Sunday, April 10, 2005

Luke-hear Jesus

Luke 9:32  But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.  

They seemed to sleep when they should be watching. This was for their benefit too. How many of us mean well, but fall asleep reading the Bible and praying? Get sleep, but not in place of these important things. Make room for the things that build your faith   When they were awake, they saw his glory and the two men. We should see the glory that is Jesus, he is above all men. He is God the Son.

Luke 9:33  And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.  

As they departed, Moses and Elijah, Peter realizes who the two men were. He wanted them to stay, so he blurts out; let me make three dwellings from branches, as when we celebrate the feast of tabernacles. Let's have a religious celebration.

Luke 9:34  While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.  

As Peter spoke a cloud of glory overshadows them and covers them. They are covered with the presence of God, as the cloud that covered Moses on Mt. Sinai.  

Exo 24:16  And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
Exo 24:17  And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Exo 24:18  And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
Exo 25:1  And the LORD spake unto Moses... 

 The very presence of God was in the cloud and spoke out as Peter was still speaking. Are we like Peter, talking from our many thoughts when we should be still, in the presence of God? We need to listen as Peter, to hear from God.

Luke 9:35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.  

Hear my Son. You have heard Moses and the law. You have heard my prophets. Now someone greater is come. This is my Son: hear him.  

1 Cor 15:27  For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1 Cor 15:28  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Luke 9:36  And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.  

Jesus stood alone. He stands alone among men in authority, power, truth and grace. Listen to Jesus, he is the way to the Father.

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