John uses a few images to describe the Lord as He appeared to him. They are certainly not enough for us to be able to imagine what He actually looked like. This is probably because we have nothing to compare it with on earth and, I believe, Jesus did that deliberately so that we would have to go and seek Him and see Him in His glory for ourselves.
However, having said that I also believe that before we see Him physically return to earth, we are going to see Him revealed and manifest in His full glory and majesty through His Church. Every eye will see Him, and every tongue will confess that He is Lord. He was transfigured before Peter, James and John where He manifested His full glory, the glory that He already had with the Father in heaven. This is the same glory that you and I have in His presence, and His presence is within us. (Jn 17:22)
Jesus is described as wearing a long robe with a golden sash around His chest. His hair is as white as glistening snow and His eyes blaze like fire. His feet gleam like bronze that has been heated in a fire and His voice thunders like the ocean. He has seven stars in His right hand and out of His mouth comes a sharp two-edged sword. His face shines like the brightness of the sun.
Look at what John says in 1 John 4:17 (TPT)
By living in God, love has been brought to its full expression in us so that we may fearlessly face the day of judgment, because all that Jesus now is, so are we in this world. Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever is constantly afraid of punishment has not reached love’s perfection.
Now think about this in relation to the Book of Revelation. As Jesus is in heaven so are we here on earth. However, if you are reading this from an earthly, one dimensional position then you would naturally have to conclude that this is not true. However, Jesus says let God be true and every man a liar. Therefore, if GOD has said that you are as He is right here and now then what He has said about you is true, regardless of whether you believe it or not.
There is another creature out there that Jesus refers to as “the beast.” The beast does not want you to know who you are in Christ because that would mean his absolute defeat in your life. He is also called the father of lies and uses this worlds systems and philosophies to persuade you otherwise. Again, this is why it is so important for us to learn to be heavenly minded and to see things from heavens point of view. Renewing our mind has everything to do with coming into the revelation of who we are IN HIM. You are not of this world and you need to come out of its laws, rules and opinions about you. There is only one opinion that counts and that’s HIS.
Then there is another sinister creature Jesus reveals in Revelation and he is called “the false prophet.” This creature works closely with the beast and is found within the religious structure of the church (false church, and by this I do not mean the Catholics!). Any religious organisation that carries the name of Jesus that does not elevate you and bring you into your true position of righteousness and holiness in Christ is operating under a false spirit.
Jesus came to reveal the glory, majesty and union that exists between Him and His Church, whom He has perfected through His death and resurrection. It is time we started believing what Jesus actually accomplished at the cross and to repent of our self-righteousness, which is manifest in our self-hatred and condemnation, and move into His love and grace and accept the wonderful gift of salvation and righteousness that He has given to us.
It’s time for us to slay the dragon and the false prophets (not people but doctrines) that fight against our identity – who we are in Christ. It’s time for us to arise and to become bold and courageous in the knowledge of our Saviour. It’s time to let our light shine as we demonstrate the full revelation of His LOVE towards humanity and bring an end to death and decay.
To Jesus be the glory and the honour and the power and the praise both now and forever more!
Scripture References: Rev 1:13; Jn 8:44; Col 3:1; Rom 5:17; 2 Cor 6:17;
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