Coming with Clouds

Could Judgment and Salvation be both in view in the language of Christ coming with clouds?


Ac 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud <3507> received him out of their sight.

Ac 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up <353> from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Mr 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up <353> into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up <353>into glory.

Ac 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up <353>, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

Heb 12:1 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,


Ac 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud <3507> received {suppose2, answer1, receive1} him out of their sight (eyes).

Ac 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from {of separation} you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Joh 16:16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

Joh 16:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice <5463>: and ye shall be sorrowful <3076>, but your sorrow <3077> shall be turned into joy <5479>.

Re 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Re 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice <5463> over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

Joh 16:21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow <3077>, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy <5479> that a man is born into the world.

Joh 16:22 And ye now therefore have sorrow <3077>: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy <5479> no man taketh from you.

Heb 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous <5479>, but grievous <3077>: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Lu 17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

Lu 5:35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

Ex 24:15 And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount.

Ex 24:18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

2Pe 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds <3507> that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds <3507> they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

Job 36:32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.

Eze 32:7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.


Re 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud <3507>: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were {as} the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

Re 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

Re 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

Re 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

Re 10:5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

Re 10:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:


The conclusion offered in part 1 of this study appears to stand for now with the added information concerning the salvation side of the clouds. God, it seems, might be painting two pictures with Christ being taken from the disciples in the clouds: 1) the great cloud of witnesses receive Christ as the elect are raised and are seated with Him in Heavenly places. 2) Christ leaving the disciples appears to be also a picture of the killing of the two witnesses when the bridegroom is taken away from them for a season. It would seem, in that sense, that the ungodly clouds without water are the ones responsible for the light of the body not shining.