At this crucial moment of welcoming the Lord’s return, many believers in the Lord just gaze at the clouds in the sky, waiting for the Lord to come down on a cloud. However, there are prophecies inthat the Lord will not just come down on a cloud but come in secret, such as, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.” “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” “If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come on you.” Think about it. If the Lord will only come by descending upon a cloud in , then how will the prophecies be fulfilled that the Lord will come “as a thief”? When the Lord descends on a cloud, everyone will see it. Will anyone need to testify: “The bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him”? So, how exactly will the Lord return? Read the following and related content about . They will help us correctly understand and treat the prophecies about second coming of Jesus Christ, and find the way to welcome the Lord’s return.
1. Prophecies About The Lord Coming in Secret
Be you therefore ready also: for comes at an hour when you think not.
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.
Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come on you.
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
24For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. 25But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
2. Prophecies About the Lord Openly Coming Down on a Cloud
Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints.
Which also said, You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven.
25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Relevant Words of God:
“If He tried to save man directly using the perspective of the Spirit, man would be unable to receive His salvation. If God did not put on the outward form of a created man, there would be no way for man to receive this salvation. For man has no way of approaching Him, much as no one was able to go near the cloud of Jehovah. Only by becoming a created human being, that is, only by putting His word into the body of flesh that He is about to become, can He personally work the word into all who follow Him. Only then can man personally see and hear His word, and moreover enter into possession of His word, and by this means come to be fully saved.”
“Many people may not care what I say, but I still want to tell every so-called saint who follows Jesus that, when you see Jesus descend from the heaven upon a white cloud with your own eyes, this will be the public appearance of the Sun of righteousness. Perhaps that will be a time of great excitement for you, yet you should know that the time when you witness Jesus descend from the heaven is also the time when you go down to hell to be punished. It will herald the end of God’s management plan, and will be when God rewards the good and punishes the wicked. For the judgment of God will have ended before man sees signs, when there is only the expression of truth.”
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