Does It Mean Jesus Lied About His Second Coming? (You Need To See This)

Does It Mean Jesus Lied About His Second Coming? (You Need To See This)

Don’t get it twisted. Don’t misquote me.  I’m a Christian and believer of CHRIST, but I find this very Bible verse confusing. That’s why I decided to bring it down here. Jesus once said.

“Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom” Matthew 16:28.

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It’s over 2000 years now. Are those people still alive and waiting for his second coming? Or does Rapture happen batch by batch?

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Church People. Please help an ignorant and canal minded brother like me. Answer.


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  1. JESUS CHRIST, the LORD of Lord’s and KING of Kings cannot lie!

    A typical example is John the beloved who wrote the Book of Revelations and who is known to still be alive till date.

    Because JESUS CHRIST said it, that settles it. We may not know, it means some of them have been imparted with Everlasting Life and still live till date.

    Furthermore, read John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

    This means we will not taste death. There is a huge Revelation here but my upcoming Book will reveal the secret.

    1. Okay, it’s a very good question.

      The church of Jesus Christ is the EARTHLY KINGDOM of Jesus Christ. And it was established in the same year He was crucified after His resurrection. That was year AD 33. Almost 2,000 years ago.

      It was established in Jerusalem on the day His country people were celebrating the feast called Pentecost. The church, that is, the kingdom of Christ on earth was established at the coming of the Holy Spirit upon His apostles on that day.

      Certainly some of the people Jesus was talking to in that Matthew 16:28 passage were still alive on that Pentecost day. It can’t be more than 3 years between the prophecy and the fulfilment. Jesus began His formal ministry in AD 30 and finished it in AD 33, the same year His kingdom on earth came. So, Jesus didn’t lie at all.

      Now, you should ask how are we sure that this explanation is correct? It is simple, it’s all inside the Bible. The challenge is that while God makes some truths in the Bible or in nature for us to quickly and easily discover them and understand them, he makes some other truths in Bible or nature see God for us to discover them only after we have worked hard and patiently search them
      (Proverbs 25:2, 2Timothy 2:15, Hebrews 11:6, 2Tim 3: 15-17)

      Let’s see some Bible portions that help us understand that “the kingdom” Jesus was talking about in this passage actually means His church on earth.

      1. First note that Mark 9: 1 also shows Jesus saying this same truth that some people hearing him would still be alive to see the coming of His kingdom. This is the same thing He was saying in the Matthew 16:28 you pointed out.

      So, you are asking a reasonable Bible question, especially for someone who is just going to understand that Jesus used the word “kingdom” to mean TWO establishments namely
      (1) the Earthly kingdom, which is His church on earth, and (2) the Eternal kingdom, which is the final gathering in heaven of all obedient children of God who have been saved by God.

      In passages like 2Peter 1:11 and Matthew 24:30-31 Peter and Jesus are referring to the establishment of the eternal kingdom.

      But in Matthew 16:28 and Matthew 28: 18-20, Jesus was referring to the earthly kingdom, His church on earth.

      2. Also note that both Jesus and John announced to the public of their time that “the kingdom” was AT HAND, meaning that it was NEAR and they should repent and prepare to be part of it (Matthew 3:2, Matthew 4:17).
      That was almost two thousand years ago. And if God had planned “the kingdom” John and Jesus were talking about to come during our own time or in future to our time, certainly Jesus and John would not have been telling the people of their own time that it was AT HAND, that it was NEAR and that they should prepare to be part of it.
      So, the “kingdom” Jesus and John were talking about is the one that came in their own time, and that is the church we read about in the New Testament founded in Jerusalem by Jesus through the Holy Spirit after His resurrection in AD 33. ( Please read Acts 1:6-7)

      3. Can there be God’s kingdom on earth? Yes.
      You will see that before His death and resurrection, Jesus taught His disciples to pray this way: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Let your KINGDOM come. Let YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH, AS IT IS BEING DONE IN HEAVEN. (Matthew 6:9-13)
      Jesus taught here that just like how the holy angels live their lives in obedience the God’s commandments in heaven, a time would come when there would be people on earth living their lives doing God’s will, and this would mean that GOD’S KINGDOM has started on earth.
      Jesus was actually talking in this passage about His church that he was at that time planning to establish, which would be a community of different peoples in different locations of the world who have committed into being saved by Christ and keeping God’s new testament as in the Bible for the rest of their earthly life (1Peter 2:9, Matthew 16:18-19 John 4:21-24)

      When people on earth live their lives in obedience to the God’s will in the New Testament, it means God is their KING and that is the KINGdom of God in action, on earth. Of course, we know that Jesus is the King that God appointed for that New Testament kingdom on earth. (1Timothy 6:15, Revelation 1:5, Revelation 17:14, Revelation 19:16)

      4. You will see that in COLOSSIANS 1: 13, Paul told the church of Christians in the city of Colossae the same period about two thousand years ago that “God has taken them from darkness and put them IN THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON. If Jesus had not established the kingdom at that time, Paul could not have been saying God was putting people in the kingdom.
      John the beloved Apostle also told his fellow Christians in the church that Jesus built that he was their fellow participant in the KINGDOM of Christ. (Revelation 1:9 ) If Jesus had not already established the earthly kingdom then, there’s no way John would say he and other Christians were working in it.

