“Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.” (Matt.17:4 KJV)
Very recently I was torn between two choices of yielding to a suggestion that seemed spectacular to some people around me and holding on to the Word of God concerning my destiny. The suggestion was so spectacular and seemed good that I was tempted to consider it. In the midst of my contemplations, I heard God said to me – “ It may look good – but it may not be the best for you.” So, I decided to trade the “spectacular” good for the best. And I’m happier for it.
Peter was over excited or worse still, confused by the spectacle at the Transfiguration Mountain that he nearly missed the Voice of God. His lack of spiritual awareness made him to desire to celebrate and dwell on the glory or spectacle of the past- The Law and The Prophet. In his short sightedness, it seemed good to him. He didn’t know that the seemingly good spectacle could be an obstacle to his greater glory.
Paul in his second epistle to the Corinthians made it abundantly clear that the spectacle of Moses and his successors faded by the coming of Christ- The Word of God. He said, “Even the ministry that was characterized by chiseled letters on stone tablets came with a dazzling measure of glory, though it produced death. The Israelites couldn’t bear to gaze on the glowing face of Moses because of the radiant splendor shining from his countenance—a glory destined to fade away. Yet how much more radiant is this new and glorious ministry of the Spirit that shines from us!” (2 Cor. 3:7-8 TPT)
When Peter became super conscious and aware of the import of what transpired at Transfiguration Mountain, his perspective and narrative changed. Please see what he said, “Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts.”
(2 Pet.1:19 NLT)
It’s rather saddening that in this last days, religion, tradition and overbearing influences of the world systems have in no small measure contributed to lack of spiritual depth amongst the people – even self-acclaimed believers. And this has resulted in the people placing the spectacle before the proceeding Word. They seem to suffer from what the psychologists call – Shiny Object Syndrome.
People are distracted and manipulated by the shiny spectacles that leave the obstacles unopposed. And this is as a result of poor knowledge of Scriptures. The believer that’s grounded in the Word knows that he or she is the spectacle because Christ lives in him or her. Signs, wonders, spectacles and marvels follow the believer in the Word.
When the Word gains ascendancy over your life, you reflect the beauty of Christ and nothing- no force can pose as an obstacle to your glorious spectacle. Every believer in Jesus Christ is chosen and consecrated to show forth His marvels, wonders, signs and spectacles.
Therefore, make a fresh commitment today to give yourself wholly to God’s Word and see your destiny become a spectacle to behold.
It’s a dawn of a new day for you!
To your spectacular destiny,