And so I will always remind you of these matters, even though you already know them and are firmly grounded in the truth you have received.
I think it only right for me to stir up your memory of these matters as long as I am still alive.
I know that I shall soon put off this mortal body, as our Lord Jesus Christ plainly told me.
I will do my best, then, to provide a way for you to remember these matters at all times after my death.
We have not depended on made-up stories in making known to you the mighty coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. With our own eyes we saw his greatness.
We were there when he was given honor and glory by God the Father, when the voice came to him from the Supreme Glory, saying, "This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased!" 118
We ourselves heard this voice coming from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain.
So we are even more confident of the message proclaimed by the prophets. You will do well to pay attention to it, because it is like a lamp shining in a dark place until the Day dawns and the light of the morning star shines in your hearts.
Above all else, however, remember that none of us can explain by ourselves a prophecy in the Scriptures.
For no prophetic message ever came just from the human will, but people were under the control of the Holy Spirit as they spoke the message that came from God.