Summary: Jesus is coming again, just as He left He will return!
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Act 1:9-11
This same Jesus:
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
It will be the SAME Jesus who, being born of Mary, baptized by John the Baptist, tempted by the devil after a forty day fast, turned water to wine at Cana, raised Lazarus from the dead ,betrayed and sold by Judas, forsaken by his disciples, denied by Peter, condemned innocently by the Sanhedrin, crucified horribly by Pilate, buried by His disciples, but arose triumphant from the dead by the power of the Holy Ghost...this SAME Jesus is coming again!
Fact: JESUS is returning to earth...literally!
The announcement was that Jesus shall so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven
How did Jesus go to heaven?
From the mount of Olives
He was taken up
His ascension was witnessed
A cloud received Him out of sight
He will return in like manner!
He will return to the mount of Olives
And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
He will descend
He will be seen when He returns
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
He will appear with the clouds
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
The angels also do not know the time of the second coming!
This is NOT referring to the Rapture of the believers
This is not where the believers will be caught up to meet Him in the air
This refers to when He returns for a showdown against the nations gathered against Israel!
In the meantime what should the believer in Christ be doing?
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.