“For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:20 (KJV)
If you compare the boldness of Peter saying those words and the timidity of peter who had denied Jesus three times, you will notice evidence of transfigured life. This transfigured Peter just walked into Samaria and people were filled with the Holy Spirit ( Acts 8:14-17)
When a transfigured person arrives, he carries with him enough glory that it would seem as though it were Jesus Himself. However, we have rarely experienced that in our day. When we look at MOSES and Elijah who showed up at Jesus’ transfiguration, wherever they walked , there God also walked. After Moses met God on the mountain, he returned to Egypt as a God to Pharaoh. Paul was also transfigured after he saw Jesus in broad daylight and the miracles he performed made People desire to seek God.
When Jesus met the woman at the well, I presume that as they discussed, He was renewing her mind (John 4:7-30) The woman ran and told the city “come, see a man, told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?” (John 4:29) as a result, the inhabitants came out to see Jesus. Now , while the woman was affected by her encounter, with Christ, the inhabitants of the city that came were never transformed, because when Philip went there only a few years later, the city had been taken over by a witch.
Now are you ready for your transfiguration? How ready are you? What is your transfiguration?