Our lord is no longer a human being. He gave his perfect human life as a ransom for men...and did not take that human life back.
Christ was raised from the dead a life-giving spirit being. His resurrected body is glorious, perfect, not the scarred and disfigured human body he laid down in death.
Christ is now highly exalted to the divine nature. Divine nature is a spirit body we have not yet seen.
Since Christ is no longer a human being, we should not expect him to come again as a human being as at the first advent. His second coming is to be in a different manner as well as for a different purpose.
Jesus' object in appearing to his disciples after his resurrection was to convince them of his resurrection so that they might be witnesses of his resurrection. He appeared in a way natural men could grasp and appreciate by assuming various bodies of flesh as a garment, so that they could handle him and see him ascend. This was needful for them as natural men not yet spirit begotten.
How did they recognize him?
Nothing in reason or in Scripture demands that Christ shall at his second advent appear in various bodies of flesh and bones. That such a procedure is not essential is evident from the success of Satan's kingdom, which operates through human beings as agents. Christ's presence and righteous authority will be recognized in both the punishments and the blessings that will flow to mankind from his reign.How Jesus appears at his 2nd advent - "In Like Manner"
This does not say that those who saw him go will see him come, nor that any one else will see him come. What it does say is that the manner of his coming will be like the manner of his going.
What was the manner of his going? Was it with great splendor, great demonstration, trumpet sound and voices and a great shout rending the air, and the Lord's person shining in supernatural glory and brightness? If so, we should expect his coming again to be "in like manner."
On the other hand, was it not as quietly and secretly as possible? None saw him go, or knew of the fact except his faithful followers. And in this manner will he return...quietly, secretly, so far as the world is concerned, and unknown except to his followers.
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