After six days Jesus … was transfigured before them.The transfiguration of Jesus fulfilled His words in Matthew 16:28. His transfiguration was a confirmation of: (1) His coming kingdom, in which Old Testament saints and New Testament believers would be together with Him, (2) His identity as the Son of God, (3) Israel’s rejection of Jesus and His resulting rejection of the nation, (4) The fulfillment by John the Baptist of Malachi 4:5-6. Since John was unable to
turn the hearts of Israel back to God, the kingdom would be postponed, and both Moses and Elijah would come at a later time (Rev. 11:3-12), (5) Jesus as the fulfillment of the Law (Moses) and the prophets (Elijah). See Malachi 4:4-5 and Matthew 5:17, (6) John, as the forerunner of Jesus, whose birth, ministry, and death were a preview of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection (Luke 1:17), and (7) Israel’s rejection that would bring a curse and judgment upon the land (Mal. 4:6, the Tribulation Period). See Revelation 6-19.