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CHAPTER 22 "And He said unto them, Verily, I say to you, there are some here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God coming in power!" (Mark 9:01, jl.022,01-13)
 "And He said unto them, Verily, I say to you, there are some here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God come in power!" (Mark 9:01)
 This is again a bit longer text and therefore needs a slightly shorter explanation. One may only know who the few are who will not taste death until they come to see the kingdom of God in its glory; if one knows that, then one knows almost the whole meaning of this text!
 So who are the ones? - These are the believers and those who are hoping for it! He who believes firmly will find his hope realized in his faith; for it is also said, "He who has faith the size of a mustard seed, and does not doubt what he believes, can move mountains with the power of his faith."
 Thus among the 'many' the believers are understood, and this is further indicated by the fact that the believer is constantly animated by the desire to see with his eyes what he believes. For this reason, therefore, this promise is made to indicate how the inner desire of such believers should be realized; and they should not taste death before they see what they believe.
 What did these many believe? These many firmly believed that I am the promised Messiah, also believed that through Me the glory of the kingdom of God, that is, a perfect theocracy (reign of God), will be established on earth and will never end. The Son of Man will take over the glory of the Father on the earth, and then before His power all the kingdoms and knees of those who are under the earth, on the earth and above the earth will have to bow.
 That was the firm belief of these many. Therefore it was said to them that they should not taste any more death before they would see the glory of the kingdom of God come; certainly not in the way they believed it, but only in the correspondence of their faith.
 But what do you think, why, after these 'some' who have seen the coming of the glory of the kingdom of God, still tasted the condition of death; that is, after having seen the coming of the kingdom of God, they still had to taste death? The reason lies in the fact that faith, even if it is still so firm, does not produce life unless it is based on love, which alone is immortal!
 There are many presently in the world presently, who hold on solely to the only sanctifying faith, but do not consider that faith is but a radiance of the light of the mercy of My love, which only prepares and works within, as the light naturally works the earth. As it is very noticeable in summer, it also warms the soil and attracts all sorts of fruits from it; but the light cannot always be equally strong, and so, when winter approaches and the sunbeam becomes weaker and weaker, all the products of the summer light soon die away and are buried under snow and ice.
 Why does the earth not revive its showy summery children in the winter? Why must they taste death, even though they have previously experienced the glory of the light from the sun? - Because the earth has too little of its own heat!
 So it is synonymous with the hero of the faith! They firmly believe and are full of zeal and activity, as long as they are illuminated and warmed by My blaze of mercy; but when they are put to the test, depending on how much of their own warmth they hold in themselves, they wither, the fruits and leaves fall from the trees, and they stand naked and bare, and instead of the former fruits, snow soon and ice soon cover their branches and twigs.
 In My Highest Summer Grace, they surely see the glory of My Kingdom in the fruits that has been ripened by its light; but these fruits are of foreign origin; that is, they are not produced by the power of their own warmth, and therefore the tasting of death remains infallibly in the background.
 But it is not so with those who have a sun within them in their great love for Me; to which I say: Verily, verily, who love Me, and are active according to My word, they shall neither taste nor feel death in eternity!
 Faith can also be achieved by reading right books; but love comes only from the heart. Therefore, if you also ask the books more than your heart, if you have embraced Me, then you will not be one of the some! Keep this always in mind! Amen. (Explanation of Scriptures, chap. 22)
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