Updated: Feb 1, 2021
Jesus said, “In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
“But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”
24. “But in those the days” , If you recall from the first Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians, when he wrote, “for you are all children of light and children of the day , we are not of the night or of darkness” (1 Thessalonians 5:5), this statement of Mark places focus on that inner light of Christ.
“after the persecution those” , The “tribulation” (“thlipsin”) must be seen as the “persecution” that the first true Christians faced, at the hands of the Jewish synagogues and the Roman Empire. Obviously, this prophecy began soon (with the execution of Jesus) and continued for two thousand years (an Age).
“the sun will be darkened” , The “sun” is the light of Christ, which shines through the Apostles and Saints that spread true Christianity. This light will then be obscured, such that the truth will become confused, opening the door of doubt.
“and the moon not will give the light of it” ; In these two segments in Greek, the words “helios” and “selene” are used to denote “sun” and “moon.” In Greek mythology, Helios and Selene were the names of the brother and sister that were the children of the Titan god Hyperion (ruler of light, wisdom and watchfulness” and his wife-sister Theia (name meaning divine; goddess, implying bright). It should be grasped how the moon reflects the light of the sun, in varying degrees – from absence (new moon) to total (full moon). Therefore, when “the moon will not give the light [of the sun reflected],” the meaning is that of new moon phase. A new moon is when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct, although this usually means the moon is unseen, because of the glare of the sun. However, when the “sun will be darkened , AND the moon not will give the light,” this is a statement of a total eclipse, where the moon perfectly aligns with the sun and the sun’s rays are completely blocked from earth (in a narrow umbra of total eclipse, with a wider penumbra of darkness).
25. “and the stars will be out of of the heaven falling” , The stars are the constellations that surround the earth, but are only visible in the night sky, when the sun’s rays are absent (and there is no cloud cover, where clouds are symbols of obscurity). The key word of this segment is “falling” (“piptontes”), which is said to have metaphorical meanings: “to be cast down from a state of prosperity” and “to fall from a state of uprightness.” When this meaning is applied to the stars of the zodiac, the circle of stars that the sun and the moon appear before (along with the other visible planets in the solar system), it says that the use of astrology – as a divine art of prophecy – will have fallen. Still, in that same context, those who promote and continue to use the stars of astrology to forecast and predict, they will have lost of light of truth and are not led as prophets of God. Thus, astrology as a divine art will have fallen into a state of disgrace. We live in such times now, as the art of divinity is discredited as having never been a tool presented to mankind as a tool for finding support for truth.
“and the powers (or inherent abilities) that in the heavens will be shaken” . Whenever one comes across the word “that” (in this case a second “hai” [“the”] is translated as “that”) it is referring the reader back to the prior verse, such that “the power” or “the inherent abilities” of astrology (“the power” of prediction as prophecy) is also a reference to “that.” The future tense word “saleuthēsontai” means the use of astrology “will be cast down” and “will be driven away” for God intended use – as a tool to guide man by [seasons, times, etc.].
26. “and then (or at that time) will they perceive (or will they look upon; will they experience; will they see) the Son the [One] of man coming in clouds” , The use of the word “then” (“tote”), like “that” in the prior segment, is referencing when “the heavens will be shaken,” or “at that time” when astrology will “fall” in the eyes of mankind. Then the perception of Jesus Christ “of man coming” will not be concretely understood, but it will gain nebulous understanding. This statement, as a perfect example, will cause people to think Jesus Christ will come down from “clouds,” like a Greek god. This statement does not say that, as it says, “will they see” Christ “coming in clouds.” Seeing is not believing. The inverse way of reading this is as when “will they experience the Son.” “At that time will they experience the Son the [One]” of God, having been sent “of man” to be “the [One] of man” in a union. This “coming,” however, cannot be seen or touched, as it is Spiritual, as though “the [One] of man coming in clouds.”
