Why will Jesus Return?
When one contemplates the vast array of theories floating about these days, the title question becomes very interesting. There is a popular idea that the good at death, just somehow mythically appear in Heaven, which is not very scriptural, and is weird when thought through. Righteous Able at his death, then appeared as some body part in heaven, and has been there for some 6000 years, awaiting for all the other body parts to progressively arrive to then make up a complete body, and yet somehow all these various parts have remained alive without complete lungs and blood and heart, and all the critical parts for life, just somehow morphing from the grotesque to the sublime, and all the while not rotting into a pile of refuse upon the floor. Romans 12:4-5 “For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.”
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body [were] an eye, where [were] the hearing? If the whole [were] hearing, where [were] the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where [were] the body? But now [are they] many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those [members] of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness. For our comely [parts] have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that [part] which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”
Revelation 21:9-10 “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.” Here we have the “New Jerusalem” as the Bride and Wife of Jesus Christ, but a city without inhabitants is just a collection of abandoned buildings crumbling and disappearing under the desert sands. We, the Redeemed, make up the inhabitants of the New Jerusalem, and are the life and being of that city, we are what Jesus Christ actually died for, to redeem, and he returns to take us home to forever to live with him. John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye 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 [fetch you] unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.” Revelation 1:6-7 “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 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.” Acts 1:10-11 “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.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” So how many of you would buy a New Car, a New House, a New Something, marry a Wife, and then never go back to collect it, you just leave it permanently in the Shop/Store/Somewhere? Revelation 19:7-9 “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, these are the true sayings of God.” John 14:1-2 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye 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.” So we see that the Redeemed, the Bride, Jesus’ wife, has washed herself and is clean and dressed ready, Jesus has gone before and prepared and built a home for his wife, then as so much preparation has been done, you can fervently expect Jesus to return for his bride, and to take her to his “Father’s House” and they are then married. Thus we get the Resurrection/ Translation from 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 “For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them [or go ahead before them] which are asleep [in the graveyard.] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first [Ressurect]: then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” Then as “The Body – The Bride,” we get a whole 1000 years to rest and to Honeymoon together in the New Jerusalem in Heaven, that is why Jesus will return soon to gather all the redeemed, Wheat – Tares, Sheep – Goats, so are you already for Eternity with Jesus?