Jul 8, 2024

Matthew 17:1-8

Jesus took Peter, James, and John up on a high mountain for them to see His other version.

As He was transfigured, Moses and Elijah appeared to them and they wanted to add them to Jesus.

The problem we have in the church today is that we are trying to see and add ‘Elijah’ and ‘Moses’ to Jesus. Many people begin well (hearing Jesus) but they end up hearing ‘Elijah’ and ‘Moses’.

As we journey in life, we shall have lots of encounters but we ought to keep our eyes on Jesus. May God help us not to add anything or anybody to Jesus so that we may finish well.

1 Corinthians 1:12-13 [12] Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” [13] Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

We must keep our eyes on Jesus, the main man who died for us because anybody who takes their eyes off Jesus will start drifting away from the truth.

John the Baptist had been with his disciples but when He saw Jesus from afar, he told them;

“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29

John the Baptist meant that they should take their eyes off him and look to Jesus. We don’t need to prove a point, our lives, and ministry should show and reveal Jesus.

John 16:7, John 16:14
One of the primary assignments of the Holy Spirit is to reveal Jesus; the visions, words of prophecies, miracles etc are all extracurricular activities that must have Jesus at the endpoint.

Everything that the Holy Spirit brings our way, for example, family, career, ministry, etc. is for Jesus finding expression and not man. John 3:30

Matthew 14:3
The woman broke the alabaster flask because she had a revelation of Jesus. The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus to us that we may waste ourselves on Him and in return, He advertises us.

The people in the book of Matthew 7:22-23 used Jesus’ name to advertise themselves. May God help us to use our lives to reveal Him rather than ourselves.

Remember, it is the Holy Spirit that takes what we are doing and gives it life. This is why Jesus told the disciples to wait for the Promise of the Father because He knew that it would take the Holy Spirit to fulfil the commission He had left them with.

Waiting on the Holy Spirit doesn’t necessarily apply to only the preacher man but also to those in the business, career world, family etc; our greatest help comes to us when we yield to the Holy Spirit.

Further study
Hebrews 12:1-2
2 Timothy 1:12
2 Peter 1:17-19
Acts 1:4
John 6:63
John 15- (This week’s assignment)