Saturday, April 23, 2011

Secret Prophetic Message in the Transfiguration

One day Jesus told his disciples, “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works” (Matthew 16:27).  Obviously, Christ was alluding to his Second Coming through use of these words.  But then with his next breath, he says, “Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom” (Matthew 16:28).  And with those words Matthew chapter 16 ends!  How strange, huh?  What did Christ mean by this? Certainly there weren’t disciples listening to Jesus speak who were going to live on Earth all the way up until his return!

The answer to the riddle is in what happened next, written about in the very next chapter: “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light” (Matthew 17:1-2).  See, Peter, James, and John were who Jesus was speaking about in Matthew chapter 16, for they were now getting to witness Jesus the way he will look on the day he returns, shining like the burning sun in his glorious spiritual body!  In other words, they got to see him the way he will look “coming in his kingdom”.

So what’s the secret prophetic message in this miraculous story?  Look at the first 4 words that begin Matthew chapter 17, “And AFTER 6 DAYS…”  And WHEN will Jesus Christ return to Earth, coming in his kingdom in the clouds with great glory, rewarding each person for their works and transfiguring all the resurrected righteous?  That’s right, my friend … AFTER 6 DAYS (6,000 years)!!!  And now you know…the ‘rest of the story’.

Blessings to you this Holy Season,


Approximately 907 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!

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