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)

Testimony of a Simple Man who is Fully Given to Jesus (Revelation 1:9)

  I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.  It is debated among scholars as to who "John" is. Though I have read most say it … Continue reading Testimony of a Simple Man who is Fully Given to Jesus (Revelation 1:9)

God Bookends Creation (Revelation 1:8)

  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” This title that God declares of Himself is in relationship to the earth. I make this assessment because He is the one who "is to come." The theme of … Continue reading God Bookends Creation (Revelation 1:8)

Assurance of Our Coming Redemption (Revelation 1:7)

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.  What does it mean to behold something that is not right in front of me? With eyes of faith we must peer through … Continue reading Assurance of Our Coming Redemption (Revelation 1:7)