Kingdom Came Down Upon Some

Matthew 16:27-28 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. Verily I say to you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Is Jesus telling the truth?

Six days later Jesus takes Peter, James and John–some of them not all of his disciples.

Matt. 17:1-8 (Tree of Life Bible–TLV) After six days, Yeshua takes with Him Peter and Jacob and John his brother, and brings them up a high mountain by themselves. 

NoIMG_2028w He was transfigured before them; His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Yeshua. Peter responded to Yeshua, “Master, it’s good for us to be here! If You wish, I will make three sukkot here–one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While He was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them; and behold, a voice from out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell face down, terrified. But Yeshua came and touched them. “Get up,” He said. “Stop being afraid.” And lifting their eyes, they saw no one except Yeshua alone.

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Did the kingdom of God come down upon them? Did Jesus speak truthfully about some not tasting death until the kingdom of God came down upon them?

Some of you will not die before you see the Son of man coming in His glory. Jesus says I am going to show you the Son of man coming in his glory. He didn’t go up there for days. He was changed in the twinkling of an eye. They saw Moses and Elijah who died thousands of years ago.

Every christian should have the transfiguration as the foundation of their faith.

We are like the caterpillar. Caterpillar travels a short distance, but when changed the butterfly can fly over the whole city. Another example, the seed has to die so the tree can grow.

Deuteronomy 18:18 God said I will send a prophet born of your brethren. Whosoever believe not his word will perish. Moses is saying this. You have no idea about God exactly except what he tells us.

2 Peter 1:11-16 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me. Moreover I will endeavor that you may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

The Transfiguration, 1480 (oil on panel)

Peter said I was an eyewitness. We heard that voice from the father. The transfiguration happened in the twinkling of an eye. The Old Testament said God will send a prophet and whoever does not believe him will perish.

John 11:24-26 Martha said to Him, “I know, he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Yeshua said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life! Whoever believes in Me, even if he dies, shall live. And whoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

Mark 12:26-27 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: you therefore do greatly err. God says He is not the God of the dead but of the living.

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