“with marvelous deeds (or abilities; power) much (or great) and the unspoken manifestation of God (or glory)” ; Transferring thought from the presence of “the Son” having returned “of man,” in humans of God’s choosing, that nebulousness “in clouds” is now stated to be “with” or “among” or “after with” (from “meta”) those “of man,” who are Apostles or Saints. This makes “in clouds” represent the Holy Spirit, which brings with it the “marvelous deeds” or “abilities,” which are the gifts of the Holy Spirit. In addition to those abilities (from “kai”), the Apostle or Saint will not be blessed for self-importance, but they will project an aura of holiness (depicted in art by halo) around them, as the “unspoken manifestation of God,” the “glory” of God’s Holy Spirit.
27. “and then he will send the messengers from God (or angels)” , The use of “then” here, as an additional step (following “and”), says that after “the power and glory” has come “of man,” through “the Son,” then God “will send messengers” to the world. While an Apostle or Saint is human in form, it has sacrificed its personal desires to fully serve God. Their primary role is to act as righteous slaves, where their actions speak for the LORD and their deeds touch others so they seek the same presence of God upon them. It is the “clouds” of the Holy Spirit that make them appear as “angels” to those whose lives they enter.
“and will gather together the chosen (or elect) of him” , Once the return of Christ has reproduced “the Son” on earth, “of man” in multiple numbers, then the next step (“and”) “will be to gather them together,” where the root Greek word is “episunagó,” meaning “to assemble.” This denotes the called out assembly that relates to a Church, where the Greek word “ekklésia” means, “an assembly, congregation, church.” This gathering is only those Apostles or Saints, those who have been “chosen of him,” which fully means they have “chosen” to be of service “to him,” all in “the same” manner as “him” [Jesus, the Son of the Father] (from the Greek word “autou”).
“from out of (or out from within) the four winds” , The key word to understand here is the number “four.” The symbolism of “four” is “foundation” or “base.” This means “four” represents the “foundation” of the “gathered together chosen,” which is the truest meaning of a Church. “From within” that “assembly” “outward” will the “breath” of God’s Holy Spirit be spread. The Greek word translated as “winds” is “anemōn,” can also mean “breaths” or “breathings.” When “four winds” is recognized as a separate entity, this becomes symbolic of the “four corners of the earth,” which then is a statement of how far the “breath” of God will be spread.
“away from end of earth to end of heaven” . In this segment, the word “end” (“akrou”) is repeated, giving it importance. The word means an “extremity” or the “highest point,” but can also mean “the end.” This has absolutely nothing to do with the End Times (which are an “extreme” time), as those are commonly understood. Instead, this statement places focus on the extent of the “breaths” of God being sent “out from within” the “assembly,” as the purpose being to lead one “away from end of earth,” which is mortal death and reincarnation. This is then meant to guide one to and “end of heaven,” which is eternal life.
28. “Separation now the fig tree” , In some English translation Biblical sites, this verse is shown to begin a new element of focus, as “The Lesson from the Fig Tree” (NASB for one). To jump to a new heading is ridiculous. This verse begins a new line of thought, but it is based on the breath of guidance “away from” mortal death, which the Greek word “Apo” means. This means the “fig tree” offers insight into the repetition of life (a tree of reproduction and lineage), where the seasons come and go, just like do the lives of mortals. The “fig tree” is also represents a commonly recognized fruit tree of ancient Israel, which was known to be producers of early figs (usually in June) and late figs (August). These fruit trees were both cultivated and found growing wild across the land. Such fruit symbolically states the purpose of that tree.
“come to realize the comparison (or parable)” ; The Greek word “parabolēn” does translate as “a parable,” but it is more meaningful in this segment as an equally valid translation as “a comparison,” as a “juxtaposition,” where the “fig tree” can be side-by-side compared with the repetition of human reincarnation. The Greek word “mathete” means “to learn” (or “come to realize”), which is Jesus the Rabbi speaking to his disciples (and likewise to us today). While this lesson is stating the botany of a tree in comparison to the biology of a human being – and thus can be termed a “parable” – it is easier “to learn” through real experience, rather than the fantasy of a story of kings and slaves that no one had ever personally known.
“when already the branch of it tender has become” , Again, we have a timing element in the word “hotan,” which means “when.” That timing is then relative to the fig tree being “already” or “now after all this waiting,” from the word “ēdē.” The first two word of Greek could translate as implying, “at the time when the condition is met, after some length of waiting.” This seems to then point to a limb of a tree, but in comparison to a human being the Greek word “klados” means “descendant” as well as “branch.” Thus, the focus of a fig tree “branch” is no different than a “branch” on a family “tree.” Still, the words that are translated as “tender has become, “the Greek word “hapalos” implies “a shoot of a tree.” Thus, Jesus was pointing out when the death of winter has ceased and new growth was at its most “tender,” having just come upon a “branch” as buds.
