When man listens, God speaks.
When man obeys, God acts.
Gilbert Hughes, MINISTER of the word
Call in Christ Jesus, appointed by God, anointed as a teacher
Operated in the gift of PROPHECY, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE & healing
My mission statement the lord as anointed me to build leaders, worshiper,
Luke 9:28-36 (Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9:2-13)
God will tell you all that you need to know.
He will not always tell you all that you want to know
God will help you do anything that He asks you to do.
Before you begin, look over these fundamental points.
1. God is alive. He always has been and He always will be.
2. God knows everything.
3. God can do anything.
4. God can be everywhere – all at the same time.
5. God is invisible – we can't see Him or touch Him – but, God is here.
He is with you now. He is beside you. He surrounds you. He fills the room or the whole place where you are right now. He is in you now. He is in your heart.
6. God cares very much for you. He is interested in you. He has a plan for your life. He has an answer for every need and problem you face.
There is a way of life, for everyone, everywhere. Anyone can be in touch with the living God, anywhere, anytime, if we fulfilled His conditions:
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah. While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!" When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. "Get up," he said. "Don't be afraid." When they looked up, they saw no-one except Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, "Don't tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead." The disciples asked him, "Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?" Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands." Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.
About a week after Jesus plainly told His disciples that He would suffer, be killed, and be raised to life
The Lord reminds his disciples that he is coming again; (Luke 9:22),
When the apostle peter receive the revelation about Jesus the Christ, the son of living God. Jesus didn’t want them to stay in the same revelation. (Jesus is my savior),
He took Peter, James and John up a mountain to pray.
The Lord wants us to experience glory, he wants us to see god, to know him, and He wants us to follow him
1. follow Jesus (Deny self, be obedient)
Do exactly what he commanded you to do
The closer we get to Jesus, the better we understand who he is
He will revealed his glory to you, If you see me, you see my father
So you will be able to manifest His glory on earth and touch others
So people will enter to his kingdom
In the following of Christ we got the picture of God
v Denying self requires us to give up anything that we would want or seek that would hinder you doing the will of God.
v Surrender your will to God
God has given each of us a free will, heaven respect our choices and God does not force us to do anything, that is why there is a judgment day
We must be willing to give up anything in life in order to please God. (1 Pet. 2:21; 1 Cor. 11:1).
2. Praying (Luke 9:28). Once they had climbed the mountain, the disciples went to sleep and Jesus was transfigured
As on other occasions, the disciples were sleeping while Jesus was praying (Matt. 26:40-45). Note how much we miss when we sleep through great opportunities for spiritual work. This is a general tendency for all people, some worse than others. We seek our own physical ease and relaxation,
When there are opportunities for spiritual work. God want you to receive or understand about his glory but you sleeping.
You want His answer to the problem or situation that you are facing just now; and you came in the house of God (house of pray) to receive your answer, or illumination, and God start to respond but you sleeping in church.
Your answer is not only preaching, teaching, exaltation only, your answer may possibly be delivered by a song, could be trough worship, dance, testimony…
3. take action
If you want to see the glory of God you must take action, initiation
The song said if you want to see the glory of the Lord lifts up your hand and praise Him.
4. The transfiguration of Jesus Christ displayed the Shekinah glory of God
As He prayed, He was "transfigured" (Mark 9:2). This means His countenance or facial appearance was changed. His clothes became white and glistening.
First, we need to talk about what’s happening to Jesus. I said here we see his ‘glory.’ Really what we are talking about is his divinity, his “god-ness,” shining through his humanity.
The word "transfigured" is a very interesting word. The Greek word is "metamorpho" .The prefix "meta" means to change and the "morphe" means form. That means to change into another form, and it means to transform, It also means to change the outside to match the inside. In the case of the transfiguration of Jesus Christ it means to match the outside with the reality of the inside. To change the outward so that it matches the inward reality. Jesus' divine nature was "veiled" (Hebrews 10:20) in human form and the transfiguration was a glimpse of that glory.
The appearance of Moses and Elijah
As this happened, there also appeared Moses and Elijah talking with Jesus. Moses was the giver of the Old Testament law. Elijah was one of the most noteworthy prophets of the Old Testament. When thinking of the Old Testament law, these are two of the men Jews would think of first and with greatest prominence.
Moses and Elijah discussed with Jesus about Jesus' coming death in Jerusalem. (Luke 9:31), (Col. 2:14-17).
Glory of the Lord appeared to Moses on Mt. Sinai, Ex. 24:13-16. But Moses gave the Law only. Elijah the prophet was victorious on Mt. Carmel, I Kings 18:19-46, the interpreters of the law of the lord
Symbolically, the appearance of Moses and Elijah represented the Law and the Prophets.
