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Revelation 1:7

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 7 Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye will see him, and also those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will wail because of him.2 Even so, Amen. [Jesus said: "For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he will reward every man according to his works," Mat 16:27-28. (Not just a particular generation.) Some standing here will not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom, Mat 16:27-8,Mark 8:38,9:1,Luke 9:26-27; he comes to raise those men who have been crucified and purified to the kingdom. Those not crucified and purified see Jesus' coming in them as they die, as all peoples, all nations, all generations do. For those who die still sinning: "The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?" Isa 33:14. "For behold, the day comes that shall burn like an oven, and all the proud, yes, and all who do wickedly, will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch." Mal 4:1; "Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! For what good is it to you? The day of the LORD is darkness and not light." Amos 5:18. Woe to you Christians who think grace excuses your continued sinning for the Day of the Lord will be a terror to you.]

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2 Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye will see him, and also those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will wail because of him.

Even the righteous that are snatched from the fire and barely saved, before they experience joy and gladness, know the terror of the Day of the Lord in themselves; as witnessed by, (from his actual experience), kingdom-dwelling, early Quaker Francis Howgill:

"They who have not yet seen this day of the Lords vengeance in themselves, have never seen the day of salvation. The prophet cried out: 'Who may abide the day of His coming, and who shall stand when He appears?' And many have been eye-witnesses of the dreadful day-of the Lord, which has appeared in them, wherein all peace has been hidden from their eyes; and all who ever came to see that day of joy and gladness, first knew the terror and the terrible day of the Lord in themselves. Therefore said the apostle: 'We, knowing the terror of the Lord, persuade men.'"

William Dewsbury, another kingdom-dwelling, early Quaker, also left a testimony of the terror in the Day of the Lord:

I was slain and baptized, and lay as a little child under his heavenly chastisements; as soon as ever my soul was brought to this, in my humiliation. Oh! then, the dreadful judgment was taken away, and the book of life was opened unto me, and the Lord spoke comfortably to me, 'I have loved you with an everlasting love;"and I was made a Christian through a day of vengeance, and of burning as an oven; and the haughtiness and pride of man in me was brought low.

After the terror, for the crucified and purified, the Day of the Lord is a great joy, as also witnessed by Francis Howgill:

"The appearance of God, who is eternal life, in his day, in his immeasurable Light, is a great joy, and source of rejoicing to the righteous. For he is to his people an everlasting light, and in his light they come to see light. He reveals the secret mysteries of his kingdom in those who see his day appear in their hearts, which makes all things manifest, even the secrets of the Lord, and his hidden treasure, and his durable riches, which never canker or rust, but are fresh, and keep their pure image and impression. By this Light all the righteous, who have waited on God’s appearance, come to see Him. As it is written, 'Lo! This is our God, we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice and be glad in his salvation.' Does he indeed come that you have waited for? Yes, come, 'and his reward is with Him;' and those who see Him find contentment in Him, and in his reward. And what is his reward? Joy, gladness, peace of conscience, assurance of God’s love sealed in the heart by the pure Spirit of the Lord, the streams of Life flowing forth continually from the great deep, which refresh and keep cool in the greatest extremity and heat of temptation; and this is enjoyed by those who have waited and do wait for it; even in the body they bear witness of Him and his coming.

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