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See no one except Jesus

Rev. Enoch Thompson | June 5, 2023 | Matthew 17:1-8


When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus. Mathew 17:8 (NIV)


The religious scene of the world is full of names of both living and dead people who project one form or another of the hopes, the desires and the quest for the spiritual of the deep vacuum of the human soul, seeking satisfaction by something deep. Beyond human beings, people have sought other ways of satisfying their inner yearnings and filling the spiritual void within by leisure, material things, mind-altering drugs, fantasies of the self, even to the point of pursuing trans-philosophies ideologies (human beings claiming to be cats, of different races, males changing themselves into women etc). Some see politics and political figures as the defining factors of their lives.

On the Mount of Transfiguration, the Lord Jesus Christ uncovered His hidden glory, and for once the three disciples saw Him revealed as God, beyond what His miracles and claims had been saying. Alongside the Lord appeared Moses and Elijah. Moses signified the religious and moral Law God had given to Israel to enable them to worship Him and live as the people of God. Elijah represented the prophets and men God had used to foretell His plans for Israel and the nations and to foretell the arrival, life, and ministry of the Messiah.

Moses and Elijah beside Christ made a beautiful trio that dazzled the mind of Peter and his companions so that Peter thought if there was any moment when the representation of the divine agency was revealed it was that moment on that mountain. However, God was about to make a declaration that we must all heed; in the matter of experiencing and worshipping God, only Jesus Christ is the accredited ultimate agency of God. A cloud descended on the mountaintop scenario, the cloud lifted, and “When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.” Mathew 17:8 (NIV). When we have looked at all that speaks of spirituality and have become impressed with them, a voice descends from Heaven concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!" Matthew 17:5 (NIV). The Lord Jesus Himself said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." John 14:6-7 (NIV).


What have you seen in the matters of religion and spirituality? How impressed have you been by what you have seen and heard? Lift your head and choose to see only the Lord Jesus as the reality of the revelation of God and the way to God. Only Jesus always.


Dear Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that Heaven attests that you alone are to be listened to if I am to relate with Heaven. I pray that you help me, and all others.

I desire the mountain top alone with you, Lord. Please help me to withdraw from the noise around and to climb with you into your holy mountain.

Above all, please help me to see you alone, to hear you alone, and to follow you alone. For your dear Name’s sake, Amen.



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