According to the ministry and message of John the Baptist, our connection between the coming of the Lord in Isaiah 40 and the coming of the Son of Man in Matthew 16:27-28 is proven to be perfectly valid. John came to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus in fulfillment of Isaiah 40. But according to John, the coming of Jesus in fulfillment of Isaiah 40 would bring both salvation and judgment, and that the judgment was “about to come” (Luke 3:2-17). Therefore, John came preaching that the coming of the Lord in Isaiah 40 was “about to be” fulfilled as the coming of Jesus. This agrees perfectly with what Jesus himself taught. In fulfillment of Isaiah 40, Jesus placed his coming in both salvation and judgment in Mathew 16:27-28, in the lifetime of his contemporary disciples. John and Jesus preached the exact same coming, for the exact same purpose, to be fulfilled at the exact same time…. “there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom”.