Azrael’s Commentary - Transfiguration and Translation
To be transfigured means to change the form or appearance of an individual from a
mortal state to an immortal state. The process of transfiguration causes feelings
of euphoria and supreme harmony, expunging from a person’s mind, all fears, worries
and uncertainties which occur due to the stress of living the mortal life. This state
of bliss and calm certainty is always temporary, and happens only when celestial
beings present themselves for the purpose of instructing one concerning the designs
and purposes of God. The process of transfiguration begins prior to the appearance
of celestial beings. This can be verified by reading Yeshua 19:3-4. In this account,
Yeshua is transfigured before his apostles on Mount Tabor, prior to the advent of
Moses and Elijah.
Being translated is much different than being transfigured. To be translated means
that a mortal person is returned to God without first tasting death. And while this
is rare, it does happen. Whenever a person follows God to such an extent that they
become holy, having endured the trials and tribulations of life with masterful good
grace, the veil of mortality begins to unravel itself from around them. And the person,
being unhindered by doubt, simply steps through the veil into the presence of God
and the Elohim who are gathered there to receive them.
And when they had gone, Yeshua took the twelve with Peter, James, and John, and with
them also did he take Miriam his mother and the seven which she appointed, and certain
others also, and together they ascended the mount.
And the Lord, drawing himself away some little distance, was transfigured before
their eyes: and his face did shine as a light, and his raiment was made bright like
And all which saw trembled at the sight thereof, and when they were knelt down, there
appeared beside the Lord both Moses and Elijah.
[...] “At her mother’s death, Maciah was appointed the great High Priestess of God.
She was the only woman in history to be translated from a mortal state to an eternal
state due to her great holiness before God.”