Chapter # 9 Paragraph # 5 Study # 9
April 11, 2010
Lincolnton, NC

<606> Thesis: The absolute uniqueness of Jesus is a truth that most people can not handle. Introduction: This morning we come to the final declarations of this paragraph. We have spent two months considering Luke's record of the visible revelation of the Kingdom of God to Peter, John, and James and have had many Kingdom realities presented to us. The major focus of this presentation is the fact that Moses and Elijah spoke with Him about an "exodus" that Jesus was about to "fulfill" in a Jerusalem that had been perverted by bondage from Jerusalem into Egypt (Revelation 11:8). Perhaps the most crucial of those realities is the fact that Jesus, as the King of that Kingdom, is simultaneously three identities: He is the Passover Lamb of the New Exodus (9:22); He is the Protecting Column of Fire of the New Exodus (9:29); and He is the Guiding Pillar of Cloud of the New Exodus (9:34-35). The need for a "new" exodus is obvious because of the condition of the nation that experienced the first exodus: the nation was not significantly delivered from her bondage. As we come to these final declarations, one thing stands out: Peter, John, and James told no one what they had seen for many days. The question is this: Why did they not tell?