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. As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
-Glory in Greek is written as doxa which means nature and acts of God in manifestation, to be elevated and to give praise to God. Glory all over scriptures represented the presence of God. Moses experienced Gods’ glory when he went to receive the ten commandments (Exo 24:15-17) and at the tabernacle of meeting (Exo 40:34-35). King Solomon saw Gods’ glory when he dedicated the temple (2 Chr 7:1-3); which was during the feast of tabernacles. We are called to glory in the Lord (1 Cor 1:30-31), so as to be transformed into the image of the Holy Spirit from glory to glory (2 Cor 3:17-18). God is the King of glory (Ps 24:7, 29:3, Jude 1:24-25, Rev 19:1) etc.
-During the transfiguration, the glory of God was evident and apostle Peter made a comment of his intentions to built three tents, one for Jesus, one for Moses and one for Elijah. To prolong this glorious experience, Peter probably suggested a celebration of the feast of tabernacles where the Israelite’s commemorated Gods’ provision in the wilderness and they brought their tithes and offerings to the temple. The most natural connection of their appearance is that Moses represented the law and Elijah represented the prophets. God then stated the superiority of Jesus when He said “this is My beloved Son. Hear Him”. After Gods’ voice had spoken, Jesus was alone with the disciples. Jesus is the fulfillment of the law and the prophets (Mat 5:17). From the transfiguration passages we find that; for us to see the glory of God, we need to spend time with God in prayer, we have to shake of our spiritual lethargy like the disciples saw the glory of God when they awoke from their sleep, to exult God above all else and to listen to God in obedience to His word.
We humbly come to Your presence Lord thanking You for the gift of life and all that You have done unto us. We have seen Your glorious hand in things, we give You all the praise. You have protected us, delivered us from danger, healed our wounds, given us sure hope, encouraged us, provided for us, expanded our boundaries, sustained us and given us the gift of faith, wisdom and salvation. All glory, honor and power belongs to You. Remember with mercy Jesus all those who are sick that You may restore their health, those who lack their basic needs that You may provide for them, those who are jobless that You may open new opportunities for them, those who are unmarried that You may show them Your grace, those who are married that You may always unite them with Your love, those who lack school fees that You may provide for all their needs, those who are struggling in business that You may make all the crooked paths straight, all the leaders that You may offer them direction and all those who do not know You that You may grant them the gift of salvation. Guide us Father throughout the week and fulfill our hearts desires according to Your divine purposes. All glory, honor and power belongs to You Lord, now and forever. Amen
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