Heaven Around Us, Heaven Within Us

Detail from Eagle-eyed by John Mark LongAn excellent exposition as follow-up on moving into our inheritance. I concur with Mike’s understanding as to how it directly relates to the return of our ‘blessed hope…the glorious appearing of our God and Saviour, Jesus, Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own…’ (Titus 2:13-14)

Sons of Issachar

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

TransfigurationAnd He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light (Matt 17:2).

The Greek word ‘metamorphoó’ (the same root from which we get the English word ‘metamorphosis’), is translated ‘transfigured’ in this passage and ‘transformed’ in Romans 12:2 (‘but be transformed by the renewing of your mind’).

When Jesus was on the mount of transfiguration he was representing mankind. He was showing people what it would be like if they were fully able to reflect God’s glory through their lives. They would literally be shining. As we are fully transformed into the image of Jesus and mature into becoming joint heirs with Him, we will begin to shine as He did when He was transfigured/transformed. Something of God’s glory will be seen in us.

Our inheritance

And as joint heirs, God wants us to have our…

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