And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Gospel Gem: The Transfiguration

Synergy of Matthew 17:1-8/Mark 9:2-8/Luke 9:28-36

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother,
and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep:
and when they were awake, they saw his glory,...
And was transfigured before them:
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered,
and his raiment was white and glistering....exceeding white as snow;
so as no fuller on earth can white them.
 
And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him.
Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
 
And it came to pass, as they departed from him,
Peter said unto Jesus,
Master, it is good for us to be here:
and let us make three tabernacles;
one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah:
not knowing what he said.
 
While he thus spake,
there came a cloud, and overshadowed them:
and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
And behold a voice out of the cloud, which said,
This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased;
hear ye him.
 
And when the disciples heard it,
they fell on their face,
and were sore afraid.
And suddenly, when they had looked round about,
they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.
 
And Jesus came and touched them, and said,
Arise, and be not afraid.
And as they came down from the mountain,
Jesus charged them, saying,
Tell the vision to no man,
until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
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Peter Adds - For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
2 Peter 1:17,18
"The faith of the disciples was greatly strengthened at the transfiguration, when they were permitted
to behold Christ's glory and to hear the voice from heaven testifying to His divine character. God chose to give the followers of Jesus strong proof that He was the promised Messiah, that in their bitter sorrow and disappointment at His crucifixion, they would not entirely cast away their confidence. At the transfiguration the Lord sent Moses and Elijah to talk with Jesus concerning His sufferings and death. Instead of choosing angels to converse with His Son, God chose those who had themselves experienced the trials of earth."
Early Writings p.162 E.G.W.