The Messiah - His Ascension And Second Coming

Not only did The Messiah, YAHUSHUA (Jesus), suffer and die and was raised from death on the third day, but He also ascended into The Heaven after this. He left us with the promise that He would come back to earth again one day. Many are confused about these things because they don't understand what the Word of YAHWEH actually has to say about them. This article is intended to help clarify some of that.

His ascension means He is now in The Heaven, sitting right next to YAHWEH, The Father,  in a position of special favor and authority. There He intercedes (acts on behalf of) for those who truly believe in Him. 

His ascension is yet another fulfillment of the promises YAHWEH has given in His Word. It marks the faithfulness of YAHWEH. What He speaks He also performs. This is the basis upon which faith (belief or trust) rests - the faithfulness, the absolute trustworthiness, of YAHWEH.

The second coming of The Messiah will mark a major transition in the relationship between the world and YAHWEH. YAHUSHUA will once again return to the earth. This time it will be as The Resurrected Messiah. It will mark the point in history when the Yisra’elites finally accept Him as their Promised Messiah. It will essentially mark the end of the world as we now know it. Upon The Messiah's return, and following it, nothing will ever remain as we now know it. Everything will change. 

For those who are trusting in Him at the time of His "second coming" there will be great joy and celebration. For those who do not believe in Him it will mean trouble like they've never known before. It will become their "worst nightmare".

The ultimate issue is belief based on trust. The only question that will matter is:
"Do YOU believe
Have you placed your complete trust in Him?
If you have, there's nothing to worry about.
If you haven't, you need to worry about everything.

Many fail to recognize that both the first and second coming of The Messiah, YAHUSHUA, have specific and unique consequences for the nation of Yisra’el and the Hebrew people. Those consequences are different for believers than for non-believers.

Many people fail to rightly divide YAHWEH's Word, especially on these matters. As a result, there is great confusion concerning them. These things relate to The Old Covenant, and The New Covenant. YAHWEH kept the essential elements of The New Covenant secret, at least initially. He did not reveal "the mystery" of The Assembly (called by most people “The Church”) until after the death, resurrection, and ascension of The Hebrew Messiah. He revealed it to Paul by means of a special revelation from The Ascended Messiah. Galatians details this event and Paul's unique education. Read it carefully.

YAHWEH's Word presents the following for our education:

Is. 43:18 Don’t remember the former things, neither consider the things of old. (19) Behold, I will do a new thing; now will it spring forth! Will you not know it? 

Is. 42:9 Behold, the former things have happened, and new things do I declare. Before they spring forth I tell will you of them. 

Is. 48:6 You have heard it; look at all this; and you, will you not declare it? I have shown you new things from this time, even hidden things, which you have not known. (7) They are created now, and not from of old; and before this day you didn’t hear them; lest you should say, Behold, I knew them. (8) Indeed, you didn’t hear; indeed, you didn’t know; indeed, from of old your ear was not opened: for I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and were called a violator from the womb.

Among these "new things" was The Messiah's personal revelation and instruction that was given only to Paul following His death, resurrection, and ascension - and, the outpouring of the set apart Divine Nature of YAHWEH.

The  Messiah was promised only to the nation of Yisra’el (or children of Israel) by their Elohim (God), YAHWEH. YAHWEH was not the elohim of other nations. He was, and is The Elohim of Yisrael. (He is also the only true, or real, Elohim.) If you fail to understand this point, and apply His Word accordingly, you most certainly will have confusion about many things that are found in Scripture.

Now, it's precisely because the Children of Yisra’el rejected their promised Messiah upon His first visit to this earth that YAHWEH permitted the promises of The Messiah to apply to the Gentiles (the non-Yisra’elites). Only after Yisra’el had rejected their Messiah, both before and after His resurrection, did YAHWEH (through The Apostle Sha’ul - Paul) reveal "The Mystery of The Assembly" (commonly, but improperly, referred to as The Church).

The revelation of this mystery is found in Sha’ul's letters to the seven churches of Asia. It begins in Romans and continues through Thessalonians. It's essential that a "Gentile" believer understands this message. Those seven letters form the foundation for virtually all of the vital doctrines that apply to the Believer. They are different from those that apply to national Yisra’el at many points. Indeed, they have been a point of confusion for many who have failed to comprehend the distinctness (rightly divide the Word of Truth) of Sha’ul's "gospel" (good news or message).

