Tag: Transfiguration

His Ascension And Our Access

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

It came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven —Luke 24:51

We have no experiences in our lives that correspond to the events in our Lord’s life after the transfiguration. From that moment forward His life was altogether substitutionary. Up to the time of the transfiguration, He had exhibited the normal, perfect life of a man. But from the transfiguration forward— Gethsemane, the Cross, the resurrection— everything is unfamiliar to us. His Cross is the door by which every member of the human race can enter into the life of God; by His resurrection He has the right to give eternal life to anyone, and by His ascension our Lord entered heaven, keeping the door open for humanity.

The Mountaintops of Life

Greg Laurie 90x115by Greg Laurie

As they went back down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Don’t tell anyone what you have seen until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead." —Matthew 17:9

Have you ever had one of those special moments in God’s presence? Maybe it was during a devotional time when you prayed and asked God to speak to you as you opened His Word and committed your day to Him. Maybe a certain Scripture passage or verse jumped off the page and right into your heart. It spoke to you so clearly, and it was exactly what you needed to hear. Or maybe it was at church as you were worshiping, and you sensed God’s presence in a tangible way. You thought to yourself, I want it to be this way always.