“…but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory. ‘this is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.’ We ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place…” 2 Peter 1:16-19
The holy mountain Peter is referring to?
[And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. Matthew 17:1-8]
Peter literally had a mountaintop EXPERIENCE with the Lord Jesus. Yet look at what he tells his readers: “…we have something MORE SURE, the prophetic word…” What is Peter saying? I believe it is this… mountaintop experiences are great and wonderful but even better is the solid word of God – the prophetic word. Many Christians live by an emotional faith based on their experience. The problem with only that is that our emotions ebb and flow. Peter is saying we have something even better – the prophetic word which is even more sure.
If your journey of faith is void of regular, consistent time in the Word of God you are missing out on what’s MORE SURE.
“you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place.”
Diane Hunt is a Biblical Counselor, Women’s conference and retreat speaker and author. She serves as the Director of Partner Care and Director of Women’s Ministries at America’s Keswick. She and her husband John have two married children and four grandchildren. She loves reveling in warm sunny climates and playing with her grandchildren.