retro_Seen Him Yet

Praise God! He can make you strong by means of my good news, which is the message about Jesus Christ. For ages and ages this message was kept secret, but now at last it has been told. The eternal God commanded his prophets to write about the good news, so that all nations would obey and have faith. And now, because of Jesus Christ, we can praise the only wise God forever! Amen.  Romans 16:25

While most people wait for the physical return of Christ Jesus, we should know that He has already returned in His Spirit.

 God made a promise:

  • Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit, who would be given to everyone that had faith in Him…  John 7:39
  • But the Holy Spirit will come and help you, because the Father will send the Spirit to take my name… John 14:26
  • “When the last days come, I will give my Spirit to everyone… Acts 2:17
  • He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.  Psalms 72:6
  • …behold, I will pour out my Spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.  Proverbs 1:23
  • For John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost…  Acts 1:5

God kept His promise:

  • And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost… Acts 2:4
  • And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts… Galatians 4:6
  • …God sent Jesus Christ our Savior to give us His Spirit.  Titus 3:4
  • … You were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise… Ephessians 1:13

God’s life begins inside of you. 

  • I will put my Spirit within you, My Spirit will give you breath, and you will live again… Ezekiel 37:14
  • The mystery hid from the ages is Christ in You… Colossians 1:26,27
  • …I will write my laws on their minds and hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Hebrews 8:10
  • For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8:2

Christ Jesus will physically return.  

  • This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in like manner… Acts 1:11
  • the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ…  1 Corinthians 1:7
  • Christ’s at His coming… 1 Corinthians 15:23
  • …the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints… 1 Thessolonians 2:19, 3:13
  • that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord… 1 Thessolonians 4:15
  • Spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessolonians 5:23

Will you recognize Him when He does?

  • …tell us, are you the Christ, the Son of God.  Matthew 26:63
  • The governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”  Matthew 27:11
  • But they did not know who he was.  Luke 24:16
  • If you are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe.  Luke 22:67
  • How long are you going to keep us guessing? If you are the Messiah, tell us…  John 10:24

The key to seeing Christ Jesus is to KNOW Christ Jesus.  To know Christ Jesus is to know Him in His spirit.

  • And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ… John 17:3
  • Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have given up everything else…  Philippians 3:10
  • know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you may be filled with  the fulness of God.  Ephesians 3:19
  • When we obey God, we are sure that we know him.  1 John 2:3