Saturday, May 3, 2008

Peter, James and John

I got an absolutely amazing revelation from scripture that Joseph Prince pointed out last night on TBN.

Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves.

And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.

And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.

Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!"

When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified.

And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, "Get up, and do not be afraid."

And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone.


Alright...This is what Joseph pointed out that I hadn't yet seen. The names of the apostles that Jesus took with Him were Peter James and John. Notice the order in which the names are spoken of in the scripture. It's always Peter, James and then John.

Now...The name Peter means stone. Some say rock, but I've heard that the more accurate translation is stone. Then, James means "He who supplants" or "Supplanter." Finally, the name John means "God is Gracious."

Now notice in the vision the apostles had, Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus, talking with Him. And Peter says "Lord...Let us make three tabernacles here. One for You, one for Moses and one for Elijah." Then God the Father speaks up and sort of rebukes Peter and says: "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him."

Moses represents the Law and Elijah represents the Prophets. And apparently Peter wants to build tents for all three of them. But God says no. Listen to My Son. Well, isn't that what most people preach today? Let's balance everything out and make temples for the Law, the Prophets and Grace. Thats not what God said. When the vision was over, they saw Jesus ONLY.

Now what Joseph taught me was the meaning of the names of the apostles. Stone, Supplant and God is Gracious. Stone, being the Tablets of Stone. Supplant basically means to replace something. And finally we have "God is Gracious." So then We have the Stone replaced by God's Grace! The Stone Tablets of the Law were replaced with God's Grace in Jesus Christ!

I was so excited after this revelation last night. I hope it encourages you guys.

4 comments:

Only Look said...

Great stuff brother.

Have you ever read this sermon by Charles Spurgeon?

Jesus Only

Free Spirit said...

Thanks ! Great information, and drives home a point well. It's what I've suspected for so long and yet didn't see our tabernacles we had erected. I have read The Shack too, and am greatly impacted!

Matthew said...

Hey Free Spirit,

I'm glad you were encouraged by it. I know I was!!

I also noticed on your blog that you have lots of Enya songs. I love her music! Her song "Wild Child" was playing when I had my change of mind toward God. And that led to my understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So I am very fond of her music. ;)

Cathy Folorunsho said...

Praise the Lord for His truth. We definitely need to spread these truths to the world.