John’s Vision of Jesus
During Advent, we look to Christ’s coming – both in remembrance of his coming upon the earth and his second coming at the end of days. Jesus’ glory is on display in full in this vision that John has in Revelations…We remember that Jesus is not only our Saviour but also Lord of our lives…
“I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me.
And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.
The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.
In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead.
Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever!
And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”