Bible Prophecy: Manner of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

Jesus predicted He would come again. We live in the late period of the last days. Those who truly follow Jesus are yearning for His second coming and can enjoy His promise. However, the manner of the second coming of Jesus Christ has always been a controversial topic for believers. Some believe that Jesus will descend with the clouds to appear publicly, some say, “The Bible also predicted Jesus’ secret descending. What’s going on here?” In which manner will Jesus come again? How should we welcome Jesus’ appearance? We collected relevant Bible verses about Jesus’ secret arrival and public arrival below. Let’s discuss it.

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Come Upon a Cloud

Matthew 24:30
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.

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.

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 21:27
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.


Extended reading: Reveal the Mystery of “the Coming of the Son of Man” From 4 Aspects


Come as a Thief in the Night

Matthew 24:42
Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.

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

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

Luke 17:24
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.

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.


Would you like to know more about the mysteries of the second coming of Jesus Christ? click on our Mysteries of Second Coming page, so that you’ll gain more. May the Lord Jesus guide us!

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