“And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:30
THE MYSTERY OF JESUS’ SECOND COMING Part 2
The Bible is very clear that no one will know the date and time of Jesus’ return (Matt. 24:36). However, Jesus clearly taught about His second coming. (Read the complete teaching in Matthew 24 & 25.) So, what can we expect?
- WHEN? The second coming will occur at the end of the Great Tribulation. This will be after the Antichrist has moved the world toward a one-world government and united the world around worshipping him (Matthew 24:29a & 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-5).
- WHERE? The location will take place at Armageddon, Mount Megiddo overlooking the Valley of Jezreel in Israel, where the Antichrist will have gathered his millions of troops to destroy Israel once and for all (Revelation 16:16).
- WHAT? Jesus spoke of frightening cataclysmic events that will occur in the cosmos around the time of His second coming: the sun and moon going dark, stars and asteroids falling to earth (Matthew 24:29b). You can imagine the fear and chaos as all hell breaks loose even in the heavens.
Just when all hope seems lost for Israel and the few Gentile followers of Jesus whom have come to Christ after the church has been raptured, Jesus will appear in the clouds as God’s answer to the Jews crying out for the Messiah to save them from extermination at the hands of the Antichrist. This will lead to a nationwide repentance among the Jews and a worldwide mourning as the eyes of every tribe and people group will finally be opened. Only unlike the Jews, there is no indication that the rest of the world will come to repentant faith. They will simply mourn, knowing that they must face the judgement they rightly deserve.
Do you know Christ, the Messiah, who died on the cross for your sins and will one-day return victoriously? Revelation 19:7-21 explains how the Church will return with Jesus – victorious over the Antichrist on the Day of Salvation for Israel. Don’t you want to be on the winning team? Trust Christ today!
Have more questions about the End Times and recognizing the signs of which Jesus spoke? Key insights to these questions and more are available in Bryant’s latest book, The Stage is Set, available in paperback, Kindle, and CD at www.amazon.com or anywhere books or e-books are sold.