When the seven year ‘day of the Lord’ comes to an end the entire world will experience the majestic phenomena.
The event is described wonderfully by Jesus and confirmed in the final book in the Bible.
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven… Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven…” Matthew 24:29-30
The vast majority living on earth at that time will be the unsaved. Recall, the rapture occurred before the tribulation. The mourning will be by those who realized they had rejected the Son of God.
So while the Passover Lamb of God had been rejected by the majority, the rejecters will now have to deal with the Lion of the tribe of Judah. That fact was the reason for the mourning.
Near the end of the century that Jesus spoke, the apostle John described the same event as he saw it in a vision.
“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True…Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Revelation 19:11, 15
Note the above where it is stated that “He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Now, do the following words sound similar? …He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes are stored…
Consider also the prophetic words that Jacob spoke of his son Judah shortly before he died in Egypt.
“…He washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes…” Genesis 49:11
Then John describes the slaughter when Jesus arrives on earth.
“And I saw the beast (anti-Christ), the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse…Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet…These two were cast alive into the lake of fire…And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse.” Revelation 19:19-21
Jesus had previously described His appearance on earth to his disciples.
“For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.”
Because no one who has rejected Jesus can enter the millennial kingdom, all those left of earth when He returns will be judged to see where they will spend eternity.
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him…” Matthew 25:31-32a
The criteria for the judgment were straight forward.
“…for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.”
Both the rejecters and followers asked Jesus when they cared for Him. His reply was:
“…Assuredly…inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” Matthew 25:40
Those who loved His brethren during His absence inherited the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world.
Those who did not show love for His brethren were sent to the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his followers.
“…for he who does not love his brother whom he as seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.” 1 John 4:20-21