Hallelujah, What A Savior



While he was blessing them, He left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

~Luke 24:51-52, NIV


If Jesus had ascended from the mount of Transfiguration; He would have gone alone.

~Oswald Chambers

When I read the quote above in My Utmost For His Highest {May 17}, I thought to myself, this is not right but as I continued to read it became clear and I am in full agreement with Chambers. On the mount of Transfiguration, the glory comes out and Peter, James and John see Jesus in a new light. From this point on, Jesus’ ministry changes. The first part of His ministry was devoted to meeting our earthly needs but from the Transfiguration on, His focus was on our eternal salvation. So Chambers is right, had Jesus ascended at the mount of Transfiguration; He would be no more to us than a GLORIOUS FIGURE to worship and admire. The good news is that Jesus came down from the mountain and completed His earthly mission which was to die on a cross, be buried in a borrowed tomb for three days and to ASCEND not only as the Son of God but our faithful High Priest and our beloved SAVIOR.

I love Isaiah 35 and I was reading there a few days ago when this verse grabbed my undivided attention: A highway will be there, a roadway, and it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks that way, and fools will not wander on it. A lot of the prophecy folks believe that there may be a literal highway {Interstate} from Assyria {Iraq} to Egypt and I would not be shocked, but I am sure this verse is a reference to Jesus who is the WAY. He said so Himself, “I am the Way.” A WAY can be a method or procedure, but it can also be a course like a path, track, road, or trail. It is also a means; it can be the transport itself. Jesus is all the above: He is the path, the procedure and the transport. He is the only WAY and this is what ticks the world. Are you not glad He came down from the mountain of transfiguration instead of going up to glory before completing His vicarious suffering? Hallelujah, what a Savior! Think about, He did all this for YOU!


Apple will not allow me to share it but go to YouTube and listen to David Phelps, “The End of The Beginning.” Doug use to sing this song. I have asked him to pull it out of his files and do it again. It is a powerful song.

PTL, there is some rain in the forecast. Before we went to bed last night, they upgraded the chances to 90% this Sunday with more possible Monday through Wednesday. I tried to work on Lori’s yard yesterday but had to quit due to dust. We need rain.

We had a hamburger supper last night and a great crowd. I didn’t count but I think we had about 50 young people. We had close to 100. I enjoyed it! Plan to study today and then visit the shut-ins.


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