For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
—2 Peter 1:16-21
by: Gabrielle Watt.
In this passage, Simon Peter wrote that he and the other apostles were eyewitnesses to the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy through Jesus Christ. He went on to explain that prophecies were not the words of humans but were revelations from God given to people who were led by the Holy Spirit. On the Mount of Transfiguration, God provided the most powerful confirmation that Jesus was the Son of God, the fulfillment of prophecy, and the Messiah. So, when the apostles were speaking, it was not just made-up stories or wishful thinking, but retold truths and explained experiences.'