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Explain Mark 9:1

Anyone care to explain Mark 9:1 to me? I have not found a satisfactory explanation so far.

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Acts 7:54-56

The Stoning of Stephen

When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. Look, he said, I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.

Mark 9:1 there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

John 21:23
Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die, he only said, If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?
---bike on 3/29/13


Here is an interpretation that i am fairly certain of. The passage of scripture speaks of john the beloved(also see john21:23). John was the youngest of all 12 and the last to die. Old church writings has accounts that he was persecuted and many attempted to kill him by fire, hot oil and so on, but none succeeded. Therefore he was exiled to the isle of Patmos . At almost a 100 years old he had a vision of The end of the world and the second coming of christ. He lived the event in a form of a vision, he saw what was to come.He was asked to write it down, that is how we have the book of Revelation. Historians say he died of old age shortly after.
Therefore fulfilling Jesus' prophecy that someone here will not die until they see me come again..
---rabih on 3/29/13


Look at the Scriptures before Mark 9:1,it may give you a satisfactory explanation!

Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Mark 9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
---jMarc on 12/20/12


"Kingdom of Heaven" is a better term. "Heaven" is "shamayim" in Hebrew. Shamayim has two words in it -sham or shem, which means 'breath' and 'mayim' which means 'water.'

Unless you are born of water and the breath ('pneuma' in Greek is 'breath' and we say 'spirit). This is the baptism of The Holy Spirit, The Breath. Also, shamayim. This is why Christ says it is within you -those baptized by The Holy Spirit, The Breath.

It DID come when they were alive =at Christ's baptism and in John 20:22 or at Pentecost or both. There is no water mentioned but I believe it was there, on their faces, like "the face of the waters." John refers to the crystal waters in Heaven in Revelations.
---gs on 12/19/12


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This references the fact that the word "some" in the Koine Greek is defined as the word "one". The Kingdom of God is Heaven. The "one" who did not die until he saw the Kingdom of Heaven return is John the beloved. When John was on the aisle of Patmos he was caught up into heaven on the "Lords day" which is the day of the rapture/beginning of tribulation. He saw the Kingdom come to earth in that vision. Revelation is the telling of old testament prophecies and the order in which they happen. It is also the transition of Jesus in his priestly kingdom to that of King. I hope this answers your question. (Jesus was not wrong.)
---Candie_Magill on 12/12/12


9 And he said to them, Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.
Jesus was telling the people they would live to see the Messianic Age. All those people are dead, Jesus was wrong.
I'm fairly certain this comment will not be approved, w/e
---DSM on 12/11/12


Micha, I agree totally with your answer. In (Mark 9:1) should go together with the context of (v. 2-8). Which is the most accurated interpretation which is to be connected with verse 2 to 8. It has also being interpretate as Christ resurrection and ascension, or the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentacost and yet even the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, but sense the context is connect it would have to be the promise of the Transfiguration. Matthew and Mark place the transfiguration "six days" after Jesus promise (v.1). Luke, included the day the promise was made and the day of the transfiguration as (eight days). Peter, James and John were the three who where chosen most of the time to see things the other apostles were not shown.
---Mark_V. on 6/2/12


In history there have are three time periods: Pre-Law Age, the Law Age, and the Kingdom of God/Kingdom of Heaven age.
The Old Testament Law Age was not fulfilled until the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD.
A generation in the scriptures is 40 years.
Christ is speaking in 30 AD, the year he was crucified. (Some will say 33 AD, but this doesn't fit with scripture or history.)
In 70 AD with the destruction of temple at Jerusalem by Romans, we see the Law Age fully ended, and the arrival of the Kingdom of God Age.
Surely some of them that heard Christ speak were still alive to see the destruction of the temple.
---trey on 6/2/12


Mark 9:1 there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller on earth can white them.



2 Peter 1:16 For we.. were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
2 Peter 1:17 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.


peter james and john saw the glory
---francis on 6/1/12




Matthew 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.
Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh [with him] Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
Luke 9:32 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.
The rest of the disciples, save one, would have to taste death before they see such.
---MIchael on 1/31/10
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What does Matthew 16:28 mean?--jody on 1/30/10
2Pe 1:16b ...but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
---micha9344 on 5/28/12


Since the Bible is ALIVE and EVERLASTING, I believe that Jesus is talking about everyone, not just those in that day and time. "Will not taste death until they see the KINGDOM of GOD after it has come with power"
OK, here's my take.... Everyone who is saved and recieved the gift of the Holy Spirit HAS seen the Kingdom of God ... and those who have been MOVED by the Holy Spirit HAS seen the POWER of the Kingdom of God! Everyday we see miracles and wonders! BUT, those who have not accepted God and does not know the truth will die BEFORE they see the kingdom of God and all its power. What a shame!
---JenGau on 5/28/12


Matt:22 31-32. But as touching the resurrecton of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? God is NOT the God of the dead, but the God of the LIVING."

