From Mark 13:24-26 / Seeing The Son of Man Coming With Great Power and Glory – As with this entire passage, working through such prophecies takes a lot of careful consideration. And contrary to some popular concepts of this scene, let me offer an alternative. If the “stars” and “powers” in verse 26, form the antecedent to “they” in vs. 26 – then this portion is a reference to the angelic hosts observing the ascension of Jesus to His judgment throne. “Powers” is being used the way it is later in Rom. 8:38, Eph. 1:21; 3:10 & 6:12. And as they observe (especially His angelic adversaries) His Kingdom beginning to make its advance upon the earth, they know their time is short. And the age of grace, with the righteous angelic hosts busy at work, will have dawned. So Jesus’ ascension is a cosmic event. All the angels, principalities and powers will witness how the elect are being drawn to their King from this point on, in spite of all the opposition Satan and his minions can muster. For “He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.” (I Cor. 15:25) And so it shall be. Christ will rule over all. Oh happy day! Keep looking up Christian. Hell cannot stop Him.