If We Identify with the Rejected Jesus, We will Reign with the Glorified Jesus
The transfiguration functions to assure the disciples that Jesus is indeed the Son of Man of Dan 7, the divine figure who will reign over the earth in glory. But he is also the rejected Suffering Servant of Isa 53, and if they want to reign with him in glory, then they must identify with him now in rejection. And that’s the simple thought that I want to put before you today: If we identify with the rejected Jesus, we will reign with the glorified Jesus. Let’s look at it from two angles.