But each one in his own proper order: Christ the firstfruits,e afterward those who belong to the Christ during his presence.
Any anointed Christians [144,000] die during Christ’s presence, they are resurrected to heavenly life.
When did this COMING/PRESENCE begin
What were his disciples actually asking at
Matt 24 KJV
Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Obviously they didn't ask what will be the sign of your coming because it doesn't harmonize with his appointing a Slave to feed his people at his return;
Matt 24-45 NIV
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns
If they actually asked about his coming [which has not occurred as per Churches of Christendom] then no faithful and wise servant/Slave has been appointed since he has not returned therefore his sheep are not spiritually fed and have starved from the lack of spiritual food
Matt 4-4 NWT
“It is written: ‘Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every word that comes from Jehovah’s* mouth.’”+
Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence*
state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present,a person or thing that exists or is present in a place but is not seen.Presence is not a verb, but, as a noun, it can mean a state of being,
What presence were they asking had to be about his being present in kingdom power since they were concerned about earthly kingship in Israel:
After he had suffered, he showed himself alive to them by many convincing proofs.+ He was seen by them throughout 40 days, and he was speaking about the Kingdom of God.So when they had assembled, they asked him: “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?”
In other words are you going to now after you have died and was resurrected going to set up the Kingdom right here on earth over in Jerusalem.
This is in reference to the question they asked in Matt 24 about his Kingdom presence not coming.
Jesus actually pointed forward to the actual date his Kingdom would be established alerting all that his Kingdom presence had taken effect as 1914
Matt 24-7 NWT
"For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom"
This is a Jewish idiom used in rabbinical literature for a world war
This is consistent with Jewish writings of the first century.
One Jewish source known as the Zohar Chadash
states: At that time wars shall be stirred up in the world.
against nation and city
against city; much distress shall be renewed against the enemies of the
Another Jewish source known as the Bereshit Rabbah states: If you
shall see the kingdoms rising against each other
in turn, then give heed and note the footsteps of
So World War I was a sign that the
birth pains had begun. And nearly all historians agree that World War II was merely a continuation of World I.
So his presence began in 1914 his Kingdom began in 1914 and all the events depicted in Revelation began 1919 as well as appointing a Slave to fed his sheep