The "Gentiles" and "those in bondage" in Isaiah 49:6-9

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Many "Christians", demonstrating themselves to be very-poor scholars and even-worse thinkers, build an entire theology from a singular passage; and one taken out of context—and in denial of and in contradiction to the rest of Scripture.  They try to conform Scripture to what they want to believe, as if putting on an oversized garment and then trimming off the "waste" (which in the case of the Scriptures, they consider to be about 80% of the Word of God).

However, we are to use Scripture to interpret Scripture, not sterile modern notions.  We are to rightly divide the Word of Truth—and those who don't will indeed experience shame.  God is Immutable, Holy, Just, Perfect.  He never changes.  His Word does not change.  Morality does not change.  We are to conform to Him.  What He established as "good" and "evil" and what He commanded and what He declared to be abominations 4,500 years ago still are today and always will be. 

Like the U.S. Constitution, the Bible is to be interpreted according to the spirit of the times in which it was written and what it meant in the mind of the author when He wrote it—and it is not to be contorted and twisted to please the polluted minds of modern society (either its destroyers or its pawns).  That spirit and intent never changes.  God's Mind and Will never changes.  God's Plan takes progressive steps and twists and turns—but the goal is ever the same and matters of substance (morality, holiness, truth, being, purpose) never change.

First of all, God's people, the true peoples of Christendom are those who are actually oppressed.  When we ruled the world there was far-less oppression.  Liberal, socialist destroyers of society cry "Imperialism, oppression, exploitation".  However, communism is far-more guilty, than Imperialism ever was, of "oppression" or "exploitation"; yet they consider communism to be a euphoric utopia a Nirvana to which we should all float upwards (just ignore history and the laws that God established, including those of gravity and the Laws of the Harvest). 

Before Christendom surrendered her colonies, the local savages did not freely oppress their own people.  The Law was enforced on all.  When Colonialism ended, barbarism took its place and real oppression, tyranny, and exploitation began.  A little exploitation (if that is what you choose to call it*) is the price-tag for civilization. 

[* It's funny that all the socialists—without authority in either philosophy or law or theology—claim that it is the duty of those who have worked to earn what they possess to submit to endless taxation to provide for the comfortable lifestyles of those who refuse to work (including the politicians).  How odd that they don't call that "exploitation", or what it is: theft and tyranny.  Why is it that since we surrendered entire nations, whose infrastructure we developed, because those nations demanded "liberation", why is it that ever since we granted them liberty, we have had to support them continually? save them from their own people who oppress them? save them from Acts of God? save them from dirth, famine, disease? deliver them from stone-age ignorance by continually propping them up with billions of dollars, and armies of doctors, educators, and civil engineers?  Who is exploiting whom?  Under Colonialism they benefitted by having civilization provided for them.  Under the current system what do we get out of the deal other than hateful invaders still demanding more, who commit crimes on the way in and then throughout their lives while firmly secured by a taxpayer-funded breeding program?]

 

As the nations of Christendom have been subverted, we are more exploited than the indigenous peoples of the former colonies were.  For nearly two decades since the end of white rule, photos have been circulated of blacks and coloreds demonstrating in South Africa with signs saying things like, "Life was better under the AWB that it is now under the ANC". 

[See: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rj... ]

 

South Africa's wealth has been plundered by the black government officials and the nation has reverted to barbarism while the elite blacks live in king-like luxury.  Zimbabwe (former Rhoedesia) is now begging the whites to come back and farm.  Don't go.  They wanted "liberation from oppression"... let them enjoy it to the very end.  Any white who goes back is a traitor and a fool.  Why don't all the blacks in South Africa who want freedom from oppression by the whites, why don't they move to Zimbabwe, the utopia black society...? or maybe to former Portuguese colony Mozambique or former German East Africa?  The sub-70 I.Q. South African blacks, when asked, "Where will you get your food if you kill all the white farmers?" reply, "from the grocery store just like we always have".  Yes, and money grows on trees but the whie people stole all those trees for themselves.  Liberals have a love affair with stupidity and it ends in death. 

[I for one hope they will be quite happy together.  When they begin to reap what they have sown I will applaud and congratulate them.  Don't expect everyone else to share what you heaped up unto yourself on the Day of Judgment—it's all yours.  You earned it!]

Christ, the Personification of Wisdom declared,

"But he that sinneth against Me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate Me love death." (Proverbs 8:36)

 

However, because we rejected God's command to be separate from and not learn the way of the heathen (all alien peoples), and because we sinned against God and surrendered the scepter to them and because we let the savages have a say in how we rule ourselves! —we are now reaping what we have sown.  Those who reap carelessly, rebelliously to the wind, shall reap a whirlwind [tempest, hurricane]. Christ commanded,

"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." (Matthew 7:6)

[In English, a play on words is possible.  Sow, as in sowing seed, grain, etc., is pronounced "sew" or "so".  However, the word for a female pig or swine is called a sow, but it is pronounced with the o sound as in "ow" or "now" or "cow".  Thus, those who cast pearls before swine will reap what they sow (swinal judgment).]

 

He was not talking about animal husbandry.  It was not merely a "nice idea" or a "suggestion".  It was a command.  Even as was and is—

"Occupy till I come" (Luke 19:1);

as also is—

"...have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [rebuke] them" (Ephesians 5:11).

 

The Law of the Harvest is not "immediate".  But it is certain

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Galatians 6:7) 

"...the curse causeless shall not come." (Proverbs 26:2) 

"...be sure your sin will find you out" (Numbers 32:23)

 

We are now the oppressed in our own lands because we gave up the rule we had, and disobeyed God, and now the entire Third World is hatefully attacking us from within and without (believing the Zionist, Communist lies* that they are oppressed and poor because someone else stole everything from them)—and our traitorous politicians are the ones who created this "perfect storm". 

[* Michael Davitt, M.P., Anglo-Irish Member of Parliament visited South Africa to see first hand the nature of the Anglo-Boer War.  He saw everywhere the Boers carry themselves with honesty, dignity, and humanity, and the British behave shamelessly.  He resigned from Parliament in protest, and wrote The Boer Fight For Freedom (1902)  600+pp., (inquire).  In it he reported that the "troubles" were stirred up primarily by British and German Jews.  He also said that the "oppressed" mine workers said that they often had to read the daily newspapers "to learn what their grievances were".  Oppression (and "exploitation") were and are largely ideas put into simple minds by communist agitators pretending to be their friends.  The whole Black Lives Matter and Antifa, the destruction of U.S. monuments, NFL whore-mongering, drug-using, "athletes" with rap sheets and who are guilty of all sorts of violent crimes, "taking a knee" instead of standing for the national anthem, etc., are all the work of communist agitators.  Football players with multi-million dollar salaries and endorsement contracts, multi-million dollar homes, expensive sports cars, servants, closets full of expensive clothes, shoe closets that look like a shoe store... crying "oppression" is really hypocritical.  Why don't they share all the wealth with the 'hood and then all go back to Africa and then they can all learn what true oppression is.  No police.  No welfare check.  No rights.  The law of the jungle.

Anglo-Irish Christian Stateman Edmund Burke said,

"All that is required for evil to triumph over good, is for good men to do nothing". 

 

However, I add, if good men do nothing in the face of evil, then they are not really good.  It is evil to be passive in the face of active evil. 

