(A year or two back, I had asked about the different teachings on the possible locations where Jesus initially comes down at the second advent.I think that it may have only been Donna Danna who sent back and answer to my question.I had originally been taught that Jesus comes back down at Armageddon.Then some years after that, I was taught that he comes down on the mount of Olives.They showed me:)
Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.
(That as Jesus went up from the mount of Olives, standing erect, that he would descend, feet first, back down to the exact same spot, and that it would then:)
Zechariah 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
(For years, that satisfied me, and I didn't ask any more about it.But, a few years back, I also realized:)
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
(I had then wondered, what happened to the horse?If Jesus descends from heaven riding a white horse, but if he descends from the clouds feet first upon the mount of Olives, there was a disconnect for me: what happened to the horse?If I remember correctly, Donna suggested that perhaps he steps off the horse, upon the mount of Olives.Now that made a lot of sense!)
(I had also heard about another teaching, where Jesus comes down first near to where he has kept some safely protected in the wilderness for 1260 days.That if the location is near ancient Bozra, Jesus comes and rescues them, and takes them along as he marches northward from Bozrah, through Edom, up to Israel:)
Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
(It seemed to me that this also is a viable teaching.However, although most of us believe one of these teachings, can we be dogmatic about one of them against the others?We don't know for sure exactly the date of his birth, and we don't know the day or hour of his return.Is it also possible that we might not know absolutely sure, exactly the spot where he touches down?)