      5. Surely, the kingdom that Jesus was talking about in Matthew 16:28 and Mark 9:1 is Christ’s CHURCH that he promised to build and give the keys of its entrance to Peter and the other apostles He had chosen that period of nearly two thousand years ago (Matthew 16:18-19).

      6. So did Jesus “come in His kingdom” building His church at that period of two thousand . YES!
      We have already seen that Christians of that period testified that “the kingdom” was ALREADY in existence in their time: See again the Bible passages in number (4) and number (3) above.

      And did some of the people listening to Jesus at that time he was giving the prophecy of his earthly kingdom see him “coming in His kingdom”.
      OH YES!

      Certainly, eleven of the twelve apostles who were with Jesus at that time, later SAW when Jesus came in the glory of His kingdom on the day of Pentecost when Jesus established the New Testament as God’s new constitution for the salvation of human beings. Please Read about that day in Acts Chapters 1 and 2, especially chapter 2.

      Certainly , the about THREE THOUSAND GUYS AND LADIES who OBEYED the Gospel call on that day HAD SEEN Jesus come in the glory of His kingdom. And some of them might have been part of the public that Jesus gave this prophecy to in Matthew 16: 28.
      That event, which was powered by the coming of the Holy Spirit, was the launching of the kingdom of God on earth.

      Note this: not everyone who comes into that kingdom (the church) will respect or be faithful to the commandments of the King (Jesus). Some will and some will not. But at the last Judgment, Jesus will remove all the evil people and HAND OVER those who have been faithful in the earthly kingdom BACK TO GOD. AND THAT WILL BE THE ETERNAL KINGDOM. Please Read Matthew 13:41-43 and 1Corinthians 15:24.

      7. Hope all the above answers your question.

      8. DO YOU WANT TO LEARN FROM THE BIBLE MORE ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH, WHICH THE CHURCH WE READ OF IN THE BIBLE?

      Now, if you care about loving and pleasing God and you have now understood that the church in the Bible is God’s kingdom on earth, and that Jesus established it about two thousand years ago, so that you and I and all human beings can come into it to dedicate their lives to doing God’s will on earth as it is being done in heaven, so that we can be among the saved people that Jesus will handover to the Father for the Eternal kingdom,

      you will naturally like to know more about that church we read of in the Bible…
      You may have questions in your mind like
      Is there really a church that Jesus founded in the Bible? What about this church?
      Is it still available for one to become a part of it in our time? What are the steps I can take to become part of that kingdom of Jesus, which is His church on earth?

      All the answers you need to these questions are inside your Bible. (2Timothy 3:15-16)
      The only other things you need to add to your Bible are (1) your personal faith that God is good and He always wants to lead you right, and closer to Him. Nobody can believe that on your behalf. (Hebrews 11:6 )
      (2) your willingness to understand what you read in the Bible in a way that will empower you to make the most profitable use of the life that God has given you (John 8:32)
      (3) your courage to obey God even if possible when everybody in the world decide to live in disobedience to Him. (Hebrews 11:7)

      If Akelicious provides the opportunity, I would like to address basic questions about the church we read of in the Bible in subsequent periods as a breakdown SHORT-SHORT blogposts instead of long ones like this…
      Nobody knows it all. God did not design it like that: that one person will know it all. But we can all learn certain things from certain people (1Thessalonians 5:21).

      While hoping for Akelicious to grant that humble request, if you want to learn from the Bible more about these questions on the church, please tell us on email address: biblelamp123@gmail.com

      I have met decent and God-loving Nigerian people who have questions about the New Testament faith in the Bible. They are confused about some things in the faith. The understanding about the Church in the Bible is a big one.

      Individuals want to know things like….Are all our Nigerian denominations the same as the church we read that Jesus founded in the Bible ? Or is the church a combination the denominations we got from our British missionaries or American missionaries?

      Has God placed our Nigerian church leaders at the same level spiritual authority as Paul and Peter and James and John and other leaders we can read of their names in our Bible? Such that God expects us to follow their words the same way we will follow the words of Paul and Peter and other Apostles named by God in the Bible?

