Chapter 109

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(Luke 9:28-36)  And it came to pass about an eight days [symbolic of a new beginning, e.g., the eight inhabitants of Noah’s ark] after these sayings, he [Jesus] took Peter and John and James [His inner circle of disciples], and went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed [i.e., received power (love) from Father God], the fashion [Gk: appearance] of his countenance [Gk: presence] was altered, and his raiment [Gk: clothing] was white [Gk: luke; “light”] and glistering [Gk: to lighten forth; radiant, radiating]. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses [representing the those “which sleep in Jesus” Company: 1 Thes 4:14] and Elijah [representing the those “which are alive and remain” Company: 1 Thes 4:15]: Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease [Gk: death] which he should accomplish at Jerusalem [which was foreordained by God]. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep [Gk: through the idea of subsilence; sleep, (fig.) spiritual torpor]: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, as they [Moses and Elijah] departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles [tents: temporary covering structures]; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah not knowing [Gk: not understanding] what he said. While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.

  1. (1 Thes 4:13-18)  But I would not have you to be ignorant [Gk: not knowing, not understanding], brethren, concerning them which are asleep [Gk: are dead], that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep [Gk: are dead] in Jesus [the Moses Company] will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain [the Elijah Company] unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent [Gk: precede] them which are asleep.  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up [Gk: seized: - caught (away, up), plucked, pulled, taken (by force)] together [Gk: at the same time] with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
  2. glory = Gk: glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literally or figuratively, objectively or subjectively): - dignity, glory (-ious), honour, praise, worship.
  3. overshadowed = Gk: to cast a shade upon, (by analogy) to envelop in a haze of brilliancy; figuratively to invest with preternatural influence: - overshadow.




(Mat 12:38-40)  Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign [Gk: miracle, wonder] from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but [Gk: except] the sign of the prophet Jonah [which represented the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ]: For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. [Mat 16:4; Mark 8:12; Luke 11:29]

1.      Commentary: Herein, Jesus is speaking specifically of the fourteenth generation (Mat 1:17) of Christ (Jesus being identified as the thirteenth generation of that series), a two thousand year generation since Jesus, consisting of unsaved peoples and the Christ Company.

2.      (Psa 22:30)  A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.








(Mat 26:26-29 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples [Gk: learners, pupils (students)], and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup [of wine], and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament [Gk: contract: covenant], which is shed for many for the remission of sins.  But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.

1.      (John 1:14)  And the Word [Gk: logos] [the Word of God, the Bible] was made flesh [in Jesus Christ], and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

2.      remission = freedom; (figuratively) pardon: - deliverance, forgiveness, liberty, remission.

3.      Commentary: Jesus said that the bread is “my body” (Mat 26:26); “I am the bread of life” (John 6:35), “I Am the living bread” (John 6:51), which altogether represents the logos Word of God, the seed of God. The blood shed for many that pours out of His body represents the rhema Word of God, the revelatory fruit of that seed.


(1 Cor 22-32)  What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken [open by being “scourged” with whips: Mat 27:26; Mark 15:15; Luke 232:16; John 19:1] for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup [of wine], when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew [Gk: proclaim: - declare, preach, speak of, teach] the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily [Gk: irreverently], shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning [Gk: not separating thoroughly, not discriminating] [not perceiving] the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak [Gk: weak figuratively and weak morally] and sickly [Gk: infirm] among you, and many sleep [Gk: are dead]. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened [Gk: trained up, educated, disciplined] of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.