#130 Transfigured by the Glory of Christ
Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018Print
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LET. Wielded by the Holy Spirit, this tiny word had a huge impact on Martha’s life, and the adventure can be yours, too, if you just LET God be GOD.
Acts 9:3-5 NIV
As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?”
“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus…”
Saul, in his misguided zeal for God, was going to Damascus to imprison and murder Christians. The light that came “from heaven” was so powerful, he was struck blind and for three days would neither eat nor drink. The men who were with Paul heard the sound but saw nothing. The overpowering glory of the Person of Jesus was revealed only to Paul.
In that blinding moment, the man was transfigured, without his own participation! When Saul could rise from the ground, he was already another man altogether. He went from being a murderer of Christians to a radical disciple of Christ, so changed that he was given a new name: PAUL.
That is the transfiguring power of the glory of Jesus on His throne. This is the very same Light of Glory we are beholding today when we turn to gaze on Jesus. We are looking toward His splendor without seeing it, a glory so powerful it is blinding and transforming, even decimating. We are changed into a new being by the mere gaze at Christ’s unseen but brilliant splendor…just as Saul of Tarsus, who became Paul the Apostle of the New Covenant.