The Message that Permeates the Whole Bible

Wim Malgo (1922-1992)

An interpretation of the last book of the Bible. Part 5. Revelation 1:7.

“Behold, he cometh with clouds” (Rev 1:7). This means that He’s coming with the Church in glory. But it could also be said that He breaks through everything grave and dark. The hour of His takeover has come. It will all be light! When we speak of the coming of Jesus, words are simply inadequate.

This “Behold, he cometh” is like a tremendous roll of thunder echoing from cloud to cloud, infusing the whole sky and shaking the earth. Likewise, this message of “Behold, he cometh” pervades the whole Bible. From book to book, it echoes more and more powerfully to our ear and conscience.

Daniel saw the Lord at His second coming: “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven” (Dan 7:13). Then in verses 14 and 27, he says that the kingdom He will establish will be an everlasting kingdom, and that it will belong to the holy people, Israel: “And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed…And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.”

The Lord Himself testifies of His second coming in Matthew 24:30: “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven.” But He doesn’t say “with the clouds,” but “in the clouds.” He comes, enveloped in great power and glory, to judge the nations. And all will see Him and cry and wail “to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us” (Hos 10:8). But it will be futile.

Acts 1:9 explicitly states that when the Lord Jesus went to heaven, “a cloud received him out of their sight.” The disciples had just spoken to Him when suddenly, He arose and was drawn toward heaven! And two men in white clothes already stood before them to say, “this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (verse 11).

Afterward, the mighty roll of thunder, “Behold, he cometh,” comes through the letters of the Apostles. It is the root of their message, the driving force behind their faith and action. Maranatha, Jesus is coming!

In the last book of the Bible, this message is visibly fulfilled.

Midnight Call - 11/2019

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