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Matthew 16:28

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 28 Truly I say to you, There are some standing here, who shall not taste death, until they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."5 [The New Testament is full of references to the second appearance of Jesus being then, not thousands of years later. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying that some then standing with him, 2000 years ago, would see his glorious coming in the clouds with the Kingdom before they died. In addition Paul, Jesus preaching, Jesus in Revelation, Peter, James, and John, — all said, soon, the time is near, a little while, he stands at the door. Christendom blithely ignores this gaping incongruity between what the Bible plainly states vs. what they are taught by their blind guides. It would be a cruel hoax to be waiting on Him to appear if the past 100 generations of believers actually had no hope of ever seeing Him. From the Word of the Lord within: "The kingdom, the grand prize. Seek first the kingdom, and all else will be provided — provided you stay on course. Do not be misled; you must enter the kingdom while on earth. You can live in heaven and still walk the earth."]

Mark 8:9:1

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 1 And he said to them, "Truly I say to you, that there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they have seen the kingdom of God come with power."1 [This is one of the six statements of Jesus that prove the Kingdom of God is a personal experience. Jesus said: the time has come, the Kingdom is near. He is not talking about a Kingdom thousands of years later. 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. If people 2000 years ago saw Jesus bringing and establishing his Kingdom on earth, then it is a personal experience; the Lord's second appearance occurs to all who prepare the way for him to return. For his return is to purified believers, in all generations, who have prepared the way of the Lord, making his 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 or with visible display. Nor will people say, 'Look! Here!' or, 'Look, there!' For behold, the kingdom of God is within you and around you." Luke 17:20-21. When he appears, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. 1 John 3:2-3. He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Heb 9:28.

From the Word of the Lord within: "Do not be misled; you must enter the kingdom while on earth. Six attestations prove the reign's existence. The second coming is a personal experience. The second coming is in the hearts of purified believers. The King is where He is king. Christ does not come into the world, but comes into his own and gathers his seed; there is an eating of bread and a taking off the chains. Many will see Him on that day. You will know Him by His coming. Everyone will see whom they have pierced."]

Luke 9:27

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 27 But I tell you the truth, there are some standing here, who shall not taste death until they see the kingdom of God."2 [The New Testament is full of references to the second appearance of Jesus being then, not thousands of years later. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying that some then standing with him, 2000 years ago, would see his glorious coming in the clouds with the Kingdom before they died. In addition Paul, Jesus preaching, Jesus in Revelation, Peter, James, and John, — all said, soon, the time is near, a little while, he stands at the door. Christendom blithely ignores this gaping incongruity between what the Bible plainly states vs. what they are taught by their blind guides. It would be a cruel hoax to be waiting on Him to appear if the past 100 generations of believers actually had no hope of ever seeing Him. From the Word of the Lord within: "The kingdom, the grand prize. Seek first the kingdom, and all else will be provided — provided you stay on course. Do not be misled; you must enter the kingdom while on earth. You can live in heaven and still walk the earth."]

Matthew 24:29-34

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 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

 30 Then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

 31 And he will send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 32 Now learn the parable of the fig tree: When its branch is still tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.

 33 So likewise, when you shall see all these things occur, know that it is near, even at the doors.

 34 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass, until all these things are fulfilled.5

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Mark 13:24-30

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 24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,

 25 And the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers that are in heaven will be shaken.

 26 Then they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

 27 And he will send his angels, and 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 its branch is still tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.

 29 So also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near, even at the doors.

 30 Truly I say to you, that this generation will not pass away, until all these things take place.4

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Luke 21:27-32

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 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [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.]

 28 Now when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near."

 29 Then he spoke a parable to them: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees;

 30 When they sprout leaves, you see and know for yourselves that summer is near.

 31 So likewise, when you see these things happen, know that the kingdom of God is near.

 32 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away, until all is fulfilled.3

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