«At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.» LUKE 21:27, NIV
For many years my mother lived in Havana, Cuba. When I was a kid, I remember her telling me about something that happened every night in the city, called El Cañonazo de las Nueve, which translates to «the nine o’clock cannon blast.” For years I remember hearing her say that, but I never really understood what that meant till I finally visited Cuba myself. My first visit occurred in 1999, and for a few days we stayed in Havana. Each night at precisely nine o’clock, I heard a big boom. Before I left, my Cuban relatives decided to take us to see what the «boom» was. We traveled to the fortress in the old part of the city. We crossed through the fortifications and into the protected part of the fortress. A little before 9:00 P.M., a door opened and a large group of soldiers dressed in colonial soldier outfits marched out. A small group of tourists had assembled there, and we slowly followed the troops as they marched in formation toward the edge of the city wall and up to a spot that overlooked the entire city. The captain would shout out orders as the men marched around and followed t instructions as they approached a large iron cannon that was positioned oil the wall. Some soldiers were commanded to prepare the cannon with powder as 9:00 P.M. approached. Soon they were ready, and a few seconds before nine, a drum roll began as people waited. The cannon would be fired at exactly nine o’clock. When it went off, it was loud! Ka-boom! I remember being startled by how loud it was!
When JESUS returns someday, the Bible says everyone will know He has come.
The Bible says His arrival will be with power and great glory! UN like the cannon boom at nine o’clock in Havana, everyone on the planet, will know about JESUS return!