Good morning! This devotion picks up after Matthew 16 verses 27-28 begins to reveal the Son of man coming in His kingdom.
“Six days later Jesus took Peter and the two brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain to be alone. 2 As the men watched, Jesus’ appearance was transformed so that his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light. 3 Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared and began talking with Jesus.” – Matthew 17:1-3 NLT
A few things to point out:
- Transfigured/Transform means changed in form. We can find the word also in Romans 12:2; 2 Cor. 3:18)
- His glory – face shone like the sun and clothes became white as light
- Two Old Testament people Moses and Elijah are talking with Jesus. In Luke 9:32, Luke describes Moses and Elijah talking with Jesus about His coming death.
- Some commentaries suggest in this “The disciples represent individuals who will be present in physical bodies. Moses represents saved individuals who have died or will die. Elijah represents saved individuals who will not experience death, but will be caught up to heaven alive (1 Thes. 4:17). The three groups will be present when Christ institutes His kingdom on earth.”
Brothers and sisters Jesus whether we are ready or not Jesus is coming back to establish His kingdom here on earth. As the new saying goes ‘stay ready so you don’t have to get ready’.
Spend time with the Lord today. Follow Him.
Father God, in the name of Jesus we come to you in faith believing you hear and answer prayer. Lord, we don’t know what will happen today or within the next hour, but what we do know is that we want to be with you when you return. Lord, prepare our hearts and minds to surrender our lives and our will to you. Lord, transform us so that we will be more like you. Lord, equip us and reveal to us all the things that you desire for us to understand. Lord, we want to experience your presence in our lives, in our homes, on our jobs, in our schools, with our families, in our churches, with our friends and in our communities. Lord, we invite you into all these spaces – come and make yourself known. Lord, begin or continue your mighty work in us. In Jesus name we pray, amen!
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Referenced Bible Commentary: Walvoord and Zuck The Bible Knowledge Commentary (U.S.A., SP Publication, 1983)
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