It found partial fulfilment in the Transfiguration. 2 Peter 1:16-19). See what it meant for some of these disciples. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? That is specially our peril in these materialistic days. Bibliography"Commentary on Mark 9:1". Can someone explain Mark 9:1? This section would have been a special encouragement for Mark"s original readers who faced the choice of undergoing persecutions and trials for faithful commitment or abandoning their life of discipleship. The sacrifice of the cross is a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction. "For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also shall be ashamed of him, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels" (viii38). It meant a scaffold in Jerusalem for James , a cross in Rome for Peter. King Arthur insisted upon conditions before a man could become a Knight of his Round Table. You remember that grim verse in the Psalm , "They lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert" ( Psalm 106:14-15), lusted for mere material good, for the flesh-pots of Egypt, "and He gave them their request"—they got what they wanted. And in addition to the hostility of the world, there is the sacrifice of self, the surrender of whatever there is in us which is contrary to the will of God, the extermination of those unholy desires and passions of the soul, so dear to the natural Prayer of Manasseh , so alien to the law of God. "Commentary on Mark 9:1". This is a possible position, but to declare that the kingdom is going on now is to deny Scripture. The next thing that occurs is the transfiguration. It found its complete fulfilment when the King, having risen, sat down at God’s right hand (Acts 2:34-35) and received and poured out the Holy Spirit on God’s people at Pentecost (Acts 2:33). Mark 9:1 — Comments - In Mark 9:1 Jesus Christ refers to the Day of Pentecost when the early believers will be filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Jesus replies in effect (I quote Dr. A. Their position, the teaching that the kingdom is going on now and has been since 70 A.D., would place the coming at the 70 A.D. point when the temple was destroyed. "Shall Jesus thus suffer, and shall we refuse?" https: Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, J.D. https: We can escape it only by cowardice and compromise. He has got his wealth, perhaps; but face to face with eternity he sees his wealth is mere dust and dross compared to the soul, and he would give all he has to buy it back. If we want to go after Christ, we must take up this cross, and follow Him. O However, His faithful followers would eventually experience glory and blessing, as He would. Some standing in that mixed audience would not experience death before they saw a preview of the kingdom that the Son of Man would establish after He came in glory ( Mark 8:38; cf. "It is a heavy price to pay," He says to these doubting and hesitating folk, in effect, "but it is worth while. Used by Permission.No distribution beyond personal use without permission. "Nevertheless," says John , "even of the rulers many believed on Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue" ( John 12:42). "The world," he says in yet a third place, "hath been crucified unto me, and I unto the world" ( Galatians 6:14). "The rich man died," that is his end. "God forbid!" The Particle "an" makes the clause conditional: this condition being the repentance of the nation at the call of Peter, Acts 3:19-26 and Compare Mark 28:25, Mark 28:26. have seen = may have seen. The putting away of these things, the denial of self and sense, what a conflict it Isaiah , and what agony it entails! 2). We must enter into the fellowship of His sufferings. Christianity. It concludes Jesus" solemn warnings in this pericope on an encouraging note. I am not going just now to enter upon any discussion as to what we are to understand by the specific references to the Second Coming in the Gospel, and even in this particular passage. "If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me"; it is a stern and searching call. And He proceeds to enunciate three reasons, each one of them introduced by a "for," to show that it is worth while to follow Him, even though it means the cross and the daily self-denial. To understand this paradox—a paradox embodying so much of essential and vital truth that our Lord repeated it on more than one occasion—we must bear in mind that the word "life" is used here in a double sense. But while the cross from one point of view is a redeeming sacrifice, from another point of view it represents the sacrifice of self, and the pains and penalties Christ endured because of His absolute and complete devotion to the righteous will of God. There is the closest and most vital connection between these verses and those just preceding them. (Mark 9:1-13) Main idea: The transfiguration shows that Jesus is above all others. The highest grade is 9, while 1 is the lowest, not including a U (ungraded). John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, verily I say unto you, there be some of them that stand here, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power, John Lightfoot's Commentary on the Gospels, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, Till they have been seen the kingdom of God come with power, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Till they see the kingdom of God come with power, εως αν ιδωσιν την βασιλειαν του τεου εληλυτυιαν εν δυναμει, heōs an idōsin tēn basileian tou theou elēluthuian en dunamei, Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary, There are some here of them that stand [by], who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God come with power, The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. https: And all this confirmed by the fact that within forty years there appeared to be Christians everywhere. For the lower life is just the "worldly" life, the life given up to things of time and sense; the life that seeks to satisfy itself with creature comforts and sensual joys. Explain Mark 9:1. "And when He had called the people unto Him with His disciples also, He said unto them, Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Mark 8:1 "In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples [unto him], and saith unto them," “Multitude being very great”: Probably because of the widespread report of Jesus’ healing of the deaf and mute man (7:36). But it is not to them alone this demand applies. They had literally to take up their cross and follow Him. "Who shall dream of shrinking, by our Captain led?" As John puts it in his Epistle, "As He Isaiah , even so are we in this world" (iv17). There is a sense in which our Lord"s cross is solitary and unshared. Indeed, that is the only person Christ describes as "lost," the man who has lost his soul. And the man who has made the world his choice loses everything. Not the same word as in verses: Mark 9:9, Mark 9:4, Mark 9:8, Mark 9:10, Mark 9:16, Mark 9:19, Mark 9:24. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There are some here of them that stand by, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God come with power. Our Lord warned us that His lot and ours was bound to be the same. They must not think that the tasting of death by some of them will prevent its onward growth.