The Lightning of Christ’s Second Coming


“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. 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” – (Mt.24:27,30).


   The second coming of Christ is visible, thunderous , appalling, terrifying, deadly, brilliant and powerful – it’s typified by lightning blazing across the sky. He’s coming quickly like a flash of lightning. The whole world will know because it will be as public as lightning. No one will need to announce it. All the world will see Him come in power and great glory like the lightning. He’s the light of the world, and lightens the whole earth with His glory. The lightning is the light of God’s wrath at His second coming and the rainbow is the light of God’s love at His first coming.


   He’s coming back with all the power of the universe with His army of angels and saints as King of Kings – (Rev.19:11-21). He came the fist time as the suffering servant on the branch of the tree-cross. But He’s coming back as a branch of lightning, in power and brilliant glory like a billion volts of electricity. Lightning shows the majestic power and glory of the Lord in judgment upon sin.


   Lightning is the flash of light produced by a discharge of atmospheric electricity. All Tucson Power Co. vehicles have lightning bolts on them as it stands for electric power. In 1752 Benjamin Franklin proved lightning was electricity and he invented lightning rods to protect homes. Franklin was an American and one of our founding fathers and a signer of our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution. He was also a chooser of our first president, George Washington. Lighting points to U.S. - the U.S. – lightning and the U.S. are connected.


   The knowledge explosion of the end times fell upon this last country to be populated on earth. We built the first airplane and the first a-bomb. We put a man on the moon and invented the TV and computer. We have the top earthly power and glory today – the world’s top military superpower and empire. Satan’s counterfeit lightning fell here with Ben Franklin, so to speak, and Satan’s Beast will arise as our president and have at his disposal all this earthly power and glory. He will make Hitler’s SS-ZZ, the double lightning of the Gestapo, seem mild by comparison. “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy…” – (Lk.10:18,19). Power is given to the saints to cast out devils in Jesus’ name. Lightning is the symbol of the fall or casting out of Satan from heaven just before the great tribulation. “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was there place found anymore in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them, Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” – (Rev.12:7-9,12). The saints of God have the power of Christ to cast out devils ‘on’ the earth, but only the Lord has the power to cast out Satan from Heaven.


   Satan will no longer be “the prince of the power of the air,” but will be cast down and confined to earth. This is the second in a series of falls which marks his career. Already he has been cast out of heaven into the air, and during the great tribulation very soon he will be cast from the air to earth, then from the earth into the bottomless pit and finally from the bottomless pit into the lake of fire. This star wars, then, will be fought to cast out Satan from Heaven to earth. All Satan’s fallen angels are flung with him from the sky in one clean sweep, not a hoof will be left behind. Satan is mighty, but he is not the Almighty. When Satan is cast down to earth, then he posesses the body of Antichrist in order to rule the earth and be worshipped through him – (Rev.13).


   Satan was once a Cherubim, the highest order of angels, and had the name Lucifer until he sinned by pride. And so God is abasing Lucifer – Satan and casting him down – “And whosoever shalt exalt himself shall be abased…” – (Mt.23:12). It is written in (Ezk.1:14) about the cherubim – “And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.” Ezekiel saw the cherubim move like a flash of lightning and Jesus said the same about the fallen cherub Satan – “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” Antichrist will imitate Christ and also be associated with lightning just as Hitler was.


   Now let us consider the “power of the air” and electricity. We see Satan, the prince of the power of the air, invisible spiritual power, but He also uses invisible physical power of the air to spread his wickedness and evil worldwide by electric communication. Radio, TV, music, printing, movies, computers etc. are communicating more and more evil as Satan prepares the earth for Antichrist. Computers are the brains of electricity and electronics. We live in an electric wired world today.


   Beware of Satan’s wizard, Harry Potter, the boy wizard with a lightning bolt mark in his forehead. Millions of children worldwide are learning how to contact Satan and cast spells and many other works of sorcery through him. Thousands of children dress up like wizards and get the lightning mark in their foreheads and follow Satan like lemmings into hell. A generation of people is being programmed to worship Satan and his Beast and get his mark (666) in their foreheads. In (Lk.10:17,18) it is written – “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. and he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven.” Most certainly these scriptures ‘mark’ the followers of Harry Potter as satanic and in danger of devil possession. But the Lord is also showing His saints the connection between Satan and lightning.


