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A Vision Of God's Kingdom
The coming of the Kingdom of God is a yet-future event. It will begin at Christ's return, as prophesied, as in this example in Nebuchadnezzar's Dream:
"2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure." (Daniel 2:44-45 KJV)
"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"
The "transfiguration" event was a vision of the future Kingdom of God, on earth, after the first resurrection (see Resurrections), when Moses and Elijah, who are both now still dead (see What Happens When You Die?), will have risen to salvation. Christ's statement "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" was referring to the vision that they would see. It did not mean that the Kingdom of God had come then.
"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 [see The Coming World Dictator]."
Despite their witness of the vision, the apostles did not understand, yet (see When Their Eyes Were Opened), nor did they recognize that the prophet John (known as "John the Baptist") was the "Elijah to come" for Christ's first coming (see The Elijah To Come).
"9:9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead. 9:10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
Fact Finder: When were prophecies delivered by visions? When were prophecies delivered by dreams?