Understanding Another Way in Which the Lord Returns Enables You to Welcome the Lord!
In recent years, disasters around the world are constant and the situation of every country is unstable, such as the earthquakes in the Philippines, the plagues in China, the anti-extradition movement in Hong Kong, China–United States trade war, and so forth. All these phenomena prove that the signs of the Lord’s return are being fulfilled one after another. It is clear that the last days have come and the Lord Jesus should come back. But how exactly will the Lord come?
Closely searching the scriptures, we easily find that the Lord will also come as the Son of man in addition to descending upon the clouds. For example,
“Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not” (Luke 12:40).
“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” (Luke 17:24–25).
These prophecies speak of “the Son of man comes” and “the Son of man descends.” When it comes to “the Son of man,” we all know it refers to One who is born to a human and has normal humanity. So, the Spirit cannot be called the Son of man. Just like Jehovah God, He is the Spirit, so He cannot be called the Son of man. Therefore, “the Son of man comes” and “the Son of man descends” mentioned in the prophecies are referring to the Lord coming in the flesh in the last days. Particularly, the above prophecies also mention “first must He suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.” If the Lord openly descends upon the clouds, all people would see Him and feel afraid and frightened and nobody would dare to resist Him. If so, the Lord wouldn’t suffer a lot and be rejected by this generation. Clearly, the Lord will become flesh and come as the Son of man in the last days.
Why does the Lord become flesh and come in secret in the last days? What work will He bring at His return? A Christian skit “How Exactly Does the Lord Come?” will tell you the answer!