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Transfiguring Time

Transfiguring Time

How many of us wish we could...

travel through time, subtract time, multiply time? Probably every one of us at some point!

Fortunately, God alone is capable of transfiguring time. And He gives examples of doing that in Scripture:

  • Jesus was present when world was created ~6-7,000 years ago and fulfills His Father's will forever
  • Jesus' sacrifice on the cross ~2,000 years ago covers every sin of every person of every age until the Last Day
  • God orchestrated the precise time that Isaac's servant would meet Rebekah at the well (Genesis 24) and that the wind and waves would overtake the disciples on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14)
  • God manipulated time for Joshua at Gibeon (Joshua 10) and for Hezekiah (2 Kings 20)
  • Moses & Elijah appeared before the disciples through God's power (Matthew 17), as also, after baptizing the eunuch Philip was transported by God's Spirit to a city 30 miles away (Acts 8)

What other examples can you remember? Do you believe that God is TODAY transfiguring time for His purposes? Since God is the Almighty Creator and Sustainer and Orderer of time, He most certainly still controls it!

  • Do I acknowledge Him as the Owner and Manager of all my seconds, minutes, hours, days, years?
  • Do I study His Word and listen to His Spirit to be guided in using my time?
  • Do I submit to and obey the ways God speaks and moves during these times so that lives are transfigured?

God, grant it for Your Glory... Amen.

Points to Ponder – What does it mean to me that God “transfigures time”? How am I experiencing that in my life? Do I see God speaking through His Word, working through events, or using me to help others understand how God “transfigures time”?

READ Matthew 17:1-9 NIV, The Transfiguration

17 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.

4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. 7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

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