Return for the Saints

There are some individuals out there who contends that Jesus is never coming back to receive his saints.  This thought process is scriptural; 2 Peter 3:4, “…..saying, where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”  Scripture stated that these events would take place and they are happening just as prophesied.  We have to bear in mind that all of Jesus’ words are true; John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life…..”

            Knowing that all things that Jesus has promised will be fulfilled, let’s take a closer look at his word concerning his return for the saints.  Jesus told the disciples that it was necessary for him to go away; John 16:7, “…..I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away…..”  This going away that Jesus mentioned, was signifying his death, burial, and resurrection.  We know all of these things did take place; making his word true, or in fact; come to pass. 

            Jesus also promised that if he go away that he would return for us; John 14:3, “…..if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”   We know that he ascended to heaven; Acts 1:9, “…..while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.”  Again, his words have been fulfilled.  According to the scriptures, Jesus will return from heaven in the clouds just as he departed on a cloud; Mark 14:62, “…..and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

            At the time this article was written, this particular promise has not been fulfilled, but we have to wait on all things until their proper season; Heb. 10:37, “…..yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.”.  When he returns there will be no doubt; Rev. 1:6, “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him…..”