WARNING: THIS MIGHT CHALLENGE YOUR THEOLOGY.
Jesus had a crucial meeting with Moses and Elijah. Moses represented the era of the law while Elijah attended the meeting on behalf of the prophetic era. The meeting on that mountain was not about transfiguration. It was about the close of 2 eras and the emergence of another era. Jesus didn’t climb that mountain just to show off white shining clothes. He simply went up there to shut down two eras in the presence of 3 witnesses who were His disciples.
During the process, Peter suggested that they build 3 tents for the 3 personalities. More like what we do today…We tend to say to Jesus…”let’s build 3 houses, one for the grace you bring, the other for the law Moses brought and the other for the era of the prophetic.” So we religiously hold on to the law, seek God through prophets and still call ourselves followers of Christ Jesus.
We must not be like Peter. There is no need for 3 tents to house 3 eras. We only need one tent and that is the Kingdom of God which came through Jesus. Peter said: “Lets stay here”…Like seriously? “Peter, you want us to stay in between Moses, Elijah and Jesus?” I mean you want us to live by the law, seek God through the prophets and yet enjoy the Grace of the Kingdom?
Oh no Peter. Moses is dead, let him rest. Elijah was taken away, let him be. Jesus is alive and only HE is relevant in this era.
Well in the twinkle of an eye, Elijah disappeared from the mountain, Moses also disappeared, but Jesus was left alone and His body shone like the sun. They disappeared that the era which Jesus brings would shine.
Friends, this is the era of Grace and Truth. The law and the prophecies have been fulfilled in Jesus. Jesus brought Grace and Truth to replace Law and Prophecies. Now the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy.(Rev. 19:10) Now we walk not by the law nor by prophecies BUT by Grace and the Truth revealed through Jesus Christ.
We don’t get blessed because we live by the law, nor because we are covered by prophets BUT BECAUSE WE ARE REDEEMED BY HIS GRACE AND COVENANTED TO PROSPER IN ALL THINGS BY HIS BLOOD. IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!