      Are there people who are worshipping and serving God in obedience to the leadership of Jesus as the founder church in the Bible today? If there are none in my own community, can I myself start living in obedience to the leadership of Jesus as the founder of the church in New Testament and plead with others to do the same with me?

      Let us study these from the Bible. Tell me on email biblelamp123@gmail.com

      Maranatha.

      Emmanuel A. Michael
      Lagos, Nigeria

  2. Okay, it’s a very good question.

    The church of Jesus Christ is the EARTHLY KINGDOM of Jesus Christ. And it was established in the same year He was crucified after His resurrection. That was year AD 33. Almost 2,000 years ago.

    It was established in Jerusalem on the day His country people were celebrating the feast called Pentecost. The church, that is, the kingdom of Christ on earth was established at the coming of the Holy Spirit upon His apostles on that day.

    Certainly some of the people Jesus was talking to in that Matthew 16:28 passage were still alive on that Pentecost day. It can’t be more than 3 years between the prophecy and the fulfilment. Jesus began His formal ministry in AD 30 and finished it in AD 33, the same year His kingdom on earth came. So, Jesus didn’t lie at all.

    Now, you should ask how are we sure that this explanation is correct? It is simple, it’s all inside the Bible. The challenge is that while God makes some truths in the Bible or in nature for us to quickly and easily discover them and understand them, he makes some other truths in Bible or nature see God for us to discover them only after we have worked hard and patiently search them
    (Proverbs 25:2, 2Timothy 2:15, Hebrews 11:6, 2Tim 3: 15-17)

    Let’s see some Bible portions that help us understand that “the kingdom” Jesus was talking about in this passage actually means His church on earth.

    1. First note that Mark 9: 1 also shows Jesus saying this same truth that some people hearing him would still be alive to see the coming of His kingdom. This is the same thing He was saying in the Matthew 16:28 you pointed out.

    So, you are asking a reasonable Bible question, especially for someone who is just going to understand that Jesus used the word “kingdom” to mean TWO establishments namely
    (1) the Earthly kingdom, which is His church on earth, and (2) the Eternal kingdom, which is the final gathering in heaven of all obedient children of God who have been saved by God.

    In passages like 2Peter 1:11 and Matthew 24:30-31 Peter and Jesus are referring to the establishment of the eternal kingdom.

    But in Matthew 16:28 and Matthew 28: 18-20, Jesus was referring to the earthly kingdom, His church on earth.

    2. Also note that both Jesus and John announced to the public of their time that “the kingdom” was AT HAND, meaning that it was NEAR and they should repent and prepare to be part of it (Matthew 3:2, Matthew 4:17).
    That was almost two thousand years ago. And if God had planned “the kingdom” John and Jesus were talking about to come during our own time or in future to our time, certainly Jesus and John would not have been telling the people of their own time that it was AT HAND, that it was NEAR and that they should prepare to be part of it.
    So, the “kingdom” Jesus and John were talking about is the one that came in their own time, and that is the church we read about in the New Testament founded in Jerusalem by Jesus through the Holy Spirit after His resurrection in AD 33. ( Please read Acts 1:6-7)

    3. Can there be God’s kingdom on earth? Yes.
    You will see that before His death and resurrection, Jesus taught His disciples to pray this way: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Let your KINGDOM come. Let YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH, AS IT IS BEING DONE IN HEAVEN. (Matthew 6:9-13)
    Jesus taught here that just like how the holy angels live their lives in obedience the God’s commandments in heaven, a time would come when there would be people on earth living their lives doing God’s will, and this would mean that GOD’S KINGDOM has started on earth.
    Jesus was actually talking in this passage about His church that he was at that time planning to establish, which would be a community of different peoples in different locations of the world who have committed into being saved by Christ and keeping God’s new testament as in the Bible for the rest of their earthly life (1Peter 2:9, Matthew 16:18-19 John 4:21-24)

    When people on earth live their lives in obedience to the God’s will in the New Testament, it means God is their KING and that is the KINGdom of God in action, on earth. Of course, we know that Jesus is the King that God appointed for that New Testament kingdom on earth. (1Timothy 6:15, Revelation 1:5, Revelation 17:14, Revelation 19:16)

    4. You will see that in COLOSSIANS 1: 13, Paul told the church of Christians in the city of Colossae the same period about two thousand years ago that “God has taken them from darkness and put them IN THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON. If Jesus had not established the kingdom at that time, Paul could not have been saying God was putting people in the kingdom.
    John the beloved Apostle also told his fellow Christians in the church that Jesus built that he was their fellow participant in the KINGDOM of Christ. (Revelation 1:9 ) If Jesus had not already established the earthly kingdom then, there’s no way John would say he and other Christians were working in it.

