Jesus Christ first appeared as the Sacrifice that was acceptable and pleasing to God.
Jesus Christ now appears as the Savior of all who believe in him, being their advocate to God.
Jesus Christ shall appear as the Sovereign of sovereigns; as the King of kings and the Lord of lords accompanying the Glory of God.
Points to ponder:
Have you seen Christ Jesus appear in your life? He who was sinless was made sin so that his appearance as the Sacrifice would be acceptable to God and because of that selfless act of Jesus Christ, we need to ask him to first appear to us as our Savior and then allow him to be the Sovereign ruler to reign over our life.
Hebrews 9:24-28 (KJV)
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.