The Missing Cross to Purity


Six of Jesus' Promises to Some Then:
that 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,
to make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God;
by cleansing their evil heart for God to dwell within them
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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. Matt 16:27

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. Mat 16:28.
(Notice he emphasized with the word "Truly.")

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)

Therefore, whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; the Son of man will be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." Mark 8:38

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." Mark 9:1
(Notice he emphasized with the word "Truly.")

and Luke reports the same thing Jesus said regarding his return to establish his Kingdom:

For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of man will be ashamed of him, when he comes in his own glory and in the glory of his Father and of the holy angels. Luke 9:26

But I tell you of the truth, there are some standing here, who shall not taste of death until they see the kingdom of God. Luke 9:27.
(Notice he emphasized, using "the 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. Acts 1:6-9
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. Mat 16:28
until they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. Mark 9:1
he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. Luke 9:26
Nor does his resurrection match Matthew, Mark, and Luke's prophecies to be fulfilled before that generation passed away.

Jesus preached His coming quickly and the near kingdom throughout the New Testament.

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 in Jesus Christ. Rev 1:9
Paul said: Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. Col 1:13
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. 1 Cor 15:23

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 comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him:
and all the peoples of the earth will wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Rev 1:7

To the High Priest and the Pharisees at his trial, Jesus said..
you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.  Mark 14:62

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 iniquity [sin, lawlessness, wickedness] ! Mat 7:21-23

Whoever commits sin practices lawlessness; for sin is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4
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.
From the Word of the Lord within: "I only know those who have been crucified."
I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. John 8:34
You cannot continue to be a slave to sin and serve God, or even expect his approval. Rom 8:8

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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.

14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then the end will come.

15Therefore, when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand),

16Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountain [Christ].

17Let he who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house.

18Neither let he who in the field return back to take his clothes.

19And woe to those who are with child, and to those who are nursing in those days!

20But pray that your flight is not in the winter or on the Sabbath day.

21For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be again.

22And except those days should be shortened, no flesh would be saved, but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.

23Then if any man says to you, 'Lo, here is Christ,' or 'There he is;' do not believe it.

24For there will arise false Christs and prophets, and will show great signs and wonders; so much that, if it were possible, they would deceive the very elect.

25Behold, I have told you before.

26Therefore if they say to you, 'Behold, he is in the desert,' do not go forth; or 'Behold, he is in the secret chambers,' do not believe it.

27For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines to the west; so also will the coming of the Son of man be.

28Wherever the dead body is, there the vultures will be gathered together.

29Immediately 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.

30Then 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.

31And 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.

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

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

34Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass, until all these things are fulfilled
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(Notice the emphasis, using the word "Truly." 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.)

Below is Mark 13:12-30 where 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 will rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

13 And you will be hated by all men for my name's sake; but he who endures to the end will be saved.

14 But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let the reader understand,) then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountain [Christ]:

15 And let he who is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter to take anything out of his house:

16 And let he who is in the field not turn back again to take his clothes.

17 But woe to those who are with child, and to those who are nursing in those days!

18 And pray that your flight will not be in the winter.

19 For in those days shall be tribulations, such as was not from the beginning of the creation, which God created, to this time, neither will there ever be.

20 And unless the Lord shortens those days, no flesh would be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.

21 And then if any man shall say to you, 'Lo, here is Christ;' or, 'lo, he is there;' do not believe him.

22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce even the elect, if it were possible.

23 But take heed: behold, I have foretold you all things beforehand.

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 shall they 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 shall not pass, until all these things take place.4
(Notice the emphasis, using the word "Truly.")

And in Luke 21:16-32, Jesus said all the end time prophecies would be fulfilled before that generation passed away.

16 And you will be betrayed by even parents and brothers and kinsfolk,and friends; and some of you they will put to death.

17 And you will be hated by all men for my name's sake.

18 But not a hair of your head shall perish.

19 By your firm and patient endurance do you [possess] attain the true Life of your souls.

20 And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, know that the desolation of it is near.

21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are in the middle of it depart, and let those who are in the country not enter into it.

22 For those are the days of vengeance, so that all things that are written may be fulfilled.

23 But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.

24 They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led away captive into all nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

25 And there will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and upon the earth there will distress and perplexity in the nations at the sea and the waves roaring.

26 Men's hearts will fail them for fear and the expectation of those things that are coming on the earth; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

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

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.

(Notice the emphasis, using the word "Truly.")

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 the seasons," 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. John 14:3
            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 pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should protect them from the evil. John 17:15
So, Jesus wants to keep us in the world, but to protect us from evil, while in the world — but sanctified.
Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me. For you loved me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24
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.

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.

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." They are foolish children; they have no understanding. 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. Mat 15:14

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. Such are 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. 1 John 2:27

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.

Jesus told us plainly, the pure in heart shall see God, (Matthew 5:8-12). 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, our ruling King of our words and actions. 2 Cor4:14,Col2:11-12,3:1, Eph 2:6

From the Word of the Lord within:

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.

From the Word of the Lord within:

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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:

"Are you a teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? Truly, truly, I say to you: We speak what we know, and testify what we have seen; and you do not believe 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." John 3:11, 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." John 7:18. Any man who speaks of God or Christ without the Spirit's specifically supplied words is seeking his own glory.

If you are preaching, teaching, or even talking to others about God or Jesus without being specifically ordered in each and every word and action, you are essentially claiming that your own words and deeds are superior to what Jesus' would be if he made his own decisions about what to say and do. Christ said: The disciple is not above his master, but everyone who is perfect [purified, restored to the spiritual image of God, specifically authorized, and perfected] will be like his master. Luke 6:40

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 Paul, 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 of their evil hearts.

They are the false prophets without fruit of whom Jesus warned us against: (Prophesy is to preach; to instruct in religious doctrines; to interpret or explain Scripture or religious subjects; to exhort.)

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
(they are wolves who want to devour your money — they see you as a source of money for themselves)

Christ said, "you will know them by their fruits;" and Paul defines the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace (quietness and confident trust forever), patience (including longsuffering, steadfastness, and perseverance), kindness (including morality and integrity), goodness, faith, gentleness (including meekness and humility), and self-control (mastery of sensual appetites, passions, and desires). Gal 5:22-23

Leave them; they are blind guides and teachers. And if a blind man leads a blind man, they both will fall into a ditch.
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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