What does the white appearance of Jesus show us?

What does the white appearance of Jesus show us?

Mark 9: 2-3 “After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.”

What does the white appearance of Jesus show us?

Daniel 7:9 “As I continued to watch: Thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took His seat. His clothing was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.”

Jesus’ clothes were changed! And we are seeing Daniel’s prophetic image of the Ancient of Days (an eternal title for Jesus).
In the middle of teaching the disciples of his suffering, of calling them to the cross, of surrender and coupled with the challenge of resisting Satan’s temptation for an easier route, Jesus is transfigured before them.
He takes off his earthly revelation and the divine remains. Heaven is on the mountain. The big picture.
If you are facing the road marked with suffering today it is important you see the transfigured Jesus meaning it is important to see the big picture that one day you will realise fully you were never of this world. So your suffering makes sense or at least is bearable because you were only passing through.

John would see Jesus’ transfigured body again, this time in a vision.

Revelation 1:14 “The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.”

In the first century intense persecution of the church it looked like everything was finished. John was isolated on the island of Patmos not knowing truly how things were but realising patient endurance is a virtue that would be needed.
If you are facing uncertainty today and you feel alone then it is important you see the transfigured Jesus meaning it is important to see the big picture that Jesus was, is and is to come, He is Alpha and Omega and that He is the same yesterday today and forever. You may have many questions and you may not understand many things but you know one thing is certain – Jesus is alive!

What does the white appearance of Jesus show us?
Jesus is from another world.
Jesus is eternally alive.

There is one more ….

Matthew 28:3 “His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.”

This is not Jesus but an angel and believed to be Gabriel. Sitting on the tomb stone he had rolled away and with clothes like that of Jesus. Here is eternity sitting in the garden. It would seem the clothes of heaven are white. Perhaps a staff uniform kind of thing!
The women had arrived to try and get in not realising that Jesus had already broke out! A staff member was on hand dressed in white as snow to explain what had happened.

If you are facing the end today, the obstacles are too huge for you and you realise that you cannot change your situation, then it is important you see the angels appearing like the transfigured Jesus meaning it is important to see that Jesus can roll away any stone even that impossibility in front of you. Heaven is never far from earth.

So what does the white clothes appearance of Jesus show us?
Jesus is from heaven and came to make a way for us to go there too.
Jesus is alive and is to be relied upon in an uncertain world.
Jesus is all-powerful, nothing can stop Him and heavens armies lay testament to that, dressed like Him and declaring His glory they call us too to join the ranks and put on new garments of praise!

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