The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Luke:9:28 @ And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

kjv@Luke:9:29 @ And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

kjv@Luke:9:30 @ And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:

kjv@Luke:9:31 @ Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

kjv@Luke:9:32 @ But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.

kjv@Luke:9:33 @ And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto 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: not knowing what he said.

kjv@Luke:9:34 @ While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.

kjv@Luke:9:35 @ And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

kjv@Luke:9:36 @ And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.

Today's notes:


kjv@Matthew:17:1-13 kjv@Mark:9:2-13

Study Resources:

G4383 countenance/presence dict:naves countenance

G1391 dict:easton glory

dict:tcr Kingdom


The mention of eight days following is likely employed to attach the meaning of this passage to the fulfillment of the previous. It is six days mentioned kjv@Matthew:17:1 kjv@Mark:9:2. All three directly connected to "some...not tasting of death till" as in kjv@Luke:9:27. Because of kjv@Matthew:16:27, many have taken this fulfillment to mean at His second coming, that some standing there on this day will not have died when He returns which presents an observable contradiction. Instead it could mean that the glory He will be coming in is the same glory that Peter James and John would see in 6-8 days from this day. He could also be talking of His Resurrection or the Pentecost or all three.

It is put "see coming in his kingdom" in kjv@Matthew:16:28 and "seen the kingdom of God come with power" kjv@Mark:9:1 where here it is "see the kingdom of God". kjv@Matthew:3:2 kjv@Matthew:4:17 kjv@Matthew:10:7 all suggest that the kingdom is already here, where kjv@Luke:21:31 suggests that it is also coming. Both statements can be simultaneously true if the Kingdom is seen in the person of it's King Christ Jesus. If the three were heavy with sleep and awoke to find the King "coming" towards them lighted by the Father's glorious confirmation physically transfigured upon Him, one would be seeing the "coming in His kingdom" and the "the kingdom.. come with power". Would they not?

The message appears to be that the "Kingdom" and the "King" are inseparable; where ever "He" goes "it" goes. If "He" is in our hearts "It" is in our hearts as well. If "He" is in Heaven "It" is in Heaven as well. His Kingdom is not of this world because neither is He. He is of His Father and therefore it is His Father's Kingdom as well. When the King is left to Heaven we can still preach that the Kingdom is at hand because the King is now known to us and His transformative effect and reign is present upon our hearts even while He physically is in Heaven preparing to return.

While Moses' glory having received the Law hidden behind the veil was observed to fade, Christ's glory upon him is open and everlasting; as is the symbolic glory of the prophets represented here by Elijah.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@2Corinthians:3:7 @ But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:

kjv@2Corinthians:3:8 @ How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

kjv@2Corinthians:3:9 @ For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

kjv@Hebrews:1:3 @ Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

kjv@Isaiah:60:1 @ Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

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