(1) with reference to his first advent "in the fulness of the time" (1Jo 5:20; 2Jo 1:7), or (2) with reference to his coming again the second time at the last day (Act 1:11; 3:20,21; 1Th 4:15; 2Ti 4:1; Hbr 9:28). View
 The expression is used metaphorically of the introduction of the gospel into any place (Jhn 15:22; Eph 2:17), the visible establishment of his kingdom in the world (Mat 16:28), the conferring on his people of the peculiar tokens of his love (Jhn 14:18,23,28), and his executing judgment on the wicked (2Th 2:8). View