Matt. 17: The Transfiguration
Jesus’ Divinity Confirmed and Sufferings Foretold
In today’s lesson we see:
- The Transfiguration of Christ;
- Healing of the demon-possessed boy and the faithless disciples;
- Jesus pays taxes by performing a miracle.
As we noted at the conclusion of chapter 16, the final verse belongs to this chapter because it explains what our Lord meant when He made this statement:
“Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.” (Matt. 16:28)
This was fulfilled for the apostles in the transfiguration of Jesus. The Transfiguration is that picture of the Son of man coming in His Kingdom.
[pullquote_center width=”85%”]Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. 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. (Matthew 16:28-17:2)[/pullquote_center]
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