I do not believe so, because if Jesus said he would return in the same generation as those he was speaking with, only one of two alternatives can occur.
1. He did: He was truthful and fulfilled his promise
2. He didn’t: He was mistaken, a fool or both
One cannot pretend the Scriptures say one thing without discounting something else. Of course God’s words are timeless; but even more than that they are TRUTH. What say you? The Disciples asked Jesus for a sign regarding his return (they understood what ‘this generation’ and ‘some standing here’ to mean exactly that)
So do you believe Jesus has returned or not? If he has NOT returned, do you believe that he was mistaken, a fool or even a liar.
How can one so easily question and outright reject Jesus’s own words. Look up the Arabic, see for yourself. Jesus is not a supermarket where you can pick and choose what you want. Sorry, Jesus is ALL or NOTHING. If you were to be true to yourself, you would say: “I don’t understand it, but Jesus said it would happen and I believe it did.”
So what happened to the 1000 years? Its been more than 1000 years since 70 AD.
If this is the kingdom ... I must say ... I am very disappointed.
Christ was right the temple was destroyed before 70 ad and rome did cause tribulation during that time but that was not the only time frame he was speaking of because heaven and earth are still here as in the next sentence. Revelation also speaks of new heaven with 12 pearl gates abd being 1500 miles cubed, made of precious stones and no sun as GOD will tabernacle with us.
3. Jesus didn't say the generation of people he was speaking to at that moment but the generation of people living when Israel became a nation again (the Lesson of the Fig Tree, Matthew 24) would still be alive at the end times Tribulation when Jesus returned.