And WHEN He intends to return to the chosen nation of God?
Those two verses above says all.
As if to support my Scripture discovery this morning, the Holy Spirit of God directed me back to an article I wrote last year -- featuring an important video -- when I was just into my 8th day as a born-again Christian:
That's the premise of film maker and "Rapture" expert Brent Miller Jr., in comparing the Second Coming of CHRIST to a Galilean wedding, something he refers to as a "prophetic wedding timeline".
Watch the short 10-minute video featuring Nathan Jones of Christ in Prophecy interviewing Brent Miller Jr., of Ingenuity Films who explains that Jesus spoke to people in a way they can understand -- as a Galilean and as fishermen -- comparing the RETURN of CHRIST to the ancient, traditional Galilean wedding culture and custom.
You will appreciate how this short video supports the RETURN of CHRIST as prophesied in SCRIPTURE.
As in a Galilean wedding, not even the "groom" would know the day, but only the "father".
King James Version
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man,
no, not the angels which are in heaven,
neither the Son,
but the Father.
In the ancient Galilean wedding tradition, the doors would be shut behind the visitors for the week-long celebration and the guests have to be ready at any time the father of the groom would declare it's time for the wedding ceremony to transpire.
The "parable of the 10 virgins" clearly compares the 1st century Galilean wedding, to the second coming of CHRIST, and how "guests" must be ready any time:
King James Version
25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven
be likened unto ten virgins,
which took their lamps,
and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise,
and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps,
and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried,
they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made,
the bridegroom cometh;
go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose,
and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise,
Give us of your oil;
for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying,
lest there be not enough for us and you:
but go ye rather to them that sell,
and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy,
the bridegroom came;
and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage:
and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins,
open to us.
12 But he answered and said,
Verily I say unto you,
I know you not.
13 Watch therefore,
for ye know neither the day nor the hour
wherein the Son of man cometh.
In the Book of Revelation, the RETURN of JESUS is clearly explained in this verse -- akin to a wedding: