2013-03-04 - What Would Moses Say?
Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36
Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. (Luke 9:30)
Fast forward about 1,400 years from my death, and I found myself standing on a high mountain again. This time, it was for a different reason.The servant of the Lord, Elijah and I met Jesus and three of His disciples, to pray. I imagine it wasn't a typical prayer session, as Peter, James, and his brother John were expecting. For one thing, they were shocked to see Elijah and myself, men who had been dead a long time.
Right on the spot, Jesus' appearance was altered. He was transformed from being just Jesus of Nazareth to Jesus of Heaven. His clothing changed color and became glistening white. His face was as bright as sunlight.
Elijah and I talked with Jesus about His upcoming death in Jerusalem. What a privilege to talk one-on-one with the Lord. May I never lose my awe of His glory.
When I was alive, I was not under Jesus' covering, as He hadn't come to die for Earth's inhabitants yet. Those that are alive now will receive the wonderful gift of righteousness. Once Jesus' crucifixion takes place, God will declare them clean and blameless. All their sins - past, present, and future - will be null and void!
The Lord's booming voice told the disciples to listen to Jesus, and that the Lord was well-pleased with His son. The men hid their faces until Jesus gently told them not to fear.
When the men looked up, Elijah and I were gone from the mountain, back to Heaven. My visit back on solid, Earthly ground was brief, but long enough. I am thankful for the opportunity. I hope our words encourage the men to believe in Jesus, to have no doubt that He is the Son of man, and to remember how glorious the Lord truly is.