The Bible informs us that Jesus who came in the form of a man a little over 2000 years ago will return again to receive all who believe in Him to be with God for ever, but why has this second coming of Christ Jesus not yet happened? Is Jesus late? This is a question that has been posed, not just in recent times, but in days of yore as well. The Apostle Peter had to contend with this question, from those who scoffed and mocked, writing off God to be slack concerning His promise of eminent and imminent return. The Apostle Peter writes that “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” and accounts that the “longsuffering of our Lord is salvation” (2 Peter 3:9,15).
God’s will is that all be saved by coming to repentance, believing in Jesus Christ, by whose shed blood, there is remission of sin and that none should perish. Jesus expressed that the end will come when His Kingdom gospel is preached to the all the world (Matthew 24:14). So God delays His coming, because He has commissioned us to relay His coming, to all the world.
Point(s) to ponder:
Jesus is not late! God’s delay of His coming warrants our relay of His coming.
Matthew 24:14 (KJV)
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.