MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION (Pt.2)

Jesus led his disciples Peter, James and John up the Mountain apart from the other disciples and there was transfigured.    I’m reminded that the Lord God had once called Moses up to the top of the Mount.  There, after six days of waiting in the cloud, he received an invitation to come into God’s presence. There, He received the two tablets of the Law.  This should remind us that good things take place in the Lord’s presence, if we are prepared to wait on Him.  Isaiah assures us, “They that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength”(Isaiah 40:31).   The higher we go in God, the more time we need to wait in His presence.  What happens while we wait?  We learn the secret of exchanging our strength for His.  Much weariness comes from “I got this one God” attitudes.  We start many things in the arm of the flesh and they result as nothing more than a fleshly, carnal work.  But if we will wait on the LORD, He will come to us with newness of LIFE and new perspectives on life as we have known it.   The apostle Paul said we should “Seek those things which are above where CHRIST is seated” at the right hand of God(Colossians 3).  Our seating changes our seeing.

As we wait in the Lord’s presence, the noise of the crowd dissipates.  The sounds and often the many voices that clutter our minds and crowds our soul settle down to a manageable whisper.  “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nation’s. I will be exalted in the earth”(Psalm 46:10).  Recall how Elijah went to Mount Horeb, perhaps expecting God to boom at the fearful thoughts of Jezebel’s threats. But God did not come as he expected(Not in an earthquake, wind or fire).  Just the gentile whisper of a still small voice (1 Kings 19).  This is one reason why we should always take God’s Word with us into His presence.  God will speak through His Word to our troubled heart.  “Great peace have they who love your Law. And nothing shall cause them to stumble”(Psalm 119:165).

Finally, as we wait in His presence, we get a new view of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Peter, James and John got a view of future attractions.  All that our Lord Jesus was, eternally and inwardly, began to shine out in a blaze of glory.  It radiated out of every pore of His being and changed the very garments which He wore.  Peter will later testify that, “We were eyewitnesses of His majesty”(2 Peter 1:6).   How we need to cry out for a new sense and awareness of His majesty as the King of glory.  One view of eternal realities will transform our life forever. The mystery God held is now revealed; “Christ in you, the hope of glory”(Colossians 1:27).

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