Didn't they all Believe?


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Matthew 16:21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
28 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.
I don't think anyone really, for sure, really, understands verse 28. If they do understand it, for sure, really, they can't explain it so I will understand it.

Maybe this is about Judgement. So far, the only human Jesus has really been angry with is Herod and his whores. He's been pretty accepting so far.

He's on earth on a Mission. Adam and Eve got into stuff they shouldn't have and allowed Satan to introduce death to earth. Jesus, as I understand it, is here only to reverse that mess. Once Jesus walks out of the tomb on the third day, the death sentence is lifted for some.... not all.... but all have a chance to get it lifted.

Jesus will be getting a pat on the back in front of His Legions of Angels before some of those men die. He could have been king of the world! He could have spent eternity on the throne keeping all human morons in order. He would have been worshipped by everyone whether they meant it or not. When some moron sets off a rocket, Jesus could just call order an Angel to catch it and then another Angel to pick up the moron and bring him in for Judgement.

Jesus could have ruled the world! Instead, He elected to go back to where His Dad and His Angels were. He said... "what good would it do me to rule the world if my Dad isn't patting me on the back?" Jesus didn't want to be King of the World.... not yet.... it's not time. Not everyone had been given the opportunity to receive eternal life.

Now look.... Jesus says "some who are standing here".... not all, but some...."will not taste death". He was talking to His disciples.... and that's what confuses me.... some of His disciples will not receive eternal life? All of the twelve were alive when He went to the Cross. Well Judas may have hung himself, but the others were definitely still alive. Jesus says "some" not "most" not "eleven". Does that mean that some of the eleven were not Believers? OR... does that mean that He had more disciples than the original eleven, and some of those were not really disciples.

While Jesus is getting patted on the back for a job well done from His Dad, not all of His disciples will survive. They will either not get it in the first place [like Judas] or they were so busy trying to shine, they never got around to Believing.

Like I've said before... I don't really know what I'm talking about. I just read and post. I also confessed my ignorance at the beginning of my comments here.

Why didn't all of those eleven see Jesus in Heaven? Didn't they all Believe?