Six of Jesus' Promises to Some Then:
All Prophecies be Fulfilled
and He Would Appear Again or "Return"
to Reign in Glory Before Their Death
(and also to some in all subsequent generations,
to those who have prepared the way of the Lord,
by making his beaten tracks straight! )
Regarding his coming to establish his Kingdom, Jesus said in Matthew:
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Assuredly I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom. .
(Notice he emphasized with the word Assuredly)
and Mark reports the same thing Jesus said regarding his return to establish his Kingdom:
(Mark 9:1 is the next verse after Mark 8:38)
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
(Notice he emphasized with the word Verily.)
and Luke reports the same thing Jesus said regarding his return to establish his Kingdom:
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God. (Notice he emphasized, using "a truth.")
Jesus is trying to get us to pay attention to what he knows would be ignored: saying assuredly, verily, a truth.
2000 years ago he said some would not die until they saw Christ in His kingdom.
We know there are not people 2000 years old walking around; so for some, Christ has already returned in His kingdom.
His resurrection is not the return, because after he was resurrected, his disciples asked, was the Kingdom to be established then?
and he said, "it is not for you to know the time or dates," and then rose to heaven, leaving them.
Neither does the record of how he appeared to the disciples when resurrected faintly resemble the prophecies:
they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.
till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
Nor does his resurrection match Matthew, Mark, and Luke's prophecies to be fulfilled before that generation passed away.
Heaven appears to our spiritual eye as in a mist or in clouds — so, his coming is on the clouds of heaven, within the hearts of purified believers — just like he ascended: he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. Acts 1:9. Even Daniel in 538 BC saw Jesus coming on the clouds of heaven: I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. Dan 7:13.
(Heaven appears to us in our soul's eye as a place of great glory existing in a cloud or a mist).
His glorious appearance and reign has already occurred for some that were standing there with him 2000 years ago.
One of those standing with him who saw his glorious return with his Kingdom was his disciple John, who later wrote in the Book of Revelation:
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ.
Paul said: Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
The some are those who repented to become purified for the Kingdom.
Christ's appearance, the Kingdom, and the completion of an individual's salvation are simultaneous.
But each man in his own rank and order. Christ, the first fruits; then the anointed at his coming.
Some of those standing with Him then, saw Christ's return before they died; they had repented and prepared for Him.
All of those who do not repent, and prepare their hearts for his return, see him return at their death.
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him:
and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
To the 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.
Those not purified, to see Jesus' return before death, see him as they die, as all peoples in all generations do.
This is not a particular generation.
This will not be a pleasant experience, particularly for those who thought that He would know them.
At judgment, Jesus said he would reject many who called him Lord and had even performed miracles in his name
And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!
Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
Until we hear his voice, obey his voice, abide in Him, and are purified by him; we still sin and he doesn't know us.
The foolish virgins without oil in their lamps, said: Lord, Lord, open to us.(without abiding in Him, his Light and Word)
Replying, Jesus said: Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Without abiding in Him, he doesn't know us.
Jesus knows listeners: My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. .
"If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
You cannot continue to be a slave to sin and serve God, or even expect his approval.
See My Sheep Know My Voice for more. Also True Grace vs. False Grace, and The Missing Cross.
or See How to Benefit from the Changing Power of God through repentance,
which leads to Christ's return with his Kingdom.
Jesus also said all the end time prophecies would be fulfilled before that generation passed away.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Mat 24:34, Mark 13:30, Luke 21:32 Go read these yourselves. Jesus is talking about his return.
Below is Matthew 24:14-34, where Jesus said all the end time prophecies would be fulfilled before that generation passed away.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and
they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
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.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
(Notice the emphasis, using the word Verily. And notice that this discourse started with the question: When will the end of the world come. Mat 24:3-34. So the end of the world is a personal experience.)
And in Mark 13:30, Jesus said all the end time prophecies would be fulfilled before that generation passed away.
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that reads understand,) then let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains:
15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take anything out of his house:
16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
(Notice the emphasis, using the word Verily.)
And in Luke 21:16-32, Jesus said all the end time prophecies would be fulfilled before that generation passed away.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is near.
21 Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws nigh.
29 And he spoke to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now near at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is near at hand.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
(Notice the emphasis, using the word Verily.)
Just like Jesus told all his disciples:I will not leave you as orphans..I will come back to you.
His resurrection is not the return, because after he was resurrected, his disciples asked, was the Kingdom to be established then?
and he said, "it is not for you to know the time or dates," and then rose to heaven, leaving them. Acts 1:6-9.
Neither does the record of how he appeared to the disciples when resurrected match with the prophecies above.
So this is not the resurrection, but for Jesus to appear and to join in union with them.
If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.
My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. [home in the heart of those who obey]
I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.
This is the return of Christ. The world does not see it. He returns with the Father. They become one with us - union.
It is a personal experience. This is not His resurrection after death. He is talking about becoming one with the disciples.
I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you will keep and protect them from evil.
So, Jesus wants to keep us in the world, but to protect us from evil, while in the world- to be sanctified.
Father, I desire that they also whom you have entrusted to me may be with me where I am,
so they may see my glory, which you have given me — your love gift to me — for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
We are physically still in the world, but our consciousness and sight translate to the Kingdom of heaven, a higher dimension.
God is in this same higher dimension; in him we live and move and have our being; who is over all, in all, and through all.
And there we have fellowship with the Father and the Son.
So with obedience to the cross, we can enter paradise while alive on earth, to be there forever, even after the second death.
When I first discovered this, I marveled at how those, who have spent their life as Bible Scholars, could possibly miss this.
I immediately heard the Word of the Lord within say: "They are children." Children, not men; children who easily believe fables.
