Since this thread is about the second coming, it's very helpful to know the timeline of events, prophesied even from Old Testament history through Revelation in the New Testament history, and which applies to today and beyond. If anyone is interested, here is an illustrated timeline of the second coming, according to Revelation and other books of the Bible:
Here's the first example given of one of the charted timelines, with explanations:
Revelation: Chapter 1 Timelines
The timelines used on this site are intended to aid the reader in understanding the order, extent, and concurrent events that are presented in the many prophetic passages in the Bible. The reader is encouraged to see the webpage on this site to see the explaination of the timelines used on this site. The following contains a portion of that webpage.
The timelines used in this website are general in nature and every effort has been made to assure their accurate depiction of the prophetic passages. However, there are instances where attempting to be precise is unattainable with the tools available and due to the rise of clutter to the charts rather than clarity with too much detail. These limitations are noted as they occur within this site. Since these are generalized timelines, in many cases, intervals of time along the horizontal do not portray equal intervals of time, only the relative occurrence of one event with another. In all cases, it is incumbent upon the reader to search the scriptures out for himself or herself, and evaluate the content of this site or any other source against what the Word of God says.
As with all timelines, the one used on this site begins with a very simple horizontal bar, as seen in the following graphic. The book of Daniel helps in understanding prophecy in the Bible for many reasons. The first reason is that the Lord reveals to Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar, and to all peoples, His plan for the ages. Beginning with Daniel 1, Daniel as a young man is carried away with other well-learned and skilled men and women away from Jerusalem to Babylon. After some years of training, Daniel and his fellow Jews, and friends, completed their training and were matriculated within the Babylonian system of advisors to the king. Within the verses of Daniel 2 are tremendous revelations concerning the major kingdoms that exist at the time of the prophesy revealed to Daniel by the Lord, and another three kingdoms that would follow. Why were there only four kingdoms are identified in this prophesy? Why was the revealed prophetic timeline truncated? King Nebuchadnezzar's military conquests against Judah and Jerusalem, and not with Assyria, Egypt, or other great historical kingdoms, are key to understanding prophecy. First, though the northern tribes had already been taken captive by the Assyrians much earlier than Nebuchadnezzar's conquest against Judah, the key to prophecy with regard to the nation of Israel is the land it was promised, Jerusalem, and the temple. The earlier times, or other great world dynasties, such as in China, or other continents in the world are not considered, since they neither trampled underfoot, nor either controlled or significantly influenced the affairs in Jerusalem. Jerusalem as a key in understanding prophecy is brought out in the prophetic timeline revealed to Daniel by the angel Gabriel, Daniel 9:21-25, in which the 70 prophetic weeks (490 years, see this discussion in this site on Daniel 9) begins with the order to restore and build Jerusalem, not just the temple. As shown in Daniel 2:36-38, the era of the Gentiles began with the three military campaigns of King Nebuchadnezzar against Jerusalem, and will not end until the return of Jesus Christ to establish His millennial kingdom, as shown in Revelation 19:11-21 with the Lord's return and in Revelation 20, which is the Lord's reign on earth.
The following graphic builds upon the basic timeline above, and illustrates the critical historical events and prophetic events yet to occur relative to the church age. The date of this writing is still the church age, and serves as a reference point to much of what is written in this website. As shown in the Lord's first earthly ministry, He had said that Jerusalem would continue to be trodden down by the Gentiles until their time was fulfilled, which again is the end of the seven years of tribulation, which is Armageddon. This is the time of the Lord's return for His second advent, but at that time it will not be as a humble servant as the first time, but as King of kings and Lord of lords. This is shown by the solid black arrow from left to right between the yellow oval with the scriptural reference to Luke 21:20-23, and the quotation of the scripture that appears in the yellow box. The arrow head indicates the fulfillment of the Gentile age.http://www.thesecondcomingofchrist.org/images/graphic-tl-1a.gifhttp://www.thesecondcomingofchrist.org/images/timeline_all_critic_dates_gentile_age.gifThere are more in-depth timelines - these are just the basic first 2 of them.
I also want to say that I know a couple of you do not agree with this, and that is fine. You can respond however you wish and that is fine, too. I already expect disagreeing and/or answers given to make this look unreal and foolish. That is the prerogative of those who disagree and make it known. Whatever responses are given, your answers will be treated with respect and hopefully yours are also given with respect.
There are some, though, who do agree with this, and many who want to know more about His second coming. It's not an easy subject to learn, but it definitely helps to learn about it and know more about what will happen when it comes.