The Prophecy: Mark 9:1
“And Jesus was saying to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”” Mark‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬ ‭
Jesus concluded His message on the cost of discipleship (Mark 8:34-38), with a powerful prophecy His about His coming kingdom. (Mark 9:1) This prophecy caused confusion for some people. Such is the nature of prophecy.
Matthew quoted the prophecy slightly differently; ““Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” (Matthew‬ ‭16‬:‭28‬)
There were three important aspects of this prophecy. First, some of those standing in the crowd would not see death until they witnessed His glory as it will be during the coming Kingdom age. Scholars agree that was fulfilled for Peter, James and John on the Mount of Transfiguration.
Second, there will be a literal future Kingdom that Jesus will rule over. Many Scriptures capture the promise of a future kingdom, but Revelation 20:1-6 talks clearly about the millennium kingdom. This will be a period of a thousand years when Jesus rules on earth. (See also Acts 1:6-7)
Third, the kingdom period will be accompanied by power and great glory. Jesus is going to reign on earth as King of kings and Lord of lords. (See Revelation 19:11-21) His coming will bring a swift end to the one world government and deception of the anti-Christ.
It is important to note that Jesus made this prophecy after His disclosure of His coming suffering in Jerusalem and prior to his ascension to heaven. (Mathew 8:31; Acts 1:9-11) The big question is “Can this prophecy be trusted and will it be fulfilled literally?” We will answer those questions in the next few sections.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global

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