302) He Cometh With Clouds!

Immediately after the tribulation of those days

  • shall the sun be darkened,
  • and the moon shall not give her light,
  • and the stars shall fall from heaven,
  • and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:

  • and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. ” (Matthew 24:29-31) 

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 [Despite this fact], Amen / this is the truth.” (Revelation 1:7)

Yeshua’s arrival to save the day has always included clouds. Perhaps in our day and age we can grasp that these, like nuclear weapons, are signs of a hyper dimensional counter-weapon? Perhaps something like matter against anti-matter?

“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” (Daniel 7:1-14)

Can we not understand that seeing the power of Almighty God is even more terrifying than the sight of an atomic bomb blast or asteroid hit? What part of our minuscule brain continues to minimize the Singularity / Creator?

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“And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that

  • there were thunders and lightnings,
  • and a thick cloud upon the mount,
  • and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud;

so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. [Nonetheless] Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

  • And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke,
  • because the LORD descended upon it in fire...
  • and Moses went up.” (Exodus 19:16-20)

“Jesus…being assembled together with them…while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said…this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner [in clouds] as ye have seen him go into heaven…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…”(Acts 1:1-11, Matthew 24:29)

“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved…

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (Matthew 24:13, 32)

There are two ways to understand “he that shall endure unto the end shall be saved”.

    1. Only people who endure to the end are saved. This is taught as endurance being a requirement for salvation by Jews during the Great Tribulation, an entirely different means of salvation from the free gift by grace given to Gentile Christians. If you believe that, check out the posts Everything Old Is New Again and the three posts on the Splitting, Separating and Schizophrenic Church. Better yet, read Paul’s letters to Gentile converts without Scofield’s notes.
      • “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” (Titus 2:11) Does that exclude females? Why treat is as though it excludes Jews?
      • For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise [of the Seed of the Woman Savior from death] made of none effect…Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were… He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;” (Romans 4)
      •  If Jesus meant that people must endure to be saved, he would have simply stated “He that endures to the end shall be saved,” as in “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” There is a reason that extra bit “the same” was included.
    2. Absolutely people who endure to the end are saved. Providing assurance of salvation when in doubt.  This understanding is established by comparing the verbally simple but linguistically complex Greek words houtos, hauté, touto translated “same” here with variations in translation while maintaining the same concept.
        1. it serves to repeat the subject with emphasis:
          1.  Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For 1) they are not all Israel, 2) which are of Israel: (Romans 9:6)
        2. gives what follows special weight
          1. “Being confident of 1) THIS / same 2) very thing, [and that is] that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6)
        3. indeed, especially:
          1. “But 1) brother goeth to law with brother, and 2) THAT! (even more shocking) before the unbelievers.” (I Corinthians 6:6)

This should be a relief to Christians indoctrinated with the rapture teaching who find themselves in the midst of circumstances they never expected to experience.

No, they didn’t get left behind. They are not doomed.

  1. Then shall be great tribulation not just on YHVH’s people but all humanity, since except those days should be shortened there should no flesh be saved:
  2. Immediately after the tribulation of those days on all humanity shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: 

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