15. Elijah Appeared with Jesus
Imagine the view: Elijah standing alongside Moses, the two conversing with Jesus. A hushed holiness washes straight over me whenever I consider it. Elijah didn’t have to imagine. Peter, John, and James witnessed this spiritual wonder.
Jesus was about to experience the jeers of many, the pain of crucifixion. The three together, Moses, Elijah, and Jesus, represented fulfillment of the promise of salvation. Moses symbolized the law. Elijah represented the prophets, the restoration of all things. And we know that Jesus fulfilled the promise of salvation beautifully.
Behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them talking with him. Matt. 17:3 WEB
These are a few attributes of the man we know as Elijah. For a more thorough view of the prophet, we can read through 1 Kings 17-22, 2 Kings 1-2, Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 17:1-13, John 1:21, and James 5:17. Then, when someone asks us, “Who was Elijah?” we’ll have an answer straight from the Bible.
Photo credit: ©Thinkstock-sedmak