My Daily Journal:
Unveiled Glory: In Exodus 34 we learn that after Moses would leave the sanctuary, from being in the presence of the glory of the Lord, he would veil His face because the Israelites could not handle the shine of his face.
In 2 Cor 3:13 Paul wrote: “We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away.”
Jesus did not hide what was going to happen from His disciples or from us. It wasn’t veiled in a parable. It wasn’t disguised in code. It was as plainly spoken as one could speak. He would be put to death and then rise 3 days later.
It was not that Jesus had less shine than Moses. Just the opposite. But it was time for the glory to be unveiled. Like a bride at marriage lifts her veil when joined to her spouse. The bridegroom had arrived and the time had come and was coming for the veil to be removed.
up a high mountain
Peter James and John
spending time with the disciples
transfomed into holy radiance. He was in communion with the saints and prophets, His appearance and being reflected His soul, one free and clean of sin
He was an eye-witness. He saw and heard it as fact, not story
Matt: coming on the clouds of heaven
John: seen the glory of the Son
John: Glorify your son that your Son may glorify you
Acts: a light, brighter than the sun – voice from heaven
Phil: exalted by God – given the name above all names
Rev: son of man, his face shining like the sun, hair white as snow and eyes blazing like fire