Jesus Has Already Come Many Times “in the Clouds”

“Behold, he cometh with clouds…” (Revelations 1:7)

Jesus will return again “in the clouds” on the final day, but Jesus has also already come “in the clouds” spiritually a number of times… and he will continue to come that way as long as there is a “cloud of witnesses” for him to come in. (Note: this is a continuation of a previous entry titled: “God Has Always Come To Us ‘in the Clouds‘”)

Sun in a CloudJesus plainly stated that he would come in “power and great glory” of his kingdom “in a cloud” – and that this would happen in the very generation of his first advent when he was physically on earth. “…And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory… …This generation shall not pass away till all be fulfilled.” Luke 21:25-32 Truly, “they also which pierced him” also saw him come in his kingdom. And even today, they that continue to pierce him by the persecution of his spiritual body have also spiritually seen him come “in the cloud.”

Now this is not the Old Testament physical cloud Jesus is speaking of where God appeared to the Israelites in a cloud, but rather it is a spiritual New Testament cloud.

In chapter 11 of Hebrews it gives us understanding into what makes up this spiritual cloud by describing to us many faithful saints who throughout history lived faithful to God, and therefore they were a witness to the whole world of the right way to live and worship the true God. Then immediately following chapter 11, in Heb 12:1-2 we read:

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

This “throne of God” where Jesus sits is spiritually in the “clouds of heaven”: speaking of the heavenly condition in the true church where Jesus sits on the throne of his people’s hearts who are gathered together as one in worshiping him.

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ… …That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him… …That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all… …And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 1:3-4, 10, 17-23, 2:6)

Yes, Jesus is still sitting in the heavenly places, in the clouds of heaven – those obedient hearts that worship him in Spirit and in truth.

In Matt 26:63-64 Jesus said to the then Jewish high priest that was condemning him to death: “Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” His words came true as the then Jewish high priest saw, after the day of Pentecost, Jesus reigning in the throne of the hearts of those who were saved and serving him with all their hearts. The Jewish high priest and many others wailed even then as they came to realize that their place of authority and honor had been supplanted in the hearts of the people by Jesus.

 

Sun Shining Through Dark Clouds“The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.” (Psalms 97:1-6)

The visibility of “his glory” to all people is through the servants of God whom people see worshiping in pure truth, and serving God as one. I am talking about when people are truly in unity, not modern day ecumenism where they all do their own thing, believe their own way, hold to different doctrines, etc. Ecumenism has NOTHING to do with unity – it is totally fake and totally false!

The true unified people whom God honors with his awesome presence – are likened to a concentrated, thick cloud (as contrasted to the scattered light puffy clouds that go unnoticed.) Clouds that gather together are thick and dark and are the ones that can cause lightning, hail, rolling thunder, and tornadoes. Those type of clouds get everyone’s attention. They cannot go unnoticed! Jesus said that this is how he would come:

Lightening in the Sky“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be… …And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Note: see also Dan 7:13, Mark 13:26, and Luke 21:27) And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” (Matt 24:27 & 30-34)

It is not just at the end of all time when the final judgement is set up. He clearly stated that he spiritually would come this way while the earth would still be standing. In fact, he told his disciples that they would see it in their generation!

Yes this is how Jesus comes! “Behold, he cometh with clouds…” Have you seen him come? If not, maybe you’ve been looking in the wrong place… (Note: stay with me, there is still more to come on this in another blog entry.)

9 thoughts on “Jesus Has Already Come Many Times “in the Clouds”

  1. Take it further!

    Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever

    Isa 19:1 – Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud

    Mat 26:64 – Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

    Psa 104:3 – Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot

    Ecc 3:15 – That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

    1Co 12:31 – But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way!

  2. God is Supreme Being. He being Spirit Made Jesus in Shape of Human Being having a body and Soul. The Holy Spirit Is the Real Power Of God acting On God, Jesus the Son. The Holy Spirit.

    Find out in Bible the reality of TRINITY if you are Wise. It is a Challenge.

  3. God showed me four clouds and I wanted to learn more about clouds in the scriptures. Being recent to reading scripture and to praying understanding salvation I looked for christian perspective of clouds in scripture. Have you any idea just how valueable it is when a person writes scriptures in their blog or forum or website posts…..scripture is immeasureable. Thank you.

  4. Mariam, the Trinity of God the Father, the Holy Spirit, and the Son Jesus Christ is best understood by the divine love that keeps the three as one. But we cannot grasp this love by our intellect. We can only begin to understand this by experiencing it when we sincerely repent and forsake all sin, and Jesus applies his blood to our soul to cleanse it. This is the blood that came from a sacrificial love! Further when we go on and invite the Holy Ghost to reign in our hearts so we can give our lives as a sacrifice to God, then even greater understanding into that divine love comes as we also become one in spirit and agreement with the Trinity.

    “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” ~ John 17:20-21

  5. Thank you for your comment Nicholas. All of God’s creation is designed to glorify him and to teach us in some way of his great power, authority and wisdom. Unfortunately the human race has rebelled against God and does not in general glorify him. This is why we must be saved completely from all sin, because God did not create sin, man did. And sin is no glory to God, and is contrary to his work in creation.

  6. Jesus say in Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

    Have anyone found the Kingdom of God yet…? Where is it…? How does it looks like…?

    • “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” ~ Luke 17:20-21

      Yes I have found it within when Jesus saved me and delivered me from the power of sin into a holy life. Now King Jesus reigns within me, on the throne of my heart! When ever you fully let King Jesus reign, you will find the Kingdom of God.

      “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” ~ Romans 17:14

  7. When apostle were there when jesus went to heaven and were looking at Jesus, Angels spoke to the apostle and said the way Jesus ascended into heaven same way he will come back from heaven. So we dont have to wait Jesus will come into clouds ..Some of the people says Jesus already came back on earth.

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