Read The Word of YAHWEH in the verses listed below for yourself. Ask YAHWEH to teach you His Truth. It's a very good idea to take time to read the surrounding verses as well, so you understand the context in which they are presented. The context is very important to a proper understanding of The Word.

His Ascension Into Heaven

John 6.62:  What if therefore you should observe The Son of Man ascending where He was previously?

John 20.17:  YAHUSHUA said to her, “Do not touch Me! Indeed I have not yet ascended to My Father. Now, go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I am going up to My Father and your Father, and to My Elohim and your Elohim!.’ ”

Mark 16.19:  Indeed therefore, after The Master had spoken to them, He was taken up into The Heaven and sat down at the right hand of YAHWEH.

Luke 24.50-52 And He led them out as far as Bet Any. And having lifted up His hands He blessed them. 51 And it came to pass as He was blessing them that He was parted from them and taken up into The Heaven. 52 And they, worshipping Him, returned to Yerushalaim with great joy!

Acts 1.9-11:  And having spoken these things they were watching as He was taken up, and a cloud lifted Him up from beneath, away from their eyes. 10 And as they gazed intently into The Heaven as He was traveling, behold! Two men in white apparel stood beside them, 11 who also said, “Men of Galil, why are you standing gazing up into The Heaven? This same YAHUSHUA, Who has been taken up from you into The Heaven likewise will come, in a similar manner as you have intently watched Him, traveling into The Heaven.”

Hebrews 4.14:  Having then a great High Priest Who has traversed The Heavens, YAHUSHUA, The Son of YAHWEH, hold on to your acknowledgement of Him,

1 Peter 3.21-22:  Corresponding to this, baptism now delivers us, not by the removal of dirt from the flesh, but by an appeal for a good conscience in the presence of YAHWEH because of the resurrection of YAHUSHUA, The Messiah; 22 who has gone into The Heaven and is at the right hand of YAHWEH, messengers and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.

His Second Coming

Matthew 16.27:  Indeed, The Son of Man is about to come in the honor of His Father with His messengers. And then He will give to each one according to their practices.

Matthew 24.27 Indeed, exactly like the lightning comes from the east and shines to the west, in this manner also will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Matthew 24.30-31:  And at that time the sign of The Son of Man will appear in the sky. And at that time will all the races of the earth mourn. And they will see The Son of Man coming upon the clouds of the sky with power and great magnificence. 31 And He will send out His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet. And they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other.

Matthew 24.36-39 Now concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the messengers of The Heavens, except My Father alone. 37 Now exactly like the days of Noah, in this manner also will be the coming of The Son of Man. 38 Indeed, exactly like in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the container, 39 and they did not know until the flood came and carried them all away, in this manner also will be the coming of The Son of Man.

Matthew 25.31-34:  Now when The Son of Man comes in His splendor and all the set apart messengers with Him, at that time He will sit down upon the throne of His splendor. 32 And before Him will be gathered together all the nations. And He will separate them from each other just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And He will stand the sheep on His right hand but the goats on the left hand. 34 At that time The King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come here, you blessed of My Father. Inherit The Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world!

Mark 8.38 Indeed, whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and offensive generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the splendor of His Father with the set apart messengers.”

Mark 14.61-62:  But He kept silent and responded not even one thing. Once more the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You The Messiah, The Son of The Adorable?” 62 YAHUSHUA said, “I am! And you will gaze with eyes wide open at The Son of Man sitting at the right hand of The Miraculous Power, even coming with the clouds of the sky.”

Luke 12.37-40:  Happy are those slaves whom the master, having come, will find watching. Assuredly I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will approach and serve them. 38 And if he comes in the second watch or comes in the third watch and find it this way, happy are those slaves. 39 Now know this, that if the master of the house understood at what hour the thief was coming he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 40 Therefore you become ready also because The Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not think!”

Luke 21.26-28:  person’s hearts failing them from fear and from apprehension of those things which are occurring upon the earth because the powers of The Heavens will be shaken. 27 And at that time they shall see The Son of Man coming in a cloud with miraculous power and great splendor. 28 Now as these things are beginning to happen, straighten up and raise your heads on the very account that your redemption is approaching!”

Acts 1.11 : who also said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing gazing up into The Heaven? This same YAHUSHUA, Who has been taken up from you into The Heaven likewise will come, in a similar manner as you have intently watched Him, traveling into The Heaven.”

Hebrews 9.28:  in this same way The Messiah has been offered one time, having taken up the sins of the many. The second time He will appear without sin to those who are waiting with expectation for deliverance.