John 11:25-26 "I am the resurrection and the life, he that believes my words, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosever lives and believes in me shall NEVER die. Do you believe this?"
---barb on 4/7/11


Jesus loves you!
---Gideon on 4/4/11


There is nothing mysterious about what Jesus said.

He is referring to "future" fellow followers like those who were "standing" there at the time.

Jesus is not saying that those persons in the future will never die, as they will die. He is saying that they will not die "until" they first see the kingdom of God coming in power. It is at that time in the future that they die and are gathered to be resurrected. (Matt 24:30-31)

No person can enter into that kingdom unless they die first. Then they are given a "new life: in the resurrection.
---R._Jerome_Harris on 10/10/10


Strongaxe, your two last post were very interesting and thought out, and very true. You have a point also when you talked about Abraham. First, no way was God testing Abraham to find out something, He knows all things. If God gave him a test, it was to induce the greatest of faith in him. Hebrews 11:17-19 reveals that he was so confident in the permanence of God's promise, that he believed if Isaac were to be killed, God would raise him from the dead, or God would provide a substitute for Isaac, (v.8). God would never require you to break His own law. If someone in the mind tells someone to do that, it is not from God. What happens is many hear a voice and think it is from God so kill another, to find out later it was not God speaking to them.
---MarkV. on 10/9/10


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Steven, Christ's second coming has not happened yet, and all that were with Christ when he spoke these words to them have all physically died already, therefore we know that he was speaking of partaking of sin when he said they will not taste of death prior to his second coming. Christ spoke of sinners being dead, who are the breathing and working dead. And this is what Jesus was referring to when he said that there were some alive and breathing with him that would not taste of this death, before they see himself coming again in glory.
---Eloy on 10/9/10


\\Christ here was referring to Pentecost Day as found in Acts 2:2-4\\

This is precisely what I said earlier. Pentecost is when the earthly part of the Kingdom of God came with power.

By then, Judas had died.
---Cluny on 10/8/10


Mark 9:1 says "And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power."

Christ here was referring to Pentecost Day as found in Acts 2:2-4

"And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."
---christan on 10/8/10


I don't think anyone here is on the same spiritual level as Abraham.
---Cluny on 10/7/10

Please remember that Abraham was visited by angels and even the Lord Himself.

It is easier to have faith in someone you have seen and KNOW is real than to have faith is someone you have never seen.

Even Jesus knew that.
---Mark_Eaton on 10/8/10


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\\The born-again Christian is proven to be on a much more spiritual level than Abraham ever was,\\

Born-again Christians don't imagine that God would tell them to commit homicide, adultery, theft, or other sins.

This is EXACTLY what the Bible calls "vain thoughts" and "evil imaginations".
---Cluny on 10/8/10


The born-again Christian is proven to be on a much more spiritual level than Abraham ever was, for the born-again Christian is born from Christ himself and has the Almighty Lord Jesus Christ dwelling within them, whereas Abraham was merely a friend of God's before the Almighty was born on the earth. Through Christ we saints today cast out demons, speak in heavenly tongues, heal the sick, and raise the dead, but Abraham did not do these works from Christ because he was not born-again from Christ.
---Eloy on 10/8/10


I don't think anyone here is on the same spiritual level as Abraham.
---Cluny on 10/7/10


Eloy:

God wanted to see if Abraham would be willing to sacrifice Isaac - yet he did NOT actually require Abraham to do it. Abraham was willing to obey God - yet he did NOT actually commit murder. THIS is where the crucial difference lies.

If a voice in your head tells you to kill someone, and you actually do it, that is murder - and God would not command you to do something knowing that doing so would violate one of his most basic laws. As such, you could be pretty sure that this voice is not from God, since God is not the author of confusion.

