John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
Yeshua ascended to Heaven from the Mount of Olives and He will return to the Mount of Olives and liberate Jerusalem and reign from there with His glorified saints!
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath days journey.
This agrees with Zechariah 14:3-4
3 Then the LORD will go forth
And fight against those nations,
As He fights in the day of battle.
4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,
Which faces Jerusalem on the east.
Yeshua has gone to Heaven and is preparing for the coming Kingdom of God, making room for us (converted Christians then transformed) in His Administration, preparing our positions and government seats in the Kingdom-Family of God, and will then return and receive us to Himself, sharing His glory and power and honor with us from Jerusalem, the seat of God's government, the Throne of David, the Throne of the LORD:
Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
Yeshua will return and reign in Jerusalem, but the King of KINGS and Lord of LORDS will not rule alone! The apostles have been promised leading positions in God's Kingdom over the Twelve Tribes of Israel:
So Jesus said to them, Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory [in Jerusalem], you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
But Christ will also gladly share power with us in the Kingdom of God, so we may rule with but under Him, as He rules with but under the Father (who is all in all):
2 Timothy 2:12
If we endure, We shall also reign with Him.
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
And have made them kings and priests to our God;
And they shall reign on the earth.
...And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
The Royal Family of God-Beings, the immortal Kingdom of God, will soon administer the government of God over all the Earth and later throughout the Universe!
Then the kingdom and dominion,
And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven,
Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High.
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.
God's servant Herbert W. Armstrong was the first to bring these brilliant Scriptures to my attention and I read them for myself in the Bible and was amazed that it's right there before us - if we'll only open our eyes to see and believe and gladly receive it! AWESOME!
David Ben-Ariel, a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall, shares a special focus on the Middle East, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out Beyond Babylon.