How can we know who has the right meaning?
¨This Jesus, who has been taken up from you in heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.¨ (NRSV).
¨Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who is taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner¨ (21st C. KJV).
According to the voice in the written word, the same Messiah/Jesus is coming back. This means that, regardless of any secretive or figurative meaning to clouds, the same Jesus is returning, not a different Jesus. This is an important voice in the written word because the Jesus who left was not a glorified spirit.
God raised Christ's humanity to a new glorified state, which is why the tomb was empty (Lk. 24:2-5). Jesus is the firsfruits of a new race of humans (I Cor. 15:20, Col. 1:19). The Messiah was not transfigured into a spirit (Lk. 24:39). Rather, his body never saw decay (Ac. 2:29-31, Ac. 13:35-37). Christ was the first human to be raised with a body prepared for glory. The written word shows that he still has this body (Phil. 3:21). See other articles on the resurrection for more information on this topic.