How Will We Know?


Jesus will return to earth in the same manner in which He left (Acts 1:9-11; Daniel 7:13,14; Revelation 1:7). The psalmist said that God uses “clouds” as His chariot (Psalm 104:3), and Isaiah 19:1 pictures the Lord riding on a cloud.  Although these “clouds” could be natural, they more likely describe the supernatural “glory cloud” that represented God’s presence in Old Testament Israel.  While Christ possesses “great power and glory,” His return will be accompanied by visible manifestations of that power and glory – He will redeem the elect, restore the devastated earth, and establish His rule on earth.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Mark 13:26.

Every knee-to the glory of God

The other day I was listening to a news report about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  A lady was interviewed and was complaining about the treatment of Jews at the Temple Mount.  She stated that until Messiah comes there will not be peace, but that in the meantime, every effort should be put toward making things as peaceful as possible for all.

Obviously, beliefs of Jews and Christians are very different, with one believing Messiah has already been here and one believing that has not happened yet.  We cannot both be right.  What do you believe?  Consider the words in the book of Philippians carefully if you are not yet sure what you believe.  If the words are true, every knee will bow, and every tongue should confess, one day, that Jesus Christ is Lord, regardless of belief.


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