"...to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin" (James 4:17) 

 

Another Irishman stated:

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” —John Philpot Curran 

 

—so it is with holiness.  That which is not guarded and preserved becomes common and polluted.  Salt preserves meat because it kills bacteria.  Salt must remain separate to remain salt.  If not sealed off it will absorb pollutants from the environment and may be reminiscent of salt or "salt-like"; but it is no longer salt once polluted.  So Christ said of us,

"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." (Matthew 5:13)

"Lost its Savour" here is a poor rendering.  The Greek word means, "to become insipid" (a fool).  It has nothing to do with "flavour".  It has to do with its becoming polluted and worthless—and it is for that reason that it is to be cast out and trodden under foot of man; which of course parallels Christ declaring

"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." (Matthew 7:6)

Interestingly, in Hebrews 5:11 refers to being "dull of hearing", but the word translated "dull" in Greek is derived from a word that means a spurious, illegitimate, bastard child (which itself shows that the word bastard does not merely mean a child out of wedlock, but its traditional meaning was a child born of an unlawful mixed union).  A mind filled with illegitimate ideas—brainwashed, polluted with lies is useless, even as salt itself that is no longer salt; even as the destruction of ones family tree causes that branch to rot, and the whole tree will be threatened if it is not pruned away.

 

Isaiah 49

1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from farThe LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels [bowels is a terrible translation, it should be "belly"] of my mother hath He made mention of my name.

[Again, Scripture interprets Scripture:

"Hear the Word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock." (Jeremiah 31:10)

"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save My people from the east country, and from the west country..." (Zechariah 8:7)

"Therefore fear thou not, O My servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid." (Jeremiah 30:10)

"27 But fear not thou, O My servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.  28 Fear thou not, O Jacob My servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished." (Jeremiah 46)

"For the Promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call [of Israel]." (Acts 2:39)   

—the Promise to your children (those in the land of Israel) and to all afar off (dispersed of Israel)... as many as the Lord shall call...?  The phrase "even as many as the Lord shall call" is an emphatic clarification within Israel; it is not in reference to any other people.  It specifies to a greater degree that specific group (the elect) within Israel that shall be called and saved.

"Hearken unto Me, O Jacob and Israel, My called..." (Isaiah 48:12)

"For Jacob My servant’s sake, and Israel Mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known Me." (Isaiah 45:4)

"And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of My mountains: and Mine elect shall inherit it..." (Isaiah 65:9)]

2 And He hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His Hand hath He hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in His quiver hath He hid me;

3 And said unto me, Thou art My servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

[It is not "serving God" to violate His Commands: to come out and be separate from aliens; to give not that which is holy to the dogs; to love not whom He hates and who hate Him—to commit national suicide and self-genocide by amalgamating into Babylon ("confusion by mixing"), even though God forbade it...! 

Yet most Christians are not Christians, if they were, they would not follow the voice of a stranger and they would not follow a false christ by believing their blasphemies that it pleases the Master for His children to breed with the dogs and give their inheritance to the dogs.  We are not to serve God's enemies, but God.  Christendom is not being destroyed for no reason: "the curse causeless shall not come".  We are reaping what we have sown and will continue to reap death until we sow obedience.]

 

4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.

5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob again to Him, Though Israel be not [yet] gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the Eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.

[Israel be not yet gathered because those are the people in the isles, in the west, afar off, whom He shall call once again to return unto Him.  This is the teaching of the Book of Hosea.  It is not a new people whom God shall call (that would violate His Promise and Covenant); it is the same people called by a different name whom He shall call: the true Israelites of the dispersion (the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Baltic, Scandinavian, Slavic peoples of Christendom who have not corrupted their seed and amalgamated with Babylon).

