How are you doing? How is your week going? Have you seen Jesus this week?
This past Sunday, we continued our Revelation series as we looked at John’s vision of Jesus Christ. This is not a vision of Jesus holding a sheep on his shoulders. This is not a vision of Jesus praying. It is an absolute terrifying vision of Christ.
His hair is white, symbolizing wisdom and divinity. His eyes are like a flame of fire since he can see through every facade into the depths of our souls. His feet are like burnished bronze as He has crushed and will crush His enemies through the cross. His voice is like the roar of many waters, and in that voice comes His word as a sharp two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit.
Is this the way you see Jesus? Is He God in your eyes? Is He majestically glorious? Is He your holy judge? Is He your victorious Savior?
This vision of Jesus puts us in our place. Like John, we would fall at his feet as though dead since we would be terrified at His glory. However, in the same personal way, Jesus would lay His right hand on us, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one.”
How is it possible for us not to fear? How is it possible for us to see this terrifying Son of God as our loving Savior? It’s through what He says next: “I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.”
What will calm our anxieties? It’s to know that this glorious Savior died for us. What will pull us out of the pit of despair? It’s to know that this terrifying Son of God loves us. What will help us never to fear? It’s to know that Jesus Christ died and rose again for us.
This vision of Jesus Christ through the lens of the gospel will be the starting place for our comfort, strength, and hope. Take some time today and this week to “see” Him in His word and meditate on His victorious love for you.
Our last Friday Night Study will be this Friday @7:30pm. We will finish the book of Romans! Praise the Lord! Hope to see you there. If not, I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.
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