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Bible Prophecy About the Second Coming of the Lord: Come as a Thief in the Night or Come Upon a Cloud

Bible Prophecy About the Second Coming of the Lord

Bible Prophecy About the Second Coming of the Lord

In which way the Lord will come has always been a highly contentious question. There are conflicting sayings: He will come as a thief in the night or come upon a cloud? The Bible said, “Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not” (Luke 12:40). What does it mean? If the Lord will come upon a cloud, but why He asked us to get ready for His return? What’s the mystery in it? The following verses we selected is to explore the way in which the Lord will come. Hopefully we can understand the mystery to welcome His second coming soon under the guidance of the Lord.

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Come Upon a Cloud


Revelation 1:7
Behold, he comes 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, Amen.

Matthew 24:29-30
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.

Jude 1:14
Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints,

Acts 1:11
Which also said, You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven.

Luke 21:25-27
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.



Come as a Thief in the Night


Matthew 25:6
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.

Matthew 24:27
For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Matthew 24:44
Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.

Revelation 3:3
Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come on you.

Revelation 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Revelation 16:15
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Luke 12:40
Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not.

Luke 17:24-25
For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.


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