Jesus has already returned! Examine the scriptural evidence of His second presence.
Acts 15:14,16, “…God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name…16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up.” The fact that the ruins of Israel are being rebuilt into a nation is proof of His presence. Read the rest of Peter’s citation in Amos 9:11-15. If you read it, there is no getting around it, Jesus must have returned.
Along this same line is Acts 1:6-7, “they (the disciples) asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times…” Jesus always supported the Jewish believer’s hope that Israel would be restored, but not in 33 A.D. Since we see Israel being reestablished, we must conclude that he has returned.
Jesus’s disciples asked about the signs that would mark the Second Advent. “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?” Mark 13:4. Our Lord’s answer included the parable of the fig tree. Mark 13:28-29 “…the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: 29… when ye shall see these things know that it is near, even at the doors.” Most recognize that the fig tree as Israel. (See Jeremiah 24:5-7.) Since 1948, Israel has come back to life.
Additionally, when someone is knocking at the door it means he has arrived!
Then why can’t we see Jesus? We cannot see Him with our natural eyesight. Consider John 14:19, “Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me…” The world will not literally see our Lord. Revelation 14:14, “I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.” If you are on the ground and He is on top of the cloud will you see him? No not unless you raise your level of understanding…
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