1. “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2. And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.”
10. “And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
11. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.”
PASTOR VITALE’S COMMENT:
The personalities of Moses and Elijah were “saved” in that they were bound to the transmigrating soul-part of Righteous Adam that had transmigrated into Jesus of Nazareth.
But it was determined "on high" that that soul-part of the Second Adam was not yet "complete" and should have more experiences in the flesh to complete it before it was mature.
“A complete soul-part" of the Second Adam consists of:
1. A soul-part of the Second Adam
2. A personal soul (personality)
In contrast to human lifetimes, each “year” of a soul-part's "lifetime" takes place in a different material body-personal soul (personality) unity.
Example: If the transmigrating soul part was 50 years old as of its transmigration into the material body-personal soul (personality) unity called “Jesus,” it would mean that the personality of Elijah identified, or was the name of, its 49th year, and Moses its 48th year.)
The transmigrating soul-part takes the name of the personality of the material body-personal soul (personality) unity that it is dwelling in. So, when this soul-part of the Second Adam descended into the material body-personal soul (personality) unity known as "Jesus of Nazareth," the personalities of Moses and Elijah became the names of two of its "previous lifetimes.”
The incomplete transmigrating soul-part (which is only a seed) cannot keep its “house” alive, and so it dies, thus ending that particular "year” of that soul-part's "lifetime."
The complete soul-part of the Second Adam (which include the personal soul) is mature when it is joined to Elohim (God). For this specific function of the creation of Adam, Elohim (God) takes the name of "the Supernal Mother," or "the Shekinah,” and their unity is more commonly known as “The Mother and the Son."
The mature soul is called The Son of Man.
The mature soul is a complete soul (which includes a personal soul) that is joined to Elohim. The indication of maturity is that it has seed, i.e., it can beget children.
Ancient religions and some more recent religions, as well, have a corrupted understanding of this spiritual truth about the mature Adam joined to "his mother,” so I want to make it very clear that WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES HERE.
1. Jesus is not God, He is the son of God and the Son of Man.
2. "The supernal mother" IS NOT A HUMAN WOMAN. It is the name that Elohim (God) takes to publish its pivotal role in the creation and perfection of Adam, the Son of God.
3. Adam is the creation of God. He is not God, but he resembles God because he has God's nature for as long as he is attached to God.
4. Adam has no righteousness of his own.
5. When Adam separates from God in motive, thought or opinion (which separation is called "the fall"), he loses all of his "Godlike qualities.”
Verse 13 says that Peter, James and John "understood" that Jesus was talking about John the Baptist, but, in reality, they misunderstood him completely.
Verses 2 and 3 describe "the Transfiguration" which most likely accompanied Jesus' verbal teaching about the spiritual truths of transmigration and how he had inherited Moses’ and Elijah's souls (including all of the spiritual maturity that they had gained through their experiences).
(In the same manner, when Christ is grafted to us, we inherit all of Jesus' spiritual maturity IN SEED FORM. But we must have our own overcoming experiences to grow up into the stature that he attained to.)
Verse 4 records Peter's unbelief and denial of what he saw and heard.
Verse 5 records the second witness of the Father that came from Christ within Peter, in accordance with the understanding of Matthew 16:17-19, that Pastor Vitale explained in Upon This Rock (New Research From Pastor Vitale, May 1, 2020).
Verse 10 describes the disciples’ reaction of confusion, unbelief, and denial of what they had just seen and heard.
In verses 11 and 12, Jesus realizes that the disciples could not deal with what they had seen and heard, and speaks to them in generalities that they could receive.
In verse 13, the disciples choose to believe that John the Baptist (who had already been executed by Herod) was the prophesied reincarnation of Elijah, as suggested in Matthew 16:14 and john 6:14, despite the fact that John clearly denied it in John 1:22-23.