The Bible is clear that the Lord is going to return. This return is in two different phases. First, He will return in the clouds for His own, all those who have trusted Him by faith and are truly born again. Paul wrote, “ For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then they which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I Thess. 4:16-17).
The second phase of His return is when He returns to the earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords as promised to the nation Israel. His reign on earth at that time will be for a thousand years.