Matthew 17:1-2 (New Living Translation) – Six days later Jesus took Peter and the two brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain to be alone. As the men watched, Jesus’ appearance was transformed so that his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light.
Mark 9:2-3 (New Living Translation) – Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up a high mountain to be alone. As the men watched, Jesus’ appearance was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white, far whiter than any earthly bleach could ever make them.
This is one of the many mysterious events in the Bible. The passage is a recollection of the night three of the apostles were given a glimpse, a brief view, of the Spirit of Jesus. How different and glorious this was from the flesh and blood Jesus.
The apostles saw for themselves the great overwhelming power under the veil of Jesus body; they saw his mighty Spirit that could not be killed even when his body died on the cross. Their view of Jesus was never the same again after this encounter.
HOW DO YOU SEE JESUS?
What do you see? If all you see are the images from movies, television, and artwork in books, you are not yet seeing the real Jesus. To see him, get your Bible, and read the gospels prayerfully, over and over again – and before long you will begin to see him, to understand him, and to experience his great power at work in you.
Great God in heaven, help us to see the real Jesus, like the apostles did, in the fullness of his majesty, power, authority, greatness and glory, Amen!!!