He is My Beloved, Hear “HIM”

Hear “HIM”, not them

Matthew 17:1-13
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Jesus Transfigured on the Mount

17 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. 7 But Jesus came and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.” 8 When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

9 Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”

10 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

11 Jesus answered and said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. 12 But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” 13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.

  • =Luke 9, Mark 9

John 1:14
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The Word Becomes Flesh

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

  • dwelt = tabernacle
  • Jesus was born during the feast of tabernacle
  • All can’t be on the same ground = can’t be same level
  • Hear HIM, not hear them ( Singular )
  • It’s day for the Son of God
  • Son choose to be a Servant
  • In Luke it says “He don’t know what he was saying”. He = Peter ( when he said about 3 tabernacles )
  • Bring Cloud is the Shekinah glory , same one which is in Holy of Hollies .
  • When 10 commandments was given in another mountain, there was dark cloud
  • Peter James and John means Stone replaced by God’s Grace
  • Moses face was shining with decreasing glory, where Jesus face was shining with greater glory.
  • Arise , is a passive voice in Greek ( Allow yourself to be lifted )
  • Servant don’t abide in the house forever, but the Son does
  • Law was given by the servant, Grace and Truth by the Son
  • Son of Abraham, Son of David ( first in the New Testament )
  • Matthew talks of Jesus as a King ( Son of David )
  • Luke talk Jesus, from Adam ( Son of man )
  • Son of Abraham
  • Son of God
  • Son of Abraham: heir to all the land of Israel
  • Son of David : heir to the throne
  • Son of Man : God gave the whole earth to man, He inherits the whole earth.
  • Son of God: He inherits all that God has
  • We are joint heirs with Jesus Christ



Matthew 17:24-26
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Peter and His Master Pay Their Taxes

24 When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?”

25 He said, “Yes.”

And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?”

26 Peter said to Him, “From strangers.”

Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.

  • sons = Jesus and we (we became sons in Jesus).
  • Temple tax by Moses
  • Strangers = Moses and people at that time
  • Reminder : Hear HIM, not hear them.

Matthew 17:27
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27 Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you.

  • Jesus paid for His tax as well

About Jesus

  • Glory and Humility
  • Meekness and Majesty
  • Deity and Humanity
  • King and Servant

Luke 9:51-56
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A Samaritan Village Rejects the Savior

51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. 53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?”

55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them. And they went to another village.

  • Jesus did not rebuke the Samaritans who rejected Him
  • Jesus rebuked people with Moses and Elijah spirit
  • Matthew ends with Peter not learning the lesson ( Moses )
  • Luke ends with James and John not learning the lesson ( Elijah )

Understanding Spirit of the Lord

  • You do not know what manner of spirit you are of” : They are of the spirit of Elijah which is of Judgement. who is not of the spirit of Grace.
  • Peter: You are looking to the law, you are not looking to Grace.
  • They were zealous of the glory of God, motive is right. Right intentions but wrong promotions.
  • On glorifying Jesus, don’t promote law or prophets


Departing of Moses ( Failure )

  • Moses hit the rock twice.
  • Yelled at the People
  • No Patience
  • He was not able to reach the promise land at that time.

Departing of Elijah ( Discouragement )

  • He thought Jezebel women was greater than God
  • He was afraid of her than God

Departing of Jesus ( Accomplish )

Luke 9:31
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31 who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

  • Didn’t talk about death overtaking
  • Accomplish means power over death. Jesus overtaking death
  • decease means exodus ( leaving/depart this world )

Where Moses and Elijah failed/discouraged, Jesus succeeded

Isaiah 42:1-4
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The Servant of the Lord

42 “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold,
My Elect One in whom My soul delights!
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
2 He will not cry out, nor raise His voice,
Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.
3 A bruised reed He will not break,
And smoking flax He will not quench;
He will bring forth justice for truth.
4 He will not fail (Moses) nor be discouraged (Elijah),
Till He has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands shall wait for His law.”

  • Before the crown He has to go down and suffer on the other mountain ( Hermon to Golgotha )
  • Before they can have three bulls there must be three crosses on another mountain ( this LINE IS NOT CLEAR )
  • Before he flank in glory by Elijah and Moses, he must be flank among another mountain Golgotha by two thieves in shame
  • Before His face shone, His face has to be spat.
  • THIS THE DISCIPLES Didn’t UNDERSTAND ( why He has to go down? )

Jesus died for us

Other Verses

Romans 8:19
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19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

Romans 3:20-21
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20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

God’s Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law (Moses) and the Prophets (Elijah),

John 1:17
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17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


  • “This is My Beloved” was said on two occasions
  • Mount Hermon : highest point on earth
    Dead sea : lowest point on earth
  • Parenting Notes: Give the honor and glory with your words even when the children are on the lowest area and highest area.


How Jesus received honor and glory?

2 Peter 1:17
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17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

2 Peter 1:16-18
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The Trustworthy Prophetic Word

16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

Isaiah 11:6-9
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6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze;
Their young ones shall lie down together;
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea.

Source : Hear Jesus Only And Be Uplifted (2 & 3  & 4 of 4)

Published by Praison

I am Praison, author at Bible Revelation. I am doing a research on Bible. All my posts are my own expressions of my understandings about bible, talking to myself.

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