Clouds & Power or Thief & Quiet

The New Testament speaks about Jesus returning on a number of occasions. It is the only significant biblical promise that remains to be fulfilled.
When Jesus returns there are accounts where he will appear in the clouds with all power and glory. The earth will be caught up in a final spectacular display of God’s power.
In other accounts Jesus’ return is described as a thief coming unexpectedly. I think the key is that the first spectacularly displays the manner of Jesus’ arrival while, the unexpected accounts deal with the timing of Jesus’ coming.
In 2 Peter 3:9 we get probably the most relevant information. It has now been almost 2000 years since Jesus’ promise to return. Why so long? The answer is that God is being patient with people providing them longest possible opportunity to come to repentance.
Stephen Semenchuk,
Senior Minister.

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