As I read this passage from the account of the earthly ministry of Jesus, we see our Heavenly Father show up:
Mark 9. 5 And Peter answered and said to 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.
Interesting reading today.
Seems Peter, James and John, got to see Jesus transfigured, and meeting with Elijah and Moses on top of the mountain.
We Jesus literally fulfilling the law and the prophets, with Moses (the lawgiver) and Elijah (school of the prophets) present.
Yet, like we do often, we interpret the presence of God to mean what we think it ought to mean, based upon our limited understanding of the kingdom, and if we are not humble, and truly seeking truth, we miss it.
In this passage in Mark 5:
7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
Jesus is still speaking, and if we listen and obey, we will not only have revelation, but correct interpretation and application of what He wants done, when we slow down!
8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
They saw Jesus accurately, meeting with Moses and Elijah in fulfillment of the law and the prophets, but there was a sovereign plan of heaven being unfurled, that they did not yet understand. Like most of us, they wanted to camp right there, in the revelation of that experience, but God is not just in the experience – He has the salvation of humanity being worked out in our lives.
The problem is usually not with the revelation we receive, rather the interpretation and implementation.
How often I have run, instead of waiting for clarification as to How God wanted something done, and erred in my zeal, my interpretation. His timing…
‘Father, continue to speak to us, grant us vision, revelation, Your presence. As you do, may we slow down long enough to get fuller understanding to interpret and apply that which you show us. In your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’