Who returns with the Lord at the second coming?

I’m finally getting around to answering some of the email questions sent to me.  Thank you for your patience.

Since when we die, we are absent from the body and present with the Lord (II Corinthians 5:8), when the Lord returns to raise our bodies from the grave, those who have died in Christ will return with him.  In our case that would be I Thessalonians 4:14.

In Israel’s case that will be at the Lord Jesus’ second coming and the first resurrection which takes place before the 1000 year reign – Revelation 20:4-6.  At that time all Old Testament Saints will be raised from the dead including Adam & Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Matthew 8:11), Job (Job 19:25-27), Daniel (Daniel 12:13), The 12 Apostles (Matthew 19:27,28), as well as those who died in faith in the tribulation