The Glory of His Father

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 unto you, There be some standing here which shall not taste of death till they see the Son of man coming in His kingdom.”

I don’t know what it will look like.  I’m pretty sure it will be far beyond even the most gifted artist’s ability to portray. I believe that to see Him in His purity and Holiness, with His holy angels, will put us on our faces before Him.

When Jesus comes (these verses are referring to His second advent, not to the Rapture), He will come in the complete, overwhelming glory of the Father.  He will be accompanied by the hosts of His holy angels. When He comes, He will render to each of us according to our doings.

The passage that says there were some standing there who would not see death until they had seen Jesus coming in His Kingdom is not difficult if we continue reading right into the next chapter.  Don’t forget, these chapter divisions weren’t there in the original manuscripts.  Sometimes, they make it seem as if the end of one topic is the last verse of the previous chapter, and a new topic is introduced in the next.  Not so in this instance, as in many others.

The next event is the Transfiguration of Christ, which is a type of His glorious second coming as the Son of Man in His Kingdom.

I’m looking forward to writing about that!

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