Summary: Matthew 17:1-13 This was the only time the glory of Jesus was veiled in human flesh and was allowed to shine forth.
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
These same three are made witness of both his Glory (On the Mount) and His agony (Garden of Eden) [Peter, James, and John) He chose those that they might be witnesses of his transfiguration: two or three witnesses being required by the Scripture to establish any fact. By two or three witnesses every word is established.
Communications between the Father and the Son of divine favor prepares and permit Jesus for great services and great conflicts. He’s not the reigning King but the suffering Servant.
While he is Lord both of heaven and earth he must prepare his leaders to lead
Metamorphoomai,"to be transformed"):
signifies a change of form or appearance
A display of God’s glory in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ (Matt 17:1-8 (quickview) Mark 9:2-8 (quickview) Luke 9:28-36 (quickview) ). Peter cites the Transfiguration as historical proof of the true gospel of Christ (2 Peter 1:16-18 (quickview) ).
The transfiguration of the Christian adopts the mind of God, his mind, therefore, becomes his
1) Life 2) Soul 3) Appetite 4) Person 5) You – The total Person
The Part & Purpose of God is to see himself in himself; he has to see himself replicated in Jesus as Jesus himself replicated in us.
As we dwell before the world we must become public examples:
The presence of these two indicates that the Old Testament scripture had been waiting for revelation.
Moses comes to represent the Old Testament law, while Elijah comes to represent the Prophets, but both come because they were looking forward to the messiah and his kingdom.
Old Testament is the New Testament concealed while the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed
The law Established Jesus while the Prophet spoke him