Q. I am wondering about the 2nd coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and am not sure whether He returns in the flesh, or in the spirit. If He returns in the flesh we will see Him, but if He returns in the Spirit we will not, please help me understand this.
A. There are many in the church who have been taught that the 2nd Coming is a spiritual one that takes place when He comes to dwell in the heart of believers. But in Acts 1:10-11 we’re told something different. The disciples were standing on the Mt. of Olives watching Jesus ascend into Heaven.
They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:10-11).
He went into haeven as a man, a physical being, and according to the men in white He will come back the same way.
Also, Matt. 24:27 & 30 say;
“For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.”
Even unbelievers will witness Him coming in the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. That confirms He will have a visible, physical presence.