If God told you to commit adultery, would you do it? How about theft? Or perjury? Or smoke a cigarette?
---StrongAxe on 10/7/10


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Cluny, Ask Abraham: "God did test Abraham, and said to him, Abraham, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and get you into the land of Moriah, and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you of. And Abraham bult an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forward his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of Yhwh called to him, Abraham, Abraham, Lay not your hand upon the lad, neither do you any thing to him: for now I know that you regard God, seeing you have not withheld your son, yours only from me." Gn.22:1,2,9-12. I'm just correcting.
---Eloy on 10/7/10


MarkV:

"Do unto others as they do unto you" is instinctive and reactive - it allows others to choose the playing field.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is counter-intuitive and proactive - it allows YOU to choose the playing field, and is much more powerful.

One known principle of any kind of warfare (whether physical or spiritual) is that you want to battle your enemy at a place of your own choosing - where you are strongest, not at a place of his choosing where he is the strongest.

So the Golden Rule is not only what Jesus taught, but it's also the strongest and most sensible strategy.
---StrongAxe on 10/6/10


\\MarkV, Christians do not lie, but sinners do: you have not thrown anything back in my face, and indeed no love. For you cannot give that what you do not have, first you must have truth and love before you are able to give that to others.
---Eloy on 10/6/10\\

Is someone imagining that God would tell him to commit homicide, and that person boasting he would do so, a sign of love and truth?

Just asking.
---Cluny on 10/6/10


Glenn, your words are very true when we see the evidence of what he does to others. But what I think has happened is that so many of us, just about everyone, has been condemned by Eloy at one time or another. He hits the buttons of everyone. Some still answer him kindly, and others answer him as he answer us. We are not him, so we should not display that about us. Though his words hurt so many, they are his words and not ours, that is why I said I was sorry for saying what he said to me. I'm not him, and never want to be like him, but I should never judge the heart as to whether he is saved or not, as he does toward us. Only the True God knows and can see the heart. I do question his two salvation, his doctrines and his attitude towards others.
---MarkV. on 10/6/10


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MarkV, Christians do not lie, but sinners do: you have not thrown anything back in my face, and indeed no love. For you cannot give that what you do not have, first you must have truth and love before you are able to give that to others.
---Eloy on 10/6/10


To "everyone," after seeing Eloy's condemning post to me, I copied it and gave it right back to him. My response was not from God, but from my flesh, Please forgive me for using the same words he used to condemn me. I don't think I have ever done that before. I felt conviction for doing that a day after, when I read what I had done. I disagree with him in many area's but I should not judge his heart, for it is not up to me to do that. I still love him though, so please forgive me.
"Eloy," please forgive me for using the same words you used.
---MarkV. on 10/6/10


Matthew (10:38-39), 16:24-28, Mark 8:34-9:1, Luke 9:21-27 is part of the same discourse and concerns Salvation, and following Jesus no matter what the cost.
MarkV, when Eloy speaks of the Spirit from Christ, he believes it's himself. But Eloy's is of another Kingdom. Please consider 1Corinthians 5:4-13, 11:19, 16:22, Galatians 1:6-9, Titus 3:10-11 "A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject, Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.", 2John 1:10-11, Jude 1:19.
---Glenn on 10/5/10


Eloy, you do not understand me, because you choose not to understand. Stony hearts and stiff-necks cannot understand they condemn others. I am from Christ and you are from the world. After you choose to understand, and you submit to the Spirit from Christ, then you will undertand, that means a third rebirth for you, the second did nothing.
---MarkV. on 10/5/10


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MarkV, you do not understand me, because you choose not to understand. Stony hearts and stiff-necks cannot understand. I am from Christ and you are from the world. After you choose to understand, and you submit to the Spirit from Christ, then you will undertand.
---Eloy on 10/5/10


It may just mean exactly what it says. It correlates to the last verses of Johns Gospel.

Be prepared! Listen and hear!
---John on 10/5/10


Eloy, I understand Scripture, but cannot fully understand your behavior or conduct. I answered you with as much kindness as possible but even that is not good enough for you. Just to question you brings out your wrath. I am not going to say you do not have the Holy Spirit in you, because I am not God and cannot see your heart, but I will say, your fruits show that you don't. You are a slave to sin, because you do the same sins over and over. Dissing everyone. That is call pride, or self-righteous.
---MarkV. on 10/4/10


MarkV, I have no problem with the scriptures, nor what they mean, for I am filled with the holy Spirit and I have been translating the holy scriptures from their original tongues for many years. But you have yet to become born-again, and therefore as yet you cannot fully understand the word of God.
---Eloy on 10/4/10


