During his time here on earth, Jesus at one point when he sat with his disciples on Mount Olives, they asked: “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the [SIGN OF THY COMING], and of [THE END OF THE WORLD]?” (Matthew 24:3).
Now, it is important to underscore the “…[SIGN OF THY COMING, AND OF THE END OF THE WORLD]” because this tells us that when Jesus returns this will be THE END OF THE WORLD. However, Jesus also expressly says: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36).
Now, do not be deceived by doctrines which state Jesus is coming secretly for the so called “rapture” and then a second time for judgment or that he is coming to reign here for 1000 years.
When JESUS returns at the END OF THE WORLD this will be the DAY OF JUDGMENT because the Apostle Paul said: “And as it is [APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE], but [AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT]” (Hebrews 9:27).
“[FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST]; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
Therefore, anyone holding on to doctrines and beliefs that they will be already in heaven is deceived because our Lord Jesus also said: “[NO MAN CAN COME TO ME], except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and [I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY]” (John 6:44).
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the [LAST DAY]” (John 12:48).
“But I say unto you, that [EVERY IDLE WORD THAT MEN SHALL SPEAK, THEY SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT] thereof in the [DAY OF JUDGMENT]. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and [BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED]” (Matthew 12:36-37).
In the Book of Revelation, as it is written:
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 2:29).
“Behold, [HE COMETH] with clouds; and [EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM], and they also which pierced him: and [ALL KINDREDS OF THE EARTH] shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7).
“And, behold, [I COME QUICKLY; AND MY REWARD IS WITH ME, TO GIVE EVERY MAN ACCORDING AS HIS WORK SHALL BE]” (Revelation 22:12).
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:13-14).
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16).
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:20-21).