Luke 21:25–28 (ESV)
The Coming of the Son of Man
there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens
will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redempttion is drawing near.”
The readings for the last several days have had a cryptic message that there is an end coming. Today Jesus is talking about signs to look for before the Son of Man comes in the clouds with power and great glory. This is the Second Coming.
The First Coming was Jesus being born, lying in a manger. The Second Coming is when Christ returns, that is ... Judgement Day. On that day, those going to heaven will be separated from those going to hell. Many Christians think that there
will be a “rapture” where people who are left behind will be given a “second chance”. This sounds great... but it is not scriptural. Show it to me. This teaching has become so prevelent today that people don’t
even think to stop and verify the scripture supporting this false teaching. When I ask people to show me in the Bible where you are given a “second chance”, they stop and realize that it is not in the scriptures. There will be a “rapture”,
however that is also Judgement Day. This is where one must verify teachings with the scriptures.
The important thing to remember that whichever way Christ returns, don’t get too caught up in how it will happen, but trust in the faith
that Jesus gave you for your Salvation. You are saved by faith. Each day we live, we are getting closer.
I pray: O Lord, you could return any day... the signs are all around us. Help me to remain faithful whether it is
today, tomorrow, or 100 years from now. Amen.