This same Jesus will come back (see Acts 1:11).
He and not another. What a blessed hope. That is the last message the disciples got as they looked up into the sky.
The certainty of his coming is assured. The manner of his coming will be the same way he went up to heaven.
Why is he coming back? To take us to be with him. He is preparing a place for us (John 14:1–3).
The resurrection of Jesus is the firstfruits says the Bible. It is the pledge and promise and surety of the harvest to follow. Likewise the resurrection of Jesus is the certainty of our resurrection when Jesus comes again (see 1 Cor. 15:20, 23).
Our role is not to keep looking meaninglessly into the sky. Our role now is to receive the Holy Spirit Jesus promised and be clothed with power and be witnesses of Jesus in this world. One sure note to sound while witnessing to Christ is that he is coming again (Acts 1:4, 5, 8, 11).
Jesus himself witnessed to this fact. He said, in future they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory (Luke 21:27). In fact, the first followers of Jesus expected the soon coming of the Lord.
Do you have this eager anticipation? If not, ask why you don’t have it? Is it because you do not believe the truth of the resurrection? If you truly believed, each day in your heart there would be a growing eagerness to meet Jesus.
“Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him (Matthew 25:6).” Don’t let this cry find you unprepared. Jesus is risen. And this same Jesus will come back.
When you go on a trip on leisure or work, the first question your loved ones would ask would be “when will you come back?” They ask that question because they can wait in expectation. How much do we wait for Jesus in expectation?