Mark 13:26-27 “And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.”
The Israelites longed for, prayed for, and hoped for the Messiah to come and establish justice, end oppression, and usher in the Kingdom of God in this world. Yet, the coming of God’s justice is cause to recognize one’s own contribution to the sin and evil in our world. Repentance is a key characteristic of being ready for the coming of Christ the Lord.