Matthew, Chapter 17

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Jesus Meets Elijah and Moses on Mount Tabor

1And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4Then 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. 5While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. 9And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.(Matthew 17:1-9)

Jesus walks with Peter and the two sons of Zebedee up Mount Tabor, when he suddenly undergoes a process of transfiguration, his face becoming radiant with glory. Moses and Elijah appear standing beside him and a heavenly voice is heard: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” The Holy Spirit manifests in the form of a luminous cloud. Jesus asks his entourage not to tell others what they just saw. Connecting with the souls of late loved ones can help us reaffirm and reinvigorate our sense of mission. The purpose of Moses and Elijah’s apparition is to show us that we have limitless powers that transcend our earthly body. As spiritual beings, we naturally aspire to join the souls dwelling in Heaven.

Oneness is the guiding principle of our existence; unity is the source, as well as the goal.