Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds

Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds–Today, we are going to understand a very important prophecy of Jesus’ coming for the second time. In one of the prophecies of his second coming, Jesus said that the Son of Man (or Jesus himself) will come on the clouds of the heaven.

Let us take a look at the prophecy and find out the meaning behind it.

 

Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds

Matthew 24:30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds–As I told you before, all throughout this chapter Jesus teaches about the signs of the end of the age and his second coming. And one of the signs he gave was “his coming on the clouds of heaven”. What is the meaning of this teaching?

Do the clouds mean the actual clouds in the sky or just like other teachings of Jesus does it also have some figurative meaning in it? If they represent actual clouds, those who interpret it as parable will not be able to receive the second coming Jesus and will be destroyed. Likewise, if they are a parable, then those who look up to the sky waiting for the second coming Jesus will not receive salvation.

The Meaning of Clouds in the Bible

Prophecy of Clouds in Daniel

Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds–Therefore, it is extremely important for us to understand the true meaning of the clouds in this teaching. To understand the meaning of this teaching, let us take a look at one of the prophecies of Daniel.

Daniel 7:13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days (God) and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power (or kingdom); all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

Here in this prophecy, Daniel also saw a son of man “coming with the clouds of heaven”. Basically, we can see the same prophecy as the Book of Matthew. Therefore, by looking at the fulfillment of this prophecy we can correctly understand the meaning of clouds in the prophecy of Matthew too. Then who fulfilled this prophecy? The son of man coming with clouds has certain characteristics. First, he was led to the presence of the Ancient of Days (God). And second, he received authority, glory, and kingdom from God.

Fulfillment of the Prophecy by Jesus Christ

Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds–Then who fulfilled the prophecy of Daniel receiving the authority, glory, and kingdom from the Ancient of Days? First, let us take a look at the authority.

Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me (by God). 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Who received all the authority in heaven and earth from God? It was Christ Jesus himself. Then how about the glory?

John 17:24 “Father (God), I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you (God the Father) have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

Through this we can know it was also Jesus who received the glory from God. Then how about the kingdom? Who received a kingdom from God?

Luke 22:28 28 You are those who have stood by me in my trials. 29 And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one (a kingdom) on me.

According to this verse, who received a kingdom from God? I was also Jesus.

Interpretation of the Clouds

Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds–Therefore, we can see that the son of man in the Book of Daniel was accomplished by Jesus. By looking at the prophecy and fulfillment, we can see that Jesus was the son of man given authority, glory, and kingdom by God.

However, according to the Book of Daniel, how was Jesus or the son of man supposed to appear when he comes? He must appear, “coming with the clouds of heaven”. However, did he literally come on the clouds of heaven? No, actually he was born as baby. Therefore, we can understand that the clouds in the book of Daniel were a parable, not physical or actual clouds in heaven.

The Jews who interpreted the prophecy literally could not receive Jesus who was born as baby, rather than coming on the clouds of heaven. They rejected him and crucified him. Ultimately they lost their own salvation by denying the Savior they had been waiting for.

Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds

Many believe that Jesus will come on the clouds of heaven on the Day of Judgment. But is this a correct understanding of the prophecy of the bible?

Coming as Man in the Flesh

Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds–Now, we should know that “coming on the clouds” means coming as man in the flesh. We can confirm this through many verses of the bible. Consistently the bible teaches that “clouds” represents “a man in the flesh”.

Jude 1:12 These people (false prophets or shepherds) are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead.

In this verse, the bible compares the false prophets to clouds without rain. Rain or water represents the words of God. And the clouds symbolize people. Therefore, “clouds without rain” means “people or prophets without the words of God in them”. Let us confirm again.

Proverbs 25:14 Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.

This is also about the false prophets or christs who boast about the gift or blessings that they cannot give. Here, too, those false prophets are compared to “clouds without rain.”

Through these examples we can confirm that the clouds actually mean people of the world living as human in the flesh.

Son of Man Coming on the Clouds

Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds–Then what is the meaning of the prophecy of Matthew?

Matthew 24:30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

This means that Jesus will appear as man in the flesh hiding the glory of God in the body of flesh. Just as clouds cover the sunlight, the body of Jesus was working as clouds covering the glory of God so that people could not recognize who he really was. Even though he was God, he completely hid his identity in the physical body. For this reason, Jews blamed him to be “a man claiming to be God.”

The history will repeat itself when Jesus comes back again for the second time hiding his glory in his body of flesh. Today, people are looking intently into the sky searching for the sign of Christ’s appearance. Just like 2000 years ago, even though Jesus comes for the second time and goes back to heaven again, nobody will know his coming and going. Only chosen people like disciples of Jesus will recognize the second coming Christ.

Conclusion

Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds–The bible says that Jesus did not say anything without using the parable. He taught that he would appear for the second time, “coming on the clouds of heaven”. Now, we should find out if this also is a parable or not. Since he did not teach anything without using a parable, it would be natural to conclude that “coming on the clouds” must be a parable too. And it would also be natural to conclude that clouds have a figurative and secret meaning behind it since it is a parable.

