The first lesson we can learn from this passage is that Jesus loved to communicate with his Father so he made time to commune with Him on daily basis through prayer. In this edition we want to learn more lessons from the other sections of the passage above.

Required fields are marked *. By the way, we need to keep in mind that Jesus is talking about discipleship in Matthew 16:24-26, not sonship. As a result, God the Father exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name (Philippians 2:6-10). I would like to present six things that we learn from the transfiguration. Verse 30 says that Moses and Elijah were talking with Jesus, and the centerpiece of that discussion was “his departure” or exodus through the cross. Mathew and Mark state that the transfiguration took place “six days after” Jesus predicted His suffering and death while Luke says “about eight days after.” However, these statements do not contradict; Luke’s statement is the Jewish equivalent of “about a week later.”. JAVASCRIPT IS DISABLED. Is there a way to bring up wanted information on your website? Without him we are cut off from the source of life. He is the Son of God not by birth but by a divine initiation. Hello Maria, thank you for taking the time to read the article. If you are not in a House Church (Mid-Week Service) get involved with one, in you are not a regular at church become one, so that you can see God’s presence manifest on the mountain and express God’s presence in the valley. He knew that outside of the presence of the LORD is chaos, suffering, hardship, sorrow, anguish and all the bad things imaginable.

All rights reserved. *Note: Today, a cross is an accepted symbol of love and sacrifice, but in those days, the cross was a horrible means of capital punishment. I am a believer, and sometimes I asked myself, where is God, where is Jesus Christ? Apparently, this practice originated only in the 3rd and early 4th centuries, as the RC church under the papal leadership tried to include practices which according to them would help them gain favor from God. At no other point in the earthly life of Jesus was there a more heavenly moment, and it is evident to everyone that this community was all about Jesus. When Jesus said that anyone who wants to be His followers must do the above, He was saying that whatever happened to Him would happen to them as well. Jesus ended His sermon with reference to His glorious Kingdom (Matthew 16:28). Jesus has set the perfect example of ultimate obedience for us to follow.

On the Mount of Transfiguration Jesus was joined by Moses and Elijah. He was able with confidence to face what lay ahead of Him. Through prayers one is connected to the real Source of one’s being and eventually reflects the glorious image of God man was created to reflect. Both Moses and Elijah, desired to be near God, to know Him intimately and when they were restricted by their earthly bodies, they now had full access in their glorified bodies. But it is obvious from the divine voice which spoke on the mountain of configuration that Jesus is not an ordinary human being but rather The Son of God. The Transfiguration of Christ is one of the most impressive and mysterious miracles of Christ, and yet one of the least known and understood biblical events.

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Undoubtedly, the purpose of the transfiguration of Christ into at least a part of His heavenly glory was so that the “inner circle” of His disciples could gain a greater understanding of who Jesus was.