Today it is Mount Hermon: The Mount of Transfiguration. Today it is Mount Hermon: The Mount of Transfiguration. endobj And that’s the strangest word. 4-02-69 12:00 noon . 25 years earlier Peter was only and “eye witness” to this momentous event on Mt. endobj In His dear name, amen! ... My guide was Archbishop George Bakouni from Tyre who took me with a group of friends to the region of Mount Hermon, the tallest peak which today borders Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. In the Book of Hebrews he uses the word exodus to describe the bringing of the children of Israel out of Egypt and into the Promised Land; and that’s the word, "They spake to Him about His exodus"; that is, the glorious, triumphant atonement and resurrection, by which our Lord shall bring many sons to glory. And the luminous cloud, these are the garments of glory – the pillar of fire that shined by night, the pillar of smoke they saw by day [Exodus 13:21], the luminous shekinah flame above the mercy seat [Exodus 25:21-22], the smoke that filled the temple so that Isaiah could not enter in, nor the priests [Isaiah 6:4-5] – these are the garments of God, the glorious raiment of the Lord. And while he yet spake, behold, there was a bright shekinah. trans-fig-u-ra'-shun (referred to as the "holy mount" in 2 Peter 1:18): . A caterpillar, a worm; and in time a little cocoon is broken and a beautiful butterfly. Look at it. A little egg in a bird’s nest, a little blue thing and under the warmth of a little sitting hen bird, a little chirp, chirp, chirp will come out of this shell. Hermon in the region of The Lord God of all the universe is the lowly, blessed Lord Jesus. "And He put His hand on John," the hand of the Almighty of the universe, He put his hand on the beloved disciple and said, "Do not be afraid" [Revelation 1:17]. "And after six days He taketh those three disciples, and on a high mountain apart, he was metamorphoo" [Matthew 17:1-2]. Let’s take a mundane illustration. Matthew 17:1-8. I want you to listen today with your mind as well as your heart. ), and not Mount Tabor, as is commonly supposed. EWTN News, Inc. is the world’s largest Catholic news organization, comprised of television, radio, print and digital media outlets, dedicated to reporting the truth in … At 9,232 feet, this mountain is the highest in the region. stream And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. Oh, that we could love Him more and serve Him better! <> How will it be when Jesus comes again? And when Moses spake to Jesus about His death, His exodus, which He should fulfill in Jerusalem, I can just in my mind, I can think of what Moses could have said. It is also near Caesarea Philippi, where the previous events recorded in the Gospels took place. Then second; this phenomenal transfiguration was given of God to the disciples and to us that we might also be encouraged. That is, it is a God kind of knowledge, an intuitive knowledge. Even during the Byzantine Era, Eusebius, the bishop of Caesarea and church historian, suggested that the transfiguration should be associated with Mount Hermon near Caesarea Philippi. ‘All we like sheep have gone astray,’ the prophets say, and the Lord has laid on You the iniquity of us all [Isaiah 53:6]. Would you like to know how it is at the consummation of the age? And that is confirmed as I turn to Simon Peter in the second letter and the first chapter of his book, when he refers, and he speaks of it at length, when he refers to this experience, and he refers to it as the parousia of Christ [2 Peter 1:16-18]. When He comes He will be the earth’s Majesty and heaven’s Glory; God manifest in the flesh. 17:1). And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. %PDF-1.5 Mt. That same marvelous metamorphosis is possible in human life. It’s a marvelous phenomenon in nature, and it’s seen everywhere. Addressing the question of the Nephilim in Genesis chapter 6 is well … This is the great return of our Lord to earth. But this tremendous scene had two purposes. with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with [Him]. Tomorrow, of the great mounts of the Bible, we have chosen the Mount of Olives: The Second Coming of Christ.. And today it is Mt. Well, what will it be like? Dr. W. A. Criswell. There are three miracles here: one, the metamorphosis, the transfiguration of the Lord; the other, the appearance of Moses and Elijah; and the third, the voice speaking out of the luminous brilliant cloud [Matthew 17:2-5]. Hermon) 2 Pet. [1 Corinthians 15:55]. – the glory of God, the raiment of God, the garments of God, the chariot of God, by which God surrounds Himself; whatever clothing God, whatever raiment God possesses, it is like this. Raise its temperature and its steam that will drive a locomotive. And when they opened their eyes and looked up, they saw no one, save Jesus only" [Matthew 17:6-8]. Lord, You must die if we are to be saved [1 Thessalonians 5:9-10]; and I am here only because of the promise of Your death.". While Jesus and His disciples were there on the mountain, Peter, James, and John were allowed to see beyond the veil of Jesus’s humanity to the glorified Christ. It is also near Caesarea Philippi, where the previous events recorded in the Gospels took place. 1:16-19, Peter interprets this experience at the close of his life on earth as Jesus Christ “The Morning Star” arising in his heart (vs. 19). How did they know them? The miracle of the metamorphosis, glorified, but still the same. We shall see our Savior in His glory; translucent, iridescent, immortalized, glorified, no longer in lowly guise, with a crown of thorns, bleeding from His wounds, despised and rejected of men, no! For these reasons, some scholars feel that Mount Hermon is a more likely candidate to be the Mount of transfiguration,” noted the website. And he represents the prophets. The gospels place the story of Peter’s confession some forty-five miles northwest of Mount … And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. Moses could have said to the Lord, "Lord, I have come to talk to You about Your death. And they took Jerry McAuley and put him in Hyde Park, outside, outdoors, in Hyde Park. I lost three-fourths of my vocabulary when I was saved"; the metamorphosis that can come to a man. And that is presented here poignantly, dramatically, in the speaking to Him of Moses and Elijah. The other main possibility for the Mountain of Transfiguration location is Mount Hermon. And he could have said, as I think of it in my mind, Elijah says, "Lord, I have come to speak to You about Your death, for all of the prophets have said that the Son of God must be offered up for the atonement of the sins of the people. Inspirational devotions delivered right to your email inbox. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. x��[ms�6����|��: M��%���M2M/����~Pm�b��DG���]� A���:�I`�X,v�} �]���~q[���˺^ܮ�w���lW׻��g�Ϗ˳���j���������������+J(#���_Q���)�8�ER�z��UJ�_��6!�����ׯ>@���~�S���p�yI2ByR������~ �v��� ��cږn�o����+��H(�#�� 9��6�2����g?-�d��N1��$�� And Simon Peter, just before he was martyred, wrote about it in the first chapter of his second letter [2 Peter 1:13-18]; and James, as you know, had not opportunity to write, because he was beheaded by Herod Agrippa 1 [Acts 12:1-2]. Sand, sand:  sandstone, sand, cheap sand, a little lime, a little soda, and it is brilliant glass displayed in Steubenware. The death of our Lord, His burial, and the resurrection of our Lord was in fulfillment of all of the Old Testament prophecies. "They spoke to Him about His," and the Greek word is exodus, exodus. How is it when the Lord shall come? This is a part of the same word: And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart. TRANSFIGURATION (1) About midway of His active ministry Jesus, accompanied by Peter, James and John, withdrew to a high mountain apart (probably Mt. And I beg of you your mind as well as your heart. Just this word:  "And when the disciples saw it, they fell as dead. Like Jerry McAuley of the Bowery of New York City, he was a gutter rat. But that’s really just the beginning of the case for Mt. Moses representing those who fall asleep in Jesus, I can hear Him cry, "O Grave, where is thy victory?" MOUNT HERMON: THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION. The stern voice of the lawgiver that spake the commandments, and the grim figure that condemned Israel in their apostasy, both alike testify to the grace of the Son of God, without whose love and death, there is no forgiveness of sins. In Luke 9:27, at the end of a speech to the twelve … MT. It’s the same thing. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. Exodus is never used for death but it is here. It is a phenomenal thing and a meaningful thing. In his lifetime they invited a great group of the finest, noblest preachers in America to go to England, and they parceled them out.

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