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Revelation in Transfiguration
4th Sunday after the Epiphany

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The Transfiguration
Revelation in Transfiguration
4th Sunday after the Epiphany

Picture courtesy of lavistachurchofchrist.org

As Christians, I hope you have all had mountain-top experiences, transformational encounters with God that lift you high above the worries, stresses and problems of life. Moments of pure joy spent with the Lord where you can forget the problems of life on a fallen planet for a little while or better still can hand them over and leave them with Him.

Often when you have the really big spiritual mountain-top experiences there is afterwards often a backlash from the enemy as you come down the mountain into a valley containing a new trauma, problem or issue.

The disciples had the ultimate mountain-top experience with Him - they were present for what we call the Transfiguration, but they didn’t really understand that the transfiguration was happening because Jesus was heading to Jerusalem, on the road to the deepest valley he and they would ever experience, the valley of the shadow of death.

There were several epiphanies and revelations after the mountain top, as Jesus continued to be revealed as the Messiah. Then they faced the valley. Don’t let the valley spoil the mountain-top, had they understood the mountain top of Pentecost that awaited them on the other side of the valley they would not have been so devastated in the valley - Jesus knew. So remember you will climb up once again into his presence and He is only a prayer away. Ask him for a vision of the next mountain-top to get you through the valley.