   Rock music has gone almost totally satanic. Kiss, AC-DC, Black Sabbath, Raven, Metallica, Krokus, Judas Priest, Keel, David Bowie, all use the lightning bolt as a symbol. Electric power is used by Satan to turn children to evil, and the church, instead of preaching against the music, is worldly and brings it in the church. Can you not see the lightning power of Satan falling upon us? – “The prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” – (Eph.2:2). Yes, the invisible electric power of the air, used by Satan for his worldly uses. Electrons are the power of the air. Even atoms have electrons – even atomic power is electron power. Everything has atoms, therefore everything is partly electrical.


   This lightning power of Satan is given to him by God in these end times as a satanic counterfeit of Christ just before Christ’s second coming. With this surge of Satanic power has come a great increase in devil possession. Watching Satanism on TV and computers and listening to satanic music along with widespread use of drugs and sorcery, results in being possessed by evil spirits. Electricity has tremendous teaching power and is increasingly being used for evil instead of good.


   The first time we find lightning in the Bible is on Mt. Sin-I when God gave His laws to Israel – “There were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceedingly loud..” – (Ex.19:16). “And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not” – (Ex.20:20). Lightning shows God’s wrath upon sin. The same thing is shown in (Rev.4:5) with the throne of God in heaven – “And out of the throne proceedeth lightnings and thunders…”


   As the lightning stands for the power and glory of Christ, so lightning stands for the counterfeit Antichrist and his power and glory as emperor. It’s given to him by Satan because he worships Satan – (Lk.4:5-7). Christ refused Satan’s temptation but Antichrist accepts it. And then the great tribulation starts as God’s wrath falls upon sinful men who have no fear of God before their eyes. And so God uses Satan and his Antichrist as His avengers called “the day of vengence” – (Lk.21:22). And lightning will be their logo – watch for it.


   When Jesus Christ returns like the lightning at the end of the tribulation, it will be the battle of Armageddon. Deborah and Barak in the Old Testament are the ones who plainly show us the battle of Armageddon with Israel’s battle against Sisera in the valley of Megiddo, which is Armageddon. “The kings came and fought, they fought –the kings of Canaan in Tananach by the waters of Megiddo… they fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. The river of Kishon swept them away. . then were the horse hoofs broken by the means of their prancing…” – (Jud.5:19-22). Just like (Rev.12) we have star wars again. The power of God’s angels fought against Sisera and helped Barak and Israel. God made use of His angel – stars at this battle of Armageddon as He will at His second coming at Armageddon also – “When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels” – (2 Thes.1:7). The Lord Jesus and His angels will fight to protect Israel from the armies of Antichrist in Megiddo once again.


   How did God’s angels fight against Sisera? The River Kishon swept them away. It’s probable that angels caused storms of lightning and thunder and the swollen river swept many enemy soldiers away – somewhat like happened to the Egyptian army at the Red Sea with Moses. Perhaps the flashes of lightning and thunder frightened the horses so that they pranced till their hoofs were broken. “The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters” – (Ps.29:3). Again – “The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them” – (I Sam.2:10). Again – “But the Lord thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel – (I Sam.7:10). Thunder is the voice of lightning, hence thunderbolts. I believe God used lightning and thunder storms to help Barak whose name means ‘lightning’ to help defeat the enemies of Israel. And He will do it again at the second coming of Christ.


   Barak’s name means – (A flash of lightning) and lightning points to the second coming of Christ at Armageddon when Christ’s army defeats Satan’s Antichrist and his armies – (Rev.19:11-21). At Armageddon Christ comes quickly like a flash of lightning in power and great glory as the true emperor of planet earth. And if Antichrist’s name is Barack, which means lightning, we will have found the counterfeit Christ. Is God trying to tell His born again saints something important?


   We have a man running for president of the U.S. whose name is Sen. ‘Barack’ Hussein Obama – a Moslem name. He has come upon the Presidential political scene quickly, like a flash of lightning, just like his name. His middle name is ‘Hussein,’ the same as the last president-dictator of Iraq-Babylon, Saddam Hussein. Is God trying to tell His saints to watch – “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” – (Mt.24:42).


   Are you saved and born again in Christ? Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved by Christ. You become a new born again creature – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). Again – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). Repent of your sins and by faith believe on Christ in your heart and you will receive forgiveness of sins and a new heart and a new spirit - the Holy Spirit. You will be a born again child of the greatest Daddy in the universe – the Heavenly Father. A member of the family of God. Believe in the incorruptible seed of God’s Word and be born again – (2 Pet.1:23). I can almost hear the rapture trumpet blowing. Then comes the lightning and thunder of God’s wrath upon sinners during the tribulation storm. Receive the rainbow light of God’s mercy and grace in Christ now.


Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord

He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored

He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword.


Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705



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