3/4 Luke 9:30-31

30 And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

In my first devotional book, Through the Bible Daily Devotions (March 9 evening), I wrote that what Moses and Elijah spoke with Jesus about was a mystery. However, Luke's gospel is unique in that it tells us that they spoke of Jesus' departure in Jerusalem. This expression could also imply His death. That is the only clue we have as to what they discussed. From that time forward Jesus began to mention His impending death to His disciples (Luke 9:44).

As a child, Jesus grew in wisdom (Luke 2:40). He gave God the credit for the things done through Him (John 14:10). He said that He only did what He saw the Father doing (John 5:19). Though Jesus was all God and all man, He relied upon the Holy Spirit. Theologians ponder just what Jesus left behind when He was incarnated in the womb of Mary (Philippians 2:7). It seems that omniscience was one of those things Jesus emptied Himself of to dwell among us. What He did know came in the same way we can know things. We learn from the Word and the Holy Spirit. We may even have a revelation as Jesus did on the Mount of Transfiguration. The great difference between Jesus and us is that He did not have a sin nature to interfere with His communion with the Spirit and understanding of the Word.

As we grow in the Lord and refuse to make provision for sin in our lives (Romans 13:14), our understanding of the Word and communion with the Holy Spirit becomes increasingly richer. If we say we want to be closer to the Lord and hear Him more clearly, refusing to give place to sin in our lives is where we must start. Then we must take time to meditate upon the Word and listen to the Holy Spirit.

Consider: Many people desire a revelation, to clearly hear the voice of God. Not many will diligently commit the time and effort to be in the Word and prayer. What about you?