Scripture References: Matthew 24:30; Isaiah 60:1-5; 2 Peter 1:19; and 1 John 3:2
I prayed to have a clearer understanding of prophecy recently because I firmly believe that we are living in the last days. I was thinking about the “sign of the Son of Man” that is supposed to appear in heaven (Matthew 24:30). You know the one that is to appear immediately after the tribulation of these days in which we are living.
Constant Theme of Prophets and Apostles
I am constantly reminded that the prophets and apostles spoke about the same themes. Of course this is because their writings were inspired by the same Spirit- the Ruach ha Kodesh. This fact was reinforced for me while I read the writings of Isaiah, Matthew, John, and Peter.
Prophet Isaiah Speaks of the Coming Sign of Glory
I believe that the prophet Isaiah alluded to the sign of the son of man to be seen in the end times when he said, “Arise shine for thy light is come and the glory of the Master is risen upon thee. Behold darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people but the Master shall arise upon thee and His glory shall be seen upon thee. ” (Isaiah 60:1,2). I will not go into the next verses that the prophet proclaims about the “abundance of the sea being converted unto thee.” I do not believe that the “sea” is referring to the Mediterranean either. Let it suffice to say that it will be a very good time to be in Yah’s family!
Peter Tells Us to Take Heed of Prophetic Words
The apostle Peter exhorts us to patiently and purposefully take heed of the prophecy “until the day dawns and the day star arises in our hearts…” (2 Peter 1:19). The day star is Yahushua and our hearts represent our spirit. He is speaking of the day in which the glory of the Master is seen within His people.
John Points to the Mystery
The apostle John stated that we do not yet know what we shall be but when He (the Master Yahushua) appears we will be like Him (I John 3:2). This is a mystery because the apostle John saw the resurrected Yahushua.
After His ascension into heaven as noted in Acts, the Master Yahushua must have received even more glory that was unknown to even His chosen disciples.
If the apostle John had seen this glory, then he would have known what we would look like upon the Master’s return. Instead he wrote…
Beloved we are now the sons of Yah and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that when He shall appear we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is. I John 3:2
Hang On Saints! Something Big Is Right Around the Corner.