State of the World at His Second Coming
2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ spoke of what the spiritual state of the world would be when He comes a second time. As we read His words today, we can almost feel His anguish of knowing that He would come to a world that is dark and faithless.
Just as it was spoken through the parable of the weeds, Jesus prophesied that weed-like teachings that are not from God would fill the earth after His ascension. The true will of God is nowhere to be found. This same prophecy was also shown to the Apostle John.
In A.D. 96, on the Island of Patmos, Apostle John saw a vision about the future. In his vision, God who sits enthroned in Heaven had the Scriptural scrolls, more commonly known today as the Bible, in His hand. However, what happened to the Bible? It seemed like it was sealed.
Was this truly a prophecy about our times? Currently, the Bible is one of the bestsellers in the world, with millions of people opening and reading it every day. So what does it mean that the Bible is sealed?
The prophet Isaiah explained that, even if people are able to read the words in the Bible, it will still be sealed to them. This means that it is actually the truths of the Bible that are sealed. If we are unable to know the true will of God in the Bible even though we diligently study it, how can we be saved? Then, is there anyone who can unseal the Bible for us?
Today, we can see many Bible commentaries, each having a different interpretation of the Scriptures. Can all these be the true interpretation of the Bible altogether?
The Only One who can Unseal the Bible–the Root of David
The Bible explains that absolutely no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth is able to open the sealed Bible. There is only one who can do this: He is the Root of David. Who is the Root of David?
The Root of David refers to Jesus Christ. As the Bible explains that the Root of David unseals the truth which was brought by Jesus at His first coming, the Root of David here must be referring to the Second Coming Jesus.
The Holy Spirit Teaches Us All Truths
Thus, the purpose of God coming a second time to this earth is to bring all the truth to us.
The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, is God Almighty according to the Trinity. What is the purpose of His coming? Jesus revealed that when the Holy Spirit comes, He will teach us all things and will guide us into all the truth. The prophet Micah too testified that God will teach us His ways in the last days.
The Apostle John prophesied that the Root of David, the second coming Jesus will unseal the secrets of the Bible. Jesus Christ said that the Holy Spirit will teach us all truth. Prophet Micah recorded that God will teach us His ways.
In this way, we can see that the Root of David is the Holy Spirit, God who comes a second time.
In this world, there are many teachers and teachings. Who then, can teach us the way to the kingdom of God? As it is the kingdom of God, of course, we must be taught by God.
No matter how many times we read the Bible, none can know the will of God by our own wisdom. It is only the second coming Jesus who will reveal to us the lost truth that can give us salvation. In these last days, when the Holy Spirit comes, let us seek the Root of David and receive God’s salvation.