The Brit Chadashah (i.e., New Testament) mentions Messiah’s return, but not in the manner that many suspect.
Some might suspect that Messiah’s Return is dependent upon the person’s ethnic background or spiritual relationship with the Heavenly Father; however, this is not entirely true. We admit that there is one clear instance when Messiah’s Coming is identified as a return in an instance once pronounced by the angles that spoke to those who witnessed his ascension; however, this one biblical reference does not outweigh what Messiah instructed his disciples:
“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Yeshua has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” (Acts 1:11)
Yes, these dressed in white rainments did claim that Messiah would return to earth; thus, we cannot entirely dismiss the idea that this expression and its association with him coming to the earth. In fact, Messiah did claim that The Master was returning to the earth. But what exactly was he informing his disciples to do when he instructed that The Master Returns? Once again, The Master's Return has a completely different connotation than what most would suspect or reason.
The fact of the matter is that the number of instances where Messiah states that he’s coming outnumbers the number of instances where he says that he’s returning to the earth in the manner by which many of his followers are awaiting his arrival. Therefore, his return to the earth has a completely different meaning in comparison to that which most suspect. For the most part, Messiah makes mention of his return when it is in relation to his ascension into heaven as opposed to his coming to the earth, because his return has a lot to do with what he himself instructed us to believe: “[…] believe that I came from Elohim. 28 Yes, I came from the Father into the world, and now I will leave the world and return to the Father” (John 16:27-8).
Take notice what the Bible says about Yeshua’s Return.
But Yeshua told them, “I will be with you only a little longer. Then I will return to the one who sent me” (John 7:33).
“Yeshua knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from Elohim and would return to Elohim” (John 13:3).
“Yes, I came from the Father into the world, and now I will leave the world and return to the Father” (John 16:28).
SO, what does Messiah's Return entails? By Yeshua’s own verbal expressions, he himself understood his return to be to matters pertaining to him returning to the Heavenly Father’s right hand. Because the number of instances of him returning refers to him ascending as opposed to descending from heaven, we too imitate his own teachings and utilize the terms Messiah’s Return to refer to his ascension to the Heavenly Father’s right hand from whence he came. Henceforth, we oftentimes mention Messiah’s Return to mean his ascension into heaven from whence he came forth from as opposed to his coming to the earth. So, is there a difference between Messiah’s Coming & His Return? Oh, most definitely!
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