The Glory That Follows

After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a excessive mountain, the place they have been on their own. There he was transfigured earlier than them.

Mark 9:2

A outstanding occasion! There are 4 dramatic occurrences on this account that instantly seize our consideration: First, there’s the wonderful change within the particular person of the Lord Himself: All of a sudden, as they have been with Jesus there on that mountain, His countenance altered. His face started to shine, His clothes turned white, and His complete being radiated glory. What occurred to Jesus? We will solely perceive this once we see that what He did was to slide again into eternity, in a way, again into his pre-human glory. It’s evident due to this fact that our Lord didn’t need to die. That is likely one of the meanings of the transfiguration. It makes clear that He had no purpose to go via demise. He might step again throughout the boundary of time into eternity with out passing via demise.

The second factor that grips us is the account of the heavenly guests, Moses and Elijah. The disciples appeared to haven’t any issue in any respect in recognizing immediately who these males have been. Jesus didn’t say, Now, Peter, James, and John, I would such as you to satisfy Moses and Elijah. No, they knew immediately who they have been. There shall be no want for introductions in glory.

The third factor of nice curiosity on this account is the proposal that Peter makes. After listening to these males discussing these unusual occasions collectively, Peter, in his normal method, interrupts: Grasp, it’s good for us to be right here. That is great! Let’s make three cubicles and reside right here. Let’s quiet down right here and make this our world headquarters. We’ll make one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah. He evidently has in thoughts that they might rework that mountain into the headquarters for the worldwide reformation motion that was going to begin. They’d function proper from that mountain, as the middle of all exercise. That reveals how silly he was and the way little he understood what Jesus had been making an attempt to inform him. Somebody has mentioned that there are solely two sorts of audio system: those that have one thing to say, and people who need to say one thing! Peter was somebody who simply needed to say one thing. So he makes this proposal that they make this their headquarters for a terrific marketing campaign to take over the world.

However he scarcely had gotten the phrases out when he was interrupted, and the fourth dramatic occasion occurred. All of a sudden they have been overshadowed with a cloud. It’s my conviction that it was the an identical cloud talked about within the Outdated Testomony, which hovered over the tabernacle throughout the day–the glory of God, known as the shekinah. They heard a voice talking out of the cloud saying, That is my Son, whom I like. Take heed to him. There isn’t any doubt that this can be a correction of Peter’s brash assertion. The Father Himself is saying, Peter, don’t put Jesus on a par with Moses and Elijah. You take heed to Him. He’s the considered one of whom Moses and Elijah spoke. He’s the one who fulfilled all of the predictions of the prophets and the sacrifices of the legislation. Take heed to Him; that is my beloved Son.

Lord. I’m grateful for this preview of glory. Educate me to face again in awe at who You’re and what You’ve got deliberate for me.

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