Mount Tabor

Today, we are looking at Mount Tabor, which is around 1886ft in height with a distinctive shape that can be seen for miles. This mountain is located in the Lower Galilee part of Israel and is most known for the battle between the Israelites and the Canaanites, but this is also where Jesus’ Transfiguration took place!

The Transfiguration is where I will concentrate this morning because this moment in time is documented within all of the synoptic Gospels (Matthew 17:1-9 | Mark 9:2-8 | Luke 9:28-36) but it not only gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is, as the true glory of the King, but also, what Jesus was about to do, and lastly, what is to come

It is important to note that with Moses and Elijah appearing before Jesus’ inner circle of Peter, James, and John, it represented the Law (Moses) and the Prophets (Elijah). This is significant because Moses predicted the coming of the great Prophet (Deuteronomy 18:15-19) and Elijah foretold the coming of the Messiah (Malachi 4:5,6) – which confirmed Jesus’ Messianic mission to fulfil not only the Law but the words of the Prophets

Also, just as God’s voice over Mount Sinai showed authority to His Law (Exodus 19:9), God speaking at Jesus’ Transfiguration then gave weight to the words Jesus spoke. In other words, God was saying that the Law and Prophets needed to give way to Jesus

Therefore, for us today, let us remember that although the Law was good, Jesus was the fulfilment of it. The old has been replaced by the new…by the One who saves our souls. He is the One who prepares us for what is to come. He is the One who’s Words are for us. He is the One who shows us that this world is not our final destination

This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

Matthew 17:5

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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