clarify the truth my friend. If you still see it differently, by all means do so, for it must be the will of the father.
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