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How will every eye see Jesus coming?

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


The opening chapter of Revelation says that when Jesus "comes on clouds" that every eye will him.

Since Jesus is not literally arriving on a cloud, he doesn't need clouds to transport him--this is a figurative expression meaning "coming in judgment"--then the "every eye will see" expression is to be taken figuratively too as an expression.

What does it mean?

It doesn't mean every eye on the whole earth will see him simultaneously.  Even with CNN, Facebook and smart phones that is impossible to ask. 

It could mean figuratively "everyone will know" or the impact will be felt by everyone.

But whose eyes are seeing this?  According to the verse "even those who pierced him," meaning the Romans and the religious leaders who crucified Christ.

That means that every eye that lives in Jerusalem will know, see and feel the impact of God's judgement.  In that sense, Revelation 1:7 was fulfilled in 70 AD when the Romans leveled Jerusalem, crippled the Jewish faith and destroyed the temple.

Jesus knew an impending judgment was coming.  Notice how many times Jesus uses “you” and “your" in these statements.

As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” Luke 19:41-44

“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.  Luke 21:20-24

"Every eye" in Jerusalem at 70 AD SAW God's judgment on the city, brought about by the Gentile Romans.