So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Hebrews 9:28 (KJV)
In his letter to Thessalonica, Paul confirms the second coming of the Lord and appeals to the church to “stand firm” as they wait (2 Thessalonians 2:15) because some were wondering if the Lord was going to return as He promised.
Here we are, still talking about His second coming thousands of years after the ascension of our Lord. Are we looking forward to His return or do we avoid talking about it because it feels controversial?. The Bible mentions His return no less than 318 times, the repeated mention emphasizes the certainty of this marvelous event.
As the above verse mentions, the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is to bring salvation, which is to take us to our eternal dwelling place – a life with God. Eternal life cannot be paid for, worked for, earned, or merited; it is a gift -It’s free. To receive this gift and be a recipient of the eternal life in God, we must accept Jesus Christ, who has the power to free us from eternal damnation.
If we have already have received this gift of forgiveness and eternal life, we should spend our days waiting for His return by living according to the word of God. Since we know that the coming of the Lord is like a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:2), let’s wait, watch and live right.