Monday, July 17, 2017

Fresh Look at Matthew: Matthew 17

--> --> Ah, the Transfiguration.  Peter never got over this one; perhaps it was right behind the resurrection, the cross, and Pentecost in his mind, although those events seemed to have transformed him even though he was privy to the transfiguration.  
At the end of 16 Jesus states, “Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” Either this event, six days later, was the point of that prophecy, or the resurrection, about a year later.  Otherwise Jesus got his second coming all wrong. In the words of a (bad) old song, "I really don't think so."


17:1-11 is a testimony of his glory, power, uniqueness, and superiority.
 

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