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Eloy, the only problem you have is the what the word "Death" represents. It could be physical or it could be spiritual. After checking all the words study on the word "Death" or "Thanatos" in (Matthew 10:21 16:28, Luke 2:26) means Natural or temporal death. In (1 John 5:16) a sin leading to death is a sin which, should a believer continue to engage in it may lead him to premature physical death (Eccl. 7:17, Jer 14:11,12, 34:18-20, Acts 5:1-11, 1 Cor. 11:30). And a spiritual death (John 5:24, 1 John 3:14.) And eternal death ( Rom. 6:21, 23, James 5:20, 1 John 5:16,17) and Second death (Rev. 2:11, 20:6.14)
So in the passage of Matthew it means natural death.
---MarkV. on 10/4/10


MarkV, very good. I commonly instruct readers of the Holy Bible to read at least 5 verses before the highlighted verse being addressed and also at least 5 verses after the highlighted verse being addressed, and sometimes more than 5, in order to obtain the proper definition of the verse.
---Eloy on 10/3/10


Eloy, because you admitted that none of those people there when Jesus spoke, would be alive at the Second Coming, I have reconsidered your point. But for different reasons, you said,
"So I believe that Jesus was speaking about sin, and not about physical death, for there were some that were standing there that did not taste sin before they will see his second coming."
If death there is spiritual death, the passage would be correct, some there never would die, a spiritually death. And after Pentecost they received the Holy Spirit and became One body in Christ, to live eternally. Now that could be the case. We would have to be sure the death talked about was spiritual not physical. It does not say spiritual, but it could be.
---MarkV. on 10/3/10


MarkV, you are confusing the rapture with the transfiguration. The transfiguration is is a documented historical fact, past tense: but the rapture of the 2nd Coming is a documented prophetical fact, future tense, which is yet to happen.
---Eloy on 10/2/10


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larry>>I kinda liked your abbreviated version!
---catherine on 10/2/10


It means there are some who will never taste death. They will be alive, caught up and transfigured to heaven. Amazing.
---larry on 10/1/10


Eloy, you say, "we who remain alive" but we were not there present when He spoke before the transfiguration, all of the apostles who where are dead now, really. And all others who were there are dead also. But you are entitle to your opinion.
---MarkV. on 10/1/10


MarkV, Yes, "we which remain alive up to the coming of the Lord will not precede them which are dead. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first: Then we which are remaining alive will be raptured up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so will we always be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words." I Thes.4:15-18.
---Eloy on 10/1/10


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The man referred to was John the Apostle.

Apostle Paul said it and John did travel with him.

(2Cor 12:2-3 [YLT])
I have known a man in Christ, fourteen years ago--whether in the body I have not known, whether out of the body I have not known, God hath known--such an one being caught away unto the third heaven,
and I have known such a man--whether in the body, whether out of the body, I have not known, God hath known, --

They were traveling together preaching the message of grace when this occurred so John was still alive and you read further what the Apostle Paul has to say.
---Royll on 9/30/10


The key work is 'see' not experience. John saw the kingdom and reported what he saw in Revelation. and he was alive at the time.
---Harold on 9/30/10


"For the Son of man will come in the glory who's Father of him, with the angels of him, then he will reward to each according to the works of them. Truly I say to you, There be some standing here, which will not taste of death till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."Mt.16:28,29. The 2nd coming has not happened yet, and none of those people are still alive on the earth, and there is no scripture of them being raptured. So I believe that Jesus was speaking about sin, and not about physical death, for there were some that were standing there that did not taste sin before they will see his second coming. Again Jesus said, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead."
---Eloy on 9/30/10


Luke 9:27 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.

2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

2 Peter 1:17 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.

2 Peter 1:18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
---francis on 9/30/10


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Eloy, if that is the case and it is as you say, then why did He say, that some of them there with Him would still be alive when that event would happen? Can you explain that with your theory?
We know none of them are alive now, and the event has not happen yet. Are you saying this people will come alive and be present at the event?
---MarkV. on 9/30/10


MarkV, Jesus being transfigured is not Jesus "coming" as he has foretold. For he would not be talking of his "coming" if he was already with the disciples. For Jesus to come in glory, he would have to leave and depart from his diciples in order for him to "come" to them again.
---Eloy on 9/30/10


