An Analysis of Transfiguration of Jesus

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Transfiguration This story clearly reveals that Jesus is the son of God just as the voice from the cloud testified. Having come in the flesh He had to go through the right processes to bring to pass the Kingdom of God and fulfill His purpose; just like in the scenario of being baptized by John the Baptist in Matt 3:14-17, the heavens opened, He received validation from the father and empowerment from the Holy Spirit. Moses represented the law while Elijah represented the prophets. The fact that they appeared to Jesus is a significant occurrence that they were handing over everything to Jesus. Scholars have it that they came to comfort Jesus with regards to the task that he was to fulfill in bringing back humanity to God. However, more than that took place during this transfiguration. Moses handed over everything to Jesus pertaining to the law and that is why Jesus said He did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it and even more; for example Jesus told them "You have heard that it was said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth but I tell you do not take revenge on anyone who has wronged you; If anyone slaps you on the right cheek let him slap your left cheek too" etc. Elijah on the other hand handed over the prophetic mantle to Jesus and that is why Jesus was quick to point out later in the same incidence after this occurrence in the book of Matt 17:1-13; Jesus also came very strong on the Pharisees regarding the issue of prophets in the book of Matt 23:34- 37.

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