This Is My Beloved Son: Hear Him…
How long do we walk in the Light? Do we pass into the Light and then come out? Is the Light always shining upon, around and through us?
Since Jesus Christ is the Light of the World is the Light in our lives constant or does it shine on us only on occasion?
In Mark 9 Jesus takes, Peter, James and John up a mountain, removed from the other Apostles and all the disciples that were gathered round. Jesus then meets with Moses and Elijah. As they are meeting Jesus becomes Light. His tunic/robe/clothing becomes exceedingly white like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. There is no other description like this in the New Testament/New Covenant.
Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. ~ Mark 9:2-4 NKJB
The three Apostles are in the Light of the Son of Man who is glowing white.
As we go through our day are we walking in Light and if so, are we being made pure, like the three Apostles? Or are we only in the Light on rare occasions and this is when we experience a “flash of greatness” or a “moment of clarity” or a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience? All of which we when we review the past of our life, rarely, if ever, do we know it is happening in real time. However, we can see it for what it is in the “rearview mirror”.
As we read the Holy Bible we learn there are not many occasions when where the Light is discussed. It is a rare topic. Why would we believe that we are always walking in the Light? Doesn’t the Holy Spirit dwell within us? Wouldn’t the Holy Spirit be there to guide us, direct us and counsel us? Yes, that is exactly what the Holy Spirit does in our lives. The relationship we have with God grows because our relationship with the essence of God, the Holy Spirit, is carried by the Son of Man, Jesus Christ. When we need the Light to shine upon us, around us and through us, Jesus will make that happen, as long as we stay close, and quiet possibly even if we don’t stay close because Jesus Christ heals, loves and is always there for us.
As Peter, James and John are observing this meeting between Jesus, Moses and Elijah, God intervenes and breaks up the meeting. Moses and Elijah disappear and leaves Jesus and the Apostles. God reaffirms Jesus Christ’ identity as His Son – Jesus Christ is who God says He is.
And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. ~ Mark 9:7 KJB
This is significant in that God has now, on two different occasions, identified Jesus Christ as His Son, the Son of God / the Son of Man. Jesus is who He says He is, not because of His words, but because of Our Fathers words to the world. God has now identified Jesus Christ on two different occasions before witnesses, which means in community, to tell the world who He is.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.