Advent Devotional-Wednesday, December 4, 2019

2 Peter 1:16-21

We are reminded that the author was not merely a hearer of the word but was an actual eyewitness to the majesty of Christ.

He was there when John the Baptist, baptized Jesus.  He also heard the voice of God from heaven proclaiming that “this is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Early in the ministry of Jesus we hear the testimony of God concerning his son.  There were eyewitnesses.  It was the same voice that was heard again on the holy mountain when they received these words again and see Jesus transfigured before them.  In his glorified state they worship.

Then he speaks of the prophecy, the prophecy is given by God not by man.  The things that happened that they saw were spoken first in prophecy and so it is a confirmation of what God has spoken through the Prophets is true and revealed in Peter’s viewing and hearing.  Since the prophecies had been seen as coming to fulfillment in Peter’s time means they are true, and he knows it.

Whatever prophecies that have not yet been fulfilled should be paid attention to, because at God’s appointed time they will also be fulfilled.  Have you been looking for the return of Christ?  As we celebrate his first coming, so too, we look forward to his return.

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