“and it puts forth the leaves” , As an additional stage of new development (“and”), the “tender” buds “sprout” as the fresh, green “leaves” of spring. Just as fall symbolizes dying, spring symbolizes rebirth. This means the beginning of another drive to flourish and reproduce.
“you know that near the summer is” . In the example of a “fig tree” with “leaves,” this sign (recall the original statements about the collapse of astrology, which has constellations that are the signs of the times?) is that early figs (if this type of fig tree) will come from the leaves, in June, which is the eve of summer (the summer solstice is between June 20-22). The majority of figs are produced in August, which is the height of summer. Thus, simply by seeing leaves newly on the branches of the fig trees, one knows “summer is near.” In the comparison to human beings, spring time is that time of transition from youth to reproductive. For fruit to grow, there has to be a cross pollination of the trees (by winds or bees), which is that time of young adulthood. The summer of life is a human being’s years of productivity and reproduction.
29. “In this manner also you” , This statement is self-explanatory, as Jesus pointed to his disciples (and us today) and told them they are “branches” of him, which were just budding new leaves, but soon they would produce the fruits of summer. Summer is also the time when the days are longer and the light of the sun is strongest. Just as trees spring to life when the days are longer and more sunlight makes photosynthesis keep trees thriving, the light of Christ is the motivation for “living branches” to productively reproduce others “with him the Son.”
“when you experience (or see) these things coming to pass (or happening)” , Again, the timing word “when” is used to denote “at that time when conditions are met.” Because Jesus used the pronoun “you,” he was addressing his disciples and not “fig trees.” This means the conditions that will be met has nothing to do with “branches sprouting leaf buds.” When Jesus said “these things happening,” those things were the comparison of new life coming into them. Just as a “fig tree” feels the sap flowing upward within it trunk and branches, as a sign that the season of growth has arrived, so too will the disciples of Jesus feel and up swelling within them. That personal “experience,” “discernment,” and “awareness” (from the Greek word “idēte” – a form of “horaó”) lets them know when new growth is about to spring forth in them. The “things coming to pass” will be personal to each individual, as changes within them. The “sight” “to see” will be inspired by the Holy Spirit and not limited to the light spectrum detectable by human eyes.
“know that near it is” , This aspect of “personal experience” is then stated in the Greek word “ginōskete,” which is “knowledge” of first-hand acquaintance. It becomes the certainty of understanding that is guided by the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, when one feels a new phase of life about to happen, it will be this newfound insight that says change is “near” or “close” (from “engys”). More importantly, however, the word translated as “it is” (“estin”) is a form of saying “I am is near,” which means “it is” God. Thus, one will “know” of “these things happening” because one has come “close” to God. That “nearness” is one’s marriage to God, via the Holy Spirit.
“on the basis of (or at) an opportunity (or doors)” . This statement says that “near” God means the conditions have been “met.” The “doors” of “opportunity” has been opened (from the Greek word “thyrais”). Just as a “fig tree” needs light and warmth to stimulate it to new growth, one become “near” to God by having done everything required beforehand, during one’s engagement period prior to the marriage, when God enters one’s heart forever. God always makes those “doors” of “opportunity” available, but it is up to the human being to say, “Yes” to those proposals.
30. “Truly I say to you” , This is a common assurance by Jesus, as one married to God, that an Apostle can only “speak” the “truth” of God. His words to his disciples assure them that everything he teaches them is tried and true. Likewise, we today can be assured the truth is being told.
