I believe that Jesus will return to earth to execute judgment on His enemies, gather His followers to Himself and establish His eternal kingdom (Matt 25:31-46) on a new earth. Jesus will return bodily and this could happen at any time (2 Pet 3:10; Rev 22:20; Jas 5:8; Matt 24:44). His return will be seen by all and it will be personal – the Lord himself (Jn 14:3; 1 Thess 4:16). Even though no one knows when this will happen, we should be ready and expectant (Phil 3:20; 1 Cor 16:22; Matt 25:13; Mk 13:32-33). The tribulation will occur at the end of the church age and then Christ will return and set up a millennial kingdom on the earth (Matt 24: 21, 29-30; Rev 20:4-5). Believers will be resurrected at this time to reign with him (1 Cor 15:23-25; Rev 2:26-27). Unbelievers will be under this rule and Satan will be bound during this time (Isa 65:20; Rev 20:1-3).
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