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Significance of the Transfiguration

posted Aug 4, 2017, 6:01 PM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 6:01 PM ]
6 August 2017 ( Transfiguration of the Lord )

In His glorified form, Peter, James & John had a glimpse of the divinity of Jesus, a preview of His coming glorification and enthronement as King of Kings (Daniel 7: 10). The Transfiguration gave His inner circle the reassurance to cope with the shock of His crucifixion & death. It later became a faith nurturing event for the rest of their lives. The appearance of Moses & Elijah’s is significant. Moses represented true Judaism and Elijah, the Law & the Prophets. Both of them recognised and adored our Lord Jesus. For the second time, God our Heavenly Father proclaimed Jesus as His only-gotten and beloved Son and asked us to listen to Him. Indeed, Jesus is God-Man, the Messiah & Ultimate Saviour; the fulfilment of the countless prophecies in the scriptures & the Law. God sent Jesus into this world to save us. Are we listening to & heeding the words & teachings of Jesus - as we should? Bear in mind that we’ll face Him at the end of our time. Like it or not, Jesus will be our Judge! (Matthew 25: 31-33). What will you say to Him?