Matt. 16:28, “Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.”

Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant by this statement? Did He make good His promise of coming? Did He come or not and if He came how did He come?

So we continue to look at this statement of Jesus and to further ask if those who were there when He made that statement are still alive; and if not, does it mean He came. And if He came, in what form did He come with?

Somebody did ask in the previous post if this was Moses and Elijah alone, since Moses was representing the law and the prophets. The evidence of scriptures shows it was just the two of them, that is the three of them alone. See it here;

Rom. 3:21, “But now the righteousness of God (Jesus) without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law (Moses) and the prophets (Elijah):

Someone else made a statement that looks like all we ever know about the coming of Christ is the first and second coming. But here is fact looking on at our faces that Jesus wasn’t promising the disciple’s a second coming here. There is nothing here to indicate a “second coming” as the Church knows it.

People don’t know that there are several phases of the comings of Christ. For instance He comes as the Bridegroom, as a Thief in the night, as a Judge, as the morning star, as the king; etc., etc. And the list goes on. None of these refers to a “supposed second coming” but still they are a coming all the same.

So back to our story and the message. In Luke 9:26 we read,

“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.

27 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.

28 ¶ And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:

31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.

33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.

34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.

35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.”

Again like I said before, the above illustrates for us the consecration into the priesthood; and this time around it was the Mechizedek Order of Priesthood.

Now see how Apostle Peter described this wonderful event; 2 Pet. 1:15,

“Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you THE POWER AND COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRST, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.”

MSG. 2Pet. 1:16, “We weren’t, you know, just wishing on a star when we laid the facts out before you regarding THE POWERFUL RETURN OF OUR MASTER JESUS CHRIST … We were there for the preview! We saw it with our own eyes.”

TLB. 2Pet. 1:16, “For we have not been telling you fairy tales when we explained to you THE POWER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND HIS COMING AGAIN. My own eyes have seen his splendor and his glory.”

Is this a shock to many? It only shows we don’t understand how Jesus promised to come to His own. What happened on the Mount of Transfiguration was a fulfillment of a promise made by Jesus when He said;

Matt.16:28, “Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.”

So Peter is saying, yes; we saw His coming in His kingdom just exactly as He promised. We witnessed the truth and reality of that promise; and so we are not telling you stories.

Friends the transfiguration was a coming as promised by Jesus to His own. You want to argue? Then argue with the scriptures and Peter who made that statement not me.

Next I shall explain further what it means for Him to come as stated by Peter of what they saw.

To be continued…