question 1 Matt. 16:27-17:9
27For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds.
28 Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who shall not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.
17:1 And six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his (James') brother, and brought them up to a high mountain by themselves.
2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shown like the sun, and His garment became as white as light.
3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
4 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here;if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
5While he saw still speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them; and behold, a voice out of the cloud saying, "This is My Beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him!"
6 And when the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were much afraid.
7 And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, "Arise, and do not be afraid.
8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus Himself alone.
9 And as they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.
Having been there with Jesus, James and John, he personally was a witness to the transfiguration.
They were to tell of the vision after Christ rose from the dead. That wa a direct instruction of Jesus Christ. And the testimony was to be believed if more than 1 person was a witness.
They (Israel) have always had the Scripture, but living in a time when the prophesies are being fulfilled, it assures them to know only God could make known to the prophets of old the truth they see fulfilling in their lifetime. Not stories written by men who assuredly loved God, but dictated from a Holy God to obedient men, our future and with the instructions we are not just stumbling and bumbling around in circles but walking hand in hand with the saints in our lives the narrow wat to God's kingdom.
It is contrasting a life lived in godliness applying the virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverence, godliness, brotherly kindness and love to every thought and deed.
Compared with lives lived in sensuality, greed, unrighteousness, indulging the flesh, corrupt desired, despising all authority, daring, self-willed, not fearing judgment and punishment.
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#6 God said to me, "Be careful what you hear." I remember that little song: be careful little eyes what you see, be careful little ears what you hear, be careful little mouth what you say, and be careful little feet where you go, and also be careful little heart what you love.
well, beloved, I pray that you have had a profitable day, and that you are storing up your profits somewhere other than this sad, sad, world. Remember to love one another. It's how they will know you are one of His. Baaah, Baaah <><