And after six days Jesus takes Peter, James, and John his brother, and brings them up into an high mountain apart,…
I. IT WAS DESIGNED TO MAKE THE THINGS OF THE FUTURE WORLD MORE A REALITY, A DISTINCT CONCEPTION. The veil between us and the world of spiritual glory is, as it were, drawn aside, and we are permitted to view the unseen. Humanity, our humanity, is capable of a refinement of feature and expression united to a higher spiritual development in a purer state than the present.
II. WE ARE TAUGHT THAT CHRIST'S KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD, ITS GLORIES BEING AS MUCH ABOVE IT AS ITS PRINCIPLES.
III. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT CONFINED TO, AND DOES NOT CONSIST IN A PARTICULAR PLACE, BUT IN AN INWARD CONDITION OF THE PERSON; that inward condition will inevitably make itself visible, shining through the restraints of adverse and even fleshly circumstances.
(W. I. Keay.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,