|Philippians 4:5 |
5 Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is [near] at hand.1
1 You can't believe Paul's other writings, and say he was confused about the Lord's return being near. He was not confused because Jesus said the same thing: The time has come, the kingdom of God is near. Repent, and believe the good news. Mark 1:15. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying that some then standing with him, 2000 years ago, would see his glorious coming with the Kingdom before they died. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying all the end times prophesies would be fulfilled before the generation of 2000 years ago died, (click here to see them all). For his return is to purified believers, in all generations, who have prepared the way of the Lord, making his beaten paths straight, by repentance through grace, to crucify the sinful nature. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Gal 5:24. The kingdom of God does not come with outward signs to be observed, Neither shall they say, Look Here! or, look over there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you and around you. Luke 17:20-21.
He said: For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels;
and then he will reward every man according to his works. (Not just a particular generation.)
Some standing here will not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom. Mat 16:27-8,Mar 8:38,9:1,Luke 9:26-27
Those not purified, to see Jesus' coming in them before death, see him as they die, as all peoples, all nations, all generations do.
Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye will see him, and also those who pierced him: (also, the Jews 2000 years ago)
and all kindreds of the earth will wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Rev 1:7.
2000 years ago, to the Jewish High Priest and the Pharisees at his trial, Jesus said..
you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven. Mark 14:62
This is not a particular generation in our time or later. (See Howgill for more on those not purified).