71m1ndBvd8L._AA1500_ (2)Scripture Reading:  Rev. 1:9—2:1, 7

I.    The book of Revelation is “the revelation of Jesus Christ,” and it is a book on the overcomers—1:1, 3; 2:7, 11, 17, 26-28; 3:5, 12, 20-21; 21:7; 22:18-19; 12:11:

II.   Christ as the Son of Man is the High Priest, “clothed with a garment reaching to the feet, and girded about at the breasts with a golden girdle” (1:13), to cherish the churches in His humanity and nourish them in His divinity:

III.  The heavenly ancientness of the Lord is depicted by His head and hair being white as white wool, as snow—1:14; Dan. 7:9; Job 15:10; cf. S. S. 5:11.

IV. The Lord’s seven eyes are like a flame of fire for watching, observing, searching, judging by enlightening, and infusing—Rev. 1:14; 5:6; Dan. 10:6:7

V. The Lord’s feet are like shining bronze, as having been fired in a furnace, signifying that His perfect and bright walk qualifies Him to exercise divine judgment—1:15; Ezek. 1:7; Dan. 10:6.

VI. The Lord’s voice is like the sound of many waters (Rev. 1:15; cf. 14:2), which is a tumultuous sound, the sound
of the voice of the Almighty God (Ezek. 1:24; 43:2) in its seriousness and solemnity (cf. Rev. 10:3).

VII. Christ is the Holder of the bright messengers of the churches—1:16a, 20:

Extract from Witness Lee (2013). The Holy Word for Morning Revival: THE MENDING MINISTRY OF JOHN. Week four. Living Stream Ministry : Anaheim, USA.

 

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