What Did Jesus Say to His Disciples About the Second Coming?

As Christians, we believe that Jesus Christ will return to earth one day. This event is known as the Second Coming, and it is a significant part of our faith. But what did Jesus say to his disciples about this event?

Matthew 24:36-44

In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus speaks about the signs of the end times and his return. In verse 36, he says, “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.” This means that no one knows when Jesus will return except God the Father.

Jesus goes on to say in verses 42-44: “Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

This passage reminds us that we should always be prepared for Jesus’ return because we never know when it will happen.

Acts 1:6-11

In Acts chapter 1, Jesus has already been crucified and resurrected. He appears to his disciples and tells them to wait for the Holy Spirit to come upon them before spreading his message throughout all nations.

After giving them this instruction, Jesus ascends into heaven. As he does so, two angels appear and say to the disciples in verses 10-11: “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

This passage reminds us that just as Jesus ascended into heaven physically and visibly, he will return in the same way.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

In 1 Thessalonians chapter 4, Paul is writing to the church in Thessalonica about the Second Coming. He tells them in verses 16-17: “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.

And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.”

This passage describes what will happen during Jesus’ return. The dead who believed in Christ will rise first, followed by those who are still alive. All believers will then meet Jesus in the air.


The Second Coming is a crucial part of our faith as Christians. While we do not know when it will occur, we should always be prepared for it.

Jesus told his disciples to stay awake and be ready because he could return at any moment. Just as he ascended into heaven physically and visibly, he will return in the same way.

As believers, we can take comfort in knowing that when Jesus returns, we will be reunited with him forever. Let us always be prepared and eagerly await his Second Coming.