November 26, 2023
Luke 9:22 NIV
And he said, "The Son of Man (Jesus) must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life."
Luke 9:23 NIV
Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."
Luke 9:27 NIV
"Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God."
Luke 9:28 NIV
About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.
Luke 9:29 NIV
As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
Prayer and breakthrough go hand-in-hand.
Luke 9:30-31 NIV
Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
Moses is the great leader and prophet who brought the Law.
Elijah was the great prophet who represented all other prophets.
Those who die with faith in Jesus are very much alive right now.
John 11:25 NIV
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;"
Luke 9:32-33 NIV
Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." (He did not know what he was saying.)"
Prayer is often needed most when you are most weary.
Luke 9:34 NIV
While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
Luke 9:35-36 NIV
A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him." When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.
The breakthrough you are looking for comes from a constant connection to God in prayer.
Mark 9:28-29 NIV
After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?" He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer."