Based on his recorded quotes that I have heard or read this far, I believe he was trying to tell us he will return............. but not in the way we have made it out to be.
I believe his second coming is him meeting us for our judgement, in death.
Anyone ever thought that?
asked 17 Jul '10, 20:45
What way we've made it out to be???
From my religious education when I was a child I always understood it that way. It's pretty clear on the Bible. Was there another way of understanding it?
answered 19 Jul '10, 12:00
I believe that people are indeed confused about Jesus Christ’s “return”. The reason for this confusion is that people do not spend enough time in the basic study of Biblical prophecy. Even a casual reading of the Bible will demonstrate that there are various prophecies and judgments on nations and individuals throughout history. Some of these prophecies and judgments are in the past, and some will occur in the future. With just a little patience, you will notice that these judgments and prophecies can be aligned in a specific order from Genesis to Revelation in order to better understand the conditions in which GOD is dealing with mankind at specific times.
In relation to Jesus Christ, there are  future “returns”:
Return #1: Jesus Christ’s return for His Bride (ie. the invisible Body of Christ)
The next prophetic event in the Bible is the harvest (or Rapture) of the invisible Body of Christ [I Thessalonians 4:13-18]. This is where all BORN-AGAIN Believers (living and dead from all nations) are taken from the earth and given their glorified bodies [I Corinthians 15:51-57]. For this event, Jesus Christ only comes back to the level of the clouds. This Rapture removes the Body of Christ from the earth and ushers in the prophetic time-period of judgment called the 7-Year Tribulation.
During the 7-Year Tribulation, all true Believers will have to endure until the end by refusing the Mark of the Beast, helping the Jew, and possibly losing their lives for the witness of Jesus Christ and the word of GOD [Revelation 6:9-11; 20:4] [Matthew 25:34-46]. The rest of the world will worship the Beast (Anti-Christ) and be deceived by the lying signs and wonders [Revelation 13:1-9].
Return #2: Jesus Christ’s return for the Millennial Kingdom (ie. the kingdom of heaven)
The next time Jesus Christ’s feet actually touch the earth is at the Second Coming [Revelation 19:11-21]. This event takes place at the END of the 7-Year Tribulation. The Second Coming is where Jesus Christ comes back with His saints, makes war with His enemies, saves Israel, judges the nations, and establishes His 1000-Year Reign (the Millennial Kingdom) from Jerusalem [Revelation 20:1-6; Matthew 25:31-33].
Presently, because Return #1 has not yet occurred, GOD’s judicial condition for judgment is based on whether a person is IN or OUT of the Body of Christ. Until today, the Holy Ghost is still on earth actively convicting people of SIN and encouraging them to become BORN-AGAIN now in order to be placed IN the Body of Christ and have Jesus Christ as their Saviour. If a person’s intention is to meet Jesus Christ as their Judge, then they will be extremely disappointed in the verdict. This last statement is not a scare tactic on my part. With uncontested and exclusive spiritual authority [Matthew 9:1-8], Jesus Christ Himself often repeats that there will be much “weeping”, “wailing”, and “gnashing of teeth” [Matthew 8:12; 13:42,50; 22:13; 24:51; 25:30][Luke 13:28].
Thanks for reading.
answered 07 Aug '10, 18:14
I wonder why so many believe in a after action judgment
answered 19 Jul '10, 04:48
His return Back to Basics...I wasnt aware that He had left us.
answered 09 Sep '10, 11:14
has it been insightfully translated as to what it is Jesus meant.
yes what is it that is being awaited?
answered 09 Oct '12, 22:29
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