The Transfiguration of Christ – Part 4

The Salty Scrivener

The Transfiguration of Christ – Part 4
Text: Matthew 17:1-8

1. God’s Pointer to His Presence! While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them
Now there is great significance in this.

* The Reason of the Cloud! When we read about a cloud in the Scriptures, in connection with God, it always indicates that God’s Glory is present! God, you see, in his essence is invisible. 1 Tim. 6:15-16. So, God symbolised His presence by a cloud. Now, why would God choose to do this? Consider:-
At the Red Sea! Exodus 14:19-20
Upon Mt Sinai, receiving the Law! Exodus 24:15-16
When the Tabernacle rested in the wilderness!. Exodus 40:34-35
When Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem was dedicated! 2 Chron. 5:13-14
On the day of Christ’s ascension! Acts 1:9
Christ enthroned in heaven! Rev. 14:14

* The Radiance of the Cloud! Now, see here that there is a modifier…

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