If you want to see Jesus in His second coming, you must understand the circumstances of His first coming. You must realize that scripture was fulfilled by a combination of literal, symbolic and spiritual realities. Most Christians reluctantly understand this but quickly reply that, "It will be different when He returns." We must also understand that scripture took at least 34 years to be fulfilled with His first coming, starting with Jesus' immaculate conception and concluding with His resurrection. It did not happen in an instant and everyone did not "automatically know" at the same time. Therefore, in order for scripture to be fulfilled in regard to His second coming, this too will run a course of, I propose, at least 40 years, and we will not be able to realize that it has been fulfilled until after the fact.
 
The citizens of Judea and surrounding territories were understandably guarded when the apostles went around teaching the new gospel. In order for the people to have accepted this new message and to allow Jesus Christ to be their new lord and savior, they had to overcome their preconceived notions of how scripture was 'supposed' to be fulfilled. Remember, it was not those who were devout and learned in the Hebrew Bible who accepted Christ at first, it was those who really had no expectations at all. These people were pure in heart, and did not have the burden of years of anticipation which clouded their judgment. The few Jews that did accept Jesus as the messiah had to lift the veils that clouded their vain imaginings.
The passages below, revealed by Abdul Baha, will help all of us
to understand these clouds=veils, and how to see through them.
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Therefore you must thank God that He has bestowed upon you the blessing of life and existence in the human kingdom. Strive diligently to acquire virtues befitting your degree and station. Be as lights of the world which cannot be hid and which have no setting in horizons of darkness. Ascend to the zenith of an existence which is never beclouded by the fears and forebodings of non-existence. When man is not endowed with inner perception he is not informed of these important mysteries. The retina of outer vision though sensitive and delicate may nevertheless be a hindrance to the inner eye which alone can perceive.

The bestowals of God which are manifest in all phenomenal life are sometimes hidden by intervening veils of mental and mortal vision which render man spiritually blind and incapable but when those scales are removed and the veils rent asunder, then the great signs of God will become visible and he will witness the eternal light filling the world. The bestowals of God are all and always manifest. The promises of heaven are ever present. The favors of God are all-surrounding but should the conscious eye of the soul of man remain veiled and darkened he will be led to deny these universal signs and remain deprived of these manifestations of divine bounty. Therefore we must endeavor with heart and soul in order that the veil covering the eye of inner vision may be removed, that we may behold the manifestations of the signs of God, discern His mysterious graces, and realize that material blessings as compared with spiritual bounties are as nothing.

My prayer for you is that your spiritual faculties and aspirations may daily increase, and that you will never allow the material senses to veil from your eyes the glories of the Heavenly Illumination.  

"One of the veils is literal interpretation. To penetrate the inner significances a mighty effort is needed."

Praise thou God that thou hast found thy way into the Kingdom of Splendours, and hast rent asunder the veil of vain imaginings, and that the core of the inner mystery hath been made known unto thee.

Verily I beseech God, with all humbleness, to remove the covering from thine insight and to show unto thee His great signs, and to make thee a banner of guidance, severed from all else save Him, enkindled with the fire of His love, engaged in His praise and apprehending the realities of things; so that thou mayest see with thine eyes, hear with thine ears and not imitate any of the fathers and ancestors; have perception in the matter of thy Lord, for the people are in dark veils.

For, no veil is greater than egotism and no matter how thin that covering may be, yet it will finally veil man entirely and prevent him from receiving a portion from the eternal bounty.

Yet the pursuit of passion and desire will wrap the eyes in a thousand veils that rise out of the heart to blind the sight and the insight as well.

Know thou, verily, there are many veils in which the Truth is enveloped: gloomy veils; then delicate and transparent veils; then the envelopment of Light, the sight of which dazzles the eyes, as doth the sun which is enveloped only in its own light and, as we look at it, the sight is blinded and eyes are dazzled.

I beg of God to remove all the veilings and familiarize the light with all eyes, so that man may not be veiled from witnessing the Sun of Truth.    

                                                   ---Abdul Baha---

We all have to be conscious of the veils that cloud spiritual realities.