What would you say about a person who had made a hundred promises to you and kept ninety-nine of them? You probably would think that this person would be honest enough to fulfill the last promise as well, wouldn't you? Well, Jesus Christ has fulfilled every promise He ever made, except one. He has not yet returned. Will He?
In both the Old and New Testaments there are references to the return of the Lord. Ezekiel tells of a Jerusalem which is to be restored, a temple which is to be rebuilt, and a land which is to be reclaimed and blessed with prosperity at the Lord's return. Zephaniah gives us the new song that He will teach to Israel and describes the overthrow of the False Christ, known as the Anti-Christ.
In the New Testament, Matthew likens Christ to a bridegroom coming to receive His bride. Mark sees Him as a householder going on a long journey and entrusting certain tasks to his servants until his return. To Luke, Jesus is a nobleman going to a far country to transact business and leaving his possessions with his servants that they may trade with them until he comes. John quotes Christ as saying, "I prepare a place for you. I will come again to receive you into myself." The whole book of Revelation tells of the glorious return of Christ. And we can say with the apostle John, who wrote that, Amen, even so, come, Lord Jesus.