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An Eyewitness to His Majesty

2 Peter 1.16-18
For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.
Growing up did you ever have a grandparent or a parent share an experience with you that was a life-changing event for them? I have had a few of these types of experiences shared with me by my grandparents over the years. One was when my Granny Ragland received salvation. She wanted to share this experience with me because of the profound, life-changing effect that it had on her.

Peter, along with a few trusted disciples of Jesus, had this type of experience. Peter, desiring to pass on what he experienced to the next generation, gives an account of this experience that he had with God. Peter is writing to share his experience of this profound encounter he had and give an eyewitness account of who Jesus actually is. This experience that Peter is writing about is known as the Transfiguration, where Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James and John. This experience profoundly changed how they viewed Jesus. Peter describes being an eyewitness to His Majesty when He received the honor and glory that was due Him. They heard the voice of the Father tell Jesus that He was pleased with Him. This voice Peter testifies truly came from heaven.

Recalling this experience Peter desires to remind not only his first century hearers of this profound revelation but even to us today 2000 years later. This experience is a testimony for us today as well to provide hope and encouragement that Jesus was who He truly said He was. The testimony of Jesus is true, therefore we can believe it today and be changed by it. I want to encourage those of you today who may be vacillating in your faith that truly Christ is who He said He is. I want to encourage you today to spend some time reading through the transfiguration accounts found in the synoptic gospels (Matthew 17.1–8; Mark 9.2–8; Luke 9.28–36). Be reminded of His majesty and glory today.

In Christ’s Service,
Cody Ragland
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