The Meaning of Matthew 24:27—Revealing the Prophecy of the Coming of the Son of Man
The Lord Jesus said, "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."
Thoughts on Today's Verse…
Jesus’s words tell us that in , He will come as the lightning that comes out of the east and shines even to the west. How will this prophecy be fulfilled? It is said in Revelation, “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Rev 2:7). From this we can see that when Jesus Christ comes again, He will speak the words of the Holy Spirit to the churches. is the true light, and will be like the lightning that shoots from the East straight to the West. Eastern Lightning is the Christ. Because of lightning’s coming out of the East, those who live in the dark world finally see the appearance of the true light and have the hope of salvation. Thus, only by paying attention to hearing God’s word and accepting His appearance and His work in the last days, can we follow the footsteps of the Lamb and live in the light of God.
Just as God says, “Throughout the universe I am doing My work, and in the East, thunderous crashes issue forth endlessly, shaking all nations and denominations. It is My voice that has led all men into the present. I shall cause all men to be conquered by My voice, to fall into this stream, and submit before Me, for I have long since reclaimed My glory from all the earth and issued it forth anew in the East. Who does not long to see My glory? Who does not anxiously await My return? Who does not thirst for My reappearance? Who does not pine for My loveliness? Who would not come to the light? Who would not look upon the richness of Canaan? Who does not long for the return of the Redeemer? Who does not adore the Great Almighty? My voice shall spread throughout the earth; I wish, facing My chosen people, to speak more words to them. Like the mighty thunders that shake the mountains and rivers, I speak My words to the whole universe and to mankind. Hence the words in My mouth have become man’s treasure, and all men cherish My words. The lightning flashes from the East all the way to the West. My words are such that man is loath to give them up and at the same time finds them unfathomable, but rejoices in them all the more. Like a newborn infant, all men are glad and joyful, celebrating My coming. By means of My voice, I shall bring all men before Me. Thenceforth, I shall formally enter into the race of men so that they will come to worship Me. With the glory that I radiate and the words in My mouth, I shall make it such that all men come before Me and see that the lightning flashes from the East and that I have also descended unto the “Mount of Olives” of the East. They will see that I have already long been on earth, no longer as the Son of the Jews but as the Lightning of the East. For I have long since been resurrected, and have departed from mankind’s midst, and then reappeared with glory among men. I am He who was worshiped countless ages before now, and I am also the infant forsaken by the Israelites countless ages before now. Moreover, I am the all-glorious Almighty God of the present age! Let all come before My throne and see My glorious countenance, hear My voice, and look upon My deeds. This is the entirety of My will; it is the end and the climax of My plan, as well as the purpose of My management. Let every nation worship Me, every tongue acknowledge Me, every man repose his faith in Me, and every people be subject unto Me!” (The Seven Thunders Peal—Prophesying That the Gospel of the Kingdom Shall Spread Throughout the Universe).
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