literal and personal, but it will also be visible. Every person will be able to see it take place, according to Revelation 1:7 "Behold, he cometh with (what?) clouds; and (how many?) every eye shall see him..." Isn't that exactly what we just read in the book of Acts? It said, "a cloud received him out of their sight" and then the angel said the way He went up is the way He's coming back.
Looking to the words of Jesus', He says the very same thing in Matthew 24:30, "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 seethe Son of man coming in (the what?) the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: The devil is a master counterfeiter, but here is something Satan cannot counterfeit—
Jesus appearing in the clouds of heaven with power and glory and every eye in the world seeing him. That's why the devil has to come up with these two other counterfeit teachings. First - that Jesus is already here—you can see Him in the desert, or somewhere else. Second - He's in the secret chambers—coming secretly. A secret rapture if you please. The devil brings in those false theories because he can't duplicate the genuine way that Jesus is going to come. Is that clear?
Well time is up for this week. Next week we will continue this study on “The Real Truth About the Second Coming of Jesus – Pt 2. ”If you would like to worship with seventh day Sabbath-keepers, come to the Victory Everlasting Gospel Church at our new location at the Hampton Inn Conference suite in South Hill, VA at the exit 12 interchange of Interstate 85. We meet at 9:30 am and will be meeting there until out new building has been completed.
Until next week, Jesus said in John 5:39, “Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me”. Come Lord Jesus.