Return in Glory, on the Clouds of Heaven
Scriptural proof – from the Old
Testament through Revelation
Compilation by Mr. Lee Penn
Christ will return from Heaven, on the clouds, amid great glory,
accompanied by a throng of angels. In so doing, He will shake the
earth and the heavens. That is the consistent witness of Scripture,
from the Old Testament prophets to the Gospels to the Book of
Revelation. Anyone who claims to be the Christ, and does not return
with the angels on the clouds of heaven, is an imposter: the False
Here's the scriptural proof, from the Old Testament prophets to the
Gospels to the Epistles and the Book of Revelation. (1)
1. The Old Testament prophet Daniel saw the Son of Man coming in glory
to establish an everlasting Kingdom:
I beheld therefore in the vision of
the night, and lo, one like the
son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and he came even to the
Ancient of days: and they presented him before him. And he gave him
power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes and
tongues shall serve him: his power is an everlasting power that shall
not be taken away: and his kingdom that shall not be destroyed.
2. At the beginning of His ministry, when Jesus greeted Nathanael, he
hailed Jesus as the Messiah, and Jesus responded with a prophecy of His
Nathanael answered him, and said:
"Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel." Jesus
answered, and said to him: "Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under
the fig tree, thou believest: greater things than these shalt thou
see." And he saith to him: "Amen, amen I say to you, you shall see the heaven opened, and
the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."
3. After the miracle of the five loaves and the two fish, when Peter
had just made his confession of faith in Christ as the Messiah and the
Son of God, Christ said:
"For he that shall be ashamed of me
and of my words, of him the Son
of man shall be ashamed, when
he shall come in his majesty, and that of his Father, and of the holy
"For the Son of man shall come in the
glory of his Father with his angels: and then will he render to
every man according to his works"
4. On His way to Jerusalem with the disciples, Jesus taught about the
events of the end of the age. The Return of Christ will be known to
all, at once, wherever they may be:
"For as the
lightning that lighteneth from under heaven, shineth unto the parts
that are under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in his day."
"And as it came to pass in the days of
Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did
eat and drink, they married wives, and were given in marriage, until
the day that Noe entered into the ark: and the flood came and destroyed
them all. Likewise as it came to pass, in the days of Lot: they did eat
and drink, they bought and sold, they planted and built. And in the day
that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven,
and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son
of man shall be revealed. In that hour, he that shall be on the
housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them
away: and he that shall be in the field, in like manner, let him not
return back. Remember Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his
life, shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose it, shall preserve it. I
say to you: in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one
shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be
grinding together: the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left:
two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other
shall be left." They answering, say to him: "Where, Lord?" Who said to
them: "Wheresoever the body
shall be, thither will the eagles also be gathered together."
5. In Jerusalem, in sight of the Temple, several days before His
Passion, Jesus taught His disciples again about the end of the age and
about the manner of His return.
Christ's Return will be a sudden event
that will be evident at once to everyone on earth. No propaganda will
be needed; no mass media or Internet publicity will be possible:
"For as lightning cometh out of the
east, and appeareth even into the west: so shall the coming of the Son
of man be. Wheresoever
the body shall be, there shall the eagles also
be gathered together. And immediately after the tribulation of
those days, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her
light, and the stars
shall fall from heaven, and the
powers of heaven shall be moved:"
"But in those days, after that
tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her
light. And the stars of heaven shall be falling down, and the powers that are in heaven, shall
"And there shall be signs in the sun,
and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of
nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of
the waves; Men withering away for fear, and expectation of what shall
come upon the whole world. For
the powers of heaven shall be moved."
Christ then repeated that He will
return in the clouds of heaven, with the angels, amid great glory:
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man
in heaven: and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn: and they shall see the Son of man coming
in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty. And he shall send
his angels with a trumpet, and a great voice: and they shall
gather together his elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts
of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them."
"And then shall they see the Son of man
coming in the clouds, with great power and glory."
"And then they shall see the Son of man
coming in a cloud, with great power and majesty."
6. During His trial, Jesus told the high priest that He is the Son of
God, and that He will return "coming in the clouds of heaven." When
they heard this statement, the Sanhedrin at once sentenced Jesus to
And the high priest said to him: "I
adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou be the Christ
the Son of God." Jesus saith to him: "Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I
say to you, hereafter you shall
see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and
coming in the clouds of heaven."
But he held his peace, and answered
nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said to him: "Art thou
the Christ the Son of the blessed God?" And Jesus said to him: "I am. And you shall see the Son of man
sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming with the
clouds of heaven."
Luke 22: 66-70
And as soon as it was day, the
ancients of the people, and the chief priests and scribes, came
together; and they brought him into their council, saying: "If thou be
the Christ, tell us." And he saith to them: "If I shall tell you, you
will not believe me. And if I shall also ask you, you will not answer
me, nor let me go. But hereafter
the Son of man shall be sitting on the right hand of the power of God."
Then said they all: "Art thou then the Son of God?" Who said: "You say
that I am."
7. Immediately after the Ascension of Jesus, angels told the disciples
who had witnessed it, that Jesus would return in the same manner as he
had been taken up:
And when he had said these things,
while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of
their sight. And while they were beholding him going up to heaven,
behold two men stood by them in white garments. Who also said: "Ye men
of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you
into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven."
8. In his Epistles, St. Paul said that Jesus would come on the clouds
with angels, shaking the heavens and the earth. St. John, in the book
of Revelation, said the same.
And to you who are troubled, rest with us when the Lord Jesus
shall be revealed from heaven, with the angels of his power: In
a flame of fire, giving vengeance to them who know not God, and who
obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who shall suffer eternal
punishment in destruction, from the face of the Lord, and from the
glory of his power: When he
shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be made wonderful in
all them who have believed; because our testimony was believed
upon you in that day.
See that you refuse him not that
speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke upon the
earth, much more shall not we, that turn away from him that speaketh to
us from heaven. Whose voice then moved the earth; but now he promiseth,
saying: "Yet once more, and I
will move not only the earth, but heaven also." And in that he
saith, "Yet once more," he signifieth the translation of the moveable
things as made, that those things may remain which are immoveable.
Behold, he cometh with the clouds, and every
eye shall see him, and they also that pierced him. And all the
tribes of the earth shall bewail themselves because of him. Even so.
I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him
was called faithful and true, and with justice doth he judge and
fight. And his eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many
diadems, and he had a name written, which no man knoweth but himself.
And he was clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood; and his name is
called, THE WORD OF GOD. And the armies that are in heaven followed him
on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his
mouth proceedeth a sharp two edged sword; that with it he may strike
the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; and he treadeth
the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And
he hath on his garment, and on his thigh written: KING OF KINGS, AND
LORD OF LORDS.
(1) Source documents: "Old Testament
Prophecies Identify Jesus as THE ONE and ONLY Messiah", April 24,
2007, and "Biblical
on the Return of Christ", May 21, 2009. The verses listed here are
quoted from the Douay-Rheims translation of the Bible, available on
line at http://www.drbo.org/index.htm
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