[It should be noted that the Jews and Israelis are not and never were Israel.  They infiltrated and then took over the land—even as they have infiltrated all of Christendom and then opened the gates to the barbarians to come and steal, destroy, and kill.  The Jews are the Edomite-Canaanites of the Bible, who have also absorbed the blood of all nations (hence, they want to destroy us because we are God's people and we have retained the heritage that He gave us; and God promised to preserve a remnant, and if Satan can destroy that remnant then he will have proved that God can fail and if God can fail then it is possible that He can be defeated entirely, eventually.  Thus, Satan is in an all out, last ditch attempt to destroy the true peoples of Christendom (white people who hold to traditional moral values are enemy number one whom the whole world hates—and the reason, of which they are ignorant, though spurred on by Satan, is that we are God's people.  We are seeing all of Christendom invaded and changed before our eyes.  In another 20 years if things don't change, they will overthrow and rewrite history and that history will claim that Swedes have always been Iranians; Norwegians have always been Iraqis; Germans have always been Turks, etc.  What is happening before our very eyes happened in the land of Israel over 500 to 2,000 years.  The Anglo-Saxon and relationed peoples appeared Europe at the same time that the true Israelites left captivity in Assyria and Babylon. See my books: Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden InheritanceGod's Chosen People: Who Is and Who Isn't?, Confessions of An Anesthetized Person Known as Jewish; and Are You An Anti-Semite?  We are seeing the fulfillment of the prophecy of Revelation of the Dragon / Serpent who spews forth a flood to drown the woman and her child.  We are seeing the fulfillment of Nebuchadnezzar's great dream image of the Statue whose feet (representing the last kingdom of this earth's age) that are made of iron mingled with clay—which represents integration.  God still calls His people to "come out of her My people that you share not in her plagues".  To be a friend of the world is to be the enemy of God.  God is sending Judgment—the very worst of the heathen—because we God's people refused to obey and refused to be separate from such aliens.  But we allowed such aliens to be put on a pedestal and did not shun those who bred with them, so God is sending a flood of that after which God's sinful people lusted (even as they lusted after quail in the wilderness—instead of humbling themselves and asking, they grumbled, murmured, complained, and lusted—and God innundated them with quail 3 feet deep and for miles on any side of the camp; and that had so much that they soon loathed it).  Wake up.  Come out.  Seek God while He may be found.  Christendom is not being destroyed because God is happy with us.  It is because of our rebellion.  God did not abolish His Law.  That is an impossibility.  Only those who cannot think, those devoid of God's Spirit, can believe such nonsense.  The Law was never for salvation—it is the "House Rules" by which He commands His children to live.  Those who don't wish to share in Judgment need to return to what He commanded.  See my, Ten Commandments For Youth.]

 

6 And He said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles [nations], that thou mayest be My salvation unto the end of the earth.

[The "tribes of Jacob and preserved of Israel" refers to Israel in the land of Israel; "the Gentiles" are the dispersed of Israel.  The preserved in the Land of Israel (at that time of Jeremiah's prophesy, the small residue of the poor not deported and Jerusalem which had not yet been conquered) and are called Jacob and Israel (they are not merely called "Judah" because the entire land of Israel would not come to be known as Judaea until Roman times when it became the Roman Province of Judaea); in time, the dispersed of Israel and Judah would lose sight of their heritage and become "Gentilized" or "Hellenized" and also be known by new names as God foretold.

Jeremiah 30:11: For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

"3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.  4 Since thou wast precious in My Sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.  5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; 6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; 7 Even every one that is called by My Name: for I have created him for My glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. 8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears." (Isaiah 43)

See also Ezekiel 37 for the Vision of Dry Bones.

"I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD." (Zechariah 2:6)

"I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds." (Ezekiel 5:10)

If the whole remnant was scattered who is in the land now...? —the imposters.  Rev. 2:9; 3:9.

"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 the other." (Matthew 24:31)]

7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation [people] abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and He shall [yet] choose thee.

8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish [thee] the earth, to cause [thee] to inherit the desolate heritages;

[If true Israel* is going to inherit the desolate places, what happens to those kings and princes and other people?  —nothing, if those people themselves are the Israelites of the diaspora.  We are told that God will make a full end of all others.  God is not forced to conform to modern notions of "fairness" and "equanimity".

* which is the peoples of Christendom, not the imposters: the Jews or Israelis.]

9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves.  They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.

[Don't lose your focus on the Plan of Scripture by "hot button" words that modernist liberals twist in the attempts to apply those words to their special interests for their own gain (the destruction of Christendom).  The blacks lived better under slavery than they do in the ghettos today.  See: Some Collected Works of Earnest Sevier Cox [Let My People Go (1925), Virginia Racial Integrity Legislation (c.1925), The South’s Part in Mongrelizing the Nation (1926), The Virginia Memorial to Congress (c.1934), The Price of Failure, Three Million Negroes Thank The State of Virginia (1940), Monument to Herman (1959); with extensive notes by Robert Alan Balaicius, illustrations added, and photos and brief biography of Cox, 232pp., 18.50 + P&H.  See also: Who Brought The Slaves To America?, 30pp., 3.00 + P&H.

