Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Luke 9:32
But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and two men who stood with Him.

[Some of] the disciples were with Jesus Christ on the mount, and in his epistle, Peter records what they saw there. He says, “We were eyewitnesses of His majesty” (2 Peter 1:16). Jesus Christ is no comrade to Peter. He is absolute King of Kings. In the apocalypse, John gives the same revelation of the appalling and sublime majesty of Jesus Christ… 

What [the disciples] had seen in the vision on the mount had to be worked out into actual experience in their lives… By the presence of the Holy Spirit in us, we know who the LORD Jesus is. We know Him “according to the Spirit”…

The eyes of the disciples needed to be opened by the impartation of the quickening life from our LORD after the resurrection before they knew Him (see Luke 24:16, 31). And the only way in which we can know our LORD is by His Spirit.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 98 (4/8)
From Bringing Sons Unto Glory

This photograph was taken by Eric Jonas Swensson, who shares his work on a Facebook page called Sound Shore Media.

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