Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
We can read these scriptures and speculate what they mean, but this is what The Holy Spirit has shown me according to the progression of nuclear warheads. The lightning represents nuclear fire as it reaches from the east to the west with the east being possibly Russia or China as they now have the capability of long range missiles that can reach the shores of America, which is the west. Immediately after the tribulation of those days, what days, the day they decide to launch those missiles, and the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give light and the stars shall fall from heaven, which could be asteroids. Now what else could cause the sun to be blocked out by day and the moon at night other then a nuclear blast.
I'm not asking anyone to agree with this, but to at least think of the possibility because Jesus said in His own words that after all of this then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven and all will mourn, I believe this to be the ones who rejected Jesus as why would we mourn His coming in the clouds. Then the angels will come with a sound of a trumpet, no silent rapture here, and gather all of Gods children to take us home to paradise, or the new heaven and the new earth. This earth will not be destroyed as God has already said he would not destroy it, but it will be renewed in all it's beauty again. There is a lot more to this, but I have already explained this in my blog Second Coming of Christ or you can go to my website at www.ourchurch.com/member/m/ministering
and click on Second Coming of Christ.
Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
Matthew 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.