The Transfiguration of Jesus
Today the Lord wants me to share with you on the transfiguration. People have varying ideas on transfiguration.
Jesus transfigured from human into a something amazing and that amazing form was not the glorious Jesus before He humbled Himself and became man. Understand before humbling Himself He was God the Son and like written in Psalms God can span the universe with His Hand so His God form cannot be comprehended. It is only at the marriage in Heaven the Son will be glorified to His true form before the world was.
So what did Jesus transfigure into and why?
Firstly what Jesus transfigured into was not something very great; for man it was, but in reality was not.
Understand Jesus did not do anything without purpose and in everything He did He taught us, and showed the way for us. Jesus did not transfigure to show off His powers but had 2 purposes for transfiguring.
Before I take on the 2 purposes I like to clear the misunderstanding people have between Son of God and God the Son. Jesus was God the Son Who humbled Himself as Son of God and came as man. Son of God means a being having the perfect image of God in them and this category includes Angels and man (includes women) who have the perfect image of God in them (since all have sin we all do not have the perfect image it will be over time that we will become once the whole Truth is in us).
Adam before sinning was referred to as son of God, but when sin came into him; he lost something and thus lost his sonship and the image. If one has seen Angels one will see the same effect described of the transfigured figure of Jesus in the Angels. They do not have wings like shown in images. The Angels are also called sons of God because they have the perfect image of God in them.
Jesus by His transfiguration confirmed to us He was perfect and He alone as man still had the image of God in Him and thus became hope for all mankind. When we are baptized in Jesus, we get spiritually connected to Jesus and thus as His brethren get the right to inherit this image again. So from the corrupted image of Adam we move to the perfect image of a son of God through Jesus.
Coming to the second reason; God had forbid man to speak or communicate with spirits that included evil spirits or spirits of people dead. That is because man in the flesh was a corrupt being. If Jesus had communicated with Moses and Elijah in His flesh body then He would have sinned by breaking Godís commandment. Therefore to show us that we cannot speak to spirits of dead people (people sleeping in the Lord; others go to Hell from where they cannot come out) Jesus transfigured to communicated with Moses and Elijah.
Was this conference important? None of the talk was very important, for what they spoke was already written in the books of the Prophets; but the transfiguring event is very important to us.
Today a very large section of Christians due to lack of understanding and being misguided by the already misguided, pray to souls of dead people or try to communicate with them.
Those who have died believing in the Lord are sleeping (written in the Old Testament as gathered unto their fathers) and these souls are not to be communicated with by corrupt man in his flesh. Unless we are able to transfigure like Jesus it is a big NO NO to speak to them or even pray to them (praying means communicating). It is the grace of Jesus Christ that keeps many from the consequence like King Saul faced when he communicated with the spirit of Samuel.
People get fooled by evil spirits (fallen angels) who come as the people whom humans are communicating with. It is very easy to discern them if people are rooted in the Word and are in relationship with the Spirit of God.
In todayís message the Lord is encouraging us by saying; we too will have the same glorious form which is described with Jesusí transfiguration very soon. The Lord is also warning us at the same time that unless we can transfigure today like Jesus we should not be communicating with dead people or their souls even if they were excellent examples when alive. Jesus is an exception for He was perfect and has ascended to Heaven already and is seated at the Righteous Hand of the Father. Even He has requested us to ask of the Father in His Name and He alone is our intercessor in Heaven.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, many are deceived by evil spirits coming in forms of people resting in You. These evil spirits are destroying your flocks today as they were doing from the time of Noah. Lord, we pray that your people get rooted in your Word and your Spirit so as to discern these spirits. We also thank You Lord for confirming again to us the things set for us in You. Help us remain in You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
1 Samuel 28:10-19
10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.
11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.
12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.
13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.
14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?
17 And the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David:
18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day.
19 Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me: the LORD also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.
Leviticus 19:31 - Regard not them that have familiar spirits [those who communicate with spirits of dead ones], neither seek after wizards [those who evoke familar spirits] , to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
John 1:12 - But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
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