ESOCS Devotional 3 August 2023
MEMORY VERSE: ““And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved son: hear him.” Luke 9:35
TEXT: Luke 9:28-36 (KJV)
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.
29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
The key word in the above context or topic “transfiguration of Jesus Christ” denotes the metamorphosis transcending from the natural to the supernatural. He was changed from His human body to His spiritual body which is fully illuminated and glorified in the course of this prayer to humble all other forces.
Jesus was in deep contrition in his prayer to express how remorseful he was for the sin of the world He accepted to personal bore as if he actually committed them. He was deeply moved in passion that his form changed from his physical feeble form to His spiritual glorified form which has the potential or more than enough propensity to bear any burden which physically is impossible. In the spiritual form he settled the challenges of human kind making them reconcilable to God again.
Thus the appearance of Moses and Elias (Elijah) in the spiritual realm is significantly expressing the handing over of their commission on earth for updating by the king of kings. By so doing, the anointing they carried was made available to mankind; though in our feeble nature.
This mountain of transfiguration is still available to Christians who, out of lack of knowledge remain in their challenges for too long. The weakness of the flesh making it illusive to be able to pierce through the thin wall separating the natural from the supernatural just like Jesus demonstrated. Every issue or challenges or problems taken to the spiritual world for clarity and more understanding are permanently solved. This is because all manifestations observable in physical realm are deeply rooted in the spiritual realm.
As Christians therefore, we are challenged to know this; that if idol worshippers; necromancers, occultists, witches, wizards etc., can break the veil of separating the natural into the spiritual to commune with the kingdom of darkness. Christians have more potential to do so and at the feet of Jesus, every issue or challenge in life will be settled ones and for all. This is because at the feet of Jesus Christ all other forces are humbled and made to obey God almighty.
The father did not mince words when he said, “This is my beloved son: hear him” (v 35; Isaiah 42:1; Mathew 3:17). We are supposed to constantly hear from the master in all situations. He is the ‘’Alpha and omega’’ the yesterday and tomorrow are with him today. All we need to do is to hear the master by going to him for all impossibilities.
- How to constantly allow the Holy Spirit to transform us at any assignment of our LORD.
- Father fill me constantly with the overflowing power of the Holy Spirit to do exploits for you.
FURTHER READING: Judges 11:21-end; Nehemiah 8:1-12; Luke 9:28-36; Acts 26:1-23
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ESOCS Devotional 3 August 2023