You Could Always Ask Him!
I believe the disciples who followed Jesus heard a lot about the glories of heaven. Surely Jesus mentioned His own experience of living in perfect harmony with His Father. As human beings, we enjoy sharing our own times of close fellowship with our Father, and Jesus, though fully divine, was also fully human, so I believe He must have talked to His friends about His preincarnate life with His Father.
Like Moses, the disciples of Jesus, were probably persistent in wanting to hear and see more of God’s glory. In fact, Moses’ request of God to “Show me your glory,” (Exodus 33:18) sounds more like a demand that a request.
Whether the disciples had asked (or demanded) to see His glory or not, Jesus gave three of his closest followers the incredible experience of glimpsing a tiny, pinhole peek of the glory He shared with the Father. He did this when he allowed them to accompany him to the top of a mountain as told in the gospels (Luke 9:28-36). “As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.”
I long for such times of close fellowship with the Lord, and, like the disciples, I believe He gives us opportunities to see a tiny fraction (really, infinitesimal) of what living with Him, seeing His glory, enjoying His Presence completely will be like when we read His Word, bare our souls in prayer, and engage in worship with fellow believers.
Why did Jesus take only three disciples with Him when He revealed His Glory? Perhaps they were the only ones who asked of Him, “Show me your glory.”
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7.