I would like you to take a moment and read these verses. I read them myself already and I hope and pray you do the same.
“After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
The disciples asked him, “Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?”
Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.” (Matthew 17:1-11)
These three disciples, Peter, John and James, were revealed something that no flesh and blood could have taught them. This event may have seemed trivial to some readers. But to these three disciples, seeing Moses face to face, seeing Elijah face to face, being told that John the Baptist was Elijah, all these wonderful things cannot be contained. When Jesus was glorified, Peter asked to stay there and build dwellings for him and Moses and Elijah. What a privilege this would have been! Being a witness to these things is a much greater privilege. After you have seen the glorified Jesus, like Peter, you won’t want to leave him to go back to the world.
Why did the disciples gaze at Jesus ascending into the heavens? They too wanted to come along.
Jesus did come back in the person of the Holy Spirit, and they were all satisfied beyond measure. So satisfied that one would ask God to forgive those who were stoning him to death. The things that God has freely given us through Jesus Christ our Lord. What a Savior! What a Father! What a loving God!
I remember the say I saw Jesus. After hearing of the gospel, I was much overjoyed and bitter too for the years that I had spent in errors and the constant teaching of those errors which I used to be a part of. The day Jesus filled with the Holy Spirit, that night, in four visions, Jesus showed himself to me. And that was enough for me. He was enough for me and still is and will always be. He showed me my sins forgiven, written on a liquid paper held together, which he signed with his own finger before he transmitted it through a machine. He showed me the gift he has given me. He put me on a vehicle, one I have never seen before in my entire life, as he walked alongside of me. He showed me the state of the local church communities, like a daycare which neglects the children as each leader cares for his own pocket above the welfare of the children sleeping on the rug in the lobby. Those visions, I hope to never have had to wake up from them like Peter had hoped to build tents for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah.
Once you meet Jesus, the glorified Jesus, you will never want to go anywhere else. Jesus guarantees it. I am his witness.