The Church has been teaching a physical second coming of Christ, and importance of physical Judea — physical nation of Israel — for said ‘second coming’ for so long that the truth has been lost, namely:
There is not any such thing as a physical second coming of Christ.
The litmus evidence? Well, those who teach a physical second coming of Christ base their teachings on the Book of Revelation. They do this because they assume the Book of Revelation must relate to a physical second coming of Christ.
Well then, is there a physical second coming of Jesus detailed in the Book of Revelation?
Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the one who is and who was and who is to come, because you have taken your great power and reigned (Revelation 11:15–17).
Inference: Jesus begins to reign, but His Coming still yet is in the future.
Any confirmation of the inference at the end of the Book of Revelation? Well, let us listen to Jesus Himself, and the Apostle John.
And behold, I am coming quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every one according to his work (Revelation 22:12).
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely, I am coming quickly. Amen.” “Even so, come, Lord Jesus (Revelation 22:20)!”
At the very end of the Book of Revelation, both Jesus and Apostle John confirm that the Book of Revelation does not contain any event that can be described as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Yet, the Book of Revelation simultaneously asserts that Jesus has begun to reign, that the kingdoms of this earth have, prior to ending of the Book of Revelation, become the kingdoms of our God, and of His Christ.
What then does it mean for Jesus to Reign? Well, yet again, let us ask our Lord Jesus Christ Himself (words in brackets mine in spirit of an amplified reading of Scriptures).
And having been questioned by the Pharisees, when the reign of God doth come, He answered them, and said, “the reign of God doth not come with observation (does not arrive with a physical presence); nor shall they say, ‘Lo, here’; or ‘lo, there’ (cannot be associated with any physical location); for lo the reign of God is within you (the reign of God transpires in the spirit, that is, in the heart) — Luke 17:20–21, YLT.”
Jesus is unambiguously, and unequivocally clear: the reign of God, His reign is not a physical phenomenon; is, in entirety, a spiritual phenomenon.
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I am not a seminary trained pastor, but then, neither were Jesus, or any of Apostles Peter, James, or John, yet PhDs in theology and religion have written tons of books on teachings of this men cited to be unlearned, that is, unschooled (Acts 4:13) by their enemies, the Pharisees and Sadducees.
For arrival at revelational truth, it is better to be taught of the Holy Spirit (John 16:13), than by men. In this respect, seminary trained Apostle Paul declares as follows.
For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man (did not receive it in seminary), nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:11–12).
Only the truth can set us free in Christ (John 8:31–32). It does not matter how much we profess the name of Christ, if we do not seek after the truth, know the truth, and practice the truth, we do not become truly free.
I pray you arrive at true and full freedom in Christ. In Jesus Name. Amen.