The Second Christmas (John 14:1-3)
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:1-3).
Jesus is coming back to earth again. It will be a second Christmas, but this time it will be so much different! He will not come as a helpless little baby!cThere will be no lowly stable, no swaddling clothes, no poor parents, no babe in a manger, this time it’s going to be different!
Listen to the Prophet Isaiah: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…” (That was the first Christmas, in Bethlehem, now look at the prophecy of His next coming); “…the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:6,7).
How different will His next coming be? “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
The Bible is God’s Word, it is absolute truth! I stand on the inspired (God- breathed), infallible, inerrant, and absolutely true Word of God. “Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is Truth” (John 17:17). “Every word of God proves true” (Proverbs 30:5-NLT).
So when Jesus says, “I will come again” you can take to the bank! It will happen!
Jesus Himself says: “For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works” (Matthew 16:27). “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory” (Matthew 25:31).
Even though time has spread more than 2000 years between our time and His first coming, it is absolutely true, He will come again. And by the looks of our present world conditions, it won’t be long.
It won't be long till we'll be leavin' here
It won't be long we'll be goin' home
Count the years as months, count the months as weeks
Count the weeks as days, any day now, we'll be goin' home
The time is short, we are coming to a new age on earth. We are looking for the glorious return of Jesus Christ to earth, a second Christmas. “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Luke 12:40).