Note that God had delivered a similar message, which is a paraphrase of Isa. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. When Jesus was declared both Lord and Christ, by the wonderful effusion of the Holy Spirit; the Gospel spread in the world both among Jews and Gentiles, in spite of all opposition, under the power and influence of the grace of God, to the conversion of thousands of souls; and that branch of Christ's regal power exerted in the destruction of the Jewish nation; See Gill on Matthew 16:28. What is the purpose of Jesus’ transfiguration? None of the Gospel writers records the exact content of this conversation between Jesus, Moses, and Elijah; however, Luke summarizes their discussion in writing that they “spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem” (Luke 9:31). Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window), Follow The Redeemed Mind on, Ephesians: Introduction – Ephesians 1:1-14. Peter’s suggestion may have been made because he thought Jesus was physically inaugurating the Kingdom of God at that time (cf. The verse ought to come, as in St. Matthew and St. Luke, in immediate connection with the foregoing discourse. Of course, it could be Mark's comment and Luke has reworked it, although an original oral source seems more likely. ( = Matthew 17:14-23 Luke 9:37-45). --The mountain is traditionally thought to be Mt. Matt. ou h/dei (oida) pluperf. Share Flipboard Email Print Jesus' Transfiguration. Why did Christ only reveal His glory to Peter, James, and John? And he said unto them] The opening verse of the Ninth Chapter connects closely with what goes before. His words must have come as a shock to their system. A GLIMPSE OF HIS GLORY. While they slept, Jesus was transfigured into a glorious state and He talked with Moses and Elijah. (See Note on Matthew 16:28.) Their fear was surely exacerbated when they heard a voice from heaven saying, “This is my beloved Son. How did Peter, James, and John know the identity of Moses and Elijah? 4:5–6, that Elijah would precede the coming of the Messiah. "And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which … 22; Isa. Healing of the Demoniac Boy ( Mark 9:14-29). It cannot be meant of the day of judgment, unless in the type of it, which was in the destruction of Jerusalem, (of which many understand it), for some of the apostles, more doubtless of Christ’s disciples, outlived the fatal ruin of that once famous city. It is unclear exactly why Peter made this suggestion; however, Mark does observe that Peter made this suggestion “because he did not know what to say” (Mark 9:6) and Luke records that Peter spoke “not knowing what he said” (Luke 9:33). Intro: The Lord’s disciples were already reeling from the His revelation that He would be put to death and rise again, 8:31. Jesus’ reference to the Kingdom of God (cf. Why did Jesus command them to keep this event secret? Interestingly, in all three Gospel accounts of the transfiguration, this event follows Christ’s instructions about the cost of discipleship and His teaching on the coming of the Kingdom of God. The reason why Christ chose to reveal His divine glory at this time, which he had earlier set aside (cf. Mark 9:14-32. Note also, as Luke reports, that Christ’s practical reason for ascending the mountain on which He would be transfigured—taking with Him Peter, James, and John—was to pray (cf. 2 Pet. 2 Pet. Mark 9:1-13. Further, Christ taught that “Elijah has also come” (Mark 9:13). Treated as if a present tense; "for he [Peter] did not know what [how] he should answer", Gundry. Mark 9:1-13. The account of the transfiguration. Note that Christ only allowed Peter, James, and John to see His raising of Jairus’ daughter (cf. And he said unto them Both to his disciples, and the multitude, verily I say unto you, there be some of them that stand here; that were then living, and upon the spot, which shall not taste of death, or die, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. Author: Kent Berghuis How Does He Get His Clothes So White? In Luke’s narrative of the transfiguration we learn that upon ascending the mountain, which as likely Mt. 18:15–22; Ps. Zech. The transfiguration (Mark 9:2-8), teachings concerning Elijah (Mark 9:9-13), the cure of the lunatic boy (Mark 9:14-29), another prophecy of the Passion (Mark 9:30-32), discussion of who was the greatest (Mark 9:33-37), the unknown wonder-worker (Mark 9:38-42), and a collection of independent maxims uttered by our Lord (Mark 9:43-50), form the subject matter of Mark 9. Luke 9:28). Others understand here by the kingdom of God Christ’s resurrection from the dead, when Christ’s kingdom began to be fully made known, Acts 10:42. verily I say unto you, there be some of them that stand here; that were then living, and upon the spot.