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 Re: Mount of Transfiguration questons

philologos said

and Elijah the restorer of the Old Covenant.

Ah! But what does this mean? :-( I knew Elijah was keen on [i]keeping[/i] the Law.... but that's about as far as I'd got....

 2007/1/30 13:41



philologos wrote:
Moses was the mediator, and Elijah the restorer of the Old Covenant.

The Greek for 'decease' in [color=0000ff]“who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.” (Luke 9:31 NKJV)[/color] is the word 'exodus'. Christ seems to have been talking about 'his exodus' on the mount. His 'exodus' would be the prelude to Covenant, as was Moses' exodus the prelude to his covenant.

As for Elijah, [color=0000ff]“Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.” (1Kings 18:30 NKJV)[/color] John, who came in the spirit and power of Elijah, fulfilled a similar ministry in the gospels. Of him, our Lord said, [color=0000ff]“Then He answered and told them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and restores all things. And how is it written concerning the Son of Man, that He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt?” (Mark 9:12 NKJV) [/color]

I think, perhaps, that Moses and Elijah represent the old that was to find it fulfillment and finish in Calvary.

This really is good, Philo. I never thought much along these lines. Thank you.

 2007/1/30 18:33



Compliments wrote:
I am of the opinion Linn that Moses and Elijah had come to inspect the sacrifice. No mortal on Earth was fit to inspect the lamb of God, as all were born into sin by the first Adam. The second Adam being the LORD from heaven showed Himself in dazzling white without spot or wrinkle as a living sacrifice holy and acceptable unto God.

I like this thought, also . Thank you. I doesn't violate what Philologos wrote.

 2007/1/30 18:37


This is beautiful.


philologos wrote:
His 'exodus' was not something that would 'happen to him' but something which he himself would achieve. He fulfilled his exodus.

It is one of many parallels with the life of Moses that we see in the life of Christ and adds deeper significance to Moses' own prophecy:
“For Moses truly said to the fathers, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.”

Moses was the target of a murderous attack as a child. Moses was initially rejected by his people. Moses was the mediator of a covenant. Moses offered himself in place of his people and their sin. The Israelites were 'baptised into Moses'. I'm sure there are many more...

It should be obvious by now that insight is needed to see into scripture, to glean these truths headknowledge won't give us. Thank you again for this example of it.

 2007/1/30 18:46

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