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  The Time Is NOW Hear Him   Six days had passed when the Lord and His inner-circle travelled up a high mountain. A foreshadowing happened. Jesus, the mere man in their midst, the prophet, teacher, and chosen savior, became the transfigured “Lord of Glory.” When Moses and Elijah appeared, and Peter offered to make a dwelling for the occasion, he was interrupted by the Father’s rebuke. “This is my beloved Son, in who I am well pleased. Hear Him !” (Mt. 17:1-9)   Seven days bring a week’s completion. So on that seventh day, the Lord motioned ‘it’s time boys, let’s take a climb higher, come up (Rev. 4:1) I’ve got something to show … and something to teach you’. He gave them a glimpse of the days yet to come. As the church age is in the final day, the glorious displaying of the Lord’s Kingdom, in all it’s glory, will be manifested in and through “His body, the Church,” (Jn. 17:10,24)   Moses and Elijah were in their midst, and yet their individual, physical ministries had passed. To camp out on the mountain-top- experience of the moment, relishing and even honoring the presence of such powerful men as these would be a stagnant affront to God. The glimpse was for our time. Jesus speaks to and through the Truth (in the personification of Moses) and the Spirit (in Elijah). Was it an attempt to keep God confined and defined by comfort in innocently offering to make a separate dwelling place for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah? Was this an attempt to divide the Truth, and the Spirit, and the One in whom dwells all Spirit and Truth? Oh, that we would merely be still and listen.   What is the Father saying “today?” The same as always, “Hear Him.” There always was, and still remains, the progressive, proceeding Voice (Word) of the Lord” (Mt. 4:4). After He spoke, and these called and “chosen” (Mt. 20:16) men were overwhelmingly humbled, Jesus said simply, “Rise and don’t be afraid. What you have seen and heard, hold in your heart, until the appointed time, and yet now follow me down the mountain and let’s keep walking together (Gen. 3:8).” What is he speaking to you and showing you (Hab. 2:1)?   Over and over the Word admonishes, “He who has an ear, let him hear.” “Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, and your soul shall live …” (Is. 55:3a) May we cultivate that ear of the Spirit, so vital to life. Let us be ever diligent to hear His voice, whether loud, as on the mountaintop, or quiet, guiding our innermost being. “.. he awakens my ear to hear as the learned. The Lord God has opened my ear; and I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away” (Is. 50:4b-5) And “whatever he says to you, do it.” (Jn. 2:5)     In Him, Pastor Sharon Carlson 9/09