For any waiting and hoping for a literal return of Jesus in form, I wonder how you will recognize him? By what internal or external criteria?
There's an old saying --
"If a pickpocket saw Jesus on the road, he'd see only his pockets."
We tend to see what we are. Therefore, if our mind is full of delusion, or projected fantasies, then it's highly unlikely that we would recognize divinity in form even if it was standing in front of us waving a flag.
Jesus himself was, generally speaking, not recognized when he was alive. He had only a small following. The people of his time mostly dismissed him as a nut. When brought before a mob by Pilate, the mob chose Barabbas to be freed. Not only was Jesus unrecognized by this mob, he was not even granted justice for a crime he did not commit.
That "mob" was not some specific mob of idiots. The "mob" dominates in any day and age. The "mob" is simply a symbol for the mainstream of humanity. Go out on the main street of any large city, and there you will find the "mob", regardless of social or economic class or religious affiliation. This "mob" is everywhere.
Historically, religious fundamentalists have generously contributed to the population of the "mob". The Jewish fundamentalists of Jesus' time certainly did not recognize him. Niether did the Roman authorities. So if the "real Jesus" were to return today, what makes anyone think that today's Christian fundamentalists or today's secular authorities would recognize him this time?
Most likely he'd be crucified on the lawn of the White House.
Or perhaps even more likely he'd be commited to a mental institution. Or simply ignored.
Jesus, when alive two thousand years ago, castigated the religious authorities of his time. I strongly suspect that he'd do it again today, if given the chance.