Christ’s Glory and the Prophetic Word
16For we did not follow cleverly devised myths Right out the gate Peter is swinging for the fence. I am sure just like in our current day, Peter was dealing this some wild stories. Paul called them “Jewish myths”.
when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. This is something to consider Peter was an eyewitness to nearly every aspect of Christ’s life. So if anyone would or could plug their privilege it would be Peter, right? Let’s see.
17For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,i with whom I am well pleased,” The mount of transfiguration, Christ pulling back the curtain so to speak to allow His glory to be seen. I mean that’s enough to solidify Peter’s point. What else could there be?
18we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. Ah, the voice for God the Father, yes. That’s it, case closed.
19And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, Wait a minute. Peter was an eyewitness to Jesus’ miracles and signs. He was there at the mount of transfiguration. He even heard God speak. All that and Peter is drawing on the fulfillment of Prophecy as his stamp of approval? Why? Pretty simple, God has been coordinating all of redemptive history to be fulfilled in Christ. Though what Christ did was in fact amazing they’d have no reference point if not securely tied to the OT. Now all of the stories make sense not just the amazing scene in the 3rd act of the movie.
to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, Peter makes it clear that ALL of the prophecies and since Christ said that all of scripture is about Him, I believe that Peter’s saying ALL of the OT serves as a lamp unto out our feet until we finally cross the finish line.
20knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. A lot of time could be spent here. Rather I’m just going to say that no prophecy can or should be interpreted by some as a private revelation.
21For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Author of prophecy. Since His duty is to make much of Christ it’s fair to expect that prophecy should also make much of Christ, too.
Peter is not finished so let’s see and hear what he has to say next.