What does Jesus look like? Let’s see what John saw as He gives us a lively description. Starting at Revelation 1:13, John says Jesus wore a robe that fell to his feet with a golden sash around His chest. His hair was white as snow. From this white head His two eyes flashed like flames of fire. His face shone like the brightness of the blinding sun. His feet gleamed like they were glowing in a furnace. His voice sounded like the roar of many rushing waters coming together, over-powering even the sounds of waters like Niagara Falls or Victoria Falls. Jesus said to John, “Don’t yield to fear. I am the Beginning and I am the End.” (Revelation 1:17 — The Passion Translation).
Try to image this picture, your master, your ruler, your king dressed like John’s description and speaking from such a mouth. (The two-edged sword represents the Word of God.) Would you trust Him? Would you be willing to surrender all to Him? I would. I can’t think of anything to equal that.
He goes on to say that Jesus held seven stars in His right hand. Seven stars are, perhaps, the leadership of the seven churches. Then He laid His right hand, with the seven stars, on John. The right hand is symbolic of power and authority. Jesus, holding the human leadership of the churches in His right hand, is now handing that leadership of the churches to John. What does John demonstrate in his leadership role for the churches to follow? Love. It makes sense to me that if John is made leader of the church, instead of the hierarchy that now exists, then the pillars of the church are love.
Love is the question, and love is the answer. So, we have to ask ourselves, how much do we love? How much do we love God? How much do we love our fellow Christians? How much do we love ourselves? And how do we answer these questions? We can take a look at how much we give. What have we done for God, for our fellow Christians, or ourselves? God expects us to take good care of all three categories. We need to be honest with ourselves. What more can we do?
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away, and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.