    5. Surely, the kingdom that Jesus was talking about in Matthew 16:28 and Mark 9:1 is Christ’s CHURCH that he promised to build and give the keys of its entrance to Peter and the other apostles He had chosen that period of nearly two thousand years ago (Matthew 16:18-19).

    6. So did Jesus “come in His kingdom” building His church at that period of two thousand . YES!
    We have already seen that Christians of that period testified that “the kingdom” was ALREADY in existence in their time: See again the Bible passages in number (4) and number (3) above.

    And did some of the people listening to Jesus at that time he was giving the prophecy of his earthly kingdom see him “coming in His kingdom”.
    OH YES!

    Certainly, eleven of the twelve apostles who were with Jesus at that time, later SAW when Jesus came in the glory of His kingdom on the day of Pentecost when Jesus established the New Testament as God’s new constitution for the salvation of human beings. Please Read about that day in Acts Chapters 1 and 2, especially chapter 2.

    Certainly , the about THREE THOUSAND GUYS AND LADIES who OBEYED the Gospel call on that day HAD SEEN Jesus come in the glory of His kingdom. And some of them might have been part of the public that Jesus gave this prophecy to in Matthew 16: 28.
    That event, which was powered by the coming of the Holy Spirit, was the launching of the kingdom of God on earth.

    Note this: not everyone who comes into that kingdom (the church) will respect or be faithful to the commandments of the King (Jesus). Some will and some will not. But at the last Judgment, Jesus will remove all the evil people and HAND OVER those who have been faithful in the earthly kingdom BACK TO GOD. AND THAT WILL BE THE ETERNAL KINGDOM. Please Read Matthew 13:41-43 and 1Corinthians 15:24.

    7. Hope all the above answers your question.

    8. DO YOU WANT TO LEARN FROM THE BIBLE MORE ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH, WHICH THE CHURCH WE READ OF IN THE BIBLE?

    Now, if you care about loving and pleasing God and you have now understood that the church in the Bible is God’s kingdom on earth, and that Jesus established it about two thousand years ago, so that you and I and all human beings can come into it to dedicate their lives to doing God’s will on earth as it is being done in heaven, so that we can be among the saved people that Jesus will handover to the Father for the Eternal kingdom,

    you will naturally like to know more about that church we read of in the Bible…
    You may have questions in your mind like
    Is there really a church that Jesus founded in the Bible? What about this church?
    Is it still available for one to become a part of it in our time? What are the steps I can take to become part of that kingdom of Jesus, which is His church on earth?

    All the answers you need to these questions are inside your Bible. (2Timothy 3:15-16)
    The only other things you need to add to your Bible are (1) your personal faith that God is good and He always wants to lead you right, and closer to Him. Nobody can believe that on your behalf. (Hebrews 11:6 )
    (2) your willingness to understand what you read in the Bible in a way that will empower you to make the most profitable use of the life that God has given you (John 8:32)
    (3) your courage to obey God even if possible when everybody in the world decide to live in disobedience to Him. (Hebrews 11:7)

    If Akelicious provides the opportunity, I would like to address basic questions about the church we read of in the Bible in subsequent periods as a breakdown SHORT-SHORT blogposts instead of long ones like this…
    Nobody knows it all. God did not design it like that: that one person will know it all. But we can all learn certain things from certain people (1Thessalonians 5:21).

    While hoping for Akelicious to grant that humble request, if you want to learn from the Bible more about these questions on the church, please tell us on email address: biblelamp123@gmail.com

    I have met decent and God-loving Nigerian people who have questions about the New Testament faith in the Bible. They are confused about some things in the faith. The understanding about the Church in the Bible is a big one.

    Individuals want to know things like….Are all our Nigerian denominations the same as the church we read that Jesus founded in the Bible ? Or is the church a combination the denominations we got from our British missionaries or American missionaries?

    Has God placed our Nigerian church leaders at the same level spiritual authority as Paul and Peter and James and John and other leaders we can read of their names in our Bible? Such that God expects us to follow their words the same way we will follow the words of Paul and Peter and other Apostles named by God in the Bible?

    Are there people who are worshipping and serving God in obedience to the leadership of Jesus as the founder church in the Bible today? If there are none in my own community, can I myself start living in obedience to the leadership of Jesus as the founder of the church in New Testament and plead with others to do the same with me?

    Let us study these from the Bible. Tell me on email biblelamp123@gmail.com

    Maranatha.

    Emmanuel A. Michael
    Lagos, Nigeria

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