Eloy, you didn't consider v. 2 how Jesus was transfigured. And also the people present, there with Him at that time, so He could not possibly be talking about the Second Coming since none of those people will be alive when He comes.
"And He said to them, Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death" till they see the kingdom of God present with power" Mark 9:1. "Some standing here" it's talking about those there listening. The apostles James and John were two mentioned present at the transfiguration where Jesus is mentioned to have transfigured and His clothes became shinning, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them."
---MarkV. on 9/29/10


It was not the transfiguration, because that is not Jesus "coming" in his glory. Jesus specifically speaks about coming in the glory who's Father of him, with his angels, to reward each soul for their works, and he immediately says there are some standing here that will not taste death before they see this "coming" in his kingdom.
---Eloy on 9/29/10


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Steve, I agree with some here like Francis with his response to you about Mark 9:1. These event has clearly been discussed among so many, and some claim it was the Second Coming, some the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost, with the spread of Christianity. The most accurate interpretation however is to connect Christ promise with the Transfiguration in the context of (v. 2-8), which provide "a foretaste" of His Second Coming glory. That all 3 gospels place this promise immediately before the Transfiguration supports this view, as does the fact that "Kingdom" can refer to "Royal Splendor."
---MarkV. on 9/29/10


"For the Son of man will come in the glory who's Father of him, with the angels of him, then he will reward to each according to the works of them. Truly I say to you, There be some standing here, which will not taste of death till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."Mt.16:28,29. The 2nd coming has not happened yet, and none of those people are still alive on the earth, and there is no scripture of them being raptured. So I believe that Jesus was speaking about sin, and not about physical death, for there were some that were standing there that did not taste sin before they will see his second coming. Again Jesus said, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead."
---Eloy on 9/29/10


Well, I hope that you will like this one...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 He has come with power".....That event probably symbolizes His coming with power....because of the outward glory revealed.... "There are some standing here"...A specimen of the kingdom in the transfiguration of Christ, six days after Christ spoke that prediction, He gives them this glimpse of His glory, to show that His sufferings were voluntary, and to prevent the offence of the cross.
---catherine on 9/28/10


Mk8:35For whosoever WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT, but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's the same shall save it
vs 38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of MY WORDS in this adulterous and sinful generation,of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."

Mk9:1...some that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

--Those who attempted to save his life will lose it and taste death-when the kingdom of God come with power.---
---char on 8/6/10


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Cluny,

Happy Feast of the Transfiguration! It is interesting that you mention it because I am right here reading Saint Gregory of Palamas' sermons (Homily 34 and 35) concerning the Transfiguration of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. Such beauty in his writings!


Kontakion (Tone 4)

Podoben: Today You have shown forth...
Today all mortal nature shines with the divine Transfiguration
And cries with exultation:
"Christ the Savior is transfigured to save us all!"

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 8/6/10


6 August.

Happy Feast of the Trasfiguration, everybody!

There is a line from one of our hymns for this feast I'd like to share:

"Transfigure us with Yourself, O Savior Christ,
That we may praise You forever."
---Cluny on 8/6/10


thats exactly what iam saying when I said several times being born again,of the spirit.
---tom2 on 8/5/10


Tom2, I appreciate your effort to explain your understanding,
You mention twice about being ,as it were, in Christ's Kingdom.
The scripture in question is The kingdom "in You" not the other way around. Like I said there's no Kingdom inside us or anyone, the scripture was telling that Christ (the King) was in their midst, among or "within" them!
---1st_cliff on 8/4/10


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I agree that it was about the miracles that would be performed in front of the disciples. Certainly the Transfiguration would fall in that category. But I do not believe the first to be limited to just referencing the Transfiguration.
---mima on 8/4/10


ist cliff. let me explain it as best I can.jesus said be in the world but not of the world.If you are not of this world what world are you of?jesus said ,my kingdom is not of this world.those who are born again,who live their lives as obidient followers of jesus are in this world but not of this world,they are in Gods kingdom living in the flesh,but making decisions and obeying the spirit,and following christ, so actually though they are alive physically they actually live in Gods kingdom which is spiritually walking ,living ,obeying,God word.
---tom2 on 8/3/10


1st cliff, apparently you misread it,the kingdom is the inner dwelling of the holy spirit,aka being born again of the spirit,resulting in an inner transformation and obidience to the will of God.
---tom2 on 8/3/10


Tom2, A little surprised at your comment "The Kingdom is within you"
Even the old KJV says in the margin "in your midst" meaning among them!
There's no Kingdom inside anyone!
A kingdom is a King and subjects!
---1st_cliff on 8/3/10


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Others here have explained this the way it was given to me.