“that no not will have passed away (or will have become vain) the generation this” , When the topic of comparison has been a “fig tree,” where “tender young leaf shoots” are representative of the growth that is to come, the use of the Greek word “genea” means a “generation” of “family,” “of man,” “with him the Son,” where “generation” says: “All of the offspring that are at the same stage of descent from a common ancestor.” The root of that word is from Latin (“generō”), which means “to father, procreate, and beget.” The double negative (“ou mē – “no-not not-lest”) then speaks of “nothing” being lost from the line generated by the Father. When “a generation” is estimated to be a twenty-year period of related children, this becomes too limiting to the lineage of God, as it stretches righteously from Adam to Jesus, with all who have, are, and will come to pass come from the same Generator: God. This is therefore a statement of eternal life that is promised (“Truly I say to you”) to all who spring forth on the “tree” of holiness, which Jesus Christ has revived (“from the stump of Jesse”).
“until (or as far as, to the point) that these things all shall have taken place” . In this statement that follows “this generation” of which Jesus spoke, the limitation is stated that “these things all shall have taken place.” One cannot be reborn as Jesus Christ without doing that which is required to have everlasting life and join the tree of righteousness that makes one “a fresh, tender leaf sprout” on the “branch” that is God’s “tree” of life (as opposed to being born of death as a mortal). In this statement, one should be aware that Jesus spoke to twelve disciples on the Mount of Olives. That number included Judas Iscariot, who becomes the example of how death would take him before the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples, transforming them into Apostles. Judas Iscariot did not get “as far as” the “point” (from the Greek word “mechris”) when “these things all shall have taken place.” That lesson is the foremost for all future “generations” of the churches, and all who claim to be Christians. Judas made the claim as a follower, but then he sold his soul for material reward.
31. “The heaven and the earth will pass away (or will become vain)” , This has nothing to do with suggesting the end of the earth or the end of heaven – either outer space/skies (physical heavens) or the spiritual place called Heaven. The two words translated as “The” and “the” (Ho and hē) both can indicate the “condition” to be met for one or the other, as “Condition heaven and condition earth.” This is then stating the “circumstances” that will dictate how one’s soul “will pass away; will come to pass; or will happen” (from the Greek word “pareleusontai”). It says that each individual will choose which path “will become vain,” where “vain” is defined as: “Not yielding the desired outcome; fruitless.” One will either call “heaven” “fruitless,” and choose “earth,” or vice versa.
“them on the other hand divine utterances (or words) of me no not will pass away (or will become vain)” . In this segment, the Greek text does not translate anything for the word “hoi,” which is the plural form of the article “the,” often translated with “polloi,” as “the many.” I have translated it as “them,” which becomes an indicator of “the [ones],” and “them” becomes the focus of those who choose “heaven,” because “on the other hand” indicates the ones who did not choose “earth” as their way to “pass away.” We can be safe in this assumption because Jesus added it will be “them” who believed the “divine utterances” (reading “logoi” from its Biblical definition, indicating holy “words”) “of [Jesus].” This becomes the promise of truth that those who heed the “words of him” (Jesus) “will not pass away” or find the way of the LORD as “vain.”
32. “Circumstances (or Concerning) on the other hand the day that” , In the Epistle reading of Proper 28 (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11) the first verse stated, “Concerning moreover the times and the seasons.” That verse begins with the same word beginning this verse in Mark’s chapter 13 – “Peri.” In my interpretation of Paul’s letter, I wrote this:
“The word “peri” means, “about, concerning,” and “around,” which “denotes place, cause or subject.” Its implied usage infers, “consideration where ‘all the bases are covered.’” As such, the important focus by the capitalization of this states, “Circumstances now” or “Conditions on top of.””
That part of Paul’s letter dealt with the “circumstances” and “conditions met,” as whether or not one would truly be deemed Christian. Following the statement in the segment prior here, about “on the other hand divine,” here we find “on the other hand” the “conditions met” that will determine “the day” of “that” choice – eternal life (“heaven”) or eternal reincarnation (“earth”). The implication in this segment is those who chose “the earth,” with “the day” being “that” of death.
“or the hour (or time)” , In this segment the focus is on “time,” where “hour” can be read as a specific “time,” but is commonly recognized as a statement that focuses on “time” running out, having reached the final “hour.” This is then the most critical “hour” when human life is about to come to an end and the soul will lose its host body.
