Millions of Christians are totally confused about the relationship between
YEHOVAH God and Christ (the Messiah). This confusion between the One LORD
GOD (YHVH) of Israel and His Messiah, i.e., the one He has chosen or anointed,
has led to endless confusion about the role of the Messiah in the soon coming
Kingdom of YEHOVAH God here on this earth.
We hear so much today about the "second coming of Christ" when, in fact,
we should more properly emphasize a different "Second Coming" -- not that
of the Messiah but the "Second Coming" of YEHOVAH GOD Himself! And yet one
NEVER hears it in the so-called Christian churches today.
The problem is that "Christianity" has lost its Hebraic roots. Before one
tries to understand the development of the New Testament ideas on the Messiah
and his "second coming", it is essential to first have a thorough grounding
in what the Hebrew Scriptures actually say.
Less than a dozen O.T. texts speak of the role of Yeshua the Messiah at
his "second coming." In contrast there are hundreds of texts in the O.T. that
deal -- in the greatest detail -- with the end of the age, the great Day of
Judgment and the arrival of YEHOVAH God. In text after text the role of the
Messiah is not even mentioned -- much less emphasized. Rather, a more basic
teaching of the Bible is underscored -- that of the Coming of YEHOVAH God
The Old and New Testaments constantly emphasize the dramatic, awesome, earth-shaking
personal return of YEHOVAH Himself to this planet. They clearly intend to
convey an actual, literal, historical event in the near future -- something
that will be experienced by all the inhabitants of the earth. -- JDK