and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. Jesus' has a bright countenance. He literally shines; emanating bright brilliant light. He is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29). Later in Revelation we see that the New Jerusalem has no need of the sun or the moon because of the brightness of … Continue reading The Brightness of Jesus’ Glory (Revelation 1:16c)
His left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me. The Shulamite is embraced by the king. In the poetic language of this song, Jesus embraces His people. We are affirmed in His love and filled with confidence through His embrace. What does His embrace look like in this life? How do … Continue reading Embraced with Favor (Song of Songs 2:6)
If it is true that there is coming unprecented tribulation and revival; how then shall we live? When God started to grip my heart with the urgency of the hour; I found myself many times getting up off the floor from weeping in prayer and have to go to work. It was often times painful … Continue reading How Then Shall We Live?
out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword In our cry for justice, Jesus comes with a two sided sword. He comes with dual judgements. The same sword that comes with deliverance also exposes the wickedness in our own hearts. He cuts away all that does not produce fruits of righteousness in our lives. … Continue reading Jesus’ Dual Judgements (Revelation 1:16b)
There is a storm on the horizon and much of the Church is not ready. Imagine knowing that a massive storm was about to hit your city and you knew how to prepare, but most people did not believe you. That is the emotion I feel as I see, from God’s word, what is coming; … Continue reading Feeling the Urgency of the Hour
Sustain me with cakes of raisins, Refresh me with apples, For I am lovesick. While the Shulamite was at the "wedding table" with the king, a deeper longing is awakened in her heart. In the Lord's presence, the depths of our hearts call out to the depths of His heart. It is as though God … Continue reading Deep is Calling out to Deep (Song of Songs 2:5)
He had in His right hand seven stars, Later we will see that the seven stars are the angels assigned to each of the seven churches. The word for angel can also be interpreted as messenger. The stars stand as representatives of the church in the courts of heaven. Jesus holds His Church in His … Continue reading The Security of Being in the Hands of God (Revelation 1:16a)