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  • Writer's pictureBro. Rocky

Second Peter 1:19 struck me today. Peter is talking about being an eyewitness to the glory of Jesus at His transfiguration. Peter refers to this as "the prophetic word made more sure." Here is 2 Peter 1:16-19, so you can see for yourself... "For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”— 18 and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. 19 So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts." The prophetic word made more sure that Peter refers to in v. 19 is the word of God through the mouth of the prophets (cf. 1 Peter 1:10-11). For example, if you read Matthew's gospel, you'll see that he is often careful to point out how the life and ministry of Jesus fulfills the word of the prophets concerning Messiah (cf. Matthew 1:22, 2:15; 2:17, etc.). Peter, however, says that this word of God has been made even more sure because he heard it straight from the mouth of God rather than through the mouth of a prophet! Now to be sure, God's word delivered through the mouth of a true prophet is God's word through and through, and it carries the full certainty of God's word. But Peter is saying any potential misunderstanding of the prophets or any potential reason for doubting what they have said about Christ is erased by the Father's voice from Heaven, "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased..."  Peter's testimony, his experience on the mount of transfiguration is the prophetic word made more sure. What was already a certainty has been made more certain! This is what we are to pay attention to until Jesus comes! This is what we are to pay attention to so that the glory of Jesus will rise higher and higher in our hearts until we meet Him in the air!

He is God's Son! The prophetic word made more certain leaves no doubt!

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