You Only Know That the Lord Will Come, but Do You Know That He Has Long Ago Come Secretly as the Son of Man?
When it comes to welcoming the Lord’s return, many people think that He will appear to man openly on a cloud. But they didn’t know that the Lord has long since come secretly in incarnate flesh as the Son of man, expressed the truth and carried out His work to save people. This is exactly the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Lord’s return: “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 24:27). “Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes” (Matthew 24:44). “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” (Rev 3:3).
God says, “When God came from heaven above to the earth, no one in heaven or on earth was aware of this, for this is the true meaning of God returning under concealment. He has been working and living in the flesh for a long time, and yet no one has been aware. Even to this day, no one recognizes it. Perhaps this will remain an eternal riddle. God’s coming into the flesh this time is something that no human can possibly become aware of. No matter how large-scale and powerful the impact of the Spirit’s work, God always remains impassive, never giving anything away. One can say that this stage of His work is the same as if it were taking place in the heavenly realm. Even though it is apparent to all who have eyes to see, no one recognizes it. When God finishes this stage of His work, all humanity will break with their usual attitude, and awaken from their long dream. … At the break of dawn, unbeknownst to the multitudes of humanity, God came to earth and began His life in the flesh. People were unaware of the coming of this moment. Maybe they were all fast asleep; maybe many who were watchfully awake were waiting, and maybe many were praying silently to God in heaven. Yet among all these many people, not a single one knew that God had already arrived on earth. God worked like this so as to carry out His work more smoothly and to achieve better results, and also to forestall even more temptations. When man’s springtime slumber breaks, God’s work will have long been finished and He shall depart, bringing to a close His life of roaming and sojourning on earth.”
At this point, you may be puzzled: The Bible predicts that the Lord will come on a cloud, but now why does the Lord become flesh as the Son of man and come secretly? Isn’t this a contradiction? Actually, God’s words are not contradictory at all. The second coming of the Lord happens in two ways: One way is that He comes openly with clouds, while the other is that He comes secretly like a thief. Everything God prophesied will be fulfilled and accomplished, but God works in stages, and there is a plan to His work. God first incarnates and comes in secret to perform His work to save man, and then He will appear openly to all, riding on a cloud, to reward the good and punish the wicked. Now you may ask why God first becomes flesh and descends in secret? Please feel free to contact us on Messenger to get the answer.