Temple Baptist Church - 10-20-2019
A. For the past couple of weeks, we have looked at the phrase “The Voice That Spake With Me” in verse 12.
B. Tonight, I want to “zero” in verses 13-16. A vision of our glorified Christ. These verses show what Christ is and shall be.
C. The Revelation was not only to John and the seven churches of Asia, it was what God wanted you and I to see.
1. We looked at Christ’s continual presence with both the children of God and the local churches.
2. We looked at the eternality of Christ in His relationship to His creation and creatures.
3. He who holds us in His hand!
1. His Garments. Verse 13. This is the attire of both a King and A Priest.
a. “Clothed with a garment down to the foot.” His Kingly and High Priestly garments. Ready to rule and Ready to intercede for the saints of God.
Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; (An Apostle represents God to man while a Priest represents man to God. The two-fold work of Christ as our Mediator or Go-between.)
Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. (15) For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (16) Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
b. “Girt about the paps with a golden girdle.” The word “girded” is used twice in the Bible in reference to the Power and Work of Christ.
1) Girded with Majesty. Psalms 93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
2) Girded for Service. John 13:4-5 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. (5) After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. (Once, He girded Himself in humility to serve His disciples. Now, He is girded with Majesty to serve both at the Throne of Grace and the Great White Throne.)
2. His Head and His Hairs. Verse 14. “white like wool, as white as snow.”
a. His Antiquity. Leviticus 19:32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.
Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
b. His Purity. Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Exodus 24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
c. His Wisdom. Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
3. His Eyes. Verse 14. “were as a flame of fire.”
a. Piercing Eyes. 1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
b. Discerning Eyes. Psalms 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
c. All Seeing Eyes. 2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
d. Revealing Eyes. 1 Corinthians 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
4. His Feet. Verse 15. “His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace.”
a. Feet of Conquering. Hebrews 2:5-8 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. (6) But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? (7) Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: (8) Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
b. Feet of Judgment. Lamentations 3:30-34 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach. (31) For the Lord will not cast off for ever: (32) But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. (33) For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. (34) To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,
c. Feet of Ownership. Zechariah 14:4-5 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. (5) And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
5. His Voice. Verse 15. “his voice as the sound of many waters”
a. A Powerful Voice. Psalms 33:8-9 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. (9) For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
b. An Authoritative Voice. Mark 4:39-41 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (40) And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? (41) And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
c. A Life-Giving Voice. Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
John 5:25-26 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. (26) For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
6. His Hand. Verse 16.
a. Hand of Strength. Exodus 15:6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
Psalms 62:11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
1 Chronicles 29:11-12 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. (12) Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
b. Hand of Safety. John 10:28-30 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (29) My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. (30) I and my Father are one.
7. His mouth. Verse 16.
a. A Dividing Word. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
b. A Discerning Word. Revelation 2:12, 16 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges … Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
8. His Countenance. Verse 16.
a. A Glorious Countenance. Exodus 24:16-17 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. (17) And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
b. A Consuming Countenance. Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
c. A Loving Countenance. Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
d. A Fearful Countenance. Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.