Jesus came the first time as a babe in a manger and grew up to be the Savior on a cross. He was “offered” by Father God for our sin. The word “prosphero” (offer) is a compound of two Greek words, “pros” (toward) and “phero” (to bring). In addition to the more literal sense of bringing or leading to, the word denotes an offering, whether of gifts, prayer or sacrifices. Jesus came the first time bringing a gift, a sacrifice of Himself for the sins of many.
His second coming will be radically different. Our sin completely sacrificed for, He will come to finish what he has begun. What began with the forgiveness of sin for all who believe will be end in the ultimate redemption of the planet to Himself. All history pivots on the moment of His return, and the complete work of salvation will become evident. The cleansing of the earth, the final transport to heaven for believers, the drying of every tear, the ending of every pain… salvation completely fulfilled will be upon us!