- Luke 9:28-36
- Mark 9:2–13
- Matthew 17:1–13
Walking point #1: Luke 9:28-29 —-be transformed!
When we surrender ourselves to God, He will “transfigure” our minds (Rom. 12:1-2). As we yield to the Spirit of God, He changes (transfigures) us “from glory to glory” (2 Cor. 3:18). As we look into the Word of God, we see the Son of God and are transfigured by the Spirit of God into the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 3:18 (NASB) 18But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
Walking point #2: Luke 9:30-31—- We will also be glorified:
Moses represented the Law and Elijah the Prophets, both of which find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ (Luke 24:25-27; Heb. 1:1-2). Moses had died and his body was buried, but Elijah had been raptured to heaven (2 Kings 2:11). When Jesus returns, He will raise the bodies of the saints who died and will rapture the living saints.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 18 (NASB) 13But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
16For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
17Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Walking point #3: Luke 9:32-36—stay woke saints!
The 3 disciples had gone to sleep while Jesus was praying (Luke 9:29, 32), a failure they would repeat in the Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-42). Almost missed seeing Moses and Elijah and Jesus in His glory!
The Transfiguration was God’s way of teaching Peter that Jesus is glorified when we deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. The world’s motto is “Look out for yourself!” but the believer’s motto should be “Yield yourself to God!”
MMM – “As we look into the Word of God, we see the Son of God and are transfigured by the Spirit of God into the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 3:18