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.”
Visible angels will accompany the Lord Jesus when he returns to earth. He will not come alone and helpless as He did in Bethlehem. These angels will not be ethereal beings that we can see through. They are literal beings that will come with Him. They will come with the great sound of a trumpet. My, I’d love to see and hear that trumpet. I wonder if it will be the shofar that Israel has used for centuries. They have a unique sound, one that can be heard for miles around. This particular trumpet will surely be heard around the world!
“His elect” in this verse refers to the believing Jewish remnant who have preached the gospel of the kingdom during the Tribulation period. They will be gathered from the four winds, or four directions, of the earth: North, south, east, and west.
I don’t think any of us can even begin to imagine what a dramatic, intense, and amazing event this will be. No one will be any more thrilled to see the sign in the sky, to see the lightning flash, to hear the trumpet sound, than those who have survived the Tribulation to see the Son of Man return to His rightful place.