The Security of Being in the Hands of God (Revelation 1:16a)

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)

The Power and Authority of Jesus (Revelation 1:15)

His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.  Jesus' feet like bronze glowing in a furnace expresses His judgement of sin. He will trample all of His enemies and will dash them to pieces with a rod of iron. He will bring all who … Continue reading The Power and Authority of Jesus (Revelation 1:15)

Jesus is a Jealous Bridegroom (Revelation 1:14)

 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; Jesus' head and hair were white like wool. The countenance of His face is pure white, like brilliant light. His head and hair is likened to the Ancient of Days in Daniel 7:9. Jesus is … Continue reading Jesus is a Jealous Bridegroom (Revelation 1:14)

Jesus the Great High Priest (Revelation 1:13)

and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. In the midst of the seven lamp stands is one like the Son of Man. Jesus is the Godman who rules the nations as King … Continue reading Jesus the Great High Priest (Revelation 1:13)

Responding to Jesus’ Voice like a Trumpet (Revelation 1:12)

Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, The voice of Jesus called to John. His response was two fold; John had to "turn" and "see." God's voice was like a trumpet; it was loud and alarming. Usually when the Lord is speaking to … Continue reading Responding to Jesus’ Voice like a Trumpet (Revelation 1:12)

Jesus Declares His Deity and His Authority (Revelation 1:11)

saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” Jesus proclaims to John who He is and … Continue reading Jesus Declares His Deity and His Authority (Revelation 1:11)

The Voice of Jesus (Revelation 1:10)

I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,  There are differing interpretations of what John meant by being "in the Spirit." I think that He was communing with the Holy Spirit in prayer.  There are also differing interpretations of "the Lord's Day." … Continue reading The Voice of Jesus (Revelation 1:10)