When Jesus spoke of His return, He spoke in terms of “soon” not as immediately but that He would come back.
Jesus says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! –Revelation 22:20–
It’s not only the Lord Jesus who speaks of the soon return of the Lord Jesus. Peter, speaking of the return of Christ, says in 2 Peter 3:9,
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
The Lord Jesus’ return is soon — in that the plan of God is advancing and is only delayed, so the elect may be saved (Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:5).
The Lord Jesus’ return is not only soon that we need to understand, but it is also imminent, meaning it could happen at any moment.
The timing of Jesus’ return is not for anyone to know, and Scripture nowhere encourages the people of God to determine the date of when it will happen. Instead, Christians are to “…stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming” (Matthew 24:42).
Jesus also mentions, in Matthew 24:42, that no one can know the day or time of His return, so Christians should live in the expectancy that He is going to return at any moment.
Jesus wants every generation to live in the awareness that He may return suddenly, and all people will have to give an account of how they will find them.
So, the question, “Is Jesus coming back soon?” is a resounding yes, and He will return without unnecessary delay. Acts 1:7 confirms the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 24:42 & Matthew 24:36 when it says,
The point by Luke in Acts 1 and Jesus in Matthew 24 is that no one knows when He will return, but that He will return.
Christians are to “be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Matthew 24:44). The principle of Matthew 24:36-44 is that no one can know the date or timing of the Lord Jesus’ return.
While many dates have been proposed, all of them have been and will be wrong. Those teachers who predicted the Lord Jesus’ return most often have questionable, if not heretical, doctrinal positions on many vital Christian doctrines.
Based on Matthew 24:36 and Acts 1:7, Scripture warrants us to believe that it is not God’s desire for Christians to calculate the exact day or hour of the return of the Lord.
The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus
The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus is mentioned in the Old Testament 1,500 times and in one of every 25 verses in the New Testament, making references to the Lord Jesus’ Second Coming.
He will return to judge the living and the dead. And not only will He return to judge the living and the dead, but there will be life eternal or life everlasting. Will Jesus return? Yes. We as Christians say that, not simply grudgingly because we think, “Oh, He’s going to return,” but joyfully. Jesus Christ truly will return.!
God Bless You All!