Matthew Chapter 17

The Tranfiguration

Christ's transfiguration. See references in Matt 17:1-5.

Matthew 17:1-5

Mark 9:2-8 (P,M)

Christ as the Morning Star

Until the day dawn and the morning star arise in your hearts. As we see the first light of the day, the morning star shines brighter at that moment. The coming day becomes a reality. See links in Psalm 72:1-19,Num 24:17,Rev 22:16,and others below.

Matthew 17:1,2

His face shone as the sun.

Numbers 24:17

Psalms 72:1-19

Matthew 25:1-13

Being ready.

2 Peter 1:19 (P,M)

Revelation 22:16

JT v48, pp366

JND v32, pp252

JND Collected writings.

The prophetic word made surer, as Peter recounts his experience on the mount of transfiguration v16. See how Christ assured His own in Luke 24:27,44 and how God as the "I Am" declares the end from the beginning in Isaiah 46:10.

Matthew 17:1-5

Isaiah 46:10

Luke 24:27,44

2 Peter 1:16-21 (P,M)

JT v48, pp384,385,388,389,390

JND v2, pp281,299

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp182

JND Collected writings.

The Tranfiguration

His face shone as the sun, special to Matt. This is a preview of His coming Millennial glories. The Father's approval of His perfection in life and walk.

Matthew 17:1-5 (P,M)

Malachi 4:2

Mark 9:2-8

Luke 9:28-35

John 12:28

Not the transfiguration, but the Fathers voice the third time, assuring Christ he would be glorified in resurrection.

2 Peter 1:16

JND v11, pp146

JND Collected writings. Brief comments on Matt. 16 and 17.

The Tranfiguration

His countenance became different and his garments white and effulgent. See Matt.17:1-5.

Matthew 17:1-5

Luke 9:28-35 (P,M)

The Coming Messiah

The Messiah coming to execute judgment but also as the Sun of Righteousness to bring in healing.(See 2 Sam.23:4 and Matt.17:2 re Sun). Note other links, Day of the Lord Isaiah 2:12, Millennium Psalm 72:1-19, and healing Isaiah 29:18,19.

Matthew 17:2

2 Samuel 23:4

Psalms 72:1-19

Isaiah 2:12

Isaiah 29:18,19

Malachi 4:1-3 (P,M)

Note the O.T.ends with the Sun of Righteousness and the N.T. with the Bright and Morning Star Rev.22:16.

Luke 1:78

Dayspring from on high,see footnote "d" in J.N.D. bible, rising ,like 2 Sam 23:4.

James 5:14,15


2 Peter 1:19

Day dawn and morning star.

2 Peter 3:5-7

The day cometh burning as a furnace. Mal.4:1.

The two witnesses who prophecy 1260 days. They are clothed with sackcloth and ashes. These are the 2 olive trees and 2 lamps which stand before the Lord of the earth. See Zech 4:3,11-14, Mal 4:5,6. These are possibly Moses and Elijah or persons like them.

Matthew 17:3

Moses and Elijah appearing on the mount of transfiguration.

Zechariah 4:3,4,11-14

Malachi 4:5,6

Revelation 11:3,4 (P)

These 2 witnesses prophecy 1260 days. Does this co-incide to the time of the beast's rule of 42 months?

JND v5, pp32,33

JND Collected writings.

JND v2, pp196,197

JND Collected writings. Notes on the Revelation.

JND v0, pp147,148

JND Notes and jottings. Further notes on the Revelation. Comments on the 2 1/2 wks? or 1260 days.

Christ Suffering at the Hands of Men

Christ anticipating His sufferings both at the hands of men and His atoning sufferings, followed by a voice out of heaven saying: "I both have glorified and will glorify it again". This was the third time His Father's voice of approval was heard.

Matthew 17:5

The Father's voice the second time glorifying Christ. See also references in Mark and Luke.

Matthew 3:17

The Father's voice the first time glorifying Christ. See also references in Mark and Luke.

Matthew 26:35-25

His anticipative sufferings.See references in Matt. Mark and Luke.

John 12:27,28 (P)

The Coming Messiah

Declared Son of God.

Matthew 17:5

Psalms 2:7 (P,M)

Matthew 3:17

Matthew 16:16

Luke 1:35,36

Acts 13:33

Romans 1:4

Hebrews 5:5

Shekinah glory, implies a glory that rests or dwells.

Matthew 17:5

Exodus 40:34-35 (P)

1 Kings 8:10-11

2 Chronicles 5:14

Ezekiel 10:18-19

Glory departs.

Ezekiel 11:23

Ezekiel 43:2-5

Glory returns

Ezekiel 44:4

Revelation 15:8

Revelation 21:23

Heavenly glory compared to earthly glory in Ezek.43.

John the Baptist

The disciples ask why that Elias must first have come. The Lord says that he has already come, meaning John the baptist. This is a good example of a dual application of prophetic scriptures. Elias came in the spirit and power of John and will come again.

Matthew 17:10-13 (P)

See many references in Mal. 4:4-6.

Malachi 4:4-6

May look forward to John the Baptist, like Mal.3:1 but probably more a future bearing of the two witnesses in Rev.11:3 who are like, or are actually Moses and Elijah.

Matthew 17:10-13

Isaiah 40:3-5

Malachi 3:1

Malachi 4:4-6 (P)

Mark 9:4,11-13

Luke 1:17

Luke 9:30,31

Revelation 11:3-12

Christ Suffering at the Hands of Men

Christ speaking the second time of His about to be delivered up, and be killed, and rise the third day. See most references in Matt 16:21.

Matthew 17:22,23 (P)

Matthew 16:21

Christ Suffering at the Hands of Men

Christ's sufferings for us. See Psalm 22:15, Isaiah 53:3, and Matt 17:22,23.

Matthew 17:22,23

Psalms 22:14,15

Isaiah 53:3

1 Peter 4:1 (P)

Christ Suffering at the Hands of Men

Jesus shows His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

Matthew 17:22,23

Isaiah 53:3

Matthew 16:21 (P)

Matthew 20:18,19

Matthew 27:62,66

Mark 8:31

Mark 9:31

Mark 10:33,34

Mark 16:6

Luke 9:22,44,45

Luke 18:31-33

Luke 24:7

John 20:1-9

Acts 2:31

Acts 10:40

1 Peter 4:1

Christ Suffering at the Hands of Men

Christ as despised and left alone, a man of sorrows. See also many references in Psalm 22. Also the reality of the cross that lay before Him in references in Matt, Mark, Luke and John.

Matthew 17:22,23

Psalms 22:6

Psalms 69:20 (P)

Isaiah 53:3 (P,M)

Matthew 16:21

Matthew 20:18,19

Mark 9:31

Mark 10:33,34

Luke 9:22

Luke 18:31-33

Luke 23:18

John 12:27

1 Peter 4:1