Then everyone will see the Son of Man arrive on the clouds with power and great glory. Luke 21:27 (NLT).
What will it be like in the end? This is what we know: “… there will be strange events in the skies – signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And down here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides” Luke 21:25 (NLT). And then what every Christian has been waiting for will happen. Our hope will be realized and our faith rewarded. Christ will return! “Then everyone will see the Son of Man arrive on the clouds with power and great glory” Luke 21:27 (NLT).
In the end Christ will come for His own. His return will be centre stage. Everyone will know about it. When He comes back, it won’t be to a remote corner of the globe. Everyone will see it, hear it and be riveted by it. And the Christians will be part of it.
“And now, brothers and sisters, I want you to know what will happen to the Christians who have died so you will not be full of sorrow like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus comes, God will bring back with Jesus all the Christians who have died. I can tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not rise to meet him ahead of those who are in their graves. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the call of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, all the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and remain with him forever” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 (NLT).
Praise the Lord! Christ is coming again. Christians will be caught up to Christ to be with Him forever. While no one knows when it will happen, be sure of this, life as we know it will come to an end.