Christ Will Appear a Second Time -Episode 204

Jul 8, 2024

Christ appeared the first time to bring salvation by being the sacrifice for sin. Then He appeared a second time to men such as Peter and Paul, not for sin but to deliver them from their reliance on themselves into a reliance wholly on God. We also need to reach into the promise that He will appear a second time to those who eagerly await Him. Lord, appear to us! Make us those whose works are one hundred percent from the throne of God and not mixed with human pride.

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We read in Hebrews 9:28 that Christ “will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin.” We know that Christ in His first appearing came for salvation with reference to sin. He came at Passover to be the sacrifice for sin, for the forgiveness of our sins. We also know that Yeshua (Jesus) appeared again to His disciples during the fifty days between Passover and Pentecost. This was a time when the Lord was delivering them from the limitations of their flesh.

Peter for example knew what it was to believe in Yeshua as the Christ, the Messiah. But something more had to happen for Peter. He had to be delivered from his own pride. So Christ appeared to Peter a second time for something beyond the revelation that He was the Messiah, beyond the salvation of forgiving sins. He appeared to Peter to break his spirit and bring a level of humility, without which Peter could never have moved in the apostleship that he was to move in.

Like Peter, if we are to walk in the works that God has prepared beforehand for us to walk in, we will have to know that there is nothing of ourselves that comes from ourselves, that everything is from Him and by Him. Yes, we believe in the salvation for forgiveness of sins that Christ accomplished at His first appearing. But we need Him to appear to us a second time, as we eagerly await Him, for a salvation from the mixture of flesh and Spirit in our lives that hinders us from walking in the ministry that the world needs in this hour.

Key Verses:

  • Hebrews 9:28. “Christ … will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin.”
  • Luke 22:32–34. “Peter, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times.”
  • Matthew 16:16–17. “Flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”
  • 1 Corinthians 2:8. “If they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”
  • 1 Corinthians 15:1–5. “He appeared to Cephas [Peter], then to the twelve.”
  • Luke 22:61–62. “Peter … went out and wept bitterly.”
  • Ephesians 2:4–9. “It is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
  • Ephesians 2:10. “We are … created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand.”
  • Philippians 3:4–12. “Not having a righteousness of my own … but … the righteousness which comes from God.”


  • “God is not out of control. God is in absolute control. He knows what He’s doing. Listen, He’s had this plan for a long time. He’s had this plan for so long, He wrote it down in a Book several thousand years ago.”
  • “We’ve had a walk by faith. We’ve had a walk by revelation. But I think that right now what we have to experience is a walk by grace.”
  • “What we’ve walked in up to this point has been wonderful, especially if you ask us. It’s been wonderful because we see the partial as the perfect. And now He’s coming to say, “No, it was partial. It was mixed. But now I’m removing the mixture.” What will come will be perfect. And it’s going to be a walk of pure grace.”


  1. During the fifty days between Passover and Pentecost, Christ appeared to Peter to deliver him from the problems of his flesh that would hinder his apostleship. We also have the promise that Christ will appear to us a second time, not to forgive our sins again, but for a salvation from the flesh that is still hindering us.
  2. If satan knew the truth, he would not have crucified Christ. But he is incapable of knowing the truth, and he was so convinced of his own lie and his control of others to carry out his plan that he felt very free to express it. We find this same unrestrained manifestation of satan’s lie today.
  3. People can have the same conviction concerning a lie. We have seen Christians with this problem. Are they saved? Yes. Are their sins forgiven? Yes. But are they also arrogant, boastful, and prideful? Yes. We must all admit that we have had this problem at some point in our Christian walk.
  4. The Kingdom of God will not be a mixture of God’s works with human fleshly works. Just as Christ appeared to Peter and Paul to deliver them from the proudful reliance on their own flesh, we should have an anticipation that Christ will appear to us to remove that from us once and for all.

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