The Mount of Glorification by J. Gerald Harris

The Mount of Glorification
Dr. J. Gerald Harris
Matthew 28:16-20

We come now to a mountain in Galilee. And we see Jesus, not humiliated and shamed by a public crucifixion as before on the other mount, but standing in all his resurrection power, having been glorified by God the Father. The agony in the garden is past. The betrayal is past. The mockery of a trial is past. The scourging is past. The crucifixion is past. The entombment is past. The stone has been rolled away. The declaration has been made, "He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." And the Lord Jesus stands atop this mountain clothed in all power and authority.

I. The Proof of the Resurrected Christ

In this 28th chapter of Matthew we have the story of the resurrection. The fact of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is one of the most established events in the history of the human race. In Acts 1:3 the Bible says that Jesus Christ "shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God...."

There are a number of proofs which 1 could give you to confirm the resurrection of Christ. But let me at least mention one or two evidences of the resurrection.

One attestation to his resurrection is to be found in the living witnesses who saw him, who looked upon him, who walked with him, who broke bread under his gracious blessing, who saw the wounds in his side and hands and who heard his loving voice.

In the 15th chapter of I Corinthians Paul names some of these living witnesses. There was Simon Peter, the eleven apostles, James the brother of the Lord and pastor of the church at Jerusalem, as well as Paul himself. And then he speaks of five hundred brethren who saw the Lord Jesus at one time on an appointed mountain in Galilee. And I believe that when Paul wrote I Corinthians 15, he was referring to this mount of glorification and to the fac ...

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