The Coming of the Son of Man
Great disasters will happen before the powerful and glorious appearance of the Son of Man. Tribes will mourn; the elect will be gathered.
Published March 1st, 2017; Updated March 1st, 2017
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After the tribulation natural catastrophes will happen and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear and the tribes will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming. He will gather the elect.
* “Immediately after the tribulation of those days
* the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from heaven,
and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
* Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven,
* and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn,
and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven
with power and great glory.
* And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
and they will gather together His elect
from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
What tribulation does the Lord refer to in verse 29a? Taking Revelation into account, He speaks about the tribulation in verse 9 because what the Lord describes is part of the great tribulation i.e. The sixth seal: Rev 6:12-17. Why will the tribes of the earth mourn at His coming? Because it means judgement for them: Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” (Revelation 6:15-17 ESV)