Coming in the clouds of glory

Matthew 24 speaks of a spiritual coming in judgment. I have written about this in many posts, but yet continue to see misapplications of this text elsewhere. Allow me to rephrase my thesis. According to Matthew 24:30: “…they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Preceding verse 30 are a plethora of earthly events to take place prior to the coming of Christ in judgment. A proper understanding of Old Testament literature in the New Testament proves that the Olivet Discourse refers to a past event, not a future one. The Son of Man coming in glory pictures a) The greatness of our Lord who is clothed with splendor and majesty (Psalm 104:1) and b) Judgment and Vindication as promised to the unfaithful Jews (Matthew 23).1

Footnotes

  1. For further reference see N.T. Wright’s Millenial Myth, pg. 42; thanks to David Yates for some helpful references. [ back]

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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