Originally posted by Logarock
Originally posted by nlouise
Good research on the post DISRAELI.
The tranfiguration of Jesus with Moses and Elijah are representative of The Law and the Prophets and how they must give way to Jesus Christ. Also
Moses represents those who die and go to be with the Lord, Elijah represents those who won't die that will see the return of Jesus Christ.
Not really friend. This was Jesus becoming one of "them" not they giving way to Jesus. It was part of the fullfilling or the prophets and in this
case becoming transformed. There are several reasons this is true. Important here is that their work is not done. If Christs transfiguration was to
mark an end of something there would be no need for the two witnesses to come latter. Moses and Elijah represent grace here.
"If you knew Moses you would know Me for Moses spoke of Me"
What do you think happend to Elijah? Hes on life support somewhere? Hes in a transfigured state right now....which means granted exstended life untill
the time of his return and death. Christ gained that state. Christ had to gain that state. But then became first born, first fruit amoung many
brothers and is now in a GLORIFIED state. The witnesses will have to give up thier transfigured state by passing through death at some point.
I can asure you that Jesus didn't become one of them. Who was greater?
Who is the fullfillment of Prophecy? Son of God or Moses a man?
Jesus marked the end of the old covenant when he went to the cross, not the transfiguration.
Elijah is with God.
Jesus Christ was shown in his glorified state during the transfiguation.
Elijah doesn't have to die to be with God, neither did Enoch.
Hebrews 9:26-28 (King James Version)
26For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by
the sacrifice of himself.
27And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation
A man is appointed to die once. This means we only die one time, we are not reincarnated and die a second time, we die once. He didn't say you must
die. Enoch nor Elijah died.
Moses and Elijah have their glorified bodies now.
What will happen to believers that are alive when Jesus returns at the end? Is he going to kill them and resurrect them? No. They will be changed into
their glorified bodies.
1 Corinthians 15:50-52 (King James Version)
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall