Eyewitness of His Majesty


 

2 Peter 1:16-19

 

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty,” 2 Peter 1:16.

 

God elevated the experience of Jesus’ transfiguration when He announced from Heaven, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 17:5).

 

Peter did not understand the entire situation at that time, but later, when the Holy Spirit enlightened his mind, he understood that, if a man will listen as God speaks to his heart through the Word, he will see Jesus Christ clearly, a more sure word of prophecy, Creator—the Shekinah glory of God—the Light, the Comforter.

 

Like a dim light shining in a dark room, the Old Testament presented Christ clearly enough to know that man is a sinner. Then, when He walked among us in the New Testament Gospels, it was like the sun had risen and shined in the window, paling the dim light of the Old Testament. We saw His glory as of the Only begotten of the Father, and He became our standard of measurement to see that we fall far short of God’s glory. But, better than that, when the day star arose in our own hearts, we saw clearly that He didn’t come to condemn us with the schoolmaster—the Law. He came to save us from the awful consequences of our sin. We don’t have to concentrate on how evil we are. In Hebrews 10:5, we see how much God really loves us and cleansed us for His fellowship. Hebrews 4:12 teaches that God’s Word does spiritual cataract surgery on us, and then in verse 13 we can be quiet and revel in His glory.

 

 

Just Saying

 

If you are an eyewitness of Jesus’ majesty in your life, no one on earth can say you haven’t seen what you saw (John 14:21).

 

Robert Brock

 

 

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