The second-coming of Jesus is a topical subject among most Christians. But it is a non-event to true Christians, who would have been with Him, all along, anyway. For ordinary people, indeed, the second-coming of Jesus will be the most dramatic event, the world has ever known. To true Christians, Jesus promised the following:
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you (John 14:15-17) (ESV).
There it is: Those who love Jesus will keep His commandments. In return, after having left the scene, Jesus would ask the Father, to provide another Helper, who would be with those Christians forever.
That Helper is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. They know Him (The Spirit of Truth) for He dwells with them and will be in them.
The Spirit of Truth is none other than Christ, the Son of the living God, identified by Peter in Matthew 16:16, whose appropriate description is in Isaiah 9:6: “….and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (ESV).
Jesus indicated that the world cannot receive, nor see this Spirit of Truth, just as the world failed to know Him, through Jesus. This is why to Peter, Jesus said: “….Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you” (Verse 17). True Christians have an un-mistaken relationship with this Spirit of Truth. This is why, like Jesus, they directly take orders from their Father:
“So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him” (Romans 8:12 (ESV).
In His physical walk on this planet, Jesus provided Christians with the model of how they would conduct their lives. Jesus did not live as one under the Law. He proclaimed Himself to be the Son of God who took orders directly from His Father in Heaven. Once again, who was this Father from whom Jesus took orders?
“….and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Apparently, that is the Son given to us, manifesting in the child born to us (Isaiah 9:6). At His birth, that child, Jesus, became the only begotten Son of the living God.
The fact that through Jesus, God humbled himself, by putting on the physical nature, so that He could identify with us, does not change anything, except that in Jesus there is the existence of our Lord.
The one who called God His Father is the physical Jesus, who, as identifying with humanity, had to show us the way that would help us understand that God, is our Father. See [Revealing the Christ in Jesus].
However, the most interesting aspect about this revelation is that Jesus, as human being who lived with us for thirty-three and a half years, displayed servant-hood as being the only way for His followers.
In His physical existence, Jesus had everything that was necessary to identify with humanity. Except that in Him was the Spirit of Truth, which was also promised to those abiding in His word (John 14:15-17) (ESV).