But don't expect your preachers to admit their error, for to do so would put themselves out of a job;
they would be admitting they never had a clue as to what Jesus and his message was all about — blind guides.
They would have to admit they have promised you a false salvation, based on ritual and presumption!
Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.
The blind guides smart enough to recognize these scriptures say: "Oh, yes Christ came back once already to those disciples; but that one doesn't count for the one he really meant;" they call themselves Preterists. Some even say, congratulations! you are in the Kingdom and just don't know it; or maybe it is your lack of faith that you can't see it. Ridiculous explanations for their ignorance and lack of faith in the power of God to bring the Kingdom to individuals of all generations who through repentance and the cross enter the Kingdom.
Go to the Teacher within you, the only teacher you need, who will guide you into all truth through repentance.
Now we know his coming and reign has already occurred for some that were standing there with him 2000 years ago.
The some are those who repented to purity in preparation for the Kingdom and salvation's completion.
Jesus came so he could destroy the devil and his works [sin] in us — if we go to him.
For this purpose the Son of God is revealed [in us], that he might destroy [in us] the works [sin] of the devil.
A voice of one crying in the wilderness , Prepare the way of the Lord, make His beaten tracks straight (level and passable)!
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many go in there:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.
Unto them that look for him, shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
When he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
teaching us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions,
and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jesus told us plainly, the pure in heart shall see God, (). This is how it happens, to the pure in heart!
(He, who has been hidden, is revealed; the revelation of Christ, within the purified believer.)
Jesus is resurrected in us to be our true Lord, ruling King of our words and actions.
From the Word of the Lord within: "Woe to the inhabitants of the earth who stand forth without repentance."
Christ's return, the Kingdom, and the completion of salvation are simultaneous.
The Kingdom, and Christ's Return with complete salvation is an individual, personal experience.
Click here to see further analysis on the end times' prophecies fulfillment as a personal experience.
You are probably asking yourself, how could this gross misunderstanding have happened? Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda and expert in lies, said "if you tell a lie enough times, it will be believed;" as argumentum ad nauseam. Another famous liar, Lenin, said "A lie told often enough becomes the truth." The big lies regarding the return of Christ have been told so many times, by so many people, the whole world believes them to be true — proof by assertion.
All the deficit sects of today are simply variations on the doctrines established by the Roman emperor Constantine in 325 AD regarding salvation and Christianity; the doctrines were further standardized by later Roman emperors, including the despot Justinian. These Roman emperors, men of war and/or experts in debauchery, but made saints, were careful to construct and insist on doctrines that excused their continued depravity. As prophesied in Revelation, the church adulterated with the Kings of the earth. The protestants are just variations of the same basic beliefs: instant salvation by speaking words, water baptism, eating bread/drinking grape juice, listening to sermons, etc.; the same basic ritual form of salvation and worship. Within sixty-five years the true church, with its correct doctrines, was stamped out by the promise of freedom from the false prophets' doctrine of ritualized, instant salvation, coupled with the Roman Empire's crushing boot of persecution for any deviation from their authorized, state religion. For 1260 years the true church was banished to the wilderness, to appear again in 1650 with the breakthrough of the early Quakers, who were massively persecuted — only to die again by the late 1800s due to the deception of presumption without repentance, and due to focus on outward societal reform instead of inward change.
I must have read over these scriptures one hundred times myself, passing over them with misunderstanding and assuming I was just too stupid to get it. I only understood what these scriptures are plainly stating, when I had other pieces of the whole puzzle, gained from direct teachings from the voice of the Lord and the writings of George Fox, testifying to thousands of early Quakers receiving the Kingdom, and seeing the validation of their true Christianity by: their love for each other, the power of God that accompanied their ministries, and the massive persecutions they withstood without resisting; persecution that Jesus said would be the mark of his true followers, and necessary to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
When Nicodemus questioned Jesus what it meant to be born of the Spirit, Jesus replied:
"You are Israel's teacher," said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things? I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. John 3:10-11
If our religious teachers of today only taught what they know for absolute certainty, from experience, instead of book learning, passed-on gossip, and divinations from their own minds, stealing the saint's words, we would hear a deafening silence. Perhaps we would then listen for and hear the voice of the Lord to teach us, instead of the deep heaps of teachers and preachers who know absolutely nothing from experience. Jesus said: "Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen." , but "he who speaks from himself seeks his own glory,
but he who seeks the glory of the One who sent him,
that man is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him." . The preachers of Christendom stand condemned for seeking their own glory and then accepting pay for their worthless words; when to even charge for true words of life like Balaam, spoken from the spirit of God, is expressly forbidden by Peter and Jesus. Seeking their own glory, the preachers of Christendom speak from their carnal minds, the nature of death, and preach their vain opinions from the imagination their evil hearts.
They are the false prophets without fruit of whom Jesus warned us against:
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
(they are wolves who want to devour your money — they see you as a source of money for themselves)
By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?
Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Matthew 7:14-21
Christ said, "you will know them by their fruits;" and Paul defines the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Gal 5:22-23
Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit. Mat 15:14
Jesus said the false prophets in sheep's clothing would come. John said the antichrists and false apostles had come and had gone out from among them. Peter saw the false teachers had come. Paul saw the false apostles had come, and warned the brothers night and day for three years of more coming. And in Revelation, John saw where the whole world was to go after the false prophets and the false church, which occurred shortly afterwards. The false church is Revelation's whore of Babylon, riding the beast of many names [41,000 sects in Christendom], with horns like a lamb [resembles the true church], but who speaks like a dragon [men speaking from their carnal minds, which is enmity with God, and their vain opinions from their evil imaginations] instead of speaking words supplied by the Holy Spirit, as Jesus and the Apostles did.
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