A truth you must know to welcome Jesus' second coming: What do "the Son of man comes" and "the coming of the Son of man" prophesied many times in Scripture refer to?
In the Bible there are prophecies of the Lord descending on a cloud, and also prophecies of His coming as a thief. How will these prophecies be fulfilled?"
Speaking of Jesus' return, Jesus said: "But of that day and hour knows no man…" (Matthew 24:36). So how do you know that Jesus has returned already?"
There are prophecies that the Lord will openly come down on a cloud and the prophecy that He will come in secret. So can we really welcome Him by gazing at the sky?
Many people are longing for Jesus Christ to return with the clouds, but Jesus Christ prophesied the Son of man would come in the last days. How exactly will He return? What is the true meaning of the
How will the Lord return in the last days? If the Lord descends with the clouds, everyone will bow down and worship Him. If so, how will the sheep and the goats be separated?
In the last few years, the pastors and elders have told us, “Now we are in the late period of the last days. All sorts of disasters are occurring more frequently and are getting worse and worse, and the prophecies of the Lord’s return have basically been fulfilled already. This shows that the Lord will return soon. However, there arise more and more heresies and false ways as well, so we must watch and pray and adhere to the way of the Lord. If someone preaches that the Lord has returned, we must refuse to listen to, read, or get in touch with it, lest we be deceived and thus be abandoned by the Lord.” But many brothers and sisters are confused: “If we do not listen to, read, or get in touch with the messages of the Lord’s return for fear of being deceived, will we not be locking the door, refusing to let the Lord in? If we give up eating for fear of choking like this, can we welcome the Lord’s return?”
We Christians all know that when the Lord Jesus descends for the second time, He will receive us so that we can be with Him. This is the promise that the Lord has made to us, and also is the greatest longing for all Christians. So welcoming the Lord’s second coming is the most important matter of us believers’ lives. But to welcome the Lord, we must first know in what way His second coming will happen. If we are not clear about this, then we will be apt to miss the Lord’s return and lose the opportunity to enter into the kingdom of heaven for all of eternity. Let’s fellowship about this topic today.
After hearing all this, I have eventually understood how the prophecies of the Lord’s return are fulfilled. It turns out that the Lord first comes as a thief and descends in secret, and in the end He will descend with the clouds to appear publicly before all people.
Therefore, in regard to the prophecies of the Lord’s return, we should pray more, have a God-fearing heart and an attitude of seeking humbly. Only thus can we receive the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit and welcome the Lord. The original disciples of the Lord Jesus, such as Peter, John, and Nathanael, did not cling to the literal meaning of the prophecies or compare it with what God did, nor did they establish rules about how God should come, but instead they focused on listening to the truth the Lord Jesus expressed, and saw that His work was full of authority and power and could not be done by anyone else.