The seven churches of Asia in the cities of…
These seven lamps represented the seven Churches, in which the light of God was continually shining, and the love of God continually burning. And they are here represented as golden, to show how precious they were in the sight of God. This is a reference to the temple at Jerusalem, where there was a candlestick or chandelier of seven branches; or rather six branches; three springing out on either side, and one in the center. See Exodus 25:31-37. This reference to the temple seems to intimate that the temple of Jerusalem was a type of the whole Christian Church. Adam Clarke
13. The Son of Man, the Lord Jesus in His glory
His voice sounded like a trumpet blast. (Startling, to say the least.) This was calculated to call in every wandering thought, to fix his attention, and solemnize his whole frame. Thus, God prepared Moses to receive the law. See Exodus 19:16, 19, etc. Adam Clarke
He wore a long robe with a golden sash across his chest.
His head and hair were white like wool and snow.
His eyes were like flames of fire.
His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace.
His voice thundered like mighty ocean waves.
He held seven stars in his right hand.
A sharp two-edged sword came from His mouth.
His face shone like the midday sun.
He identified Himself as the first and the last; the one who died but is now alive forever; He holds the keys of Death and Hades.
He said, “write down everything you see: things that are, things about to be.” MSG
A human form arrived in a whirl of clouds. MSG
He was escorted into the presence of the Ancient of Days.
He was given authority to rule, and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. HCSB
His rule is eternal—it will never end. His kingdom will never be destroyed. NLT
Next I’ll deal with the family of David and those who live in Jerusalem. I’ll pour a spirit of grace and prayer over them. They’ll then be able to recognize me as the One they so grievously wounded—that piercing spear-thrust! And they’ll weep—oh, how they’ll weep! Deep mourning as of a parent grieving the loss of the firstborn child. MSG
I missed this on Day 3. I thought they were mourning selfishly. This shows they are truly mourning the death of the Messiah. The presence of God and His Spirit brings this out of them.
It was God who gave His Son, Jesus, the Son of Man, the authority to forgive sins and heal the sick.
14. John knew Jesus in the flesh.
He saw the heart of God. He saw the love and walked in the authority and power Jesus imparted.
However, Jesus’ earthly body (Isaiah 53:2) looked nothing like His real appearance. Even the transfiguration was only a glimpse of His glorious light.
In previous appearances of the Son of Man in the Old Testament, His voice and appearance were veiled. His voice and appearance are so alarming to our physical eyes and bodies.
The visions of Daniel and John remind me God made us in His glorious image. Our true spiritual bodies will be different.
When I worship, I won’t picture Jesus’ in His earthly flesh, but rather the glorified, risen, victorious first-born Son of God.
Day 6 Review of Revelation 1
15. In this week’s study, the following stood out to me:
Remember to take to heart the Word of God and any instruction He gives me.
God is able to pour out a Spirit of Grace and prayer on the unbelieving and unrepentant. He can turn their hearts.
That gives me hope and faith in praying for family members whose hearts have grown cold. I believe He is willing to do so on this side of Jesus’ return!
I so look forward to seeing the Lord in all His glory!
The Plaque reads: “Golden Menorah: was recreated for the first time since the destruction of the second temple according to the research conducted by the Temple Institute”. It overlooks the Western Wall Plaza
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