His Second Coming Will Be Glorious and Dramatic

cloud-to-cloud%20lightningHis coming will be “just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes even to the west.”


Yes, His Second Coming will be glorious and dramatic (Matt. 16:27; 24:27-30; 26:64; Lu. 9:26; 2 Thess. 1:10; Rev. 1:7; 16:18-21; 19:11-12). Unlike the first phase of His coming, which will be quite silent and mysterious, the second phase will be just the opposite. Just before He appears, Matthew’s gospel (in Matt. 24:29) tells us…


But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (NASU)


John, in Revelation 16:18, 20-21, gives much more detail to Christ’s introduction—which God gave him in a vision. He writes…


18 And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty.

 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe. (NASU)


Clearly we see from these passages that even before He appears God will shake up the heavens and the earth in an effort to let all people know that Christ His Son is coming and that He is angry!

And then, when He has the world’s attention, He will appear in the sky with power and great glory! John tells us, according to his vision (in Rev. 19:11-12)…


And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. (NASU)


Oh what a sight!

Now one more things needs to be emphasized about the dramatics of His coming. When He comes, people will not only see Him coming, they will deeply feel and experience His coming.  Matthew 24:27 tells us that His coming will be “just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes even to the west.” The word “coming” here is literally, “His presence.” So I take it that when He comes, not only will we see Him with our eyes, but His presence will be felt and will radiate through our bones like lightning and thunder.  And so, as lightning sometimes flashes from the eastern horizon to the western horizon and lights up the whole sky, His appearing and presence will be felt and gloriously displayed to all.  It will be a dazzling and glorious display.

Furthermore, His coming will be with great glory. He will shine in glory, with the glory of His Father and in the glory of His angels; and it will also be seen in the glorious bodies of all the saints. And all who see this glory will marvel and give God glory (2 Thess. 1:10).



About Stephen Nielsen

I'm an author, a self publisher, and a painting contractor. I live in beautiful Minnesota, USA . Welcome to my blog site.
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