2 Peter 1:16-19 (TPT)
On Sunday, we listened as the Word taught us more about the Transfiguration of Jesus. In our passage today, we see how Peter continues to witness to that powerful spiritual experience with God. Peter wouldn’t quickly forget that encounter because as he was speaking God overshadowed or subdued him with the powerful brightness of his glory and the authority of his Voice. Peter was talking and God interrupted him. What was Peter’s response? He fell down to the ground; Peter’s heart was subdued and he bowed.
From that moment on Peter had a story; he would tell what his eyes had seen, his ears had heard, and his soul had experienced. He would never look at Jesus the same way. Now, he understood the holiness of Messiah and the oneness of authority the Lord shared with the Father. Sometimes things in our lives may look dark, but when Jesus enters into the darkness everything is subdued by his holiness. He subdues the human heart and he will one day subdue the whole world. “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God’” (Rom. 14:11). Let his love captive and subdue you, today.
2 Peter 1:16-19 Jesus’ Transfiguration
16 We were not retelling some masterfully crafted legend when we informed you of the power and appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we saw his magnificence and splendor unveiled before our very eyes. 17 Yes, Father God lavished upon him radiant glory and honor when his distinct voice spoke out of the realm of majestic glory, endorsing him with these words: This is my cherished Son, marked by my love. All my delight is found in him! [Aramaic: in whom I am fufilled] 18 And we ourselves heard that voice resound from the heavens while we were with him on the holy mountain.
19 And so we have been given the prophetic word—the written message of the prophets, made more reliable and fully validated by the confirming voice of God on the Mount of Transfiguration. And you will continue to do well if you stay focused on it. For this prophetic message is like a piercing light shining in a gloomy place[world or human heart] until the dawning of a new day, when the Morning Star rises in your hearts.[subduing all our hearts]
Prayer: Lord, every day is a new day, because you are always teaching me and transforming me. Thank you for captivating and subduing my heart! In Jesus’ name. Amen.