Christ’s Second Coming (wc)

When the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his son. Galatians 4:4-7.

Jesus preached to the people of his time: The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Mark 1:15

In the end of the world hath he appeared, Hebrews 9:26

Harvest is the end of the world. Mathew 13:39.

So the end of the world, when Christ appeared (Hebrews 9:26) is when the time is fulfilled, the fullness of time; when God sent forth his son (Galatians 4:4), and when Christ preached the nearness of God’s kingdom (Mark 1:15), and when the harvest is (Mathew 13:39), and the tares are burned in the fire (Mathew 13:40). Christ’s disciples, themselves, see the fields already to harvest. (Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest, John 4:35). So, the harvest was in their time in their generation. This generation shall not pass, till all these be fulfilled, Matthew 24:34. Christ himself will come to do that, (When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, Mathew 25:31 & 32; Matthew 16:27; And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of Man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in hisickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped, Revelation 14:14 – 16; Matthew 13:49).

Who will see Christ coming in the clouds of heaven and how if they are not alive?

Christ addressed the high priest, to say that he will (if I don’t interpret the words to agree to my view that Christ hasn’t come yet)

Hereafter shall ye see the son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven, Matthew 26:64

There be some standing here, which shall not taste death till they see son of Man coming in his kingdom, Mathew 16:28.

The interpretation of verses in Matthew 17:1 – 8 is forced. And why should I, knowing that it might be a great sin? (Revelation22:18 & 19). The Holy Bible doesn’t have to corroborate with my idea. My understanding should come from the Bible. Paul knew what Christ had said. While Christ said, ‘There be some standing here, which shall not taste death till they see the son of man coming in his kingdom’, Paul told his disciples, ‘We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed … at the last trump’, I Corinthians 15:51 – 52.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you all way, even unto the end of the world, Matthew 28:18 – 20.

Jesus spake unto them, go ye, I am with you alway. Aren’t ‘them’, ‘ye’, and ‘you’ the same people addressed by Jesus? Jesus was with them always till the end of the world; with those whom he had sent. These are the people who were there till the end of the world. ‘There be some standing here ….’

Very clearly, it is to the twelve disciples to whom Jesus had said, ‘Go ye therefore, and teach all nations’ and then added, ‘Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the son of man be come’.

These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, … go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of God is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils … … … verily I say unto you, ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. Matthew 10: 5 - 23. ‘Ye’ cannot be people born after the generation of the disciples, for they could never and cannot now ‘ heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils’. ‘Ye’ are most definitely the disciples whom Christ had sent and before they could cover the whole of Israel, Christ had come

Christ used the phrase ‘this generation’ in Mathew 24:34, Matthew 12:41 & 42. In Mathew 12:41 and 42 it is clear which generation he meant when he spoke of ‘this generation’. But in Mathew 24: 34 ‘this generation’ is any other generation but ‘this generation’. Why so?

For, Christ spoke of great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of this world to this time (Luke 21:20), and added immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light … … and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to another, Matthew 24:29 – 31.It is immediately after the tribulation of those days that he sent the angels to gather the elect. Reading of Josephus and other historians tell us how all that Christ had prophesied came true.