This is about being able to understand the knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom. The power of death and life is in the tongue …and they that love it shall eat the fruit of it. When one hears the His knowledge (as He opens up the Scriptures to our understanding), we are to take heed on how we hear.
The only way to enter in to understanding His knowledge is to become humble (humble as a child as far behaving in evil opposition to what one hears) as the disciples did humble themselves upon the mountain .
They “fell on their face and were sore afraid”….they did fear God and keep His commandments and humbled themselves as they heard His voice instructing them to hear His Son.
Matthew 17:5-7 KJV (5) While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud
overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said,
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. (6)
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were
Only then can one “stand” before the Son.
(7) And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not
John did fall at His feet as "dead"...that is, he humbled himself and was able to then "stand" before the Son.
Revelation 1:17-18 KJV (17) And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as
dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I
am the first and the last: (18) I am he that liveth, and was dead;
and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell
and of death.
We also are to hear as He comes to open up the Scriptures (Moses and Elijah….the Law and the Prophets) to our hearing ears.
Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child (being humble) will in no wise enter in. They cannot understand His words then.
Luke 18:15-17 KJV (15) And they brought unto him also infants, that
he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
(16) But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children
to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of
God. (17) Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the
kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
The power of death and life is in the tongue….and those who love it shall eat the fruit thereof…whether it be death or life.
When one uses their tongue for evil, they “taste” of death and will not be able to enter in. His disciples did not “taste of death” and were able to understand.
Proverbs 18:20-21 KJV (20) A man's belly shall be satisfied with the
fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be
filled. (21) Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they
that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
The Son comes in the kingdom to open up the Scriptures to our hearing ears. His sayings are the “angels”….or messengers…that we are not to be ashamed of. We are not to be ashamed of His testimony as He opens up the Scriptures to our understanding.
Luke 9:26-27 KJV (26) For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my
words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in
his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
The only way to “stand” before the Son of man is not to use the tongue for evil at what hears.
They will not “taste of death”….that is, use the tongue for evil speaking against what one hears…until they see (KNOW) the kingdom of God as they will be able to enter in to understand the knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom.
(27) But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which
shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
The Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels….His sayings…His interpretations of the Scriptures.
He shall then reward every man according to what man’s works towards the hearing of His interpretations of the Scriptures….Moses and Elijah “talk” with Him. Those who will humble themselves will then be able to "stand" before Him to hear.
Some will do evil as they will resist what they hear and speak evil….taste of death.
Others will do good towards what they hear….tasting life...for death and life are in the power of the tongue and we are to choose wisely choosing life and not death.
Matthew 16:27-28 KJV (27) For the Son of man shall come in the glory
of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man
according to his works. (28) Verily I say unto you, There be some
standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son
of man coming in his kingdom.
The disciples upon the holy mountain did humble themselves and did listen. They did hear a voice from Heaven confirming that this is His Son speaking and were to hear Him. They did glorify the Father and the Son.
2 Peter 1:16-21 KJV (16) For we have not followed cunningly devised
fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. (17) For he
received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a
voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom
I am well pleased. (18) And this voice which came from heaven we
heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
Today, we have a more sure word of prophecy.
Rather than hearing an audible voice coming from Heaven confirming that this is His Son, we have a more sure confirmation within us as the Light arises within our very own darkened/obscured hearts that this is His Son whom we are to hear as He opens up…interprets…. the Scriptures (Moses and Elijah) to our hearing ears.
(19) We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well
that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until
the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (20) Knowing
this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private
interpretation. (21) For the prophecy came not in old time by the
will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy
The Lord comes to interpret the Scriptures with His holy words…sayings…. “angels”.
Some will be caught unawares when a “stranger”...those brothers who are moved to speak as moved by the Holy Spirit... comes along to speak His words. They will be found not remembering to let brotherly love continue and will go about “killing the messengers” of His words. They will not humble themselves . They will not be hospitable. They are using their tongues to "taste of death".
Luke 21:34-38 KJV (34) And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time
your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares
of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
As a snare shall it come on all of those who “dwell on the face of the whole earth” ….that is, upon those who are dwelling on earthly wisdom…..envy, strife, contentions, wrath, etc. These are people who will not be found “awake” to His righteousness and will be tempted to speak out in evil….not humbling themselves.
(35) For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face
of the whole earth.
To “watch” is to remember to always let brotherly love continue. They will humble themselves at the hearing of His voice as He interprets the Scriptures. To “pray” is to let our words always be seasoned with grace. They will be able to “stand” before the Son of man.
(36) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted
worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to
stand before the Son of man.
This is about His coming to teach us…to interpret the Scriptures. The children of the Day will hear Him teaching while those of the “night” are forgetting to let brotherly love continue and will not be able to receive His teachings as they use their tongues for evil….the “tasting of death”.
(37) And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night
he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of
The Light dawns within our very own hearts….and the people came “early in the morning” to Him in the temple for the purpose of hearing Him.
(38) And all the people came early in the morning to him in the
temple, for to hear him.
To continue in “prayer” is to let our speech always be filled with grace and peace so that we may enter in through the door of utterance to know the mystery of Christ and be thankful for what we shall hear.
Colossians 4:2-6 KJV (2) Continue in prayer, and watch in the same
with thanksgiving; (3) Withal praying also for us, that God would
open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for
which I am also in bonds: (4) That I may make it manifest, as I ought
Let brotherly love continue and entertain “strangers”….walking in wisdom to those who are without…so that we may enter in to understand the mysteries of the kingdom. to "pray always" is to let our speech be always be with grace and seasoned with salt...with peace...towards all people.
(5) Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
(6) Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye
may know how ye ought to answer every man.
To “taste of death” is to be found speaking out in evil towards those “strangers”