FACE OF THE MASTER
Matthew 17:2 “There he was transfigured before them. His face shown like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.”
The Scene: A bright, full yellow and white sun, representing the face of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Up on the high mountain Jesus was transfigured,* made white as light, (the glorified Christ.)
Luke 9:29 “As he was praying, the appearance of his (Jesus’) face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.”
*transfigured: His external aspect was changed, His face gleaming like the sun, and His raiment (clothing) being so white that it shone like light. (Unger’s Bible Dictionary)
As Christians watch for Jesus’ return,” And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed** into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”(2 Corinthians 3:18)
** transformed: “In theology, to change the natural disposition and temper of man from a state of enmity to God and his law, into the image of God, or into a disposition and temper conformed to the will of God. (American Dictionary of the English Language Noah Webster 1828)
Acts 6:15 ” All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.” A disciple of Jesus, Stephen, a man the apostles said was full of the Spirit and wisdom, experienced a similar transformation.
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