Jesus teaches His disciples to understand the signs of the times. The signs of the times are the things happening around you and when you watch them, you must be able to interpret them, so that you know where this all will lead to. They understand that this first coming of Jesus would not lead to His glory, to His Kingdom. And so they understand that one day He will come back. To be the glorious King, to establish His Kingdom. And they ask Him: “How do we know, that that is going to happen?” He explains to them that when you see that happen, when the signs are becoming visible, you must understand that the time is near. That I’m coming soon to make all things for ever new!