Sunday Pulpit Series – Transfiguration: 1

Sunday Pulpit Series

Transfiguration: 1
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Jesus and His disciples had some very spectacular experiences. A few of these experiences were so divinely precious that Jesus decided to share them only with His three top lieutenants. The first such experience that Jesus shared only with Peter, James and John was on top of a mountain.
Luke 9:27 NKJV
“But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.”

Jesus declared publicly that some selected persons in His audience would see the kingdom of God, in their lifetime. Jesus didn’t immediately specify who they would be, but eight days later, He called them out.
Luke 9:28 NKJV
“Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray.”

Jesus called Peter, James and John to go with Him to the top of a mountain for a prayer meeting. Several persons in the Scriptures received divine experiences, at a time of prayer.
Peter, James and John unfortunately failed to pray throughput. At some point, it appears Jesus was praying alone.
Luke 9:29 NKJV
“As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening.”

The glory of God overshadowed His face as well as His clothing. His face was changed and His clothes became a very dazzling white that cannot be found on this earth.
Then Christ was joined on the top of the mountain by two men.
Luke 9:30 NKJV
“And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah,”

These two men represented the law and the prophets.
Romans 3:21 NKJV
“But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,”

Moses represented the law.
Elijah represented the prophets.
May you be victorious in all your endeavours as you go to church.

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