In the Transfiguration Jesus revealed His divine nature: “He was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun” (Matt. 17:2). Thus, Moses and Elijah, Peter, James, and John witnessed the fulfillment of the Old Testament in the Lord Jesus, a  fulfillment to which the Father testified in echo of the promise to Moses (Deut 18.15) and Jesus’ own Baptism: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 17:5). Indeed, the Transfiguration points to the Resurrection of Jesus, which “more fully confirms the prophetic word.” Therefore, we “do well to pay attention” to the Word “as to a lamp shinning in a dark place.”  (2 Peter 1:19). That is, through faith our minds are transformed, for we understand that the divine glory of Jesus is manifested in the Word of His apostles, who were “eyewitnesses of his majesty” (2 Peter 1:16). Therefore, “the appearance of the glory of the Lord” is no longer “like a devouring fire” (Ex. 24:17). In fact, through faith we understand that as “Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel” went up the mountain with Moses and “beheld God, and ate and drank” (Ex. 24:9, 11), we also behold the Lord our God in Christ Jesus as we eat and drink His body and blood at the altar.