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When Jesus returns, would it be broadcast by worldly sources? Will the world acknowledge His presence?

There are two thoughts on the return of Jesus. One says when Jesus returns and declares the end of the world as we know it, that there will be a moment of global recognition, realization and submission. They believe CNN will cover the event.

Look, he is coming with the clouds,
and every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen. Revelation 1:7

If this section describes Christ’s return as many see it, how will those who “pierced him” see him? All those Roman soldiers are dead. So this must be figurative language.

“Coming with the clouds” means in a position of power (the high ground). It does not have to mean that Jesus is literally in the clouds. It could mean he is coming in position of authority.

Everyone will know (or “every eye will see”) could mean those who persecuted Jesus 2,000 years ago (from their vantage point in the after life) to those who to this day who has persecuted Him and His followers.

The return of Jesus will be so fast, cameras may not have time to get into place. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15 describes a sudden change in the world when Jesus sounds the final bell.

I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 1 Corinthians 15:50-54

In a flash. . .in a blink of an eye. . .wham, it all happens so fast. There doesn’t seem to be time for the world’s TV reporters to say:

“What seems to be happening there in Jerusalem, Bill?”
“It appears to be a figure in the sky, standing in the clouds, I believe, and it looks like a man.”
“Any idea who it could be?”
“I think. . .I think. . .it’s Jesus Christ.”

I don’t think the world will have time to report such a moment. Personally, I would hope there is one hour delay in the actual end of the world to give time for those living to repent, but people have received enough time to repent already.