And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven’” (Acts 1:10-11).
Jesus’ Second Coming is certain; it is settled biblical fact, just as much a part of the Gospel as His first coming, His death on the cross, and His resurrection.
His return is the completion of the Gospel story. Through sin, man parted ways with God in the Garden of Eden. Through perfect sacrifice, God provided a way back to Himself on Calvary. Through the empty tomb, eternal life was demonstrated and guaranteed. Soon, and very soon, the fullness of the Gospel will be fulfilled. Jesus will come for His bride, the Church, and restore relationship between God and man for all eternity.
Peter warned us that “scoffers” would ask, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation” (2 Peter 3:4). But Jesus promised us that “one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled” (Matthew 5:18). We can be certain that the prophecies throughout the Bible, including in the Book of Revelation, will hold true. After all, the final book of the Bible is “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place” (Revelation 1:1).
Jesus made sure we would know we haven’t been forgotten. Just before His crucifixion, Jesus comforted His disciples with these words: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:1-3).
He will come again. We can be certain.