Today’s Encouragement is Revelation 1:13–18 “and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.”
I fell at His feet –
This description, by John in Revelation, of the glorified Christ, the resurrected, eternally-living King of Kings… our brother and friend, Jesus… is truly overwhelming. It was overwhelming to John. He did his best to write in words what he saw, but words fall so far short of reality. This man, who knew Jesus very well on earth, walked and talked with Him… when he saw Jesus as He now is… John fell at Jesus’ feet – as though he was dead (v17).
If this encounter had that effect on John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, friend and companion of Jesus, the one whom Jesus chose to adopt and care for his own mother Mary… this John…. fell at His feet, there is something immeasurably powerful and awesome in the presence, the image, the person of the resurrected Jesus.
Read it again with me slowly. Allow this image of The Glorified Son of God, our Christ, to come to life, to appear, in your mind and your spirit.
Can you envision Him? Radiant! Brilliant! Brighter than the sun! His voice like a waterfall of thunder!
This my friends is our Jesus, The Lord of Lords. And once we see Him, there truly is nothing else… nothing else matters… only Jesus.
(please listen to this wonderful song!)
Never be the Same
Janine L Jones