Jesus will reign on earth at the 2nd coming. He did not return in AD70.
I used to think that Jesus returned in AD70 and that He is reigning on earth.
But now that I look back, it is impossible to believe that anymore.
When Jesus was on earth in the 1st coming, the believers could see Him and He did great miracles, healing the sick, raising the dead, multiplying bread.Imagine, when He returns, what has He promised us? He will remove death from the world and all believers will see Him face-face and will not have anymore pain or sorrow but we will have paradise on earth. There won’t be any sin on the earth but righteousness forever. Clearly none of that is not happening since AD70.
Revelation 21-22 “3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.”
When Jesus comes we will marvel at His glory and become immortal like Him !!
2 Thessalonians 1 “8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might 10 on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.”
All unbelievers will condemned but all believers will see Jesus and be with Him forever on that DAY (2nd coming).On that day, all the dead in Christ will rise from the dead and all believers who are alive at that time, will join them and together we will be with Jesus forever, seeing Him and worshipping Him.
1 Thessalonians 4 “16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
That never happened in AD70.It will happen one day in the future.It will come upon the entire world like a thief in the night when the world least expects it. We don’t know when it will happen but it surely will happen one day in the future. That is our great hope of salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5 “Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness….. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. “