The Mount of Transfiguration:  theunfetteredpreacher

Luke 9:28-36

And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:”  (the story continues).

Peter, James and John were there, witnessing the impossible.  Christ, in His Glorified body, speaking face to face with Moses and Elijah.

Moses who, by the way, had been dead, lo, these many years, and no one knows where he was buried.

Then we have Elijah, last seen alive assending into heaven in a whirlwind, while a chariot of fire was flying around to confuse things.

Both these men, representing the Law and the Prophets, standing before them, in a conversation with Jesus, about His soon to come Passion.

They hear a voice from heaven saying:  “This is my beloved Son: hear him.”

Peter speaks, “not knowing what he said.”

Can you blame him?   Nope…  incredible, unbelievable, not physically possible, but happening.    

 Yes, as a beliver, I believe it happened, just as the Word states.  It is, “A God thing.”

As we study the Word there are a lot of “God things.”   

What interests me most, are the great men of God.

Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, the list is seemingly endless.

Until the Apostles, then, it seems, no more great men of God.

Oh, we have great Preachers and Teachers, Leaders and Prophets…  

Why so many of these and so few workers of miracles, men with the Gifts of Healing, men with  the Gift of Faith to move mountains.

We can learn to Teach and Preach, Lead and Prophecy, by study of the Word and the Anointing of God which comes from Prayer.

Some have a great Anointing, multitudes follow, and others not so much.  

We see vary few working in the Gifts of the Spirit.   Does God no longer care to heal the sick, raise the dead, or cause the blind to see?

Hebrews 13:8, says:
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

Our error today is thinking these great men of God were more than mere men.  They were not.

The only difference between Noah, Moses, Abraham, the Apostles, and Anybody 2016, is the fact that they believed God and acted on His Word.

I’ve heard it said, “The Apostles could do those miracles because they had known Jesus, looked at Him, eye to eye.” 

Paul, it comes to mind, knew Him as we do.  Yet, still did the miraculous.  How come?

Paul, tells us how, we just don’t follow through.

Hebrews 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Where is the “Throne of Grace?”  At the feet of Jesus.

Saints, we need to sit at His feet, learn of Him, beyond how to share the Gospel, learn how to increase in His Talents, The Gifts of the Spirit, the tools He left us to build His Church.

Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ:”  (Revelation 12),  

The voice of God on how to overcome the accuser.  (The devil, unbelief, fear of failure).  

The Lord has given us Salvation, Strength, His Kingdom is at hand, we are in it,  the Power of Christ, through the Holy Spirit.

He even told us how to use it:  “they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

The BLOOD OF THE LAMB, THE WORD OF OUR TESTIMONY, WILLING TO GIVE UP OUR LIVES FOR HIM.

Like Moses, when the people sinned, forgive them Lord, or blot me out of Your book.

Jesus died for us.  Are you willing to give all that others might be made free?

That is the secret to working in Gods Power.  Not so easy, not for everyone,  maybe it’s you?

Lord, raise up whosoever will.  Amen

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