Sun, 2 February 2014
January 26, 2014
Synopsis: It’s a simple phrase, “Hear Him!” but not everybody is listening. Some don’t have the capacity to hear. Seven times in the book of the Revelation this simple word is spoken to the churches, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Listening to Him and understanding what He says isn’t easy even for those who have ears to hear. There are many voices or maybe I should say there are many noises vying to be heard. Some, most, at least sometimes all distract us from hearing His message.
Peter, James and John were privileged to see what very few others have ever seen. Why? So they could tell others. There on the Mount of Transfiguration they saw Jesus transformed right in front of them and joined by Moses and Elijah (Matthew 17:1-9). Peter suggested building three tabernacles. I can imagine them being titled “The Law,” “The Prophets,” and “Grace.” But God spoke from the cloud again to say one voice was to be hear above all other voices and that was the voice of Jesus.
Are you listening?
Scripture Text: Revelation 2:7a, NAS; Matthew 17:1-9, GNB (also: Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9:28-36); John 14:7a, NLT; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, GNB
Scripture Reading: Matthew 17:1-9