“I Have Glorified It and Will Glorify It Again…..”

Jesus

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. WIth love and complete gratitude, here is the Gospel of John JN 12:20-33

Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast
came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, 
and asked him, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.”
Philip went and told Andrew; 
then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
Jesus answered them, 
“The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
Amen, amen, I say to you, 
unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, 
it remains just a grain of wheat; 
but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
Whoever loves his life loses it,
and whoever hates his life in this world
will preserve it for eternal life.
Whoever serves me must follow me, 
and where I am, there also will my servant be.
The Father will honor whoever serves me.

“I am troubled now. Yet what should I say?
‘Father, save me from this hour’?
But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour.
Father, glorify your name.”
Then a voice came from heaven, 
“I have glorified it and will glorify it again.”
The crowd there heard it and said it was thunder; 
but others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”
Jesus answered and said, 
“This voice did not come for my sake but for yours.
Now is the time of judgment on this world; 
now the ruler of this world will be driven out.
And when I am lifted up from the earth, 
I will draw everyone to myself.”
He said this indicating the kind of death he would die.

“This Is My Beloved Son, Listen To Him”

Transfiguration

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sudays to the Gospels. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Mark 9:2-10. MK 9:2-10

Jesus took Peter, James, and John 
and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them, 
and his clothes became dazzling white, 
such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, 
and they were conversing with Jesus.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, 
“Rabbi, it is good that we are here!
Let us make three tents: 
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; 
from the cloud came a voice, 
“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”
Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone
but Jesus alone with them.

As they were coming down from the mountain,
he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone,
except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
So they kept the matter to themselves, 
questioning what rising from the dead meant.

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This Gospel reading is known as the Transfiguration of the Lord. It contains many messages within it. In the Old Testament, it was common to go to a mountain to speak to God. Although Jesus needed no mountain,  he took the three apostles with Him; as this was to be a strengthening of faith for Peter, James, and John during the Lord’s Bitter Passion; and also witness to His Glory and Divinity. The Transfiguration shows the Lord’s clothing brighter than the sun. This was the Glory of the Lord; Jesus’ Divinity outwardly emanating, while in the presence of the Face of God. Jesus met with Elijah and Moses; Elijah representing the Prophets, and Moses representing the Law, and Jesus, the Lord of the Prophets and the Law- weaving together past, present and future and fulfilling the Word. God’s message is firm and loving; that Jesus is His Beloved Son. Listening to the Words of Jesus and acting on them is what God asks us all to do, then and today. 

“This Is My Beloved Son, With Whom I Am Well Pleased; Listen To Him”

Transfiguration

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With Love and Gratitude, here is the Gospel of Matthew 17:1-9

Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother,
and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them;
his face shone like the sun
and his clothes became white as light.
And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them,
conversing with him.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
“Lord, it is good that we are here.
If you wish, I will make three tents here,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, behold,
a bright cloud cast a shadow over them,
then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.”
When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate
and were very much afraid.
But Jesus came and touched them, saying,
“Rise, and do not be afraid.”
And when the disciples raised their eyes,
they saw no one else but Jesus alone.

As they were coming down from the mountain,
Jesus charged them,
“Do not tell the vision to anyone
until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

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Jesus had taken Peter , James and John to strengthen their faith for what was to come. In this reading, Jesus leads the three disciples to a mountain, which at the time was a common place to go to speak to God, to engage in prayer/fasting, and possibly where one could see visions, or hear the Voice of God. When God gave Moses the Old Law,  this was also done on a high mountain where Moses fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. 

On the way, Jesus was suddenly transformed or transfigured before them, and his face and clothes shone upon them with the Glory of God.  Suddenly, in this vision  Moses and Elijah appear from Heaven to converse with Jesus. Moses, representing the Old Law, and Elijah, representing the Prophets. Jesus, was there in the full Glory of God, as God’s True Son, as the New Law that fulfills the old and as the King of all the Prophets.  The disciples, were also in witness to God’s Voice, letting them know that this was truly God’s Holy Son and to listen to Him. 

Such would strengthen these Disciples’ faith as soon, the Lord’s Passion would be upon them.  

In Jesus’ Name. 

4/26 Daily Angel Guidance

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Today’s angel message,  I received guidance to post the Gospel that was heard today in church. and so it is, with a guided message behind it.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” JOHN 10:11-18

The angels want Jesus to be known as it is the Father’s Will  “The Bible has incredible insight. As it was the Father’s Will to be known, so it is at this time . The time period changes , but the Father’s Will remains the  same , Christ is the Risen Savior and this is the reason hearts are richly blessed, are richly united , for it is in Christ Jesus that our hearts have risen. Walk in fortitude and in Faith, for God knows all things , sees all things, and he richly blesses through the Son of God whose name is risen above all others, as this is the inheritance we are to share at the 2nd coming. That is the reason all of Heaven rejoices. In Christ’s truth~ and this is God’s Goodness. Place Christ before all others and seek God First  “