“But I tell you the truth, it is TO YOUR ADVANTAGE ( other versions — it is for your good, it is profitable for you, it will benefit you..) that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. John 16 7”
If Jesus so emphatically tells us that the TRUTH of the matter is that it”s just BEST that He”s out of here, out of our world, that He goes away so that He can send His Spirit to empower many more like Him to do the job — then WHY oh WHY are we trying to get Him back? Why are we telling Him that He needs to come back ‘cos we can’t do what He’s sent His Spirit in us to do? He has given us the resurrection power of His Spirit to empower us to live kingdom dominion on earth as it is in Heaven — we are fully equipped as SONS – That one seed fell to the ground and died so that it can bring forth much fruit – in the many sons born from this. God gave that one son to gain many sons.
By begging Jesus to come back again, are we saying His life, sacrifice and going away was in vain, that we can’t do the job He’s given us? That the Holy Spirit didn’t work and were not equipped to do what He’s called us to do? — a paraphrased extract from Ezra Moses
The first coming of Christ was to reveal The Word in flesh in the Son of God; the second coming is to manifest the Word in OUR flesh through US, sons of God.