Why is it when Jesus comes the second time, his feet will not touch the earth?
Is there a Biblical reason for this?
Let’s start with a Bible verse,
27 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.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 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.
31 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.
Let’s find a second witness in Revelation 1,
7. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Here are just some of the verses that mentioned JESUS coming in the clouds, without describing that he will plant his feet on earth on his second coming! At the end of this journal, there is a verse that says Jesus will plant his feet on earth! I am exploring this topic to evaluate if the doctrine that teaches our character will be changed in the clouds is really Biblically sound?
First, let’s find what the Bible says about his coming in Luke 18,
8, I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
This verse says when the Son of man cometh he is going to look for faith. Let’s connect this verse
with another verse about faith. Romans 14:23, And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he
eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
This verse says that whatsoever, or what ever that is done, conducted, carried out without faith, it is
a sin; meaning a person with faith will not sin.
I can safely conclude that when JESUS comes, he is looking for those who are NOT sinning on earth!
Can we say then then one has to STOP sinning while on earth to be ready for JESUS to come?
Let’s use our reasoning power,
1). What if one teaches that we do not need to be free from sin because our character will be changed in the clouds when we meet JESUS in the clouds! This reasoning needs to be first established; then how can one meet JESUS while the body is still in sin and not free from sin? Would Jesus even bother to look for these people? JESUS is NOT going to look for this people, because HE comes to find people on earth who has stopped sinning, the ones who have FAITH! This first option is unreasonable, to be changed in the clouds! There is a verse that says the body will be changed in the clouds, but this is only after the character is changed while still on earth! Read 1 Corinthians 15:51 - 54.
2) What if JESUS were to plant his feet on earth, and all eyes shall behold him, then some who do not have faith may then belief and have faith after seeing Jesus coming down to earth. Unfortunately, this is not what the Bible teaches; Bible said he will be on the clouds, while those who are on earth, the ones without sin, will be caught up in the clouds, then their mortal body will be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye; for the corruptible body must put on incorruption, and this mortal body must put on immortality - which could happen after the character has changed while on earth!
This makes more sense to me, that’s my understanding why JESUS would only show himself on the clouds and call upon the ones who are without sin to join him in the clouds, and be changed their physical corruptible body, and along with the angels are taken to heaven! O, what a glorious day that would be!
Definitely, the following verses do not apply to the second coming, and it’s my belief this will be the 3rd coming as prophecied by Zechariah, Chapter 14:
1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
This is something worth contemplating, and written for others to also explore in my daily Bible journal!
May God is glorified in all that we do today!