What Jesus Did! 'Kingdom Preview' — Mark 9:1

Wednesday June 1st, 2016

Then Jesus said, "I tell you the truth. Some of you people standing here will see the kingdom of God come before you die. The kingdom of God will come with power."
— Mark 9:1

Key Thought

Kingdom and power belong to our God and to his Son. Those who belong to Jesus will experience this power and belong to this Kingdom! The question is not if God can make this possible; he already has in Jesus. The question is whether or not we have decided to honor God's Kingdom and live for his Son so his "great power" can be at work in us.

Today's Prayer

Father, I want to see the power of Jesus unfold and to experience the full victory of your Kingdom when he comes. Align my heart with you so that it is fit for your Kingdom. Remove any duplicity, dishonesty, and doubt so that I can serve you with an undivided heart. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

Then Jesus said, "I tell you the truth. Some of you people standing here will see the kingdom of God come before you die. The kingdom of God will come with power." Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John and went up on a high mountain. They were all alone there. While these followers watched him, Jesus was changed. Jesus' clothes became shining white. The clothes were whiter than any person could make them. Then two men were there, talking with Jesus. The men were Elijah and Moses. Peter said to Jesus, "Teacher, it is good that we are here. We will put three tents here—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." Peter did not know what to say, because he and the other two followers were very afraid. Then a cloud came and covered them. A voice came from the cloud and said, "This (Jesus) is my Son and I love him. Obey him!" Then Peter, James, and John looked, but they saw only Jesus there alone with them. Jesus and the followers were walking back down the mountain. Jesus commanded the followers, "Don't tell any person about the things you saw on the mountain. Wait until after the Son of Man rises from death. Then you can tell people what you saw." So the followers obeyed Jesus and said nothing about what they saw. But they discussed what Jesus meant about rising from death. The followers asked Jesus, "Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?" Jesus answered, "They are right to say that Elijah must come first. Elijah makes all things the way they should be. But why does the Scripture say that the Son of Man will suffer much and that people will think he is worth nothing? I tell you that Elijah has already come. And people did to him all the {bad} things they wanted to do. The Scriptures said this would happen to him."

Mark 9:1-13

Related Scripture Readings

But I use the power of God to force out demons. This shows that the kingdom of God has come to you!

Luke 11:20

I will want to see this because the kingdom of God is not talk but power.

1 Corinthians 4:20

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "The victory and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority (power) of his Christ have now come. These things have come, because the accuser of our brothers has been thrown out. He is the one who accused our brothers day and night before our God.

Revelation 12:10

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About this Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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