“A Meeting to Remember”
The disciples of Jesus were able to see some fantastic things. Perhaps one of the greatest things they got to see, was the transfiguration of Christ. For a small amount of time, Jesus Christ put on His royalty. He was shining so brightly, the disciples could hardly stand the light.
With Jesus, would have been two of the disciple’s heroes, Moses and Elijah. And no one has to tell the disciples who they are. That is because they probably had a picture of them in their bedrooms.
Well no, they show us one of the great things about eternal living. We will know who everyone is. We will have the mind of Christ.
Now, this is an event, that Peter, James, and John will need to keep quiet until after Jesus has resurrected. I imagine that was difficult, but scripture never tells us they told anyone.
Please read the following verses. Matthew 17:1-13
1 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. 4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters — one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him, I am well pleased. Listen to him!”6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. 7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”10 The disciples asked him, “Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?”11 Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. 12 But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way, the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” 13 Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.
I know not everything went well for the disciples, but what a joy it must have been to spend time with and learn from Jesus.
Believers living now did not have that opportunity. However, when we accept the wonderful gift of Christ’s blood for our sin, we are indwelt by the Spirit. Then we are living with the Lord God. For the believer, the time we are spending with the Lord God will go on for eternity.
Hallelujah, I can hardly wait.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be a Blessing;