Moses (the letter of the law
Elijah the prophet (spirit of the law
Moses and Elijah, having talked with Jesus, were about to leave. But Peter suggested they made three tabernacles (or dwelling places) -- one for each of these three great teachers.
What was his mistake? Note that Moses and Elijah were leaving, but Peter introduced his suggestion by saying, "It is good for us to be here." Likely this means Peter realized some great historic event was occurring. It was wonderful to have these 3 great teachers together. So let Moses and Elijah not leave (as they were about to do). Rather, let them make three places where they can just stay. The prophets would not have to leave, but could stay and people could continue to benefit from their teaching. (Another possibility was that Peter was suggesting three memorials, one to honor each of these men.)
so God removed Moses and Elijah, left Jesus only, and emphasized that people should hear Him -- Jesus, not Moses and Elijah.
5. Listen to Jesus.
Anyone can be in touch with God, anywhere and at any time, if the conditions are obeyed. These are the conditions: To be quiet and be still, To listen
Verse 4 Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters-one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah."
5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!"
Sometimes we want to do thing in our own ways, good ideas, but god said listen to my beloved son
There’s something else important to notice about the transfiguration. God speaks to us there. He referred to Jesus as "My beloved Son." Matt. 17:5 adds "in whom I am well pleased." This is what the Father had said from heaven when Jesus was baptized (Matt. 3:17).
Then He add "hear Him." listen to him. “Everything is focused, right where it should be, on Jesus. Moses and Elijah fade away and Jesus is left there alone. When the cloud and voice were gone, only Jesus was left present -- Moses and Elijah were gone. What is the significance of this?
In many and various ways God spoke to His people of old by the prophets. But now in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son. Heb 1:1-2.
“Jesus alone” that’s really what the mountain of transfiguration is all about. Only Jesus is God’s beloved Son. Only Jesus shines with the Glory of God on the mountain. Only Jesus died on the cross bearing in his body the sins of the whole world. Only Jesus rose again from death never to die again. Only Jesus sits with God and prays directly to the Father for us. Only Jesus comes to you in Word to save and strengthen you. “Listen to him! He has the words of eternal life.”
Listen to Jesus why? He is the first and last, I am the way the true and life, I am the door, I am your saviour. Not Buddha, not Mahomet, they all die never comes back. They said fight for your freedom but Jesus died for your freedom and set us free. They all said buy medicament or drugs to get heal but Jesus said I am your healer, by my tripped you are heal
Paul said And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18, ESV)
Listening to God - How Can I Hear Him?
We live in a world of noise. Almost everywhere we go, we find sounds competing with our minds, keeping us from letting our thoughts get below the surface level. Hearing God's voice means not listening to the noise of the world around us. It's not easy, but it can be done.
Listening to God requires a deliberate choice to shut out the chaos around you and focus your thoughts.
Listening to God - Preparing Your Heart to Hear Him
you must be ready to listen. Just as in a conversation, you cannot hear the other person if you are talking or if your mind is distracted. So it is with God. If you want to hear Him speak, you must be quiet and you must be focused on what He is saying. Regular conversation with God can transform your life! Consider identifying a place and time to meet with God everyday. Find some place and time where you can be alone quiet and undisturbed. Most people have found
Prayer is how you begin a conversation with God. Think of it as saying "hello."
King David, author of most of the book of Psalms, gave us a model for meeting with God, "Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul" (Psalm 143:8).
He sought God's direction in the morning, at the beginning of the day.
Beginning each day fresh with God is a great reminder that, as the Scripture says, His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22, 23). You must find the time of day that works for you, but morning is the best time if that is possible.
Listening to God - requires a heart committed
Listening to God requires a heart committed to understand His message. God often speaks to us in visual images. Consider the example of the prophet Habakkuk, in Habakkuk chapter 2. The prophet longed to hear from God! He was so determined that he was willing to stand and wait as long as it took. "I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me…" (Habakkuk 2:1).
Habakkuk found that God was faithful. "Then the LORD replied, 'Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay" (Habakkuk 2:2).
Listening to God - requires a right attitude in our hearts
Listening to God requires a right attitude in our hearts. In order to listen to God and receive His instruction, we must want to do His will, much as Habakkuk did. God honors the heart that is fully surrendered to Him. If we are stubbornly clinging to our own desires, we are likely to get a garbled message that will not be God's voice at all. As a result, we are likely to continue pursuing a path that is contrary to the one God has designed for our lives.
Psalm 40:8 says, "I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."
Do you desire God's will for your life above every other desire? If you do, you can trust that He will direct your path. Listen to His message, and be quick to obey. Write down what He tells you and be ready to share it so that others may understand.
Jesus Christ, present here with us right now in Word, is here to transfigure you. He is changing you from the outside in, changing you to become like him. The peace of God that passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Amen.