Down The Mountain


Down The Mountain By Kirk Hunt


Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”

Matthew 17: 9 NKJV


Going up the mountain should be a prized opportunity. Seeing on the mountain should be a precious time of revelation and learning. Surprisingly, you should be cautious about what you say after you come down from your mountain top experience.


Jesus needed His inner circle, Peter, James and John, to see and understand more about Him. They were ready for the revelations at the mountain top. The rest of the Apostles, yet alone the main body of disciples, were not ready at that time.


The Transfiguration is recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Yet, for a time, Jesus deliberately limited the audience to this glorious and powerful event. Trust His timing, no matter how much you want to share the extraordinary things you see at the mountain top.


Scriptural truth is never to be hidden. Still, Scripture speaks plainly to the idea that everyone is not ready for everything, all the time (Matthew 11:25, Luke 9:44-45, Colossians 1:25-27). All will be revealed to the saints of God. At the correct time, in the correct space.


What God reveals to you will be confirmed by Scripture. He reveals more of Himself to those who seek Him in Scripture and prayer. Trust Him when He limits the audience.


Think:            I should be circumspect in sharing from the mountain top.


Pray:               “Lord, help me to be wise with the knowledge You share with me.


Copyright © February 2015, Kirk Hunt

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