1 Corinthians 1.5-9:  that you were enriched in everything in Him; in all reasoning and all understanding, 6 just as the testimony of The Messiah was established in you. 7 Therefore, you do not come behind in any gift, fully expecting the revelation of our Master, YAHUSHUA, The Messiah, 8 who will also establish you to the end, being blameless in the day of our Master, YAHUSHUA, The Messiah. 9 YAHWEH is trustworthy, through whom you were called into the partnership of His Son, YAHUSHUAThe Messiah, our Master.

1 Corinthians 4.5:  Therefore, decide not even one thing before the proper time, even until The Master comes, who will even illuminate the hidden things of obscurity and will reveal the purposes of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will be from YAHWEH.

Philippians 3.20-21:  Indeed, our citizenship is in The Heavens, from which we also are eagerly expecting a deliverer, The Master, YAHUSHUA, The Messiah, 21 who will transfigure our humiliated body into one being conformed to His magnificent body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

Colossians 3.4:  When The Messiah, our life, is rendered apparent, then you also will have been rendered apparent with Him amidst great honor.

1 Thessalonians 3.13:  so that He may establish your hearts blameless in devotion in the presence of our Elohim, even our Father, at the coming of our Master, YAHUSHUA, The Messiah, amidst all His set apart ones.

1 Thessalonians 4.15-18 Indeed, this we say to you by The Word of YAHWEH, that we who are alive, surviving until the coming of The Master, by no means precede those who are dead; 16 because The Master Himself will descend from The Heaven with a shout , with the sound of a Chief YAH-messenger, and with the trumpet of YAHWEH, and the dead in The Messiah will be raised up first. 17 After that we who are alive and surviving will be seized (taken) at the same time together with them into the clouds to meet The Master in the air. And thus we will always be with The Master. 18 Therefore, encourage one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 5.1-2:  Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no requirement that I write to you, 2 because you yourselves understand exactly that The Day of YAHWEH comes like a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5.23:  Now may The Elohim of well-being Himself purify you absolutely perfectly, and may your entire nature and life breath and body be protected faultlessly until the coming of our Master, YAHUSHUA, The Messiah.

2 Thessalonians 1.7-8:  and to repay you who are being troubled with relief among us at the revelation of The Master, YAHUSHUA, from Heaven with His mighty messengers; 8 in blazing fire delivering retribution upon those who do not recognize YAHWEH, and upon those who are not paying attention to the good news of our Master, YAHUSHUA, The Messiah.

2 Timothy 4.1: I charge you therefore, in the presence of YAHWEH and The Master, YAHUSHUAThe Messiah, who will judge the living and the dead at His revealing and in His kingdom:

Titus 2.11-15:  Indeed, the favor of YAHWEH has appeared, bringing deliverance to all persons, 12 training us up in order that, rejecting irreverence and worldly longings, we are to live soberly, justly, and reverently in this present age, 13 waiting for the happy expectation and magnificent revealing of The Great Elohim and our deliverer, YAHUSHUA, The Messiah, 14 who has given Himself for our sakes, in order that He might ransom us away from every illegality and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. 15 Speak these things! Also encourage and admonish with all authoritativeness! Let no one put you down!

James 5.8:  You also wait patiently! Establish your hearts, because the coming of The Master approaches!

1 John 2.28:  And now, newborns, remain in Him, in order that when He has appeared we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His arrival.

1 John 3.1-2:  Consider what manner of love The Father has given to us in order that we might be called children of YAHWEH! For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, we are now children of YAHWEH! And it has not yet been rendered apparent what we will be. But we understand that when He has been rendered apparent we will be similar to Him, because we will see Him just as He exists.

Revelation 1.7:  Behold, He is coming amidst the clouds and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. Even so, Amen.

Revelation 3.3:  Remember, therefore, how much you have received and have heard, and hold fast and repent. Therefore, if you will not be vigilant, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you.

Revelation 3.11:  Behold, I am coming suddenly! Hold that fast what you have in order that no one might take your prize.

Revelation 16.15:  “Behold! I am coming like a thief! Happy is he who is staying alert and is guarding his garments in order that he does not walk naked and they look at his indecency!”

Revelation 22.20 He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely, I am coming, Suddenly!’ “ Amen. Even so, come Master YAHUSHUA!

Hopefully you've read all five articles in this series. If you have you will certainly have some solid insights into the Truth concerning these events. They are most important to understand. If you have questions please feel free to Contact me and I'll do my best to answer your questions.

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