Sunday Pulpit Series – Transfiguration: 2

Sunday Pulpit Series

Transfiguration: 2
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

The two men who appeared to Christ and spoke to him on the mount were Moses and Elijah.
Luke 9:30 NKJV
“And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah,”

They represented the law and the prophets.
In fact the entire Old Testament is described as “the law and the prophets.”
Acts 13:15 NKJV
“And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, “Men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.”

The appearance of Moses and Elijah indicated that the Old Covenant was passing away. They were handing over the baton to Jesus Christ to establish the New Covenant. They came to speak to Jesus about His crucifixion.
Luke 9:31 NKJV
“Who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.”

Two of the most prominent men of the Old Testament appeared in glory. As Jesus prayed the glory of God fell on Him and He was transfigured.
The glory of God fell also in the days of king Solomon as he prayed to dedicate the temple.
2 Chronicles 7:1 NKJV
“When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.”

God’s glory filled the temple on the day that it was dedicated.
2 Chronicles 7:2 NKJV
“And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house.”

The glory was so overwhelming that the priests could not enter the temple. This is probably because anyone who got close to the entrance was “slain in the Spirit.”

May you have great manifestations of God’s glory as you go to church.

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