Jesus appears to approach earth twice:
1. Sitting on a cloud to reap Believers (Rev 14:14-16).
2. Sitting on a white horse dressed for war and leading a heavenly army
Here, in Revelation 1:7, the apostle John is referring to the first instance where Jesus is coming to reap Believers
(Rev 14:14-16), which is good news to Believers.
This is known as the Second Coming, which Jesus Himself defines. He will come: 1) after the tribulation, 2) when both day and
night is dark, 3) on the clouds, 4) with power and glory, 5) a trumpet sounds, and 6) His angels will gather Believers on earth and
"But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give
its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man
will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of
the sky with power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His
elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other." (Matt 24:29-31)
"But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light,
and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of
Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from
the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven."
"There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at
the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for
the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But
when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."