Coming on the clouds figuratively means appearing as man in the flesh for the second time. And it would be hard for people to recognize him when he appears second time just like his first coming. Then how can we know the second coming Christ who is coming as man?

John 5:39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

The bible is the book that testifies about the Christ or God coming in the flesh. Through the prophecies of the bible we can correctly recognize the second coming Christ. Now let us study the bible diligently and find out who the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven is. Jesus gave many prophecies of his second coming such coming on the clouds, fig tree, coming from the east, hidden manna, etc. I pray that you come to know the second coming Christ and accept him.

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33 thoughts on “Jesus’ Coming on the Clouds

  • We need to understand what the cloud, on which Jesus comes a second time, exactly means to receive the 2nd Coming Jesus coming on the clouds of the heaven.

    From this article, we can easily understand that the “cloud”, on which Jesus comes again, means that Jesus is to appear as a man in the flesh.

    Just as the 1st Coming Jesus came in the flesh, so the 2nd Coming Jesus is to appear in the flesh when looking into the Bible.

  • Jesus who came 2000 years ago was also prophesied to come on the clouds, however he came in the flesh.
    In this age too, second coming Christ who is come on the clouds would appear in the flesh. It makes sense!

  • When God comes to the earth we can see him because he’ll come on the cloud.
    People who don’t believe in God in the flesh insist that God comes the earth.
    However, if he comes the earth on the clould how can devided real God’s people and not.

  • Cloud means not real cloud it was like a sign for children of God. So we need to find Him how he comes to the earth and gives us a eternal life through the bible. I want to know Him more with bible.

  • It is clear that the second coming Christ would come to this earth in the flesh. The Bible this described he would come in cloud. So, we must distinguish the true meaning of the cloud in order to receive him so that we will go to the kingdom of the heaven.

  • God is light. If the man see the sunlight directly, he cannot see anymore. Likewise, only for our salvation God concealed Himself with the clouds. But because of that some people deny God in the flesh. The Bible clearly let us know our God in the flesh. Amazing truth it is!!

  • Jesus Christ was also man. Why couldn’t we
    even think God could come as a man? If there is 2nd coming, He, God would come to us as a man.

  • Jesus Christ was also man. Why couldn’t we
    even think God could come as a man? If there is 2nd coming, He, God would come to us as a man.

  • Clouds have a figurative meaning in the Bible.
    It’s so amazing we can realize Christ coming on the clouds according to the prophecy of the Bible. Almighty God can come with the clouds which means a man in the flesh.

  • If we don’t know the real meaning of clouds, we can never recognize the 2nd Coming Jesus. He has already come having words of God and has taught us the truth in the Bible, by fulfilling all the prophecies in the Bible.

  • We must know the true meaning of the clouds in the Bible, so that we can meet the 2nd coming Christ who would come on the clouds. According to the parable of the cloud, “coming on the clouds” means that “coming in the flesh as man”. So, we must seek the 2nd coming Christ who came as a man.

  • It’s so amazing that Jesus coming on the clouds means that He has come in the flesh like man.
    Through the prophecies of the Bible, Jesus’ coming as second time has come in the flesh like Jesus had come as a man in the flesh, 2,000 yr ago.

  • How can we understand the cloud refers to flesh without realizing the bible? It is really thankful thing to realize the second Christ.

  • In order to realize and believe in truth Christ in the last age, we should surely understand the meaning of ‘cloud’ in the Bible.

    • That’s right~
      The Bible says that “Clouds” represent ‘a man in the flesh’.
      So we should find and reconize the 2nd coming Christ in the flesh thru the Bible’s prophecies.

  • Recognizing the 2nd Coming Christ!
    It’s so great blessing from heaven. Not everyone is allowed to receive this blessing from God.

  • To believe the Bible is very important. We cannot recognize Second coming Christ coming as a man without the Bible. I thank God for letting me believe the words of the Bible.

  • The cloud on which Jesus was about to come is not actually the real one, but the parabolic one. So, those who don’t understand the true meaning of the prophecy about Jesus’ second coming on cloud can’t recognize and receive the true Christ. This is the reason why we have to look into the Bible thoroughly and put our most effort to acknowledge the God.

  • Many christian expect God who will come on the clouds. If I had not known the prophecy about the second coming Christ, I would also wait for God who will come on the clouds. I give thanks to Elohim God who let me know the truth.

    • Right! And I hope this article will help people understand the fact that Second Coming Christ came in the flesh with the New Covenant Passover for our salvation.

  • For those who do not believe, the parable of the Bible is a mystery, but a prophecy to believers and a marvelous work of God

  • The Bible has a lot of parables about Christ. Like a puzzle.
    The exact meaning of the parable is the only one who can make that prophecy.

  • 我们不要再犯2000年前 宗教指导者 的 错误,一定要迎接来到这时代驾云而来的再临基督 ,不要藐视预言。

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