When it comes to the end times and Jesus’ second coming, there seems to be some questions and confusion about what Jesus’ return will be like. Although we will never fully know God’s plan for the end times, He has given us promises about that time in His written Word.
Billy Graham once said that the end “will come with the return of Jesus Christ… That is why a Christian can be an optimist. That is why a Christian can smile in the midst of all that is happening… We know what the end will be: the triumph of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Read 5 things the Bible says about Jesus’ Return
So if anyone tells you, ‘There He is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here He is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew 24:26-27 (NIV)
And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
Luke 21:25-28 (ESV)
But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Matthew 24:36 (NIV)
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Matthew 25:13 (NIV)
So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for Him.
Hebrews 9:28 (ESV)
Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of Him. Even so. Amen.
Revelation 1:7 (ESV)