Hello everyone. 🙂
Today I will be writing about what it will be like when Jesus comes again. It is very important that we know what it will be like when He comes again in the clouds of glory. I hope and pray that this blog post will be a blessing to you all.
Many people believe that Jesus will come secretly and whisk away those who love Him to live with Him. However, the Bible does not actually teach this. Many people use the following verses to support this erroneous understanding:
“I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” Luke 17:34-36 (KJV)
The problem is that many people stop here. They think that Christians are the ones who are being “taken” and this is where the idea that people who have rejected God are the ones being left behind comes from. In fact, there is a novel series on end time events entitled “Left Behind” (by authors Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. And while I disagree with the false doctrines they have promoted in their books, God loves them both and so do I).
It is very sad that Satan has succeeded in obscuring Jesus’ answer to the disciples in this same chapter (Luke 17) when they asked him where the people would be taken.
“And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.” Luke 17:37 (KJV)
Where do eagles gather? Jesus gives the answer to this question in Matthew 24:28:
“For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” Matthew 24:28 (KJV)
So, we can see that being “taken” isn’t a covetable experience. The lost are the ones being taken in Luke 17-not the saved.
So…the question that can naturally arise is, what will it be like when Jesus comes?
“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 12:2 (KJV)
(Note: “Michael” is Jesus. If you are interested in seeing a study I have put together that proves that this is the case, please reach out to me though the “Contact” page of this website and I will be happy to email you a copy of this study).
“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” Daniel 12:3-4 (KJV).
We can see that there will be lots of trouble on the earth before Jesus comes again, that there will be a resurrection when Jesus comes and that the wise and the righteous will have a glorious eternal future. We know that these verses refer to the time of the end because Daniel 12:4 says so:
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” (emphasis supplied by me)
The New Testament supports the fact that there will be lots of trouble before Jesus comes.
“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:37-39 (KJV)
“Noe” is a Greek variation of the name “Noah”. If you read the story of Noah in the Old Testament, (Genesis chapters 6-8), you will discover that the world became so wicked in Noah’s day, that God had to destroy it with a Flood. God will likewise destroy those who cling to sin in the end-but this time with fire (please see number 12 on this page).
2 Peter 3 is also worth reading. This chapter makes it clear that there will be lots of trouble before Jesus comes again-and we can see that we are living in a very troubled world, can’t we?
So, how will it be when Jesus actually comes back in the clouds of glory?
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:10-13 (KJV)
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, he cometh 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. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:5-8 (KJV)
“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:27 (KJV)
” But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (KJV).
In summary: Jesus’ second coming will be loud, triumphant and majestic. Everyone will see Him-even those who do not love Him. The righteous will be happy to see Him and they will be able to live with Him forever. The heavens and the earth, all of the wickedness in it and everyone who has not let go of the wickedness in it will be destroyed by fire and God will afterwards create a new heavens and a new earth.
I know that the thought of God making an end to sin and sinners is scary to many people. Many of us want to stop sinning, but don’t know how to. If you fall into this category, please don’t despair. In future blog-posts, I will share testimonies of the change that Jesus has made in at least two people’s lives (mine being one of the two). I hope that these testimonies will encourage hope and faith in God in all of our hearts.