The Miraculous Account Of Jesus

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In the bible, the miraculous account of Jesus’ transfiguration atop a high mountain with three of His disciples was recorded in each of the Synoptic Gospels (Matt 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36). In the text we see the three disciples, known as the “inner circle,” are going up this high mountain with Jesus to pray. The disciples, Peter, James, and John have just been told a week prior to this event about Jesus’ suffering, death at the cross, and His resurrection. While praying atop that mountain, Jesus’ appearance changed. His glorified form of the heavenly light was shining like that from around the throne of God. His garments also became white as light, gleaming with radiance. When speaking of the word transfiguration, the word transfigure speaks of a total transformation not merely a change in outward appearance. Jesus’ transfiguration while in prayer on that mountain was intensely striking. He became so bright in appearance that He was difficult to look upon. Matthew 17:2 of the New American Standard Bible states, “and He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.” With the transfiguration, Moses and Elijah appear with Jesus and speak to Him. In the book of Matthew chapter seventeen verse five, a cloud surrounded them and a voice said, “This is My Son, whom I have chosen, whom I love; listen to Him!” The cloud then lifted, Moses and Elijah disappeared, and Jesus was alone again with His…
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