Mat 24:29-31 KJV – “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.
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.”
What a precious promise to all who have trusted in Christ. At His coming He will take His people home to be with Him!
Note the series of events that we are told will take place…
- Following the tribulation that we face in today’s time (Matt 24:3-28), we have the precious promise of Christ’s second coming.
- Accompanying Him at His coming will be great physical changes in the heavens and earth (Matt 24:29).
- This will cause great sorrow in the hearts of the unbelievers, because they will recognize that His wrath is ready to fall (Matt 24:30)
- Then we are promised that those who have trusted in Christ as Lord and Savior will be taken from the sinful earth to meet Him in the clouds before His wrath falls against sinful mankind (Matthew 24:31).
The taking of His people is described in this passage as “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.”
Believers from all over the world will be gathered to the Lord through the aid of the angels of God. It will be much like the citizens of a city going out to meet their king and escort Him back into their city. However in this case, it will be the saints of god being taken from the earth, meeting the Kings of Kings in the air, and then accompanying Him back onto the earth as He comes to judge the world for its sin…
2Th 2:1-2 KJV – “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.”
For an in depth look at these sections of the Revelation & Matthew:
Seals 1-4: http://wp.me/pU88A-3TJ
Next weeks’ posting – Seals 5-6: http://wp.me/pU88A-3Uc
Matthew 24: http://wp.me/pU88A-IW