The Bible says Jesus will return soon “in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”
10 While they were looking intently into the sky as He was going, two men in white clothing suddenly stood beside them, 11 who said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This [same] Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” – Acts 1:10-11
Jesus is coming back to take us home!
2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. -Verses 2-3 of John 14
Jesus “will return in just the same way….” In other words (v10-11):
- a visible return,
- a physical, in-the-body return,
- returning physically in the clouds —
- just like before – when the freshly resurrected Jesus left earth for heaven… He returns through the clouds.
63 But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, “I call on You to swear a binding oath by the living God, that you tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God.”
64 Jesus said to him, “You have [in fact] said it; but more than that I tell you [regardless of what you do with Me now], in the future you will see [Me revealed as] the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power [ab The place of preeminence and authority], and coming on the clouds of heaven….” – Matthew 26:63-65
He came into the world as a newborn baby boy (Luke 2:1-20), and, after His death and resurrection, He left earth — as a man floating up into the air right in front of their eyes. (“He ascended to heaven” – Acts 1: verse 2.) He is coming back the same way: as a man, in the flesh (but still God Almighty), physically, floating, in the clouds, as we look on at Him visible to our sight.
9 And after He said these things, He was caught up as they looked on, and a cloud took Him up out of their sight.
10 While they were looking intently into the sky as He was going, two men in white clothing suddenly stood beside them, 11 who said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky?
This [same] Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11).
17 Then we who are alive and remain [on the earth] will simultaneously be caught up (raptured) together with them [the resurrected ones]
in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord! – 1 Thessalonians 4:17
This return of Christ has nothing whatsoever to do with the A.D 70 destruction of Jerusalem! 1
Jesus never showed Himself physically in the air with that A.D. 70 event. Jesus predicted the destruction of Jerusalem, and it happened as He said, but THAT was not fulfillment of the Acts 1:10-11 second coming. This return of Christ is not the “swift cloud” of Isaiah 19:1. I am amazed at how “theologians” fabricate “interpretations” and miss the details that make their thoughts hilariously ridiculous!
The Apostle Paul warned of teachers who would interpret Scripture as saying “that the day of the Lord has [already] come“:
“Now in regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our [a the rapture of believers.]gathering together to meet Him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to be quickly unsettled or alarmed either by a [so-called prophetic revelation of a] spirit or a message or a letter [alleged to be] from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has [already] come. 3 Let no one in any way deceive or entrap you….” – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
Paul says basically: Look, this Rapture, “our gathering together to meet Him” (v1) “in the air”, will happen to the true followers of Christ. They (who are still alive) will be physically elevated into the air on that day to physically meet Jesus. He will Himself come from heaven in the flesh to meet them in the air, and take them home.
Don’t let clueless, misled teachers convince you otherwise (because they will try to get you to go with their theory). These hapless teachers claim – exactly what Jesus warned against!
This is how it will actually go down (all you have to do is simply read it!):
13 Now we do not want you to be uninformed, believers, about those who are asleep [in death], so that you will not grieve [for them] as the others do who have no hope [beyond this present life]. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again [as in fact He did], even so God [in this same way—by raising them from the dead] will bring with Him those [believers] who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
15 For we say this to you by the Lord’s [own] word, that we who are still alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede [into His presence] those [believers] who have fallen asleep [in death].
16 For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel and with the [blast of the] trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 Then we who are alive and remain [on the earth] will simultaneously be caught up (raptured) together with them [the resurrected ones] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord! 18 Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words [concerning our reunion with believers who have died]. – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
“…I am with you always
[remaining with you perpetually
—regardless of circumstance,
and on every occasion],
even to the end of the age.”
– verse 20 of Matthew 28:16-20
- Preterism is a bogus interpretation of prophecies. It teaches that the end times profecies were fulfilled with the A.D 70 destruction of Jerusalem; specifically teaching that Jesus already returned: NT Genre Studies 2: Epistles and Revelation.