Saturday, December 15, 2012

Reveling in Revelation ~ Jesus' is Coming

This week I have come to this verse in Revelation:Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen” (Revelation 1:7). Here is what this verse looks like side-by-side with Jesus’ clear description of his coming in Matthew 24:29-31. This chart shows how these two Scriptures “fit” together, and how any other Scriptures regarding these things would be added to the picture.

My point is simple: Matthew 24:29-31 is Jesus’ doubly God-breathed words about his coming, Revelation 1:7 is a synopsis of what Jesus said earlier, and all the other Scriptures say the same thing. I find this a helpful and encouraging reminder that God’s word is simpler to understand than some would have us think.

Matthew 24:29-31
Revelation 1:7
Other Scriptures
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days (29)
Other Scriptures about Great Tribulation
the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (29)
Other Scriptures describing cataclysmic changes in the heavens
Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man (30)
Other Scriptures announcing Jesus’ coming
and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn (30)
and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him.
Other Scriptures describing nations mourning
and they will see the Son of Man coming (30)
and every eye will see him
even those who pierced him
Other Scriptures declaring that all will see Jesus’ appearing
coming on the clouds of heaven (30)
he is coming with the clouds
Other Scriptures that show Jesus returning on or with clouds
with power and great glory (31)
Other Scriptures that declare the glory and dominion of Christ
And he will send out his angels (31)
Other Scriptures about the angels being sent out at this time
with a loud trumpet call (31)
Other Scriptures highlighting the trumpet call
and they will gather his elect from the four winds (31)
Other Scriptures that describe the gathering of the elect who are alive at Jesus’ coming
from one end of heaven to the other (31)
Other Scriptures that describe the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ

I look forward to both seeing and showing how all the references to Jesus’ coming in the book of Revelation fit the description Jesus gave in Matthew 24 (repeated in Luke 21 and Mark 14).
© 2012 Monte Vigh ~ Box 517, Merritt, BC, Canada, V1K 1B8 ~

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