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Was Jesus Like This All The Time?

 
 
I woke up today, as I often do, with a revelation on my mind. Today God spoke to me about the mount of transfiguration.  God says,

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,  And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.  And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.”

Matthew 17:1-3

What came into my mind this morning is that, perhaps what happened on the mount of transfiguration was a “single experience” for the disciples, but not for Jesus.   God says,

“And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyesof the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”

2 King 6:7

 

Seeing things as they really are

 

You see, Elisha merely asked God to open the eyes of His servant to see what was already there.  Elisha did not worry at all about the natural armies around them because He saw the spiritual reality all the time.

God gives us an earnest of our inheritance through His Holy Spirit.  This means, that we receive a portion of what we will receive in our glorified state on the New Heavens and New Earth.  However, whereas we receive the Spirit by measure Jesus received the Spirit without measure.  God says,

“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”

Colossians 2:9

Therefore, though we  have a taste of things to come, Jesus experienced all of it every day.  Jesus walked, on this earth, as the glorified Christ.  Jesus literally walked in heavenly places.

 

God open our eyes that we may see

 

If this is true, it has profound implications for all of us.   Perhaps like Elisha’s servant, God merely allowed Peter and John to see what the spiritual reality of Jesus was.  This was only a one-off event in that Christ’s disciple saw Christ as He really was all the time.  Perhaps to those with eyes to see Christ’s face shown as the sun and his regiment was white as light all the time.

Actually, this truth would explain a lot.  If Jesus walked into a synagogue like that of course demons would cry out.  Jesus appeared to them just as he is going to appear to them at the Great White Throne judgement.  Jesus sleeps through a storm and, after commanding it to “peace be still” feels annoyed at His disciples lack of faith.  Why is this so?  In fact, Jesus constantly lived in the realm of the world to come, could explain why miracles followed Him wherever He went.

 

We currently walk in heavenly places

 

We as individuals to an extent, as the Body of Christ to a much greater extent, walk in heavenly places with Christ Jesus right now.  Just as Jesus walked fully in the New Creation, through a foretaste of our inheritance, we walk in that New Creation too.  We are not subject to the natural laws of this universe, because we lay hold of the powers of the world to come.  The more we yield to the Spirit of God the more we live like Jesus did and does.  As we do that the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit flows through us just like it does with Jesus.  For example, at one point, after the infilling of the Holy Spirit, even the shadow of Peter healed people.

Therefore I say, “be thou transfigured”.  In other words realize that we walk in two worlds by faith.  We may be in this world by we are not of it.  As we walk in the Spirit we are transfigured and we appropriate and participate in the powers of that world to come.  If God would open our eyes to see, like He did Peter and John’s, we would see ourselves quite differently.

 

Be thou transfigured

 

God says,

And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.”

Revelation 21:22,23

This is what Peter and John saw on the mount of transfiguration and, if you can receive it, that is what we look like too.
 
 

 

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