I also got more about this. After Jesus was transfigured, He calls the Apostles's experience "the vision", in Matthew 17:9. A vision can give you an experience of what is actually happening, for example Stephen seeing "the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!" (in Acts 7:55) And a vision can have you *now* experiencing what will happen in the future, like I understand Jesus was transfigured to how He would be when He comes again.

Matthew 24:29-30. All will go so dark, and then is when Jesus will shine so brightly.
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/3/10


Mark 9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God COME with POWER.

2 Peter 1:16 we made known unto you the POWER and SOMING of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Clearly this porphecy was totally funfill in the transfiguration.
None of the apostles are alive today, but SOME ( pater, james and john) Which stood with Jesus saw the power and glory of his coming.
---francis on 8/2/10


They (but Judas Mathew 27:5, Acts 1:18) were alive at the Lords death and resurrection *1. And John lived long enough to see the Church spread to much of the empire.
"There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they"
Matthew 16:28 "see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."
Mark 9:1 "have seen the kingdom of God come with power."
Luke 9:27 "see the kingdom of God."
p.s. Matthew 3:2 heaven, 13:43 Father, 19:24 God, Colossians 1:13 dear Son, 2Peter 1:11 our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Revelations 11:15 our Lord, and of his Christ.
*1 Matthew 27:50, Mark 15:37, Luke 23:46, John 19:30 / Matthew 28:6, Mark 16:6, Luke 24:6, John 20:14 / Acts 1:2, 9, 2:1.
---Glenn on 8/2/10


I'm not denying the importance of the Transfiguration, which feast day is 6 August on traditional Christian calendars.

At this event, the disciples beheld Christ's eternal glory "as far as they could bear it", as we sing on that day.

But it would be more accurate to say that the Transfiguration was a Theophany, a revelation of the Holy Trinity as at Christ's baptism, only here with the Holy Spirit perceived not in the form of a dove, but as the Uncreated Light.
---Cluny on 8/2/10


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Mark 9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

Mark 9:2 and he was transfigured before them.
Mark 9:3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller on earth can white them.

2 Peter 1:16 we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
2 Peter 1:17 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.
---francis on 8/2/10


Matthew 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.
Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh [with him] Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
Luke 9:32 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.
The rest of the disciples, save one, would have to taste death before they see such.
---MIchael on 1/31/10
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What does Matthew 16:28 mean?--jody on 1/30/10
---micha9344 on 8/1/10


I believe the Kingdom of God coming with power refers to the Descent of the Holy Spirit and the establishment of the Church, where God's Kingdom breaks into earthly experience.

By then, Judas had committed suicide, so he had indeed tasted death.

And, I suppose you could say that Christ tasted death, too, only His death wasn't fatal.
---Cluny on 8/1/10


The "kingdom of God" is the reign of the Father's Spirit within those made willing to submit to Him. That kingdom was established within the believer on the day of Pentecost. "Christ in [us, our] hope of glory:"
When the referenced statement was made, Jesus was speaking exclusively to His disciples, the term "some standing here" was used because He knew that Judas would not experience the event.
The word 'seen' in this verse can be defined "to experience, any state or condition". The coming of the Holy Spirit confirmed that the place, state, and conditions necessary for man to receive Him had been prepared as promised.
As predetermined by Jesus, "The kingdom of God is within you."
---joseph on 8/1/10


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That doesnt seem likely.

Does that mean that most of the people standing there died in that 6 day period?

I always understood that to mean that possibly God has blessed some men with unusually long life for the purposes of spreading the gospel. Maybe the are part of the 144,000 mentioned in Revelation. Might even be one of your neighbors :P
---JackB on 8/1/10


the best way I cab explain it is by referencing what jesus said THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU.Gods kingdom is not a place,as they are here on earth.mark 9-1 is jesus telling those alive listening to him that after his resurrection those who believe will have Gods kingdom within them,being born again of the spirit is the indwelling of the holy spirit. This makes all true believers the kingdom,or atleast the vessel.
---tom2 on 8/1/10


A thoughtful reading will show that the prophecy in Mark 9:1 was fulfilled in the account following in Mark 9:2-10, the Transfiguration.
---ger.toshav on 7/31/10




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