Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John, and led them up a high mountain alone by themselves. There his appearance was transformed before their eyes,
a sixth-day sabbath
transforms valleys to mountains
in preparation for wilderness
straightening and testing
this is non-crowd activity
confirming every past
healing and teaching
including those on the way
ocean deep or mountain high
invests actionable authority
blessing and assurance
a butterfly effect is present
in discipleship fishing
and a reverse effect is revealed
in prophetic analysis
For the moment, taking 9:1 as prelude to Jesus “transfiguration”, we have opportunity to let “six days” roll around in our imagination. Six days can be so full that they are one event—creation. Six days can drag on interminably—Moses waiting for a something, anything, after being called to Mount Sinai.
We can also see how Sabin-277, gets to, “The Transfiguration does in fact present an imaginative rendering of what God’s final kingdom will be like.” The presence of G*D doesn’t wait until death; it is a mere six days away, or six hours, or six minutes or seconds—or, BANG, Now! The presence of G*D is always in the air awaiting a kairotic moment of partnering.
The fancy word and religious jargon, “Transfiguration”, is, in the Greek μεταμορφόω (metamorphoō, to change into another form, transform). We all do this when we beam with pleasure or weep deep sorrow. Birth through a vaginal canal or shell is transformative. Rites of passage and cocoons show us this shift.
Even G*D changes. This is part of the import of how basic repentance is—contrary to a monotheistic tendency to concretize G*D for all time, even G*D transforms. It would be helpful to remember verses that Jesus would have known. Look up Genesis 6:6; Exodus 32:14; Judges 2:18, 2 Samuel 24:16; 1 Chronicles 21:15; Jeremiah 26:19; and Jonah 3:10. The King James Version uses “repent” in each of these verses. The version you use may have a variety of word choices to represent a change, a repentance, a metamorphosis. This exercise attempts to see Repentance behind its many appearances.