''For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of tif triue, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; for then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 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.''
These verses lay before us the three appearings of the Lord Jesus. In verse twenty four there is an appearing which is present.
The bible says in this verse that right now Jesus Christ is appearing in the presence of God for us. Jesus is at the right hand of the father is making intercession, he is praying on our behalf. In verse twenty six there is the appearing which is past. The bible says ncw once at the end of the world hath he appeared put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Two thousand years ago Jesus appeared on this earth. He came to do battle with sin. When he died on the cross of Calvary he dealt fully and finally with the sin problem. But in verse twenty eight there is a third appearing of our saviour given. An appearing which is yet prospective. The bible says those who look for him shall he appear the second time witout sin unto salvation. This is what we have been talking about in the study of the second comi-ng of our Lord Jesus. The second appearing of the Lord Christ. The second coming of our saviour. The return again to this earth of the Lord Jesus. Now this is one of the things that we can be absolutely sure of. Jesus himself said he was going to come again and we know that our saviour never, ever broke his word. ...
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