“no one knows” ; When Jesus used the word “oudeis,” which translates as “no one, not one, none, nothing, and others,” this word categorically excludes anyone. This exclusion can allow one to see “no man” or “no one” as those who said “no” to “heaven,” instead choosing “earth” as their target of worship and devotion. Because those who choose “heaven” receive the “knowledge” of the Holy Spirit, as the Christ Mind from God, the physical process of bodily death is not a traumatic event for ‘yes ones’. However, to those whose physical life has taken on considerable importance, they would love to know when death is near, so they could repent and choose “heaven.” They will not possess that luxury of knowledge.
“not even the messengers of God (or angels) in heaven” , Following that understanding, this segment can be read two ways, with both being the truth. First, it simply says that the same lack of knowing when death will occur will be “not even” allowed to those who are Apostles – the “messengers of God” – who chose “heaven.” Still, its most powerful meaning says that the “conditions” set for those who choose “earth” will not be placed on those who chose to serve God. They will be notified by “angels” when death is near, and they will escort those souls to the crossover into eternal life in “heaven.” This says those “angels” will be notified by God when that service will be needed.
“nor the Son” , This segment than restates support for the “no one knows” segment, as those who chose “no” to “heaven,” such that those chose not to allows “the Son” to be reborn within them. Without “the Son,” they will “not know.” Still, the presence of “the Son” in Apostles and Saints means lives directed towards saving other souls, where death is not feared by them. To dwell on such an “hour” or “time” is pointless. Also, keep in mind that Jesus knew when his death would occur, as well as that of Lazarus.
“if not the Father” . This segment basically says that those whose choice is not to serve the Father (be married to God), then they will not know, due to choosing “earth.” The word “ei” clearly translates as “if,” where that conjunction implies an alternative choice (if this, then that).
33. “Take heed (or perceive; discern)” , This is a warning to all who have decided “if not the Father,” choosing to serve self on “earth.” The Greek word “Blepete” says to be “Careful.” It says to “Keep watch,” as their choice means they “will not know” when death will come.
“be awake (or watch)” ; The Greek word “agrypneite” then gives reason for “Taking heed” to what Jesus has said. A command to “be awake” means to not fall asleep. As has been discussed in prior letters of Paul and Jesus upon hearing news of Lazarus’ illness, sleep is metaphor for death. Thus, the warning to “Take heed” and be “Careful” is directed towards staying “alert” and “watchful.”
“not you know indeed when the time (or occasion; opportunity) is” . This is the message of several parables (Parable of the Rich Fool; Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids; and Parable of the Faithful Servant), where not knowing when death will come makes staying awake so important. However, if one has already been married to God and is led by the Christ Mind, one is always “alert.”
34. “Like a man away on a journey” , This verse begins similarly as the Parable of the Talents, where verse 14 states “anthrōpos apodēmōn,” as “a man going on a journey.” Similar words are written here (“anthrōpos apodēmos”). As interpreted in the Proper 28 Gospel article, the master was not the one going on a journey, but his slaves were going on a journey for the master. Here, that is clearer. However, in this context, the man is akin to a soul on a journey away from heaven, gone to enjoy a trip to the material world. In relation to not knowing the time, this becomes a parallel to knowing one needs to return home, but has lost the tickets to travel there and has forgotten the date and hour of the trip back home.
“having left the dwelling (or house; property) of him” , Here again, the use of the word “autou,” meaning “of him,” the intent is to state “a man” having left the “dwelling” of the Father. Because this follows a segment that speaks of “a man,” it is easy to be confused and think “a man” left his own home. That is a purely physical reading. Because Jesus is speaking of Spiritual matters, it is “a man’s” soul that left the Spiritual “dwelling” of heaven, where the Father resides.
“having placed (or having given) the servants (or slaves) of him the authority (or influence)” , Like in the Parable of the Talents, the false assumption was that the master had left “servants” in charge, while the master went on “a journey.” The same mistake can be made here, by thinking “a man” had “slaves” who were given “authority” in his absence. The true meaning is that God is the owner of the “dwelling” from which “a man” left, which makes that “man” the “servant” of God, the Father. It is this “influence” of God over the soul that calls this “man” back home, reminding the soul of “a man’s” servitude.
“to each one the work (or task) of him” , As a servant of God, an Apostle or Saint has the responsibility of speaking as God will have them speak. The task is to seek others who want to know God intimately.
