Eyewitnesses To The 2nd Coming
Q. Please could you spare a moment to tell me how you interpret Christ’s statement in Matthew 16:28? He says there were “those present who would not taste death until they saw the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” Some say it is evidence of Christ’s humanity – since He said that He didn’t know the time of His return. Others have said He was referring to the com ing of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. What is your interpretation?
A. Six days after Jesus said this, He took Peter, James and John to the top of a nearby mountain and was transfigured before them. Moses and Elijah were there and the voice of God spoke to them all (Matt. 17:1-8).
In 2 Peter 1:16-18 Peter recalled the event.
We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
When Peter said this he was obviously talking about the 2nd Coming. This means the Lord’s transfiguration was the fulfillment of Matt. 16:29. Now this doesn’t mean the 2nd Coming has already taken place as some Preterists would have us believe. It just means that during their lifetimes the three disciples were eyewitnesses to the fact that it will.
Samson Babatunde Oluyeba
In all things and in everything, it is good to praise God at all time....friends, have you ever tried praises in prayer without asking God anything? just praise for like 1 hour, 3 times a day? hmmmm please try this, focus on the praise alone, don't ask for anything, forget about any issues bothering you be it sickness, or any issues. Praise in tongues, sing unto the Lord....believe me God will rise up and will be higly magnified....and all other things you might be looking for will be added, granted, blessed, healed and be prosperous. Because, as you praise God, those enemies will retreat. The Bible says He inhabits the praises of His people (Psalms 22:3).
There is no religion or message in the entire world like the Gospel. No religion in the world has a Cross and a Savior bearing the sins of the whole world. The Cross is the great, profound, magnificent, unconquerable, unchangeable, and matchless truth. It towers above all mere religious ideas. (Acts 13:38) The Apostle Paul preached only Christ and Him crucified. (1 Corinthians 2:1-2) In his letters to the Corinthians, Paul obviously taught many things, but for him all truth swings around the Cross. He wrote to the Corinthians a long chapter about resurrection, but it was about Christ who rose from the dead because He had won the victory on the Cross. The foundation for all Christian truth is Christ crucified. This is the heart of the Gospel – and it must be preached. Good morning from Tennessee and God bless you. REINHARD BONNKE