Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 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. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches."
Pastor Danny Forshee, Great Hills Baptist Church, March, 2 2014:
- Revelation (v. 12-16)
A. The Seven Golden Lampstands and the Seven Stars.
B. Son of Man (80 times in New Testament)
C. Garments (Robe and Sash)
D. His Head and Hair (White as Snow); Bright, Blazing, Brilliant.
E His Vision (NOTHING escapes it)
F. His Feet.
G. His Voice.
H. His Mouth (Double Edged Sword)
- Response (v. 17-18)
A. John's response -- Falls down.
B. Jesus' Response -- "STOP BEING AFRAID!!!"
- You CANNOT separate New Testament Christendom and the Local Church.
- You cannot separate God from the people of God.
- We can't be married to Jesus and not hang out with Him.
- The way you treat your Pastor is a good reflection of how you treat God.
- "God don't have no grandchildren, all He has is children!!!"
- When you Love God, you will Love the things God loves!
- Judge anything anyone says about the end times against God's word.
- When you see God as who HE really is, you cannot help feeling reverential AWE!!!
- Re: "Son of God" Movie
- "Buncha Facebook Pharisees!!!"
- Author's Note: AMEN!!!
- "GO SEE THE MOVIE!!!"
- "If it's about Jesus and it's true to this Book, I'm good with it"