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The Law, Transfiguration


Mtt 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-13; Lk 9:28-36

People often refer to the Transfiguration, as later recorded in those three  accounts above, as a super-natural event in the life of Christ because He was electrified—and overlook the “big picture” significance of this extraordinary and monumental Biblical event.

Jesus climbed a mountain with three of His Apostles who saw Him infused with an unnaturally bright light, suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared before them (dead many years before). They fell to worship these Old Testament heroes, but stopped when they heard the Voice of God, coming out of the clouds, saying, “this is my Beloved Son, listen to Him.”*Poof* Moses and Elijah vanished from sight and they could see Jesus only.

Listen to Jesus Christ, God said; not Moses, not Elijah.

Few times in Bible recorded history did God speak directly to mankind. One such time was when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, hundreds of years before. At that time Moses was similarly infused with a Holy light, same as the transfiguration event that Jesus experienced.

Both occasions were Holy directive events.. a changing of the guard, as it were.. a new dispensation.

Later in the New Testament Peter refers to the event, in the context of Christ’s supremacy, “We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His Majesty. For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.’ We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.” II Pet 1:16-18

“For the law was given by Moses; but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” Jhn 1:17