We were reading with the family yesterday, when Kay from LATCH called. She was due to visit, to check on us and drop off another charity cheque.
We read again in Matthew 26:
63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.Now, as I was saying in a previous post, there were two levels operating here. The reality as experienced by everyone, and a spiritual reality which transcended the merely temporal. Jesus famously remained silent until, when challenged as the high priest did. Being God, he could not deny himself. This is one of the few things that God cannot do. The word 'hereafter' in his reply seems strange though, as if the people present were just about to see what he describes, if not that day, then soon. Nearly 2000 years have passed and all these died without seeing, 'the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven'. Was Jesus simply wrong? Even though his terrible death by crucifixion was to happen later that day, Jesus could see past that. Time is such a strange thing compared to eternity. The brief moments of our lives slip by illusively and we're left with fragments of memories (if your memory is anything like mine!). Years turn into decades and then we pass on into eternity. With eternity in view, we are all just a few moments away from the culmination of all things, when we will all see 'the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven'. Are you ready, are you saved?
64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.