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Do you ever feel like the world is crumbling around you? Circumstances can discourage and overwhelm—even as believers, our lives are filled with sacrifice and suffering. And in the midst of such difficulty, we’re prone to wonder how long it will last, and whether the struggle is even worthwhile.
Jesus knew we would face such times. So He gave us a great promise to remember—and backed it up with a guarantee. He pointed ahead to a coming day when He will return in full glory, and we’ll fully possess eternal blessing and joy. And the guarantee? Our Lord took three of His disciples—at a time when they too were doubtful and discouraged—up a mountain and unveiled His heavenly glory to them. It was a preview that proved He could fulfill His promise at the appointed time.
That great event was the Transfiguration. In his series Christ Displays His Glory, John MacArthur examines that fascinating moment, and how it enables Christians to have a heavenly perspective in the midst of earthly griefs. Overcome the frustrations of living in a fallen world with the divine hope Christ Himself gives.