“and the doorkeeper (or gatekeeper; porter) he commanded (or he instructed; he gave orders) he should be watchful (or he should be vigilant; he should be awake; he should be alert)” . Since Jesus was “the Son” sent “of man” to perform a “task” for the Father, sent from his Father’s “house,” he was teaching his disciples that he was “the doorkeeper” to “heaven.” He had claimed this earlier, when he said he was the “gate” to the sheepfold. Thus, Jesus was warning his disciples; but all who would become reborn as “the Son,” with the Mind of Christ, married to God, they too would keep that “portal” to “heaven” open, through the Gospel, as “messengers of God” (their “task” and “work”). As such the Greek word “thyrōrō” says Apostles will “keep the door” to “heaven” available to those who seek entrance into God’s kingdom.
35. “Watch (or Be alert; Be awake) therefore” — This repeats the warning to “Stay awake” and be “Alert,” but adds the word “oun,” which means “therefore,” but: “By extension, here’s how the dots connect.” (HELPS Word Studies). The “dots” to connect then follow the two dashes, which act as a colon mark.
“not you know indeed” , Reason to stay awake and keep alert number one: You do not know when death will make you go to sleep, before you are prepared to cheat death.
“when the master of the house (or dwelling; property) comes” : The master is God, who comes to call a soul away from its material body. This is a known coming, whenever a soul is born into a physical form. This is the definition of death, where all forms of matter are born to die (change states); but the timing of that death is not fixed, so it cannot be known in advance.
“or at evening” , This is the first of four “night watches” in the Hebrew day. The first “watch” is from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM (possibly only 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM), which is called the “evening” watch. The evening, depending on the time of the year, is when light from the sun may make “watching” easier, seeing things coming from further off. Still, with all the activity of settling in, it is easier to stay awake during this time of “night.”
“or at midnight (or night)” , This is the second of four “night watches,” which lasts from 9:00 PM to “midnight” (possibly from 8:00 PM until midnight). This is year-round a time of darkness, with the height of summer lending some small amount of twilight at the beginning of this watch. Still, as this “watch” wears on, the eyes get heavier.
“or when the rooster crows” , This is the third of four “night watches,” which begins at midnight and ends at 3:00 AM (possibly between midnight and 4:00 AM). This is the depth of “night” and when sleep wants to take hold, as there is no light other than that of the moon’s reflections of sunlight. This is often called “the graveyard shift.”
“or morning” ; This is the fourth of four “night watches,” where the wait is for the break of “day,” at 6:00 AM. This “watch” begins at 3:00 AM and leads to the official beginning of “day.” There is morning glow that begins to wear away the abject darkness.
36. “not (or lest) having come suddenly (or unexpectedly)” , This segment, following the pause of a semi-colon, says the connecting of the dots of “Vigilance” were necessary through all of the divisions of night, when darkness is symbolic of death. Thus, if one does “not” keep all the watches of nigh, then the moment sleep takes over death comes “suddenly,” “unexpectedly.” Death is always known to be coming, but the “hour” of night never known.
“he should discover (or he should find) you sleeping” . Again, the third-person masculine pronoun “he” is attached to the conditional form of “heurē,” as “he should find, because “he” is the Father of all souls. The word “sleeping” (“katheudontas”) is metaphor for “death.” This means the soul will “find” God at its moment of release from the physical body. This is when judgment will come, relative to the soul deserving eternal life in “heaven,” of deserving to be reborn of death in a body of matter. That discovery will be a matter of record in the heavenly book of records.
37. “Which (or What) on the other hand (or moreover) to you I say” , Here, Jesus is pointing out how it will be his voice, inside the head of Apostles and Saints, who will guide one to “the other hand” of Salvation. Instead of God finding a released soul from an unexpected death, when the soul had not served the LORD in physical form, Jesus will have his disciples prepared.
“to all I say” , It will thus be through all subsequent Apostles and Saints (who wrote the Gospels and Epistles and who spread the Word of Christianity) that Jesus will “say to all” in the future – this and every lesson he taught that has been recorded in Scripture.
“Watch (or Be alert; Be awake)” ! Jesus tells all Apostles and Saints how to be “Awake,” which is the permanent state of everlasting Life, as opposed to the sleep of death and the repeating of past failures on earth.