God promised to regather whom He scattered.  At this time (Isaiah's prophecy) northern Israel had been conquered and deported to Assyria and parts of Judah were being deported to Babylon.  Even though the diaspora later were freed to travel wherever they wished (and even though some of Israel had already begun migration through the earth before the captivity, as God declared that He would scattered His people throughout the earth)...
    Christ came to open blind eyes (of Israel) and set prisoners free—Israel, in bondage to sin.  If the Son shall set you free....

"18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor [of His people Israel*]; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. " (Luke 4)

[* I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel.]
 

"19 Who is blind, but My servant? or deaf, as My messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect [self-secure], and blind as the LORD’S servant?  20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not. " (Isaiah 42)

"10 Make the heart of this people fat [complacent, self-satisfied], and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.  11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, 12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land." ( Isaiah 6)

"2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. .... 8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel." (Isaiah 9)]

10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for He that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall He guide them.

11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.

12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

    [See again the verses under v.1]

13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted [built up] His people, and will have mercy upon His afflicted.

14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.

15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. 

[Note: not forget THEE, not adopt other people to take their place] 

16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the Palms of My Hands; thy walls are continually before me.

[This is powerful.  WHO was graven?  Israel.  WHY?  What was the engraving?  Was it not the crucifiction?  Gabriel announced Christ's conception: Call His Name Yehoshua, for He shall SAVE HIS PEOPLE from THEIR sins.  Christ Himself declared, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel".  Romans tells us, "4Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the Glory, and the Covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the Service of God, and the Promises; 5Whose are the Fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came," (Romans 9)  Can it be any clearer?  Again, see my Sacred Truth Expository Commentary on Romans.

"The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord.  But he [Thomas] said unto them, Except I shall see in His Hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His Side, I will not believe." (John 20:25)]

17 Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.

18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.

19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.

20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait [constricted, cramped] for me: give [more] place [room] to me that I may dwell.

21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these?  Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been?

22 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up Mine Hand to the Gentiles [nations], and set up My Standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers [nursing fathers is a terrible translation; it should be "foster-provider"], and their queens thy nursing mothers [mothers here is terrible; it should be "nurse-maids"; the concept of "mothers and fathers" completely perverts the true relationship; these are vanquished foe put to servitude, not family members]: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they [of My people] shall not be ashamed that wait for Me.

24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?

25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.

26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

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Someone emailed me and asked what about one of his friends who believed that Christ returned in A.D. 70 because of Matthew 16:28.

I replied:

It is a very poor scholar who builds an entire theology on ONE VERSE (and that out of context).

All that Christ said would take place has not happened, and the Millennial Kingdom has not been established 1000 years of Peace and Rest after 6,000 years of sinful wrath on earth... Satan has not been bound, then loosed, then judged again, then the Eternal Kingdom has not been established HERE ON EARTH.  The seas still exist and the sun still exists; though they will not in the Eternal Kingdom.  "And there will be no more the Canaanite in the House of the Lord"... has not been fulfilled.

Regardless

"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." (Matthew 16:28)

Peter, James, and John SAW the TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST shortly after this in Matthew 17!  They saw Christ in GLORY.

"Kingdom" in 16:28 does not mean a city or a castle, but "the foundation of power".

—and with whom was Jesus transfigured?

MOSES and ELIJAH

the Law and the Prophets which establish the Authority of the Kingdom.

Not one jot or tittle shall pass from the Law or the Prophets... the Law tells us God's Moral Code; the Prophets tell us who God's people are and what we are to expect before the end.

—and Christ even then told Peter, James, and John not to tell anyone else until after His Resurrection!